Okashi na Tensei

Title:Okashi na Tensei
Sweet Reincarnation
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Notables: Animation - Synergy SP
After being killed in a bizarre accident, a patissier who had seemed on track to be the world's best finds himself reincarnated as Pastry Mille Morteln, the son of a minor nobleman in an alternate world. While his father, Casserole (!) hopes Pastry will be a strong leader who will turn Morteln into a rich land with a large army, Pastry only wants to create 'a land full of all the sweets you can eat'.

12 episodes
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4700#628]
(One episode watched):

As I took notes about episode one, I wrote 'some comedy'. But no matter how I look at it, it seems that comedy should have been the prime mover behind this show, what with the wacky premise and all. But it isn't. Even Pastry's demise in his past life seems more like the writer just needed a convenient way to get him quickly killed than an attempt at humor. I don't know if it was meant as a joke at all. Another note I took was 'will this be more about the characters or about the sweets?' I was worried that it might be little more than another cooking show. But I couldn't help getting the impression that the show might be more about action--what with the mention of a marauding bandit gang--than about either characters or sweets. Perhaps the problem here is that it can't make up its mind whether it should be a comedy about a reincarnated patissier or an action show about swords and sorcery. As almost always, 'Pas' is reborn into the aristocracy and has fantastic latent magical ability. He's pretty stereotypical, and about all we know about him is that he has this goal of bringing sweets to the people of this poor province. Even that could have been a joke, but again it isn't. I'm sorry, but with Pas such a blank slate seeing whether he will achieve his dream doesn't excite me at all. This show is not completely vapid, but has nothing really special about it either. It's not the premise that makes a good show, its the characters.

Last updated Sunday, July 30 2023. Created Sunday, July 30 2023.

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