Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku

Title:Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody
デスマーチからはじまる異世界協奏曲
Overall:Unevaluated
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HORIE Shun
Satou Suzuki is a computer programmer who works at a video game company. His job is nicknamed a 'Death March' because it involves long hours seven days a week. After falling deep asleep he finds himself in the midst of an amalgamation of the games he has been working on. It seems to be a dream, but he can't be completely certain.

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3483#628]
(Two episodes watched):

This struck me as a sort of cheaper, less sophisticated version of shows like Overlord. While the protagonist being a programmer was sort of novel, I feared that Satou would simply remain within this virtual reality for the entirety of the series without any explanation of what was really going on ever being made available to us--that is, that we would be expected to just accept it and run with it. More like Smartphone than Overlord. But Satou seemed like a level-headed and mature guy, which is a definite plus, and I was modestly curious where this would go. Judging from the cast, this was looking like a harem anime--before he left the real world, a co-worker commented that Satou needed a girlfriend. Episode two, unfortunately, left me with the impression that this show would not be brilliant. As is usually the case with virtual reality anime, it looked like the thrust would not be towards Satou trying to figure out what in the world had happened to him and how to fix it, but rather about him having fun by playing this strange game. In other words, a relatively simple and predictable plot rather than a sophisticated and novel one. I guess it could be argued that since his real-world life is such an ordeal, he can't be blamed; but it seems like more of an excuse for a lack of ambition than a clever plot development. He begins attracting his harem of female followers and figuring out how this game/world operates, but my interest was flagging and I decided not to watch any more.

Last updated Thursday, April 05 2018. Created Thursday, January 18 2018.

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