An intro with awesome music reminds us of the backstory: Demon King Satan tried to conquer the fantasy world of Ente Isla, was defeated by the hero Emilia, and fled through a portal to another world—ours. In the present, a mysterious woman enters the demon king’s abandoned castle to…extract a bubble of light from a… Read More First Impression: The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Season 2
TL;DR More like “blech” Summoner. I have nothing nice to say here: the story is both badly written and offensive, although this episode only hints at the most troubling aspects. Kelvin reincarnates from our world into a fantasy world, and learns his past self gave up his memories for OP skillz. Guided by the disembodied… Read More First Impression: Black Summoner
Ayumu (boy) and Urushi (girl) awkwardly flirt while playing shogi. That’s the episode. Oh, I guess sometimes for variety they awkwardly flirt during breaks between classes or while walking home. In a typical-for-the-genre arbitrary and irrational teenage decision that somehow still feels kind of realistic, Ayumu has decided not to confess his feelings to Urushi… Read More First Impression: When Will Ayumu Make His Move?
Welcome back to Sociopath High, the school where everything’s made up and the points DO matter! The story resumes with Classes A, B, C, and D returning from the tropic isle where they took a three-hour tour at the close of the previous season five years ago. The episode opens with a pretentious literary quotation,… Read More First Impression: Classroom of the Elite (Season 2)
Yuji, a Tamer who is also a Sage, works with his army of slimes (plus a dryad and a wolf) to save a town from an onslaught of monsters. The job well done, he sneaks out under cover of night and heads to the next town. Oh, along the way a random flashback implies that… Read More First Impression: My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World
This series premiered with the first three episodes combined into one huge episode, but I’ll break my summary up into separate “normal length” episodes here. Ruby Rose visits her mom’s grave to report that her big sister is going to attend Beacon Academy to become a Huntress, a warrior who defends humanity from the malevolent… Read More First Impression: RWBY: Ice Queendom
Anime and light novel protagonists who own slaves are a dime a dozen, and while these depictions of slavery can range from barely tolerable all the way to highly problematic, it’s pretty unusual for me to encounter an instance of slavery in fiction that reminds me of what the New Testament teaches on the subject.… Read More When a Great Cleric Becomes a Slaveholder