I won’t rehash my views on Isekai on this post. There are good isekai, and there are great Isekai. The show we are talking about today works because it takes the characters from the ‘big four’ Isekai (Tanya the Evil, Konosuba, Overlord, and ReZero) and smashes them together for comedic fun. That worked damn well last time, but is the shine still around for the season season? Join me after the cut as we dive into Isekai Quartet 2!
With the Isekai Genre being so big, with so many series of varying quality, there are plenty of series around to establish a sort of hierarchy of quality. Like with Shonen before it, Isekai right now is dominated by the Big 4: The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Overlord, ReZero and of course, Konosuba. And honestly? It’s not to hard to see why.
The Saga of Tanya the Evil takes very core concept of the Isekai and decides to tell a story about a world war instead of the classic fairy tail fantasy.
Overlord uses its unique protagonist to freshen up well established genre tropes.
ReZero is a breakdown and rebuilding of not just the Isekai hero, but of anime protagonists in general.
And Konosuba is a rip-roaring comedy that is a loving pie in the face of the entire genre.
Each of these shows has their strengths and weaknesses, but they represent the absolute best that the Isekai genre has provided. While there are other excellent shows (Cautious Hero, Rising of the Shield Hero, and Reincarnated as a Slime), these four shows are the crown jewels of the genre. Today we are taking a look once again at Konosuba. I’ve gushed about the first season, and the recent movie, but now the second season has finally released its dub and we can finally ask, how does it all hold up? Join me after the cut as I dive KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World 2
The second season of Konosuba has finally got its dub! What better way to celebrate then with the awesome opening to the series! The tune of the week is the second opening theme to the series: TOMORROW by Machico.
The shit is right there in the title. Welcome to Don’t @ Me where, like the exhaustion I feel at this final week before a vacation, I am here to give you my thoughts on anime and all this good shit. The last two weeks have discussed rather heavy topics, whether it was the Steins;Gate live action movie, or the nonsense surrounding Ishuzoku Reviewers. This week we are keeping it light and fluffy, or whatever it is we do round here. Join me after the cut!
It is a little bit ironic that I am giving you my thoughts on this movie before the second season, but since I’m still waiting for that English dub to come out, and this movie crossed my desk sooner than expected, I may as well just do it now. I’ve already made my feelings on Konosuba, one of the best Isekai shows in the genre, very clear, and now it is time to see if the movie holds up! Join me after the cut as I give you my thoughts on Konosuba -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson
Do you like lists? I heard you like lists. I like them too. Today I’m sharing with you my top ten favorite female anime and manga characters. Some might be surprising, some are no brainers if you follow this blog. Some are there cause they have great character arcs. Some are there cause they have big fat anime tiddies. Either way, they are there. Join me after the cut as go through my top favorite female anime and manga characters!
The Konosuba Movie has been released in Japan and people have been raving about it, which is good for all fans of the series. While we here in the west will have to wait as we always do, we can at least enjoy the catchy movie theme. I’ve been playing this all weekend, it’s just a damn good beat. The Tune of the Week is the movie theme to Konosuba: Crimson Legend! Symphony by Machico
Do you like lists? I like lists, and I heard you like lists too. So today we have, as list! Anime and Manga have no shortage of great moments, characters and scenes, but they also have some wonderful pieces of dialogue. This post today is going to highlight just some of my favorite lines from a variety of different anime and manga series. Some are serious, some are funny, some are dubbed, others are subbed, others are strange. Let’s get into it after the cut!
Isekai Quartet is a show in which the enjoyment you get comes mostly from much you liked the four shows it borrows from. I am on record saying that ReZero is a masterpiece of an anime, and that The Saga of Tanya the Evil is probably freshest and most unique of the major Isekai shows. I’ve said that Konosuba is a great comedy that is a playful thumb in the nose of the common tropes, but also just a fun story with some of the best characters around. And Overlord is…well it has a great premise on a familiar concept, but I just can’t get into it. Still 3 out of the 4 is pretty good.
So with all that said, you can probably tell that I liked the mini crossover series starring all four leads and their main cast members. What surprised me though was how much I loved it, and everyone else has. After the cut let’s take a dive into the breakout hit of the year: Isekai Quartet.
We haven’t done a list post in a long time, mostly because Don’t @ Me has taken much of that over. However I feel like throwing up another post about music, because frankly anime music is always fun to listen to. So here are ten more of my favorite anime openings and endings after the cut!