Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari


Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Kenshi Masaki is a 15-year-old boy who for mysterious reasons has traveled from his home on earth to the parallel world of Geminar. In this world countries are armed with powerful biomechanical humanoid robots called Seikijin, originally discovered in the ruins of an ancient and extinct civilization. After getting involved with a mysterious organization and being tricked into participating in a failed assassination attempt against Lashara Earth XXVIII, the new young ruler of the Shtrayu empire, Kenshi is captured, but contrary to what he would have expected he ends up being recruited by the young ruler to join his group.

Now as a subordinate of Lashara, Kenshi will travel with her and her companions to the Sacred Island, a virtually impenetrable fortress that serves as an academy for training Seikiji pilots, most of whom are female students. Thanks to his adorable looks, his tenacity, survival techniques, and varied abilities that make him come out well from virtually any job that puts him in front, Kenshi soon became a celebrity within the academy, quickly becoming the object of affection of many of the female students, and earning the envy of the male students. Unfortunately the same organization that tricked Kenshi into carrying out the assassination plan is secretly working inside the academy and their plans are about to lead the entire world into a war.

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Released in 2009, Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari is a 13-episode, 51-minute OVA series produced by AIC Spirits and BeSTACK under the direction of Koji Yoshikawa, which turns out to be one of the many by-products of the well-known and considerably extensive Tenchi Muyo franchise! Created by Masaki Kajishima, it is more specifically a spin-off of the OVA’s Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (1992-2003), passed 15 years after these, being the title by which he is known to these OVA s in the United States, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar.

Despite its spin-off character it is worth noting that it is not really necessary to have seen any of the Tenchi Muyo series! before getting with these OVA s, and is that saving the fact that the protagonist, Kenshi, turns out to be the half-brother of Tenchi (protagonist of the other story), that from time to time we will find some other referential nod here and there, and the fact that the series recycles some concepts and names of another work of the same creator called Photon, is not that there really greater relationship between the series, being that as the synopsis indicates, Isekai departs from the premise of a lost boy in another world, then using this to stay in line with what would be the events of the other series of the franchise, Which makes these OVA’s a pretty affordable product to see for anyone.

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Being honest the anime is basically a harem set in a fantasy world, like so many other series out there, something that surely does not attract the attention of many, especially because Isekai does not do much to seek out this generalization, which made me have my reservations when I started watching the OVA s, but despite everything I have to admit that the series ended up being a work that fulfills very well its work of entertaining the spectator, at no time did I get bored and despite the length of the chapters, of one hour each, none ended up being heavy or tedious to watch, if not quite the opposite, being those series that turns into a thing of nothing, delivering very good moments of comedy and action, and an interesting world that I would really like to see more of.

The story, while it is no wonder, taking into account the story so used and reused to the point of weariness in the anime, as it is that of a character lost in a strange world to which he has to save, is not at all bad, is more my biggest problem with the series is that it takes a long time to get the story started, and is that after a pretty good first chapter, Isekai pulls the next 5 or 6 episodes to show us the day to day of Kenshi and company inside a special academy that they begin to attend, which despite its European appearance in the background is just another Japanese institute more than the heap of so many other animes, led by a student council which is given more importance than the direction itself, and which by plot things has a staggering percentage of female students greater than male, giving opportunity for our hero’s Harem to grow little by little, And I’m just not kidding if I say that in the end literally every girl in that place will be interested in him.

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Now, these initial episodes are not bad, in fact they are quite entertaining and have the function of presenting and explaining the different elements of the world of Geminar, while introducing new characters, While allowing us to see the interactions and relationships between them, the problem comes from the fact that during the same time the story barely and hardly advances, not happening in general anything truly relevant, to the point that the Seikijin, the "mechas" of the series barely and they appear in this period, and not until after a good time that the history is taken up again, after which if I no longer have major complaints being a traditional but well-run plot, delivered a couple of mysteries and unexpected twists, and with an ending that while leaving some loose ends on purpose, I guess with the hope that at some point they could make a follow-up, it turns out quite satisfactory in almost everything, except for the fact that they never clarify exactly how it was that Kenshi ended up in that world, let’s tell us why it happened, but they don’t specify who did it.

Speaking of the characters, because they want me to tell them, we are in front of a harem so the female characters abound, having all kinds, appearance and personalities, from the greedy princess, through the super mechanics, the timid assistant, the scolded bodyguard with tsundere tints, the brave and athletic dark elf, the strict and angry student council president, the teacher of great attributes and who likes to be too affectionate to her students, even a queen too libidinous for the safety of others, among many others, most of these quite pleasant to a greater or lesser extent, except of course those that are made directly for you to despise.

On the side of the male characters the numbers are considerably more numbered, not being able to talk much about any of them, either because they are villains that can not comment too much without entering spoilers, or because at first glance his participation in the series is at best forgettable, although at the end the one that really matters is the protagonist, Kenshi, which as I mentioned a few paragraphs above is a Gary Stu, a character who while selling us as childish and with little common sense but with incredible luck with members of the opposite sex, not to mention that it is abnormally strong, athletic, resistant and with developed combat skills, so that it will rarely be in danger, being that it can come out of almost any situation without major inconvenience, Yet it’s not like he’s an annoying character, never hogging the spotlight and being treated for much of the time as an element of comedy in the show, getting into trouble and being constantly scolded, The only meaning to this is possibly the second chapter, where his childishness and common sense become so exaggerated that the character ends up being annoying at times.

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Visually speaking the anime looks really good, the animation is very successful and rarely has quality lows, the backgrounds are varied and are mostly well detailed, character designs are very attractive standing out as not women, and also the designs of the Seikijin although they are curious being quite different to what one is used to seeing, I have liked very much having these their own appeal, and presented a good variety, being that each character has his own with a custom design.

Other elements of the series, such as the flying ships or some of the locations also have their appeal, highlighting in this case the Swan, the ship of our heroes which is basically a floating island with a castle on top.

A good series of OVA s, that despite the initial impressions that it can give because of the genres to which it belongs and that its premise is quite cliche, it turns out to be a work well done but above all entertaining, It is not an essential work but if you want to have a good time it comes quite well, being a series that despite its format looks like nothing.



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