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This is so incredibly bad.

This show drains the life out of me to the point that I can't even stop watching it. I can't even bring myself to hate it. That's how bland and derivative it is.

I think the only saving grace here is that the show itself is completely transparent about being awful.

"Hey, this is going to be a pathetic wish-fulfillment anime for the author. We're letting you know in advance that God himself has literally made the main character infalliable and more or less all powerful - as a plot point. As you can probably guess, everyone else in the universe has a single digit IQ and would be amazed to the point of orgasm just to see someone spell their own name correctly on the first attempt. So that's the entire plot in advance, now here comes 100 seasons of crap. ENJOY!"

And it's delivering on that promise.

I've heard it argued that shows like Re:Zero, Konosuba, and Grimgar were capitalizing on the errors made by SAO by demonstrating how much better a plot could be if it were written with being interesting in mind instead of being so incredibly indulgent. Re:Zero focused on the psychological trauma of invulnerability, Konosuba removed the "chosen one" aspect and made the wortless NEET remain a worthless NEET, and Grimgar was just a more honest (horrifying) approach to the isekai formula.

I think smartphone is sort of taking the opposite route here: it's removed the high-calibur art and visual design and the angsty, edgy nonsense that was designed to make mental cripples think something deep was happening. It's just pure and unapologetic masturbation.

And it's still better than SAO.

0.1/10 story
3/10 animation
3/10 sound
0.1/10 characters
0.1/10 overall

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Mayobe Oct 4, 2022

Oh gods...

EclairEagle Oct 3, 2022

Be wary that a second season is coming! LOL

Eloukoone Apr 21, 2021

The worst part is they didnt even do the harem aspect right, a show of wichs content is only fan service does not even have a satisfying end to it.

Sailnir Jan 7, 2021

"And it's still better than SAO." That made me laugh.

insakna Jul 27, 2020

i thought after dropping this show i was properly inspired to write a review that could encapsulate what a completely irredeemable piece of garbage it is but it seems you have done a far better job at conveying that than i did