Ive gotten up to episode eight but felt the need to start a review now. This will not be spoiler free. So the show is your very typical run of the mill isekai with nothing really setting it apart from the others even the other races are reduced to a few smatters of elves if elves can even be considered an other race in isekai anymore some basic furries and a few kemonomimi tamer than even Monmusu. It feels like another Overlord because of the rl dude gets stuck in a world based on a game and is basically god and almost no one else in the fantasy world is from earth and turns the character immediately into a god because of some deus ex machina right at episode one. So we have to sit through his leveling skills with his near infinite skill points and becoming immediately perfect at every skill that pops up. Which of course no one questions. He tries minimally to hide his rl and gamegod nature of course just like in Overlord but overall really doesnt do much to fit in with the world and just gets mixed up pretending to be a merchant with literally no desire to sell any of the hundreds of items that were dropped by the massive mob of lizards he killed. Meanwhile he has millions of each currency and somehow in the chaos of the first episode killed a god which we never actually see happen and therefore has a metric ton of epic loot but chooses to do nothing with it. In the meantime hes dealing with his harem of lolis. Which brings me to the real reason I felt the need to write an early review. In eight episodes the MC has stated numerous times that he is in fact NOT a lolicon. He is a nearly30 year old dude in the real world and these literal children are NOT his type. You must be made aware of this because almost every loli has thrown themself at him and one even tries to get frisky n risky. He has even been quoted as saying if you were 14 or 15 years older I might consider. Which begs the question: why bother having these lolis throw themselves all over him them? Hes clearly not interested sees them as kids to take care of even though hes been reverted back to 15 years old which is legal adult age in this world because of course it is and the one woman who is actually OF age he remarks that hed only be interested in her if she lost 20 kilos because otherwise shes a milf. Gross. Meanwhile hes busy batting off the advances of the lolis and otherwise treating them like children while reminding us that he is indeed NOT attracted to them sexually. During the first few episodes the MC exclaims that hes just going to make the most of his situation and hes going to explore the world around him and really take in the sights and see what this new world has to offer. By episode eight he still hasnt left the first town he stumbled upon and only just bought himself a carriage to fit all his lolis in. Only when a plot device arrives in the form of a lost elf girl does he actually think about leaving town again and exploring like he said he would six episodes prior. Any of the fight scenes are boring and suspenseless because the MC is so overpowered and perfect theres no reason to be worried about him or the people around him. Because of his nearinfinite skill points he can max out every kind of combat skill he even attempts and thus destroys anything in his path with basically one swipe. Mingle this in with a very bland daytoday plot that is painfully stretched with little movement forward then a rush of plot from episode 6 onward and its overall just a meh show. Theres nothing mold breaking about it theres nothing to really set it apart from other gamebased isekai and the characters are at most somewhat likeable otherwise theyre pretty cookie cutter. Theres a forced plot with some old play thats being relived some mumbo about reincarnation in this fantasy world versus being summoned into the world all of which is very brushed over and the MC barely questions. Even the title is a bit of a misnomer in that the only death march mentioned was the fact that he as a game developer was in the death march before release of two games when developers often dont leave the office for weeks at a time to make sure they meet deadlines and otherwise the idea of said death march doesnt play any part in the show. It cant even really be called a plot device because while his working on the games contributed to the gamelike nature of his experience in said world that work doesnt have anything to do with how he got there and he seems to have no desire to get out. Another gripe is the episode pacing. Each episode ends at a rather awkward spot and there are times in each one about four minutes before the end credits that would be a really good place to stop at with a decent cliffhanger. But instead it stretches on for another few minutes and cuts off the entire episode in a strange spot story wise. It feels choppy in that aspect where youd be satisfied but want more if theyd have cut it off just those few minutes sooner but instead you get an unsatisfied feeling of something left wildly undone like a sentence cut midway. Before I sat down to write this review I thought I was mildly enjoying the show at least enough to keep watching and if youre not bothered by bland plot that doesnt really go anywhere or the fact that his notlolicon nature keeps being drilled into your head its not necessarily a bad show that no one should watch. Its just not a good show. Its something to watch if you need some filler between seasons of your faves and have watched or dislike everything else but dont go out of your way to watch it. Im not keen on finishing it myself.
50 /100
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