Dekisokonai to Yobareta Moto Eiyū wa, Jikka Kara Tsuihōsareta node Suki Katte ni Ikiru Koto ni Shita
The Banished Former Hero Lives as He Pleases
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Notables: AOI Shouta
Animation - Studio DEEN
15 year old Prince Alan is considered a total failure and a disgrace by his father, the Duke of Westfall. His level of fighting ability is 1, the lowest possible, and shows no signs of improving. And he was denied the 'Gift' that most children recieve from God when they come of age, which is unheard of. The Duke casts him out, which is fine with Alan. It turns out that the reason for his weak stats is that he was once a noble hero who got little thanks for his sacrifices and, upon dying, was granted a wish by God: that in his next life he could do as he pleased without anyone expecting anything of him.

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Unevaluated Stretch [series:4793#628]
(Two episodes watched):

While watching episode one I could not help thinking that it felt as if this show had been written by schoolchildren. The way the plot leapt about without any semblance of foreshadowing, the lack of any plot details beyond what was absolutely necessary, or any subtlety, the use of wild coincidences (Alan heads for the remote borderlands and promptly comes upon a Princess is danger! And the Princess he was once betrothed to!), all made this show feel amateurish and weak. And Alan is fifteen? He seems more like twenty to me. The plot is simplistic and the animation is cheap--I saw the same clip of the Princess' bodyguard striking down a pair of monsters three times. If this was not written by schoolchildren then perhaps it is a hasty conversion of a videogame into an anime. Would it have been too much work to have given the plot a little complexity? Alan supposedly wanted only peace and has a pathetic level rating, yet somehow has retained the amazing powers he wielded as a hero? It seems that about the only difference between this life and his last one will be that this time he'll be a hero because he freely chooses to do so rather than being required to. Somehow Alan realizes that a conspiracy existed behind the dragon he slays, despite a complete lack of evidence. Why waste time making things make sense when you can just add yet another shocking event? The characters are given no personality at all, the writers just took a lame plot and ran with it. What if the four main characters--Alan, Princess Adoastella, her bodyguard Beatrice and a supposed new hero, Akira (a woman)--had been developed into believable, likable ones? That might have been fun. But Dekisoko seems to have been made with a philosophy of exerting the least effort possible to complete one more sword and sorcery anime to fill a time slot in the Spring season schedule. For some reason I watched episode two (apparently they were broadcast back-to-back on day one) and while it didn't bug me as much as episode one had, it convinced me that dropping this show was the right move to make. Alan has gotten involved in a plot to assassinate the Princess (I think), but by exactly who and for what reason remains a mystery (and we don't get the impression that the author wanted it to remain a mystery, just that the storytelling is haphazard). An 'Amazon' fighter girl is sent to shadow him, but it looks like she'll be turned and wind up a member of Alan's harem before long (the episode ended with an image of all the girls that will no doubt wind up within his orbit). But the plot remained simplistic and tiresome, and I have much better uses for my time than Dekisoko.

Last updated Saturday, April 20 2024. Created Monday, April 08 2024.

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