OP: 「PANTA RHEI」 by MYTH & ROID
「異世界からの「迷い人」」 (Isekai Kara no Mayoi Hito)
“Lost Ones from Another World”
Another day, another isekai.
They say self realization is an important skill and if there’s something that this show has in gratuitous amounts, it’s that. With the story revolving around Taichi and Rin, I was happy to see that the two have such great personalities for people who have been bestowed a ridiculous amount of power as they begin their journey to another world.
Starting with our main man Taichi, I loved how he was just so damn honest. Not necessarily in a goofy or self-harming way, but just honest to the point where you wouldn’t be able to not like the guy. He acts selfless and throws himself into danger to protect someone who he’s known since childhood, he quickly apologizes about mistakes that he’s made, and last but not least he’s not some stupid white knight but rather a responsible individual who’s focused on making ends meet to make sure both he and Rin can make it in the world they’ve been thrust into. All of which when combined together create a guy who you can’t help but want to root for him.
On the other side of things we have Rin who manages to keep things in-check by not being too stoic. Unlike Taichi, she’s brash and likes to wear her heart on her sleeves. However, she’s not so sensitive that she can’t understand the person who she probably likes did what he thought was best. That and this is a bit spoiler-y, but we’ll soon find out just how hard working she is. Together with Taichi they just form such a loveable combo!
When it came to the story, it looks like we’re essentially facing a blank canvas at this point. With a majority of the exposition revolving around the characters it looks like we’ll probably have to wait until next week before we get a good idea of what kind of world truly makes up this isekai. Based on the last few minutes though, it looks like there’s something shady going on behind the scenes and I hope we get to find out just what their goals are.
Overall not too bad of a first episode! We got to see a glimpse into the future, established our main characters, and got a taste of the trouble that’s coming. Toss in the power fantasy that’s coming soon and I don’t think you could really ask for more from an isekai. In any case, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on this one and you should to if you’re looking for a good, fun ride. See you guys later!
ED: 「小さな想い」 (Chiisana Omoi) by 吾妻凛（高橋李依）