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Beast Tamer

Dec 26, 2022

The Great Value of Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World and the Seattle's Best of The Irregular at Magic High School

A Spoiler Free Review

Much like a decent store brand canned good, this anime does a decent job of telling the story it wants to tell. Unfortunately, also like most store brands, the story it is telling is uninspired and fails to distinguish itself in any way. The one positive I will state is that it avoids the icky mess the Harem in the Labyrinth dives head first into. While both shows rely heavily on the cuteness of the various monster/fairy girls, Beast Tamer manages to keep their relationships G rated.

This show is in some ways helped by coming out the same season as I've Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills because that show was not only much more boring, but was boring in a way that became offensive. Overall, Beast Tamer ends up being acceptable turn-your-brain-off entertainment, but you won't really get anything out of it in the end.  


Generic Isekai Plot, Mk. I and Generic Battle High School Plot.

Generic Isekai Plot, Mk. I: Protagonist suddenly becomes unusually strong after he becomes an "adventurer" and builds up a harem of cute girls he is oblivious to. The only variation for this anime is that it's not actually an isekai, the MC was once an undervalued part of the Hero's Party (more on this below), and that the protagonist is a beast tamer. By the way, Generic Isekai Plot, Mk. II involves a training/magic school, and GIP Mk. III involves a dating sim. There is no GIP Mk. IV because all generic isekai follow one or more of the three previously mentioned plots.

Generic Battle High School Plot: Protagonist whose abilities fall so far out of the norm that his worth is greatly undervalued by the established "Best at X Type of Battle" actually turns out to be the best at X Type of battle. The only variation on this generic plot in this anime is that it isn't set at a high school that doubles as a battle training academy.


Once again acceptable if uninspired. The MC is like most recent isekai/ fantasy MCs; his design is neither good or bad, instead it is as average as can be. The girls he picks up along the way are acceptable but none particularly stand out. The battles are okay but the show relies a little too much on the "pan across a still frame for 15 seconds" trick to pad out the animation. But I won't fault this anime too heavily for it as that process is rampant in all anime these  days.


This anime has sounds. They are mostly inoffensive.


Totally generic for this type of show. None stand out as particularly good or bad. They just exist to advance the story.


In conclusion, I've expended much more energy and thought trying to write a unique review for this anime than its creators spent to produce a unique anime. Or more simply stated, MEH

2/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall

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