To this day, I haven’t spoken to a single person, irl or online, that has told me something along the lines of: ‘You know, I just really love isekai anime, bruh’. Somehow, this genre of very questionable quality has crept into the mainstream and right now there’s probably more isekai anime than there are Marvel movies (yes, Natalie, that’s your joke, I’m sorry). So I’m not gonna start this review by talking about my opinion on isekai anime (just look for the Restaurant from Another World reviews as I think they kind of speak for themselves) but instead I’m gonna be like SUPER POSITIVE and say that I hope that this one is at least entertaining. Don’t get your hopes up… Let’s see.
Literally 15 seconds into the show and I’m already tired. Let me guess. They’re two high school students that found themselves in a different world where they’re amazing warriors and there’s also some sort of skinny love developing between them… The end.
Oh wait – I need to write 800 words on this ffffffffffffffffffff
Okay, okay. Let’s try and not be salty right away even though we all secretly know it doesn’t take a lot longer than that to tell if an anime is bad or not, but let’s – let’s just try. Ohh, they were living mundane but fulfilling lives! Where did that come from? Maybe I should make myself a tea.
*some tea later*
Alright, I’m ready for the next 15 seconds of this! What’s going on? Oh yay, the men of the show are covered in armor while the women are just wearing bras! How many times do we need to say this? That-is-not-how-things-work. Fast-forwarding through the intro (is this Princess Zelda?) I barely notice monsters, standard frames and the occasional naked loli floating about. God, I wish there was the option to play this faster.
Flashback to their highschool lives or something, we get told that the girl is super athletic, but somehow the guy is too good for this. Her hair and tits are both severely oversized, but I mean, did anyone expect anything else? In the meantime, somewhere else in some church, some Highness is drawing on the floor, probably to open a gate. An assassin with some really tight pants that would inflame any regular human’s crotch shows up and kills both her and her guardian. As the gate opens, Taichi and the Girl are inexplicably transferred to another world. It’s been six minutes and he’s already tried to save her twice and she’s blushed both times. This is really groundbreaking quality storyline right there. Oh wait, now she’s upset for some reason, and it’s not because a demon horse just showed up. Taichi is playing the hero already saying he’ll sacrifice himself to save her – despite the fact that she’s the athletic one! She doesn’t even get the chance to say anything on the matter, and he just throws himself to battle while she’s powerlessly standing away staring, oh my god, I just cannot. This can’t be that bad! HE IS ATTACKING THE HORSE WITH A STONE. Believe it or not, it is not super effective. Maybe try throwing some grass next?
Just as I was hoping he’d die and spare me the pain of looking at him, some other dudes with some quiet underage girl in shorts show up and save them. At this point, I am not even able to follow the dialogue. This is incredibly bad! I can’t even think of a more elegant way to say this – there is nothing good about this show so far.
The ones that saved Taichi from his own stupidity -by the way both him and the GIRL don’t seem very worried or shocked at the fact that they’ve found themselves in a parallel reality- are having them over for dinner. Later, Rin (yes, that’s the Girl) is complaining about him leaving her alone to save her and pretending to be brave. He promises to never leave her alone again… Let’s see how long it’ll take him to break this promise. The very carefully and subtly built romantic tension is out of this world. I totally empathize.
Taichi and Rin are then taken to the nearest city by the heroes… who also throw some money their way and then abandon them. They go to a nearby hotel or something to register as human adventurers. I’m still not sure on whether or not they’re in a video game but it sure looks like they are? Then the receptionist brings out some crystal ball and asks Rin to touch it… the results of that procedure imply that somehow Taichi and Rin are important? Let me just take this opportunity to say how much it bothers me to see heroes just appearing out of thin air like this. Cause they were inherently made special, with zero effort. Some dwarf and a couple of girls show up and take Taichi and Rin to a semi-naked woman’s house. The woman, who claims to be hanging out in that house, alone, is wearing what looks like some really uncomfortable lingerie and a bunch of jewelry. Like, I mean, you wanna show some tits on the screen, can you at least make an effort?! There is absolutely no trace of reason as to why any of this is happening.
Turns out they’re there to have that witch measure their strength because the hotel crystal ball was unable to do so. The witch just gives them some slices of tree trunks and then hovers her tits above them for a while. I don’t understand anything apart from the fact that these two are… strong, so the naked witch is gonna take them in. Please, send help.
This was just as bad as expected
I may be having a bad week, but right now all I can think of is that this is probably the worst anime I have ever watched. Like, the, worst. And I have watched Aoki Honoo. I dare you to watch it and compare your levels of entertainment.
How did you find the first Isekai Cheat Magician episode? Did your eyes and various body crevices inexplicably begin to bleed? Let us know in the comment section! And don’t forget to check the rest of the Summer 2019 anime reviews on MANGA.TOKYO!
Isekai Cheat Magician
Summer 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast