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Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku
(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 fear that Satou will simply remain within this virtual reality for the entirety of the series without any explanation of what's really going on ever being made available to us--that is, that we will be expected to just accept it and run with it. More like Smartphone than Overlord. But Satou seems like a level-headed and mature guy, which is a definite plus, and I'm modestly curious where this will go. Judging from the cast, this is looking like a harem anime--before he left the real world, a co-worker commented that Satou needed a girlfriend.
Episode two left me with the impression that this show would not be brilliant. As is usually the case with virtual reality anime, it looks like the thrust will not be towards Satou trying to figure out what in the world has happened 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 wonder if I will watch any more.
Last updated Friday, January 26 2018. Created Thursday, January 18 2018.