Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

Alt title: Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu

TV (12 eps)
3.847 out of 5 from 6,736 votes
Rank #1,846

Office worker Leon is reincarnated into a particularly punishing dating sim video game, where women reign supreme and only beautiful men have a seat at the table. But Leon has a secret weapon: he remembers everything from his past life, which includes a complete playthrough of the very game in which he is now trapped. Watch Leon spark a revolution to change this new world in order to fulfill his ultimate desire...of living a quiet, easy life in the countryside!

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What to say about this isekai series? The beginning is pretty good, with the main character’s (MC) backstory both in our world and the other world. The first few episodes were the best part of the series. I enjoyed them thoroughly despite the fact I’ve read several volumes of manga adaptation before the anime even started. In particular this strange social order and struggles of the MC he had to overcome. There are some enjoyable and funny moments in the series. However, it’s heavy on tropes of series with overpowered MC combined with tropes of yet another type the dating sim isekai. It’s the dating sim for female audience with typical trope of kind and capable girl, which gets bullied. This has been done in LN and manga to the death. The usual storyline of the game gets disrupted by the MC [1]. He steals all the glory and the best girls [2]. It’s simple and predictable. The girls are pretty and likeable. What is bit refreshing is MC’s snarky attitude especially towards the love interests from the game. It’s for some reason mecha as well with space battleships, robots, swords and magic. This element was ok. I didn’t care much about it. In the long line of isekai stories this one has interesting premise, but ends up as still pretty generic power fantasy with OP main character. At the end my overall impression is this is pretty much an average anime series. Spoilers [1] For some reason there is another reincarnated person, but the show doesn’t do much with the character. [2] I appreciate the series had balls to let one of the girls confess her feelings, but it ends with the usual trope of nothing changing. It remains micro-harem with two girls, between which neither MC nor viewer can truly decide.


Before I start the review I want to say that I'm a light novel reader. I read the LN and It was AMAZING, so this "anime" dissapointed me. If they made the first book into 12 episodes then I would be okay with it, but this is 2 books smashed into 12 episodes. It's too rushed, nothing much explained, most good things skipped and to be honest I'm suprised people actually liked this adaptation. Ye you didn't read the LN so you don't know how manny things you are missing but OMFG I was so mad when I watched it.  Characters? 2/10 - Even though I LOVE everyone in LN I must say they are so blant in anime. Ye Leon was the most similiar to the one in LN but still watching him felt like something is missing. When it comes to my babies Liva and Angie... Like... Does the people who wrote the script for this hates them? Where is their personality???? Other characters are also missing things and most feel like... fake... weird. What did they did to my babies??? Animation? 5/10 - Not good, not best. I would say 'could be better' but even better animation wouldn't be able to save this "adaptation". Story? 4/10 There is so many things missing it's unreal. I kinda admire people who actually got what is going on because even I was confused and I read the first 2 books twice. Tbh like i said up, i hope it doesn't get second season because if they did THIS to the first one, then smashing 3rd and 4th book into another 12 eps wouldn't be the brightest idea.There is almost no story, everything is just smashed together and rushed, if it had atleast 24 eps it could be WAY better, but AAAAAAAA

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