First Impression: Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- (Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu)

Makoto Misumi is a good-natured, calm, pretty average guy. But, as the son of a fantasy writer and an archery club member, he is also a well-read, well-prepared isekai expert. So he’s in the perfect position to appreciate his own bad luck! Before being sent to the goddess of this new world, Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto, a considerate moon deity who even makes sure to bring his, er, magazines of questionable content, to the other world, warns him that the goddess has some issues. Even so, knowing that if he doesn’t accept the mission, one of his sisters will be sent in his stead to fight darkness, Makoto agrees to leave his ordinary life behind. The warning turns out to be an understatement, and he is instantly fired for his ugliness and thrown to the corners of the fantasy world while the goddess seeks a replacement. Only, the different conditions of both worlds make him a overpowered Kryptonian here, and the grammar skills turn out to be useful in mastering magic. Our protagonist saves a pig-like maiden, fights, then makes a deal with a dragon/samurai girl, escapes an illusion where his crush likes him and he is just awkward, and, avoiding any unnecessary wedding events, goes on the adventure…

Well, what about this one? It’s quite ridiculous, and doesn’t have (as for now) the edge of, say, Re:Zero, which is (generally) able to be both a self-referential comedy and a high-stakes, very human drama at once. The worldbuilding thus far looks mildly interesting, with that conflict between humans and inhumans at the horizon, a contract with a dragon and a world ruled by a capricious goddess. But, no real drama up to now, and while the comedy made me smile, it didn’t make me laugh. If I continue watching, it will be because I actually find Makoto to be a cool hero. He knows he is not to smart, not to tall, not to attractive and not very lucky. Even so, he is kind. He doesn’t delude himself. He is not crazy about letting his world, but he decides without second thought when it’s a matter of him or his sisters. He is calm, not because he is in control, which he is definitively not, but because he knows himself. He understandably doesn’t want to marry a pig-like orc maiden, but he is kind and respectful towards her. His intimate desires, as exposed by the dragon, were nothing too heroic, but the way in which he behaved during the illusion was cool. If there is even a bit of seriousness, of consequences, of development, I could definitively give Tsukimichi a chance.

Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu can be streamed at Crunchyroll.

2 thoughts on “First Impression: Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- (Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu)

  1. I’m a fan of isekai so planning to continue this series. It’s not a ground breaking series, but it is fun.

    1. Thanks for commenting. And yeah. This could definitely turn out to be a nice little series.

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