First Impression: Drug Store in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist

Long-time followers of Beneath the Tangles or my own blog Curiously Dead Cat may know that I have a thing for isekai. I will watch all but the trashiest and most offensive new releases if they include a poor(?) Japanese sap who gets whisked off to a fantasy setting and—oh, the horror!—finds himself or herself… Read More First Impression: Drug Store in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist

Dr. Steve’s First Impression: Somali and the Forest Spirit

Somali and the Forest Spirit: Given the title, you might be forgiven for thinking one of the main characters is a forest spirit. In fact, the person in question is a golem–a stone “robot” magically animated. Must be something lost in translation here. The golem also reminds me of Dr. Doom from the Fantastic Four… Read More Dr. Steve’s First Impression: Somali and the Forest Spirit

Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?! Episode 1: Isekai Becomes Self-Aware

If you want a fair and accurate review of this new series from someone who’s actually familiar with the source material, I refer you to TWWK’s. I am not much of a light novel reader, nor do I intend to be fair. Forth, Excelsior! Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next… Read More Didn’t I say to make my abilities average in the next life?! Episode 1: Isekai Becomes Self-Aware

First impressions: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World

That title. The title says it all. Seven high school prodigies magically appear in a fantasy world and… have it really easy. It’s like isekai isn’t even trying anymore. Now, I admit: I did enjoy watching it and will probably contine to do so. But we’re edging dangerously close to the MST3K “So bad it’s… Read More First impressions: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World