Infinite Dendrogram #01 — Trapped in the Character Creator

January 9th, 2020


Did we really need five minutes of character creation?


Well, considering we moved on from there to a dude straight up explaining all the basic facts about the setting, which is how this setting is a game, but literally everything in it is the same as real life, possibly the five minutes of character creation aren't the worst thing. Or maybe it's more accurate to say that it's all the worst thing. We're halfway through the episode and all we've established is that we're supposed to assume that everything is exactly as it appears and is no different from if it was just a regular fantasy setting without all the exposition. What was the goddamned point of any of it then? And yet, somehow, more story than the goddamned cat slave show.

But we could still theoretically salvage things with visual spectacle and an awesome action scene. Yeah, I'd still be sarcastic, but I survived Blood+, and sticking with that eventually led to a part where there were literally blender monsters eating an entire city. Bad news about that. While it might have been slightly better animated than that other MMO show about a masochistic girl, it took the same approach to its fight scene. Which is to say I hope you like watching gauges go down and seeing someone pop the top off a potion. This one can't pretend that it's a parody though, and it gets especially bad when he's shouting out a speech about how all he wants is a happy end for a little girl. Then an insert song kicks in and his slave wife sword pops out. They'll at least be animating him attacking once though, right? …Right? It's the big climax moment of the episode. …Nope!

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • anise_punter says:

    Dude in a bear costume wielding a gatling gun is a good start but also basically forfeits any right this show has to take itself seriously at any point.

  • NeclordX says:

    You know what would be really refreshing for a change? An anime about people playing a game that actually Works as a game.
    Don’t get me wrong, between an anime about fantasy and an anime about playing a fantasy game I would always pick the first. But if we are going to have to deal with people playing games and status screens at the very least they could remotely work as a game.

  • Anonymous says:

    “give me all of your endless possibility”
    a presumptuous lad aint he. anyways despite suffering through many a litrpg I was bored out of my skull and started skipping while watching. Its all “super real” but he has his pain turned off and I doubt any of those human intellect AI will complain about being entertainment.

    tldr will most likely drop the show and only keep up with it through you, if you keep covering it.

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