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Epimondas

  • Joined Mar 23, 2015
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It looks pretty good and is executed fairly well but it is filled with so many cliches it is almost hard to bear.  Firstly, the very premise is a supercliche and one of many of nearly identical stories released over the last 2 to 3 years or so.  As usual, the lead male character is looking rather op in such stories and early on while gathering a harem type of group.  I swear this tired old cliche format is so boring by this point, it is hard to give it anything but negative points for being so typical in this respect.  The girl characters so far are essentially template models you could find in any number of other anime such as, the recent Akashic records anime.  Even if either the god character or the main male character are anything apporaching original, they can not separate from the assembly line ladies around them so overall, characters suck.  They may not be bad but neither are they great.  The story is not great either despite some novel concepts highlighting it.  The way they once again form parties and are once again middle or high school age with seemingly no parents is so very very typical and more so of many of the most recent anime which have nearly the exact same story format.  Though I like how the main character is set up and his personality (though it is kind of similar to a couple other anime, it is not exactly standard fair or typical of most anime with similar themes),  it just has too too much same ole same ole.  I may still watch it to see how the main character progresses but I do not have much hope this will be a great anime based on the lackluster presentation I have seen so far.

Sadly, even the MC, Touya can not think of anything original.  Through out the show filled with cliches such as the token "walking in on the bathing girls" scene, his imagination is a pool of cliches because all he can invent are things from the real world as apparently he has no imagination of his own and often it appears he has no mind either since he walked in on the bathroom.  He should have known how cliched that is from the real world and avoided it.  It is a awkward delimna.  On the one hand, I kind of want to watch it and see how things play out but on the other hand: all the cliches; standardiztion; empty unfulfilling lazy characterization; and how things are working out a bit too easily and undramatically for him make it painful to watch at the same time.  All the characters he meets are too easily amazed at him and too accepting and his lackluster interest and reaction make it even more dull and annoying to their fawning over him.  OH and OMG what a atypical arrogant poorly made harem angle, every new character he meets who look to join his party are female LOL.  Of course like all overly indulgment harem shows the world is filled with a ratio of at least 9 women to one man.  I only like maybe a few characters which are: the beast king; Leen; the knight in love with Arma; and maybe Arma because all the rest of the characters are too dull, cliched, and lack development and depth.

Usually in these harem mess anime, the main character is either a hopeless clueless idiot or an obnoxious, selfish, and arrogant pervert.  He appears to be the former.  I still can not see much positive about the anime overall.  It has decent enough characters though most are kind of pulled from a mold of cliched template atypical anime characters.  The pet summon is a bit atypical too, though not always in a magical harem anime, it is pretty common in one form of fantasy anime or another though usually more kid oriented, so this harem one isn't really suitable for kids especially given much of the humor centers around, big surprise, sexual inuendo, women, and women losing their clothes.  The only draws at this point are the unknown of how the main character will progress with respect to: his hot line to god; magic power and diversity of power; nobility entilements and rewards; and whether he becomes a prince or runs.  Personality wise though, he is almost like a dead fish.  He is just too mellow, clueless (He is specifically clueless about his own misleading suggestions with women), uninteresting, laid back, a push over, and appears lost in his own world even though he is in another world.  His character is too detatched from the story and for the most part the other characters.  He is literally just a random guy going through the motions of another atypical 'transported to another world' harem fantasy for perverted lonely men.

2.5/10 story
8.3/10 animation
7.5/10 sound
3/10 characters
5/10 overall

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