First Impression: The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far

On a trip to the convenience store, Kazuya Shiina is killed trying to protect some girls from a knife-wielding hooligan and ends up reincarnated into a fantasy world as the 3-year-old Cain von Silford. As a light novel fan, he gets excited at the prospect of exploring this fantasy world, and learning magic in particular; however, first, he has to get through his baptism, where he will receive skills and protection from the world’s seven gods. Due to the circumstances surrounding his death, the gods take an immediate liking to Cain and bless him far beyond the usual, to the point where his father warns him not to show his status to anyone. Surrounded by a loving family (including an adoring older sister) and having survived a monster-summoning attempt gone wrong, he sets his sights on becoming an adventurer in this other world.

Not gonna lie, being reincarnated into a 3-year-old’s body with the mental faculty of a teenager does not sound like a good time.

Originality versus familiarity. Some fans want more of the former, some want more of the latter. This show has absolutely no originality. Everything this show does has already been done elsewhere, and it does nothing to tweak the formula in any meaningful way to make it stand out from the countless other isekai anime out there. Sometimes an “unoriginal” anime can elevate itself through excellent execution, but this show has done nothing spectacular in either animation or storytelling. Indeed, The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure is all about familiarity for anime fans who will gladly eat up more isekai comfort food whenever it comes around, and if you are one of those people, this show will do just fine. As for myself, I am unlikely to follow this show any further for now, though I might revisit it later on when I just want a cookie-cutter isekai to chew on.

(As a side note, while the original light novel has yet to be licensed, the manga adaptation is licensed, but under a different name: Chronicles of an Aristocrat Reborn in Another World.)

The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far is streaming on Crunchyroll.


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