Kid From the Last Dungeon #02 — “Also, We’re a Very Serious Show”

January 11th, 2021

 

Uh, sure.

Impressions:

I know I've mentioned this, but I really can't help but think back to about a decade ago when the big thing was light novels where the protagonist had a scar, or scowled a lot, and that was the reason everybody was constantly freaking out about them. This is like what you'd get if instead of looking scary, characters instead explained that while they didn't look scary, they actually were scary. Over and over and over. And by explain, I mean of course, yelled. The few jokes that aren't of that variety continue to be not so much a parody of what these subgenre does, but just doing the same thing. Like him 'failing' the test because he wrote his answers in super runes instead of… uh… English, I guess? Whatever the 'normal' fantasy language is. That's not a gag. That's just what these things do. Hell, there are already half a dozen adaptations of shows where doing that is in the title of the show.

There's precious little on the story side to carry the week either. This kind of show definitely lends itself more to an episodic bent, and it seemed like the quest of the week would be to hunt down the missing princess (and add her to the harem), but that was introduced and then immediately forgotten. Similarly, there's this whole big weird aside about how there's some secret coup going on with the hunt for Wormtongue, but it's just a bizarre, overly serious insert out of nowhere, totally unconnected to anything else in the episode. Will it even come up again? Who knows! Not to get ahead of myself, but neither of the Monday shows are looking all that palatable at the moment.

       

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  • ZakuAbumi says:

    >”I know I’ve mentioned this, but I really can’t help but think back to about a decade ago when the big thing was light novels where the protagonist had a scar, or scowled a lot, and that was the reason everybody was constantly freaking out about them.”

    Do I need to remind you of Gosick, where the protagonist was discrimated against for having black hair, no doubt something that clearly did not exist in Europe and everyone called him the grim reaper for it?

    I feel dreadful just thinking about that show’s nonsense.

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