Not Quite a Grognard
I could do without it. More original fantasy would be great!
About that one : all we're getting for now is the pilot, which already aired as a New Year special. The proper TV series won't be until Summer.I'm pretty excited for [...] Lord El-Melloi II-sei no Jikenbo
I was on the fence until I realized that it was a good opportunity to use penguin emoji.Holy shit she did it.
There's enough delay in the web novel -> anime pipeline that things may have already changed somewhat, and those changes just haven't arrived here yet. Like, after that one recent Sword Art Online episode, the writer apologized and said he wouldn't have written in a rape scene like that nowadays; back then he was a lot newer and was following the trends of the day. But all that is largely a black box to us.Which might require anime producers to either be more judicious about which Narou novels to adapt, or abandon Shousetsuka ni Narou as an adaptation source altogether, either one of which will mean leaving money on the table for at least the near future.
I’m not putting odds on the site’s writerbase moving away from slavery as a plot device. Or its readers, or the people at the publishers who decide which stories to pick up. (On the other hand, putting it like that, the trend has quite a few points of failure...)
Original Waver Velvet was already pretty grumpy...About that one : all we're getting for now is the pilot, which already aired as a New Year special. The proper TV series won't be until Summer.
(And hey, if anyone was crying out for "the further adventures of grumpy older Waver Velvet", then it nails it down to a tee.)
I don't mind the occasional power fantasy, but they do take up a far too large chunk of the isekai subgenre just as isekai itself occupies too much of the fantasy genre in anime/manga/LN.I actually don't mind isekai, I just want it to stop being power fantasies with op protagonists. Give me something like, now and then where the protagonist is out of his depth. Doesn't need to be as dark as that one though
That, of course, has its own respectable history, featuring the likes of The Devil is a Part-Timer.Isn't Re:Creators kinda reverse isekai? Ikasei? Iakesi? Hmm. I seem to have invoked something ancient and dark in the woods. Hold on.