Taichi and Rin have graduated from their training and have now been adventurers for a short while. So let’s see what sort of adventuring they get up to in this episode.
Taichi and Rin receive a guild summons and a quest to investigate stolen goods being smuggled into the city. Afterwards, they discover that fruit is becoming expensive. They visit a bar that night to try and fish for information, and end up wrecking some havoc on the patrons. Apparently the bar was a fence for goods, but they had no other info. After they leave the bar they are attacked by assassins. They manage to capture one while the other two escape using a classic smoke bomb.
The next day Myura visits them at their go-to cafe and invites them to form a party with her. They go on a quest to stop the operation that is stealing fruit from the farmers and fight some monsters at a fruit planation. Now the only question is, who among the farmers is feeding information to the unknown enemy?
Another average episode from Isekai Cheat Magician.
I watched this episode, and even now I’m unsure if I enjoyed it or not. Time just passes watching this anime, nothing else. Nothing amazing, but nothing awful. Just anime happening in front of me. There’s no real excitement or tension, because the main characters are overpowered. And because the main characters aren’t very interesting, the fact that they are overpowered is almost a detriment. Because nothing is worse than an overpowered character that has no personality. Isekai Cheat Magician needs a serious injection of edge if it’s going to become interesting anytime soon.
What I will say though is that I got a few laughs out of Taichi this episode. I mentioned last episode he’s a total airhead, and he continued to prove that this time around. First of all, for some reason he feels the need to convert 1 silver to 10,000 yen in his mind, while living in a world that doesn’t use yen. What’s the point exactly? To make me laugh, I guess! They even compare the price to what it used to be, so trying to give people an idea of the value in yen was just comedic.
He also teased Rin for actually reading up on the world and learning about the various nations relative to where they are. Taichi would much prefer to just wander the land without a clue what was going on or where he is going, apparently. But hey, his favourite part of this whole isekai experience is that he doesn’t have to study anymore.
In summary, Taichi is proving to be a total clown of a protagonist. He’s overpowered, but that’s about it because his head is fairly empty. Which is why it’s a damn good thing Rin ended up in this world with him. He’s good for laughs, but not much else. Just a very average character with nothing really special going for him except that he says funny things sometimes because of how clueless he is.
The first two episodes led me to think that Isekai Cheat Magician was going to be a solid “7” anime. It’s just so average, with nothing about it standing out. But I’m starting to feel like it’s actually a solid “6” anime, or maybe worse. There really is a severe lack of anything interesting going on in this series so far, and I hope that things pick up soon, but even then I’m not sure how they’ll be able to do it with such a boring pair of overpowered main characters.
That slime anime is almost looking better at this point, although I’ll try to maintain some optimism that this doesn’t end up being the case!
Until next time,
Thanks for reading.
Other Isekai Cheat Magician Posts
- Episode 1 – Two Ordinary People Summoned To Another World!?
- Episode 2 – Magic Boot Camp
- Episode 3 – Expensive Fruit
- Episode 4 – Desperate Power
- Episode 5 – City in Danger
- Episode 6 – Stop! They’re Already Dead!
- Episode 7 – Taichi Becomes A Summoner
- Episode 8 – Looming Rebellion
- Episode 9 – Taichi of the Rebellion
- Episode 10 – Duel
- Episode 11 – Lunatic of the Rebellion