Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku: Quick Thoughts

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I am not a hater of isekai animes. I actually like and enjoy them. It’s just…I am getting bored of the same overpowered main characters, harem of girls and cliche premise. I just wish there would be something new…and I actually hoped this anime, Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, would be different.
But it wasn’t.

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2018 to Mar 29, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Studios: Silver Link., Connect
Source: Light novel
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Harem
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Ichirou Suzuki, a programmer nearing his thirties, is drowning in work. Worn out, he eventually has a chance to catch up on sleep, only to wake up and discover himself in a fantasy RPG world, which is mashed together from the games he was debugging in reality. In this new place, he realizes that not only has his appearance changed to a younger version of himself, but his name has also changed to Satou, a nickname he used while running beta tests on games.However, before Satou can fully grasp his situation, an army of lizardmen launch an assault on him. Forced to cast a powerful spell in retaliation, Satou wipes them out completely and his level is boosted to 310, effectively maximizing his stats. Now, as a high-leveled adventurer armed with a plethora of skills and no way to return to reality, Satou sets out to explore this magical new world. (MAL)

When I first saw this anime, specifically the first episode, I thought this one had promise. An IT guy, one of the person making the game, actually transported to another world similar to his game. That really caught my eye.


All of my impressions went to trash when the main story unfolded. It was like any other isekai anime. It had all the cliches I wish it didn’t have.

Still, I enjoyed it. Even though this one was mediocre, it was fun to watch.

To keep this post positive, I want to share some good points about this anime.

What I like about this anime were the interesting abilities of the main character. The MC became overpowered right off the bat, the moment he got transported to the new world. All his overpowered abilties were really cool and intriguing, it makes me think he can do anything. I also liked how “reasonable” his actions were. From how he treats his “girls” and other people, you can’t find any faults in his actions. Bruh, he is too “perfect”. Lol.

Another thing I like about this series were the interesting personalities of his “harem” girls. I especially like the fellow Japanese girl who happened to be summoned into this new world too. Her actions are quite unpredictable at times, I kinda look forward to what she’s going to do next whenever she is on screen. I also like the other girls, but sometimes, they are too generic for me to care.

The character designs were nice too and the animation was passable. What I find really interesting was the layout of the screen of the MC. Every time the MC acquires something, either physical or ability, there is always a ping on show. His settings and his inventories were really on point, it made me remember the stuff on some of the games I used to play. It was really facinating.

Overall, the anime is quite a mediocre. With alot of better isekai animes released last year, this one couldn’t stand out. It was really enjoyable, but the generic-ness and too much cliche kinda ruined the whole series.

Still, I would recommend this to peepz who likes isekai animes. You guys might like this one and even try reading its source material.

I guess, that’s it for now.

Thanks for watching!!

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