The 8th son? Are you kidding me?

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2.7
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Not bad, yeah isekai but not bad
    I'm mostly rating this 5 stars because I think it's underrrated right now with so few reviews. The first episode was pretty engaging and it'll most likely be a show I'll want to watch from week to week. I don't know if it'll be a top tier show this season, but it's going on my "solid" list at least, for now.
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    An inconsistent Isekai? Are you kidding me?
    TL;DR:One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong
    First Impressions: A beautiful painting with a distractedly cheap frame.
    3 Episode Test: Passed

    From the studios who've brought you series such as Beyblade, Doraemon, Shin-Chan & MÄR, comes a light novel adaptation where sadly there may be a case of the studio's ...
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  • 242 out of 281 people found this review helpful:
    Yet again we ask, "Why is this an isekai?"
    After two episodes, The 8th Son is clearly not poorly written and not poorly produced. It's genuinely not bad. It's also not particularly good. Except at one thing:

    It is a perfect example of how the isekai craze is creative cancer. There is no reason, none whatsoever, that this show's protagonist should come from another world. Thus far it has had zero impact on anything. All ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Generic but fun, def rec reading over watching
    So after watching the first episode I got curious and binge read the entire 45 chapters of manga up to date as of April 16, 2020 (its quarantine in COVID, dont judge me). Its a fun anime about how your typical salaryman somehow magically wakes up in another world. The minor differences in this is that, this guy was not murdered but just fell asleep and woke up in a young boys body. Also, it shows ...
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Looks like it was made in MS paint
    The animation is pretty lackluster and borders on lazy/bad. If this came out maybe 10 years ago it might’ve held up but this is 2020 and the first couple of episodes were just bland. This feels less like an anime with actual passion behind it and more of a quick cash grab.

    The whole premise of the anime is that the mc is the eighth son of a poor noble family, but what’s the point of making him ...
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  • 9 out of 18 people found this review helpful:
    Great Show! Different from manga
    So far the show's pace is way faster than the manga but it feels so fresh telling the story from a different perspective. I recommend reading the manga to get a better understanding/background for each character. also the OP and Ending songs are really good! can't wait to see how this one will go.
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Slice of lief meets magic
    I like it it's a bit different, Slice of Life mixed with a reincarnated magic life. All three episodes so far has been well written and makes for a good story. It is like a few other animes along the same line that makes this one an Anime worth following,
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    don't expect anything other then an isekai.
    for an Isekai, this is one of the better written ones in recent years besides overlord and reincarnated as a slime.

    in a world if your not the first born you can't inherit anything when you grow up and must survive on your own. A guy with magic aptitude is looking to be free of the shackles of society. so he wants to be an adventures.
    from 1st 3 episode i'd say this is quite a mature Isekai ...
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  • 1 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A truly masterpiece!!!
    This is a truly masterpiece, and the opening music is beautiful.
    Its like a mix of kenja no mago with Tensei Shitara Slime datta ken Wiki and sword art online. Awesome!
    This is a truly masterpiece, and the opening music is beautiful.
    Its like a mix of kenja no mago with Tensei Shitara Slime datta ken Wiki and sword art online. Awesome!
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  • 30 out of 58 people found this review helpful:
    Re:review, this is disgusting.
    you know, there's a word for grown men who have romantic or sexual relationships with minors, and it's not a good one. the fact that he was reborn in the body of a minor doesn't change the fact that this is immoral and disgusting.

    even ignoring that, this has nothing to offer. it's another boring mary-sue isekai protagonist who gets overpowered and never faces any real adversity or consequences.
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