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Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose

Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose

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Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose

Series Overview

Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose (Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy / 幼なじみが絶対に負けないラブコメ) is the worst rom-com anime I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s the only rom-com I’ve rated 1/10.

Based on the name, you might be thinking “Finally, a rom-com where the childhood friend wins! It’s just what I’ve been wanting!” But, the reality is that the title of the series is much more literal than you might think. It’s not a rom-com in which the childhood friend wins.

It’s a rom-com (harem) in which every character is a childhood friend. So, technically speaking, the childhood friend won’t lose in the end. But it’s not as if there’s a specific childhood friend character who wins out against other character archetypes.

If I had to choose one thing about this anime I hate, it would be everything. Seriously, the OP and ED are bad, the characters are garbage, the plot is terrible and full of holes, the art is bland, and the animation is barely there.

The only thing that makes Osamake worth watching in any capacity is how stupid the plot developments are. For example, it’s revealed that the protagonist’s mother was an actress who died because she acted like she died too well for a TV show and it really happened.

And, in case you’re wondering, yes, this event is portrayed as completely serious and a tragic part of the protagonist’s past. I honestly thought it was supposed to be a gag at first. But once I realized it wasn’t, that just made it even funnier.

Unfortunately, even with that scene existing, I can’t recommend Osamake even to fans of bad anime. The truth is, most of the series is just extremely boring, not funny because it’s so bad.

Childhood Friends

Maru Sueharu is the protagonist and a former child actor (as are all the main characters, apparently). He’s an extremely bland character, but he’s not as dense as most harem protagonists, so he has that going for him.

Kuroha “Kuro” Shida is one of Maru’s childhood friends. And, to me, she’s the one who really embodies the childhood friend archetype. Yes, they’re all his childhood friends. But that’s basically all there is to Kuro’s character.

Kuro also has three younger sisters, Midori, Aoi, and Akane. I believe they’re referred to as the “color sisters” because midori, aoi, and aka are the Japanese words for green, blue, and red respectively. Kuro is Japanese for black.

Kuro, Shiro, and Momo from the anime series Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose
Kuro, Shiro, and Momo

Shirokusa “Shiro” Kachi is the next childhood friend of Maru. While Kuro’s nickname means black, Shiro’s nickname means white. And just like their names, these two characters are opposites.

Shiro is the girl Maru initially has a crush on. She’s popular among the boys, works as a model, and also acts and writes screenplays because that’s what everyone in this anime does. But, she’s still a childhood friend at the end of the day.

The third childhood friend is Maria “Momo” Momosaka. Momo is Japanese for peach, though that doesn’t really matter as much as Kuro and Shiro’s name meanings. Anyway, besides being a childhood friend of Maru, Momo also fills the role of the little sister who isn’t blood-related.

Kuro and Shiro do view Momo as another romantic rival, but she’s not their main concern. Most of their energy is focused on battling it out with each other, which allows Momo to sneak past and get close to Maru.

Romcom Where The Viewers All Lose

Earlier I mentioned that this anime isn’t really even suitable for fans of bad anime because it’s primarily just boring. It’s actually a very difficult anime to watch and I’m fairly surprised that I actually finished it despite the fact that I don’t drop anime anymore.

If you’re wondering why I don’t drop anime, it’s because every anime I watch is something I can review. And I generally don’t like reviewing things unless I’ve finished them. So, if I start an anime, there’s a very high probability that I’ll finish it.

With that said, this might have been the hardest anime to watch of the year so far. I know I said that about something earlier this year, but I can’t remember what. Ex-Arm is the other 1/10 I’ve given so far this year, but I don’t feel like I said that about Ex-Arm (maybe I did).

Momo, Kuro, and Shiro from the anime series Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose
Momo, Kuro, and Shiro

Perhaps I’m just not interested in all this random high school drama. I’m pretty far removed from high school, after all. But I think it’s more than that. The characters are genuinely poorly written and that makes it hard to get invested in any way.

They’re written like cheesy, cringey characters from a bad 80s movie. Maru literally has a dance-off against a romantic rival in front of the whole school. Imagine if the school election dance scene from Napoleon Dynamite was supposed to be serious. That’s the vibe of Osamake; it’s not funny, just uncomfortable.

Oh, and it’s not as if this is just a bad adaptation of a good light novel or anything. Even the light novel is rated low on MyAnimeList, so I’m not entirely sure why this was chosen to get an anime adaptation. I get that a lot of bad series get anime, but the harem genre is so saturated, why this one?

Conclusion

As I stated from the start, Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose is a 1/10. There are definitely anime worse than this one on a technical level — animation, voice acting, etc. But this one is just rough to watch for so many other reasons.

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Nomad: Megalo Box 2

Nomad: Megalo Box 2

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Nomad: Megalo Box 2

Tale of the Nomad

Nomad: Megalo Box 2 (NOMAD メガロボクス2) is the sequel to 2018’s Megalo Box anime. I liked the original season, but I think Megalo Box 2 is actually better. And I’m not the only one who thinks that — this season has a higher average rating on MyAnimeList than the first.

Something you should know about Megalo Box 2 is that it’s very different from the original season. The story it tells is different, as is the structure of the season as a whole. But, that’s actually what made me like it more.

Megalo Box 2 takes place multiple years after the end of the first season. We also get to see how Joe and Yuuri’s final match ended. You may recall it was left kind of ambiguous at the end of the previous season.

I believe it was implied that Joe won, but we never actually saw it happen. This time around, we see that he did win. Yuuri then went on to become a trainer for a new up-and-coming Megalo Boxer named Liu, who eventually fought against and defeated Joe.

As for Team Nowhere, Nanbu (Pops) died and Joe left to travel on his own after basically being kicked out by Sachio who felt Joe wasn’t there for Nanbu in his final moments. That’s a whole thing I won’t get into here.

But, what this season is really about is how Joe comes back from the lowest point in his life. He learns about the importance of family, how your home is wherever your family is, and that megalo boxing isn’t all there is to life.

If you want to see Joe really develop as a character, Nomad: Megalo Box 2 is definitely worth a watch.

Life After Team Nowhere

After leaving Team Nowhere, Joe wanders around on his motorcycle and enters low-level megalo boxing matches under the name Nomad. However, he doesn’t do this because he wants to keep boxing. Rather, it’s all he knows how to do and he needs money.

What does Joe need money for? Well, aside from gas for his motorcycle (probably), the main thing he spends his money on is painkillers. Joe’s become dependent on painkillers, as do many megalo boxers, apparently.

However, when he meets another megalo boxer who goes by the name Chief, Joe’s life begins to turn around. Chief teaches Joe the importance of his own life by telling him the story of the Nomad and the Hummingbird.

Chief from the anime series Nomad: Megalo Box 2
Chief

The gist of the story is that there’s a nomad on a journey to end his life, and he keeps getting bothered by a hummingbird. The nomad tells the hummingbird that he has nothing, to which the hummingbird responds that he has eyes to see, ears to hear, legs to carry him, etc.

Then the hummingbird dies and the nomad realizes how special the fact that he’s still alive really is. After burying the hummingbird, the nomad then travels back home.

Throughout the season, we’re told the story of the nomad and the hummingbird multiple times. In fact, I’d say we’re told it almost too many times. But, this story is important because it represents the journey Joe is currently on.

Joe, who goes by the name Nomad in the ring, has effectively been on a journey to either die in the ring or from a drug overdose because he feels his life is worthless. But Chief, who has a hummingbird on his gear, teaches Joe how important life is.

The dynamic between Joe and Chief in this season is pretty refreshing after the first season.

Return of Gearless Joe

There have been some spoilers in this review so far, but now is when I’m going to get to some of the more major spoilers. Specifically, this section of the review is going to be looking at the end of Joe’s journey and what led him there.

So, as you may have guessed, Chief dies just like the hummingbird in the story. The gear Chief used in the ring was built by both him and his dead son, and he leaves the gear to Joe upon his passing.

Moving away from Joe for a moment, remember how I mentioned that Yuuri has a student, Liu, who previously defeated Joe? Well, he was defeated and hospitalized by another boxer named Mac who has a chip implanted in his brain that increases his capabilities.

Joe from the anime series Nomad: Megalo Box 2
Joe

While this chip has given Mac his life back, previously having been paralyzed, it also causes issues with his brain and makes him go on rampages. Because of this, he was in danger of losing his family, and his character arc runs parallel with Joe’s.

Now, at the end of the season, Joe gets in the ring with Mac. And this is where Chief’s gear becomes relevant again. Joe is no longer “gearless” Joe. He fights using Chief’s gear in honor of Chief and his son and everything Chief taught Joe.

Before the fight, Joe also makes up with Sachio, who only agrees to let Joe enter the ring if he can throw in the towel whenever it looks like the fight isn’t going to go Joe’s way. Sachio doesn’t want to lose Joe again.

In the end, after a few rounds of fighting, Sachio throws in the towel. Even though Joe doesn’t win the fight, I think this was a great ending. Boxing isn’t everything. Joe understands that now.

Conclusion

I give Nomad: Megalo Box 2 a 7/10, which is the same score I gave the first season. But, I do think this season was the better of the two. So you can think of it as a higher 7/10 than the original Megalo Box got. I’m not going into decimals or a 100 point scale, though.

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement

The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement

Season Overview

The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement (Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan / 七つの大罪 憤怒の審判) is the fourth and final season of the anime. It didn’t really feel like the series was over, but I looked it up and there’s a sequel series, so that makes sense.

And for anyone who watched this series on Netflix, yes, Dragon’s Judgement is the fourth season, not the fifth. Netflix refers to the Signs of Holy War OVA as the second season, which it isn’t.

The first season is just The Seven Deadly Sins, then comes the Signs of Holy War OVA, then the second season is Revival of the Commandments, the third season is Wrath of the Gods, and finally, the fourth season is Dragon’s Judgement.

This season focuses primarily on defeating Demon King and freeing Meliodas and Elizabeth from the curse that the Demon King his Angel counterpart placed upon them. You know, that whole reincarnation and tragic death cycle thing.

Basically, the whole point of this season is to tie up all of the loose ends and bring about conclusions to all of the character storylines. Well, that is, all of the characters except for Arthur. His storyline does get some focus at the end of the season, but I wouldn’t say his story ends.

Arthur is a character who I’d been a bit confused about ever since he was introduced, which I think was at the end of the first season. He always seemed like he was going to be an important character, but it never actually came to pass.

Luckily, if you want more of Arthur’s storyline, that’s what the sequel series Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is about.

Spoilers, For Anyone Who Cares

One of the characters who apparently needed a storyline featured in Dragon’s Judgement is Hawk. Hawk himself didn’t play a major role or anything, but Meliodas and Ban meet Hawk’s older brother Wild while in Purgatory. This seems to just have been included to explain away all of Hawk’s random abilities — he’s originally from Purgatory.

More importantly, we also finally get to meet the fabled Archangel Mael. I actually didn’t realize that Mael had never been revealed in the series. The other Archangels kept saying he died at some point, and I was thinking I just forgot when that happened.

Luckily, this wasn’t a case of my memory being bad. Mael actually wasn’t ever revealed until now. And the big reveal is that Estarossa, son of the Demon King, brother of Meliodas, and member of the Ten Commandments, is actually the Archangel Mael.

Meliodas, Ban, and Wild in Purgatory from the anime series The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement
Meliodas, Ban, and Wild in Purgatory

Honestly, I think this was a pretty dumb development. As it’s explained in the anime, Gowther (real Gowther, not puppet Gowther) altered everyone’s memory so that they thought there was a third Demon prince named Estarossa and that the Archangel Mael had been killed.

Why did Gowther do this? Because by turning Mael into Estarossa, he evened the playing field between the Archangels and Demons, thereby ending the war between them. I don’t really get it, but that’s what we’re told.

Now, moving on to Arthur, we learn that Merlin has actually been using him as a vessel to revive the primordial being Chaos. This came out of left field, but basically, Merlin has been setting everything up for Chaos’ revival from the beginning.

Even Hawk’s mom and Arthur’s pet Cath were part of Merlin’s plan. Though, if you know more about Arthurian legend than I do, you may have seen this coming. Cath Palug is the name of the beast that kills Arthur according to legend.

7DS Redemption Arc?

While there’s definitely a redemption arc for the remaining Commandments within this season, that’s not what I want to discuss in this section of the review. Rather, I’d like to offer some (very slight) praise to The Seven Deadly Sins for this season being better than the previous one.

For starters, the art and animation are better than they were in Wrath of the Gods. Even if you haven’t seen Wrath of the Gods, you’ve seen that one frame of Meliodas sitting up on the bed. Dragon’s Judgement isn’t great. But at least it’s better than that.

I’m also pretty sure it was Wrath of the Gods that had censored blood — at least when it began airing. You may recall seeing blood colored white (or black if it was Demon blood). There’s none of that in this season, which is a nice touch.

Mael and Ludociel from the anime series The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement
Mael and Ludociel

I was also more invested in this season because it focused more on the better characters, like Ban and Merlin. King and Diane were pretty prominent in the previous season, and I can’t say I’m a huge fan of either of them.

The story got a bit more interesting in this season as well. Sure, it still used the same trope of new, more powerful enemies randomly appearing out of nowhere. But at the same time, I felt like the enemies in this season, including the Demon King, Mael, and Chaos, mattered more.

It was no longer that there’s a fight between two sides, such as the Angels and Demons. Now there were singular enemies whose defeats would actually matter. Defeating a Commandment has no tangible reward. Defeating the Demon King does.

Conclusion

In the end, I’d still only give The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement a 2/10. Yes, it was an improvement over the previous season. But, considering how low of a bar that is, an anime can still be terrible and be above it.

At this point, I’m just hoping that the sequel series doesn’t get an anime adaptation. I really don’t want to watch it, but I get the feeling I would for some reason.

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So I’m a Spider, So What?

So I’m a Spider, So What?

So I'm a Spider, So What? anime series cover art
So I’m a Spider, So What?

Series Overview

So I’m a Spider, So What? (Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? / 蜘蛛ですが、なにか?) is a bad isekai anime about a girl who was reincarnated into a fantasy world as a spider. And, yes, regardless of whether or not you like the anime or light novel, this is a bad anime.

While I’m not a huge fan of the story, I think it’s good enough. The story isn’t what makes the anime bad, and so I don’t blame anyone who still likes it. There are other anime I consider bad, but that I still like — so I get it.

As for the story itself, it follows a girl who was reincarnated as a spider and who now finds herself just doing her best to survive each day. The majority of the series’ content featuring Kumoko focuses on her hunting for food and grinding levels so she can gain new skills.

When the anime isn’t following Kumoko, it focuses on her former classmates who were also reincarnated into the fantasy world. However, unlike Kumoko, the majority of her classmates have been reincarnated as humans.

If you’re a fan of TenSura, you’d probably be a fan of this series as well, if you aren’t already. Both are highly influenced by RPGs and have very similar worlds. Also, I think the official Japanese Twitter accounts for both of these series follow each other, so there’s that.

However, I should warn you that TenSura is better than So I’m a Spider, So What? in basically every way. Specifically, So I’m a Spider, So What? struggles in the character, animation, and direction departments. But, considering the average score of this series, I guess a lot of people can look past those things.

Main Characters

Kumoko is the protagonist and easily has the most screen time of any character in the series. That might sound obvious, but I mean that it’s not even close. There are some episodes, especially towards the beginning, in which she’s literally the only character.

Normally, considering Aoi Yuuki voices Kumoko, the fact that she’s so prominent wouldn’t be an issue. But, and this is probably controversial, I don’t think Kumoko is a good character. I find her extremely annoying, and that only gets worse as more of her appear as the series progresses.

At this point, I’d love to be able to point to a different character in the series who I genuinely like more than Kumoko. Unfortunately, I can’t think of anyone. There are other characters whose designs I think are pretty good. But their actual characterization? Not that great.

Kumoko from the anime series So I'm a Spider, So What?
Kumoko

Schlain is effectively the second main character of the series, despite the fact that he’s not even listed in the top 10 most prominent characters on the MyAnimeList page for the series. If you were to ignore Kumoko’s existence, he’s the one you would point to as the protagonist.

As another one of the students who was reincarnated into the fantasy world, Shlain (whose original name I believe was Shuu) got a much better deal than Kumoko. Rather than being reincarnated as a spider in a cave, he was reincarnated as a human prince and the younger brother of the Hero.

The best way I can describe Schlain is to say this: Imagine the most generic fantasy anime protagonist you can think of. That’s it. That’s literally Schlain. So hopefully that illustrates to you why I’m not really all that interested in the characters of this series. They fill the standard fantasy character roles, but that’s it.

Let’s Talk About Directing

One of the biggest issues with So I’m a Spider, So What? is how it looks. For starters, it uses a lot of pretty bad CGI. But, that’s kind of to be expected when you realize this anime is by Millepensee, the same studio that did the 2016 adaptation of Berserk (RIP, Miura).

Now that you know Millepensee is behind this anime, I’d like to bring your attention to the studio’s president, Naoko Shiraishi. She’s married to Shin Itagaki, who just so happens to be the director of this anime. Coincidence? I highly doubt it.

It would be one thing if the direction on this anime was good. Then, I wouldn’t be questioning how Shin happened to get this particular directing job. I mean, he’s directed other things that I liked in the past, such as Ben-To. So it’s not as if he has no experience directing.

Demon Lord Ariel from the anime series So I'm a Spider, So What?
Demon Lord Ariel

However, if you watch this anime, it will become abundantly clear pretty quickly that the direction is absolute garbage. Especially when you get to the episodes that involve the human reincarnations, not Kumoko.

One of my favorite things about this series is that it often focuses shots on the backs of characters’ heads. Most of the frame will be taken up by a blurry head, and then a very small part of the frame might show the character who’s speaking. Usually, their mouth is obscured so they don’t even have to animate lip flaps.

I’ve selected some of the nicer-looking shots to feature in this review. But make no mistake, a very large portion of this anime looks terrible simply because of the framing. I don’t know if this was a conscious, artistic choice. And I don’t know if it would be better or worse if it was.

Is it better to say the director accidentally made something that looks bad out of incompetence or that he chose to make it look bad? Also, I know not everything to do with this was Shin’s choice, but as the director, he’s the one in charge of it all.

Conclusion

So I’m a Spider, So What? is a 3/10. For the first cour or so, I think I had it down at 1. But, the story did get somewhat interesting and Kumoko became a bit less annoying over time. Or maybe I just got used to her.

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How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω anime series cover art
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω

Season Overview

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω (Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Ω / 異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術Ω) is the second season of the anime series How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.

The fact that it has an Ω (omega) in the title almost seems to be implying that this will be the final season. But, it doesn’t complete the story by any means. So either the Ω is just there for the aesthetic, or they’re not going to make a third season of the anime.

Anyway, this season follows Diablo, Rem, and Shera as they escort the high priestess of the church. But, just because they’re escorting the high priestess doesn’t mean that the church isn’t an antagonist organization in this anime — it very much is.

You see, officials from the church put a bounty on the high priestess’s head because they felt that she was interfering in their bid for wealth and power by actually being pious. So, Diablo agrees to accompany her as she goes to confront some of these officials and bring religion back to the church.

Of course, as a literal demon lord, Diablo is also the natural enemy of the church. But because he saved her, the high priestess mistakenly believes Diablo is a god sent to lead the church back onto the path of righteousness. Sure, he’s a nice guy, but that’s a bit of a stretch.

Other than the fact that this arc of the story has an actual plot, which as far as I remember, the first season didn’t have, the two seasons are very similar in their content. Diablo is surrounded by a harem of girls, ecchi things ensue, and he continues to roleplay as a demon lord.

New Characters

Lumachina Weselia is the high priestess of the church. As previously mentioned, some of the other church officials want her killed because she’s getting in the way of their corruption. They’d much rather have a puppet high priestess who they could control for their own gain.

One of Lumachina’s defining character traits is that she always strives to do the right thing, no matter what it costs her personally. This, combined with the fact that she can use some seriously powerful holy magic, makes her a formidable foe for the corrupt members of the church.

The second new character of note is Horn. She’s a young beastman(girl) who grew up on the streets and makes a living by stealing and offering to guide adventurers into the nearby dungeon. She hides her gender because it would be problematic for her lifestyle and line of work.

Lumachina and Diablo from the anime series How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω
Lumachina and Diablo

Rose is an android created by Diablo in the past when the world he now finds himself in was just a game. She’s the guardian of his personal dungeon in which he stores all of the rare and valuable items he collected throughout his time playing.

And the last new character I want to mention is Fanis Laminitus, the leader of the town Horn is from and Diablo’s dungeon is located near. Despite living in the middle of the desert, Fanis is a pirate. She leads a fleet of magical sand ships (I think they float) and she wields a long gun as a weapon.

Surprisingly, I think Lumachina is actually my favorite of these newly introduced girls. She’s pretty vanilla, but she also gets the most development by far. Rose is probably second, with Fanis a close third. Horn is easily the worst, which I wasn’t expecting to be the case at all.

Comparison to Season 1

I know a lot of people really didn’t like the first season of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord. However, I enjoyed watching it a lot. It doesn’t take itself seriously and I generally found it to be fun to watch even if it was stupid at times.

With the second season, I was really hoping that it would be just as good as I remembered it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I still like How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω. But I also think it’s a fairly substantial downgrade from the first season.

There’s nothing I feel is bad about this season. However, some of the jokes and gags featured in it have lost their novelty as they’re the same ones found in the first season. And a comedy series with old jokes isn’t going to be as good as one with fresh jokes.

Fanis Laminitus from the anime series How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω
Fanis Laminitus

I’m also not really sure how I feel about this season having such a prominent plot and story direction. It helped to differentiate this season from the previous season, for sure. But it also felt like it was restricting what the series could do to an extent.

For example, think about how KonoSuba would be different if the story focused heavily on the plot of defeating all the demon king’s generals to save the world. That would limit a lot of the gags and character moments that give KonoSuba its charm.

I’ll also say that the first season of this anime came out in 2018. It’s very possible that if I watched it today, I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as I did back then. So, perhaps this season is actually just as good (or bad, depending on how you feel about it) and my taste has simply changed over time.

Conclusion

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω is a 6/10 from me. I definitely still found the anime to be enjoyable. But there was never a point while watching it that I thought it was “good” like I did with the previous season.

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