Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!

Alt title: Watashi, Nouryoku wa Heikinchi de tte Itta yo ne!

TV (12 eps)
2019
Fall 2019
3.697 out of 5 from 4,335 votes
Rank #2,769

Kurihara Misato was a little more capable than other high school girls, and as a result, she was always alone and couldn't live her life the way she wanted. When she was reincarnated in another world after a tragic accident, she wanted a chance to make normal friends and live a normal life. So she asked God for one thing... "Give me abilities that are average for that world!" But the abilities God gave her were not "average" at all... And now this girl, who's been reborn in a world where magic is real, struggles to find simple, ordinary happiness!

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Episode 1

You Said I'd Get a Do-Over in a New World!

Didn't I Say the Four of Us Would Be a Party?!

Episode 2

Didn't I Say the Four of Us Would Be a Party?!

Didn't I Say to Make My Graduation Plain and Simple?!

Episode 3

Didn't I Say to Make My Graduation Plain and Simple?!

Didn't I Say This Was the Crimson Vow's First Step?!

Episode 4

Didn't I Say This Was the Crimson Vow's First Step?!

Didn't I Say That We're Doing Everyone's Backstories?!

Episode 5

Didn't I Say That We're Doing Everyone's Backstories?!

Didn't I Say I'm Not Going Into the Forest Anymore?!

Episode 6

Didn't I Say I'm Not Going Into the Forest Anymore?!

Didn't I Say We Should Take Breaks Sometimes?!

Episode 7

Didn't I Say We Should Take Breaks Sometimes?!

No One Mentioned That Pauline's Getting Married, Did They?!

Episode 8

No One Mentioned That Pauline's Getting Married, Did They?!

Didn't I Say Wyvern Hunting?!

Episode 9

Didn't I Say Wyvern Hunting?!

Didn't I Say Surprises Should Be Kept Secret?!

Episode 10

Didn't I Say Surprises Should Be Kept Secret?!

Didn't I Say Arrogance Leads to Trouble?!

Episode 11

Didn't I Say Arrogance Leads to Trouble?!

Didn't I Say The Crimson Vow Would Never Be Destroyed?!

Episode 12

Didn't I Say The Crimson Vow Would Never Be Destroyed?!

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Reviews

AnnaSartin
5

This show is a trainwreck for a number of reasons.  Firstly, all the fanservice and boobs jokes have an extreme ick factor. The main protagonist is TWELVE YEARS OLD and another recurring child character who falls victim to this is only TEN. There's even a bizarre lesbian pedophile who collects girls and wants to add the 12 year-old to her harem. The whole thing is seriously gross, but the sexual objectification of children is only one of the show's many problems. The storytelling is extremely sloppy for one thing; problems are often solved via ass pulls, misplaced humor ruins what should be more somber scenes, and the MC needs a good hard spanking for acting like a complete idiot at times (which is bizarre considering she is actually quite bright). I can only hope the light novels and manga do a better job constructing a story, because this series sucks at it. To add to my disappointment, the world only starts getting interesting in the last two episodes just as the show is about to wrap up. (Apparently, this medieval-style land in which they live once had a high-tech civilization back in ancient times. You see ruins with pictures of airplanes and space stations. Why couldn't we get an episode learning about THAT instead of scenes about Mile's former classmates from a school she attended before the shows even starts, or a garbage episode of Mile awkwardly forcing her friends into bathing suits?) Another big problem here is the fact that "Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!" seems to have difficulty deciding what kind of show it wants to be. It's not a serious fantasy, it's not a comedy, and it's not a fanservice show, but it sways back and forth between those lanes like an intoxicated driver swerving back and forth on the highway with similar results: a drunken disaster fuck leaving everyone disoriented and confused. Instead of a fun fantasy, this show felt like brain rot - a complete waste of my time.My last complaint involves the animation. There were some wonky scenes, like one where the girls are walking slowly but the background is moving much faster. Looked awkward as hell. If you want to watch a child protagonist isekai fantasy done right, I'd suggest watching "Ascendance of a Bookworm". A much better series by far. And if you want fanservice just watch an actual fanservice show. "Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!" doesn't mix elements well, and whether you're looking for trashy or treasures, there's better shit out there in either case. Positives: Nice character designs, and each of the four girls has a distinct personality and clear backstory that explains their motivations. The actual world also has a lot of potential for exploration, the ancient civilization is something I want to know more about. Negatives: Most of show's overall potential is untapped, we get a big world that we learn very little about except for the ways in which it mirrors every other generic fantasy anime. Mile is extremely annoying a lot of the time which ruined a lot of scenes for me. Resolutions through cheap ass-pulls was also a huge turn off, along with the cringy fanservice. Wonky animation didn't do the show any favors, either. Rating: Two and a half stars. Completely average, which Mile would probably approve of, but that rating might be overly generous. 

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