Subaru Natsuki is suddenly summoned to another world after walking out of a convenience store . With no sign of who summoned him, he soon befriends a silver-haired half-elf girl. When he and the girl are mysteriously killed, Subaru awakens and discovers that he has acquired the ability “Return by Death”, enabling to go back to a previous point before his death took place.
Based on the light novel series by Tappei Nagatsuki and created by studio White Fox a relatively new studio who previously worked on Devil is a Part Timer and Is the Order a Rabbit?
Taking the very simple and clichéd premise of transporting someone to another world scenario and running with the game mechanics into story and environment seem like a very tired premise takes a little deeper meaning.
Through out the show Subaru repeats sections of his path as he dies and tries to overcome the same mistakes the next time.
Later in the series when situations go a lot more complex . This ability becomes a burden. Knowing your mistakes and decisions has led to someones death or has destroyed lives. Subaru desperately tries to save his friends and villagers from countless deathless which leads to a near madness at one part.
Now the reason why I haven’t explained much of the characters is backstories and introductions to characters constantly change as scenarios change when he repeats his path through death.
While the story has great approach on dealing with trauma . It does have some major issues with character development. The main female protagonist is introduced early in the show but is barely shown throughout the series as we see backstories for pretty much every other character it gets hard to support the main couple.
Overall the series is still a Fantastic watch from beginning to end and plays with simple RPG mechanics to keep gamers satisfied until the very end.
Fans of dot hack SAO and Btoom will definitely enjoy this series
Luluco is a average normal thirteen-year-old girl who lives in the solar system frontier space colonization zone Ogikubo. All she wants to do is live a normal average high school life with her friends and family. But one day her father who works in the Alien Immigration force gets accidentally frozen and she is roped into helping enforce the law and justice within her school.
The reason why I keep repeating normal and average in this review is because she always repeats that she isn’t special she is normal. But this series is anything but your every day anime series.
Using very over the top characters and jaw dropping animation are some of the things that makes this show worth watching. Made by Studio Trigger this show plays omage to all the great works that this new studio has made before . From Inferno Cop to Magical Girl Academia. This show has everything to keep you entertained with references to whole episodes dedicated showing how much love and support that the makers of the their shows had for them .
With shows like Sword Art Online and Dragonball Super now a days following a very specific formulae in order to get their audience.
This show does nothing like it . It’s bombastic energy that en scopes the raw feeling we get as fans. When we watch a great show for the first time. Or go on a dance floor at a convention dancing to some of our favorite openings.
Fans of Kill la Kill, Inferno Cop and Kiznaizer will really enjoy this show you will be Triggered ?
In our preparation for interviewing the awesome Jessica Calvello. We are taking a look back at Dragon Half created by Production IG but back then known as Victor Entertainment back in 1993.
The plot is simple . Mink a daughter of the one greatest Swordmasters in the kingdom and a Red Dragon. She is hopelessly in love with “Dick” Saucer a famous Dragon slayer and pop singer. To make her wishes come true she with the help of her friends search for the human human potion to make her 100% human. Meanwhile a dopey king and his selfish daughter plot to get revenge on her parents by kidnapping her to get revenge for some minor reason.
While the story is simple it doesn’t take a lot to make this a great show. Using a great comedic timing and plenty of 4th wall breaking moments including a moment where characters watch the first episode of the show to recall a plot point .
If I was going to compare the show to anything I would compare with the likes of Slayers and Crayon Shin Chan with its use of comedy and Fantasy elements.
The only problem is I really wanted more only comprising of 2 episode OAV could done a lot more by having additional episodes.
If you enjoy some good slapstick comedy why not check it out Dragon Half