Isekai Cheat Magician (Episode 1) – Two Ordinary People Summoned To Another World!?

Isekai anime, am I right?
There sure is a lot of it these days..

There’s still one more that hasn’t aired too, but I won’t be watching it.
Maou-sama, Retry!, Arifureta, and now Isekai Cheat Magician are all the isekai anime I’ll be covering this season.

I know I’ve said that I love fantasy anime, and isekai by extension.
Once again I have to say, we’ll see how I feel about that after this season! I also still have to watch Shield Hero at some point, and that will probably be sooner than later.

Who am I kidding though, I love this stuff.
I have to wait an entire week for another episode?

Isekai Cheat Taichi Rin.jpg

Summoned to Another World?!

A regular highschool boy, Taichi, and his regular highschool childhood friend, Rin, are walking to school when all of the sudden… they’re summoned to another world via magic!

In this new world, they are attacked by an obsidian horse – which is a horse with an obsidian horn on it’s head, and can breathe fire. A group of adventurers save them, and take them into town. The two go to the local adventurer’s guild so that they can become adventurers (the natural choice for our isekai main characters). They undergo a test of their magical abilities, and apparently are so powerful (Taichi broke the crystal ball) that the guildmaster has a cute golden-haired girl take them to some remote house that contains a witch.

The witch then tests their magic, and tells them that they are going to be her apprentices.

The episode ends with some shadowy figures mentioning the summoning ritual and how they are still tracking down whoever was summoned, or something like this.

Isekai Cheat Ep1 Crystal Ball.jpg
Taichi actually just has a lot of grip strength.

Episode Thoughts

What can I say? This is textbook isekai right here. Textbook. We had a few minutes of the characters prior to their summons, a frightening first experience in a new world, and a revelation that they are actually overpowered. Apparently it’s mandatory for isekai protagonists to be overpowered, and I’m not really sure why. But hey, I didn’t write the textbook, and Isekai Cheat Magician is textbook.

Oh, there was also a battle or something at the very beginning with Rin and Taichi fighting, but we’re going to pretend that never happened because that would mean that the entire anime afterwards is just one giant flashback. And I hate flashbacks.

In the end, was the episode good? It was good. But at the same time, it didn’t feel like very much happened. Probably because I’ve seen this “first episode” before, many many times before. While I’ll follow it weekly, I have a feeling that Isekai Cheat Magician is going to end up as one of those anime that is much more satisfying to just binge start to finish. Simply because then it doesn’t matter as much if an episode is lacking, like this one.

Anyways, it’s an isekai, and I love isekai. I can already tell next episode is going to be good too, with our protagonists learning how to use their overpowered magical abilities. Which means hopefully we’ll get some nice scenes of other characters gawking in awe of how strong they are – one of the perks of overpowered characters. Plus I want to see more of that golden-haired girl.

Isekai Cheat Ep1 Golden Fenccer.jpg

In Conclusion…

If Arifureta was a (dark) piece of abstract art that no one understands because it’s trying a bit too hard to be abstract, then Isekai Cheat Magician is a textbook painting of an apple.

If you’ve seen an isekai anime before, you know exactly what to expect here. As well as what to expect going forward, at least for the next few episodes. Still, anime like this really scratch that fantasy itch, so the more the merrier!

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.


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3 thoughts on “Isekai Cheat Magician (Episode 1) – Two Ordinary People Summoned To Another World!?

  1. I started watching this thinking that it was going to be so generic that there was no way I’d like it.

    But, pretty much for the reasons you laid you, it’s staying on my watch list.

    I liked how the two humans from Earth got along. I liked the adventurers who rescued them. I liked the elf and the magician.

    So, yeah, you’re not alone in liking this! Sometimes a painting of an apple is just fine.

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