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Tsujo Kogeki ga Zentai Kogeki de Ni-kai Kogeki no Oka-san wa Suki desu ka?
(Three episodes watched):|
'Oh my God--an Isekai series where a teen goes to a sword and sorcery world, and his mother accompanies him? That's original.' These thoughts occurred to me in the opening moments of episode one of Tsujo. This show quickly showed itself to be a clever, perhaps even brilliant, parody of shows with similar premises. A guy finds himself in that ideal scenario where he can run wild, kill people he doesn't like, basically live out his most bizarre and sordid fantasies--and then learns that he'll have his mother watching what he does. And, as if that weren't a big enough let-down, it turns out that she's a more formidable warrior than he is. I found myself giggling and saying things to myself, like 'this is pretty good!' and 'this show is funny!'. Whoever wrote this--the 'original creator' is someone named Dachima Inaka--definitely knew what they were doing. Everything about this show seemed to be on a higher level than most isekai series. It makes fun of them in a wry way; the scene where the 'King' explains what's going on to Masato ("I shall give you an amazing first time player bonus to distract you before you ask more questions!") was hilarious. Before long I was laughing steadily, and I don't laugh easily. The sophistication of the plot and the jokes left me optimistic that Tsujo is going to be great fun. Even with it's odd premise, the jokes and story could easily have been lame, but instead they were clever, fluid, and made perfect sense without wasting time. I didn't look at the timer at some point to see how far this show had to go, as I often do with less entertaining ones. I would dare to say that this will almost certainly be the funniest show of the Summer 2019 season.
The scene at the beginning of episode two where Mamako reviews the members Masato wants to be part of their adventuring party was hilarious. They end up recruiting Porter, a useful but timid noncombatant merchant, and Wise, a powerful magician with a fiery temper. They also learn why Mamako accompanied Masato into the game. To my relief, episode two was just as funny as episode one. Lines like "Let's all just pretend that never happened" speak bundles. One sure sign that I was enjoying it was that I thought it still had five or ten minutes to go when the ED sequence began. Episode three didn't summon as many laughs from me as the focus was more on fanservice (a visit to an Onsen) and creating a conflict to be resolved than on jokes. Nothing really surprising happened, and comedy comes about when we are surprised that something we weren't expecting (but still makes sense) occurs.
Last updated Thursday, August 22 2019. Created Friday, August 02 2019.