Spring 2019 Grab Bag Week 2: Isekai Quartet, Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai


I've got a short post for today.

It's a trap

Isekai Quartet First Impressions (1)

It's a simple concept, but I think it works well. Take a bunch of isekai shows and bring those characters to yet another world to see how they interact. I was totally on board when I heard about it and watching the first two episodes has been fun. It's true that I don't know the Re:Zero characters too well, but I'm sure I can make it up as I go along.

Aqua panics

Well, I assume this is the closest we're getting to a third season of Konosuba, so I accept. It's comforting to see that Aqua will always be Aqua regardless of what world she's in.

The world gets weird

I'm curious to see how seriously this series takes itself. So far, it doesn't seem to be doing much, but there does seem to be some overarching reason to put these characters in a school together. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being a joke...in fact, I might actually prefer it that way. I don't know how to take Kazuma seriously anymore.

Tanya was born in a scientific civilization

I hope the main characters of each show get to interact more. Given that Ains is pulling off an act and Tanya's actually a salaryman, having the main four characters figure out that they're all Japanese would probably be hilarious.

Ao introduces herself

Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai First Impressions (1)

Not to be confused with the other series in this seasons about students who aren't able to study, I suppose this one's the short version. The concept is a bit out there, but at least it makes for funny misunderstandings. I don't know if I'm supposed to be ashamed about it, but I think this series ends up being good for a casual romance.

Ao is surrounded by perverts

I guess it must be rough to be Ao, huh? To be honest, I like this series so far for not going as far as other similar series I've seen. Ane Log is an example that immediately comes to mind. Ao's misunderstandings are based on her experiences with a perverted father, but she doesn't take every statement to the extreme, which makes it less tedious to watch.

Ao's father intervenes

If I were going to point out anything about this series, I think it would just be that I prefer when the show doesn't make Ao's father interfere directly. This scene in the first episode where he pulls up her shirt seemed way too excessive. Surely, there are better ways to get the two main characters together initially.



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