Michael Blaker’s Anime Sunday: “Chillin in Another World With Level 2 Super Cheat Powers” Episode 01 Impressions

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Hey all, I’m back with another Anime Sunday with this week being a look at one of the previous season’s new shows. It’s my “Chillin in Another World With Level 2 Super Cheat Powers” Episode 01 Impressions.

Plot: This isn’t like most Isekai series because the main character named Banaza doesn’t actually come from Earth but another fantasy world like the one he eventually arrives in. The basic premise is that he’s just an ordinary merchant until he gets summoned to the Kingdom of Klyrode as a hero candidate but is treated as useless because he starts with low stats and level one abilities when he first arrives. The Kingdom of Klyrode summoned hero candidates in hopes of them helping the kingdom to battle an army of demons. Because of his being at level one with no special abilities, Banaza is banished by the king to a dangerous forest. When he does try to find his abilities, he kills a creature in the forest that had attacked him and levels up, which makes him become very powerful. It is pretty hilarious, but I hope the entire show doesn’t devolve into being a series of endless misunderstandings where Banaza never really figures out how ridiculously overpowered he became. It didn’t seem to be going that way at the end of the first episode though so I’m hopeful.

Characters: Banaza is the ordinary merchant who was summoned to Klyrode, and he’s pretty decent for a main character. We don’t really get to meet many more characters by the end of the first episode, but maybe a few of them will be plot relevant in future episodes.

Art: The art is decent, but not the best I’ve seen. Still, it’s leagues ahead of what Studio Deen is capable of producing.

Music: The music is okay, but it is fairly bland overall.

Overall: A decent and somewhat interesting take on the Isekai genre, but whether it can rise above its numerous competitors will depend on future episodes.

For those who like: Fantasy, Isekai, Drama, Action, and Adventure.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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