The 8th son? Are you kidding me?

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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Liked the Manga? Then you may NOT like this Anime!
    Been a fan of isekai manga/anime and haven read the light novel/manga and liked it alot and I had high expectations for this anime. The manga start off building up a solid character and puts down the foundations for a good isekai. New character are added in on a good way and character building is good along with a good story even if it was a bit generic like many other isekai series, but develops ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Art is good, Story is bad
    Six episodes in and things are getting worse. They skipped the most fundamental rule of a story. Show don't Tell. We saw no fighting, no battles, no struggles, no hero journey. No romance between the MC and his concubines. Very little with Elise. Sorry but that's just poor writing.

    Why is this an Isekai? There is no real quests for the Party, who don't even behave as a party. No danger. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    As budget as you can get
    Art: 7/10. Generic rpg characters, but pretty cute nonetheless. If you imagine the anime as a slideshow the art is pretty nice.

    Animation:2/10. It feels like they try to animate as little as possible, therefore saving as much money as they can. There's pretty much only been 1 fight so far at ep 6 and that's with the bone dragon which was entirely CGI

    Story 5/10. I feel like there's potential ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Nothing new but a solid performance
    I enjoy the pacing of the episodes and very little is over dramatized. The characters are a little on the generic side (or very). This isn't a piece that brings anything new to the table but what it does bring is good and I'm excited to see what it will build up to
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Paced like an Spaztic Toddler on a Sugar High
    I usually reserve my reviews for after I have finished at least a season, but holy crap, I'm 6 episodes in and the pacing is not getting any better. I thought maybe it just felt fast at the start so that it could get to the action or main plot or something. Nope. It wasn't doing that.

    Instead, we continue to jump from place to place and from time to time with little to no explanation. If we're ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I was happy at first? But
    This is semi ok adaptation of one favorite light novel? But the animation is sub par and only plus are the designs of architect are better then some anime and they are some what faithful to the character design. Also the storytelling/ music and emotional scenes are rough and dry and don't pack a punch and fall flat. Inclusion I think is fine and I'll will keep reading the LN instead.
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  • 4 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Better than it deserves to be
    Will The 8th son? Are you kidding me? become a smash hit in anime and be remembered for years to come? No.

    Is it a decent seasonal anime? Yes.

    The world the are building is pretty good, and the writing is better than it has any right to be.

    The comments about it "Not needing to be another isekai" are, IMO, false.

    The reason? You can't have the setup of not knowing the social ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Disappointment, the anime
    The title doesn't make you expect much out of this to begin with. It seems like it might be different, but its kind of hard to imagine how. Is he going to have to kill 7 brothers? Do they each have some specialty he must surpass? Is his life worthless as the 8th son?

    But in a mere 4 episodes, the title becomes irrelevant. To be honest, it was obvious that it was irrelevant by the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An Isekai Craze victim
    As several others have stated in their reviews, there is no real point to making this an isekai. The protag needs the ability to read and write in order to progress the way the story wants, which is given to him due to being from another world. But there are easy in-world ways to get this knowledge, and no discernable other reason he needs to be from anywhere but where he is at the time of the ...
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  • 23 out of 44 people found this review helpful:
    THIS ANIME IS A MODERN MASTER PIECE
    IDK how, but this is the first story in all of fiction to have absolutely no conflict. There is literally no struggle or conflict in this story which completely shatters the rules of story design. Even Shakespeare could not achieve this feat. Even more amazing it got produced into budgeted work that makes money. This is apocalypse level crap right here. The MC has no goal, strife or struggle there ...
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