May 21, 2019

DANGER! The Levels of "PROBLEMATIC" are Over 9000!

So, this Rising of the Shield Hero show; I've started watching it.

Well, I'm leaning towards "good" but that's going to depend what happens in the next few episodes.

Also: Raccoons are awesome.

So far it is a very hard show to watch, but it has really impressed me.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 09:43 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Manga was really good, although I burned out after the first major arc ended with almost a deux ex machina intruding and setting things right in a hopeless situation. It very much became a power inflation story, not dissimilar to DBZ after the Cell arc, IMHO. Not going to spoil it for you, but temper your expectations.

I am much enjoying the Raising of Spear Hero now. It's a spin-off, where the main characters are the Shield and Spear heroes, only somewhat patched up. You might have already noticed that Naofumi is a bit of a douchebag, and Motoyasu is worse. The result of their improvement is much better than the Shield Hero, I think. Unfortunately, it's more comedic too, and I am afraid that if Spear Hero ever gets animated, it's going to end in a gag series of 3-minute episodes with chibis.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue May 21 22:46:44 2019 (LZ7Bg)

2 I picked up the first book quite a while back, read it, and bounced hard off the series. Naofumi's a jerk, everyone else is a jerk (except for Raph, who is Best Raccoon), and it felt like there weren't enough non-jerks to care about.
A friend got into it and was having a good time, so I tried some more, and it pulls its head out before too long. Non-jerks start turning up and it becomes much more fun as a whole. At the end of the first book I didn't think I would want to visit again, but by the end of the second it felt like I could have some fun with it, and it improved from there.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Wed May 22 02:49:20 2019 (v29Tn)

3 Naofumi being a Jerk, well, kind of justified considering he got shanghaied into being the goat of the heroes, and then fucked over left and right, from being accused to Rape and basically excommunicated. But he's actually very principled too, and in his way he's a better hero than all of those who have gotten royalty's favor. But he can be a bit too uncompromising.

Posted by: Mauser at Wed May 22 22:06:56 2019 (Ix1l6)

4 Filo is not a jerk either, I thought?

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu May 23 11:58:46 2019 (LZ7Bg)

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