The 8th son? Are you kidding me?

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (39)
  • 3
    (52)
  • 2
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2.7
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  • I personally love it.
    everyone is being super hard on this show. i enjoy when a new episode comes out. sure somethings have been a little lazy in the writing process but for the most part ive really enjoyed the story they have been putting in front of us. yep yep yep yep yep
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  • Never delivers on its premise
    I watched the entire first season before writing this review. As others will note, the animation is more like a slideshow of bland poses, the character development is nonexistent, and the show never feels like it fulfills any of its promises.

    In particular, I feel that we were promised a story where the main character would have to struggle to overcome challenges and ultimately succeed through ...
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  • Lacking what matters
    To be honest there are a lot of reviews saying the same thing but really long winded. To me it can easily be summed up. The anime itself really isnt that bad tbh. I've seen plenty of anime where the story jumps a lot with little to no character developement. But that isn't the main issue here. The main problem it lacks is the action itself. Almost every episode has a hurdle Well must face. The ...
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  • It's OK not amazing just OK.
    It's OK not amazing just OK.
    The Characters are very well developed but at least they aren't all completely one dimensional.
    The Protagonist doesn't really act like a human being, more like a lost puppy completely devoid of a moral compass or the ability to decide anything for himself.
    Also he is eternally surprised by every single thing he sees or hears in this world he has supposedly grown ...
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  • Generic isekai, however
    By most anime standards, this anime is average. The art is passable, the animation is meh and the story is your generic "guy gets reborn in mystical land with superpowers" type of story that we've already seen a million times from these kinds of anime.

    There is one aspect to the story that I found interesting however. As expected, the hero's gains an insane power very quickly which is standard, ...
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  • Not really isekai and generic
    This show is not bad but the story is very generic. I've seen worse (those that hit cringe level). Yes, the story has the MC come from another world but no knowledge comes from another (our) world to this fantasy world except for food cravings.

    In terms of plot, it is very much just a random MC who just got a lot a magic power and deals with issues relating to having that much ability and his ...
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  • Lacks depth and context
    Lacks depth and context, content feels rushed and skipped over barely pieceing together a story. Havent read the manga but i feel how rushed it is just by the timeline pace and major events happening too fast paced without explanation, just throwing it there to get it out of the way. They were given a content filled manga to make anime production easy but decided to rush it all
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  • A nicely paced story
    Is this a ground breaking original, No.

    Is this going down in history as a classic that should be beholden, No.

    Is this a nice story that gets to the point and is easy to absorb, Yes.

    This fills a 20 minute void in reality, adequately.

    Disregard the elitist reviewers. The Episode ratings are 4-5 Stars throughout.
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  • It's an Isekai! ...kinda.
    Overall, it's an Isekai. If you're looking for a power trip fantasy, it's got some of that. Everything works out for the main character, randomly, because of course. I can't really identify with the character, and I felt like the show rips off other Isekai shows, but the art can be decent. Many of the action scenes are barely animated, and it seems like they went out of their way to avoid doing ...
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  • decent isekai focused more on historical politics
    8th is a decent isekai adapting yet another series of light novels, this time with a focus on historical politics and intrigue. The MC named Well is OP as with many other isekai fantasy shows, but this time his power really only gets his feet in the door. It was nice to see a standard OP isekai protag in more realistic situations where is powers would be of little use.
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    That said, this ...
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