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Saikyou Onmyouji no Isekai Tenseiki
The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another World

This anime is your typical Isekai with an overpowered protagonist that everyone treats like a saint because he is the only capable person in the whole universe.
It's just like I said, only with the slight difference that the anime has a decent plot and progression. Until the last episode, there were several events that you didn't see coming and that were unusual. Likewise, the protagonist was given some depth through his background. Positive words aside, the anime remains just plain dull average after all, even though I found it interesting from time to time. The problem is simply that it does everything you do in a weak isekai, except that the story is a bit more mature.

The most interesting aspect of the show for me was not just the protagonist's use of alternate magic. It was the way he was trying to live his contradictory life. He wanted to prevent it from ending the same way as his previous life and talked about it so many times, yet he chose the wrong paths over and over again. It was misleading at first, but it was resolved by the end.

Unfortunately, this Anime will never be able to grow out of itself because it simply lacks essence. It's empty, there's just nothing there. Empty fights lead to nothing, except to show how strong the protagonist is. The dialogues are just written one-sided to hype the protagonist. If you could ask what the job of the other main female characters is, it would be this - "You stay right here and try to look cute". There's nothing more to it than that, they have no particular relevance and there's no moment that didn't have to be solved with their help. The protagonist could have done everything on his own and you wouldn't even need them.
Thank God the characters were average and not annoying, which makes the whole thing more bearable.

Only the last 2 episodes were really interesting, even if the result disappointed me. The anime had many decent basic ideas that unfortunately came to nothing.

I'd like to give them more, but that's beyond the realm of possibility. Compared to the protagonist, they were all just showpieces. They had minimal personality, that was it, there is nothing more behind them.
As said before, the protagonist was the one-sided dominance of this series, who gave no one else the show. Which simply allowed nothing to happen.

The animations were also very erratic, now and then they reached an above-average level and then again they were just bad. From episode 7/8 on, you saw a particular drop in quality. Backgrounds were also only average.

[Conclusion 4]

The anime is not bad and for me one of the "better" Isekai I have seen. However, it is crammed with ideas, where none was executed. Which is a shame, in more capable hands it could have been even a better Isekai than Shield Hero.

[Enjoyment 5]

4/10 story
5.5/10 animation
5.5/10 sound
4.5/10 characters
4.5/10 overall

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birdlandmemories May 30, 2023

I don't know if you've seen Iceblade Sorcerer, but having just finished that one, I immedately got the idea that this is just a carbon copy. Pretty remarkable and biazarre they came out the exact same season. Too many similar by the book isekai these days. Some are entertaining but they're definitely not original.