written by Increment
This is my first review so just bear with me. so i started this anime out of curiosity. honestly i have been waiting for something like this. its a fantasy world has action little comedy and almost everything needed in a decent anime.
However the anime is pretty damn slow. but since i enjoyed it i ended up reading the manga and the LN. so here's what i think, this anime has alot of potential the LN started in 2013 and currently has 3 volumes with the 3rd volume still being translated.
Its just a guess but this anime will have 12 episodes for the 1st volume. then some time in the future they might make a second or 3rd season depending on the the success. However like i mentioned the anime is damn slow and there is no guarantee it will be liked by the majority. hence the purpose of this review is to give it a chance.
Apparently the anime is about a group of people who end up in a world which they knw nothing about. surprisingly they dnt remember anything about their previous world either they were hardly able to remember their on names. the main character is one of them. they are guided by a person w8ing for them near the place the group woke up. apparently they are brought in a city(name of atlana or something similar) the world they came to is known as grimgar. so they are explained by a transsexual like person about their current situation.
they are people summoned to this world in order to join a reserve force of an army. It was an army formed by this world to fight a demon(or something). apparently they group has no other option but to join the army and fight of the monsters in the areas to earn money in order to survive, because the army is busy fighting with the demon and another enemy(orcs) similar to world of warcraft(if anyone played the game).(note: some of these things are not told in the anime but were mentioned in LN and manga so i dnt consider them a spoiler). the main character is an introvert so he is apparently not able to join any party. along with some other people who are similar to him. so they end up in the same group and now they are trying to make ends meet as the weakest of the parties.
thats so far what happens but there is more to the story. the progress is slow but surely later on they learn how difficult the situation is one misstep and they can be killed. at first they are unable to kill even the weakest of the monsters but later on they start to improve. mind you not all the main characters are introduced in the first volume and just so u knw more people will go through the same phenomenon and more characters will be introduced.
the anime has gud art and action the gore is also reasonable and the characters are shown some what realistic. as for one thing that someone like me need to continue an anime is the mc gets stronger. let me just tell you the mc is a thief class so he is slow compared to rest on his team but in the future i have seen some improvement and since the way they progress the story is slow i m expecting the mc to get overpowered at a point so far till the last volume the team overall improves alot but still are considered the weakest of the people they came with however i will mention more groups of people will come later so they wont be rock bottom forever.
i apologize somethings in this review can be considered spoiler but i believe they wont spoil anything so it wont be a problem. in the end there were only 2 drawbacks it is too slow i cant emphasize enough on that but still worth watching and secondly the mc has a real lack of self confidence he does not have the ability to push him self past the limit and try to play safe. however it is mentioned that he is envious of another person that came with him and became very strong quickly and gathered a big group. this envy is a hint that might he might improve later.