A Small Look | The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me?

Another Isekai anime and I’ve been drawn to them lately I think shield hero and That time I got reincarnated as a slime got me into this genre. The story starts out introducing you to a Salaryman named Shingo Ichinomiya who is reborn as a 6 year old boy, into a another world filled with magical a complicated social class system and lots of politics. He is reborn as Wendelin von Benno Baumeister and is the 8th son of a family of poor nobles. He eventually finds out that he has a natural ability for magic. Brantack Lyngstad who is wandering the forest senses this and take on Wendlin as his student and teaches him to control is magic before he is turned into of one of the whispering dead. Wendlin is later forced to use holy magic to kill him. A few years later he leaves his village and family to the Adventurer’s Academy to become an adventurer. There he gets into the politics of the country and starts his journey as an adventurer.

This anime is another one of those that I just started watching out on a whim. I thought this anime Wiseman’s Grandchild which has a similar story and tone to the series. The overall story isn’t that bad and the characters are likeable. I just wish it had better character development, the only real character development was Wendlin and maybe his brother Kurt who is important to the series later on. When I look at this series as a whole, it’s one of those series that you watch when there is nothing more on to watch. It’s a 12 episode series and can be watched in at least a 3 hour binge session. I hope there is a season 2 to maybe expand on the world and characters, since those are the things I think this series lacked. I did like the anime opening, though, It has that Attack on titan-esque type of music to it, which I like. I give this series, maybe a 3 out of 5 and its a enjoyable watch.

What do you think of this anime?

A Small Look | Promare

Promare is an anime that holds some beautiful animation and character designs. I saw this anime movie on a whim, just like I do with some other anime series that catch my curiosity. When I viewed the trailer back in 2019, I compared it to kill la kill and since I wasn’t a particular fan of the story I crossed it off my list. Then Earlier this week I decided to break a watch and it was so good.

Promare overview

Promare starts off with people going through what later is explained as human combustion, but in actuality  a new species of human are born which are eventually called burnish. The Burnish are considered outcasts of society. Thirty years after the event, a firefighting group is formed called Burning Resue. The group consist of the rookie Galo Thymos  and other members of the group which are Aina Ardebit, Remi Puguna, Varys Truss, Lucia Fex, and leader of burning rescue Ignis Ex.

While on a rescue mission thinking its from a mad burnish, Galo and the rescue crew find out that they are fighting a fire started by the Leaser of the Burnish which Galo soon finds out is Lio Fotia. They fight and eventually Lio is captured and taken into custody by this other group called the freezing force. Without giving much of the story away the truth about the burnish is revealed and why the leader is hell bent on destroying the city and why Lio has a hatred for humans.

Promare Final Thoughts

This anime movie has to be one of the best of 2019. If you’re a fan of Gurren Lagan and kill la kill you will love this movie. It has action from beginning to start and the story goes at a nice pace even though it is a short movie running at an hour and thirty minutes. It was a good anime movie to watch on a whim and is worth the price and watch.

 

A Small Look | Baki Part 3 [ The Great Raitai Tournament Saga]

Part 3 of Baki came out in June and I finally got time to sit down to watch it. In this arc, Baki is still poisoned from Yanagi in the previous arc and is granted special entry into the Great Raitai Tournament, which is held every 100 years. The only way for baki to survive from eh poison is to fight in the tournament.

This season goes next level with its martial arts fighting and we finally get to see an Ali Jr fight and take on some competitors. We also get to see biscuit Olivia(Oliver in the second season) come back to fight in the tournament with a Kid-like Dorian fighting as well. What made this arc so special were two things, Ali jr going to japan to test his strength against Baki’s old rivals and yajiro hanma fighting old man Kaku. Yajiro vs Kaku was a fight that went to prove who is the strongest on earth.

This arc ultimately was a good arc to watch and I think it’s going to get crazier with the events that happened in the final episode, which is an epilogue for the next season which may be titled Revenge Tokyo. So Go watch this show on Netflix, it hasn’t disappointed me yet and hope if you watch it you will like it as much as I did.

A Small Look | Isekai Cheat Magician

This anime is about two high school students Taichi and Kanade who get summoned into another world filled with magic and magical creatures. When they enter this world they discover that they have magical powers and are known as magicians, A woman named Lemia discovers them and tells and mentors them to teach them how to use their powers and use there magic.

This anime to me is an average anime, it reminds me of wiseman grandchild if we are going with the comparison. For a few years, we were getting these manga anime adaptations that have to do with getting sucked into magical worlds and being overpowered character. Many of these types of anime are average and have poor character development or just have a poor story and great characters. The only anime that I have enjoyed in this type of anime is I got reincarnated as a slime, its one of those anime that has a great story, characters and fleshes out the world pretty well.

Did you watch Isekai Cheat magician? What did you think? Do you like these types of stories in anime?