OP AS HECK!
Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha: Shijou Saikyou no Maou no Shiso, Tensei shite Shison-tachi no Gakkou e
The Misfit of Demon King Academy
Genres: Action, Demons, Magic, Fantasy, School
It is no doubt that light novel writer tend to like putting power fantasy into their main characters. It even more worst when it is OP as heck to point of a world destroyer or saviour level. It is fine they write down the origin of the character or maybe make fun of it (like one punch man). But what the point of it when most of the problem in the series are solved easily with just 1 spell.
This anime started with an OP main protagonist who was Demon King that imprisoned for two thousand years. After a small changes to the demon world history, he came back to claim the throne and reclaim title of the real demon king. And what is the best method to do that? BY ENTERING FREAKING HIGH SCHOOL. You might think im negative about this anime, but i think the problem probably depend if you can enjoy mindless popcorn action flick without plots pretty much. Even competition that happened in this series have zero stake, you will know exactly how it will turn out.
Aside from our main protagonist, all other characters are super boring and merely overshadowed by him. In many other power fantasy anime, usually they have colourful helper characters that can assist or at least being an entertaining character. As for the story wise, yes it got a world building in a world where we have heroes vs demons, to point that it became pointless throughout the series. As for anime production wise, it was one of my favourite studio so i think most OP spell are very flashy & pretty.
Should you watch this anime? Yes only if you dont mind mindless OP power fantasy character who being cocky and bully other lesser being, then you will enjoy this anime. I think it is enjoyable, but it felt shallow.
Alternative : 4 characters I feel very similar to this character design in other anime are : Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Hataraku Maou Sama, Overlord & my trashy favourite anime titled How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
Why this was overhyped as hell?
Title : The God of High School
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Martial Arts, Fantasy
I noticed lately that there are more korean webtoons & crunchyroll anime adaptation on the market. It is not that i personally dont like it, but sometimes studio tried to bring it to the market without understand why the source material works.
The way to describe this anime is that it is a over-the-top battle anime that focus on tournaments around high school students. But before i go deep into the story, I will start with saying that animation of this anime are top notch. The animation feel fluid & dynamic, especially certain combat fights that quite intense and have camera angles. But that pretty much all good things i can say about this anime. Mainly because this anime missing a lot proper setup that made it is just spectacle popcorn action flick, with nothing else.
The story start pretty strong by showing our 3 characters strength. Then immediately the series started with a tournament where everyone participated and showing their true power. Aside from some foreshadow story about our main characters, there arent many moments that show on how each characters get freaking strong. Because this isnt purely martial arts anime, the element of super natural pretty much killed this anime for me. How each super powers works? No time to explain, just do flashy stuffs on the screen.
As usual, if you want to watch over the top action anime, pretty go watch this, but because there arent depth in characters, motivation, plots everything feels like super shallow just flashy. Animation production is pretty good though.
Alternative : Random battle anime with tournament that i can remember (as i dont watch many of them). Hunter X Hunter, Tower of God, Megalo Box & maybe super old anime The Law of Ueki