In a time of desperate need, a great mage casts the spell to summon a hero to her non-RPG hard fantasy kingdom. Unfortunately, the magic circle is broken and the hero arrives far from the castle. Double unfortunately, the hero is Taichi, a modern day Japanese high school boy, who’s only defining trait is a narcissistic urge to sacrifice himself to protect his tennis semi-pro childhood friend Rin.
After narrowly escaping death at the
hands hooves of a Bad Horse, passing adventurers exposition Rin and Taichi up to speed, at least, in so far as the world and basic adventure considerations are concerned. Then they all travel to a near by town and Rin and Taichi quickly learn that they are super OP magic users omg!
The Pros: Isekai Cheat Magician is drawn like garbage and the setting is lazy as hell. However, like several lazy as hell shows this season, ICM is so incompetent that it’s pretty easy to laugh at. The Dialog too is pretty endearing. “Thats no ordinary horse!“
Though rare, ICM also charms with some neat details, like the fantasy cast calling attention to the tailoring quality of Rin and Taichi’s uniforms. It may mean nothing to us, but machine produced fabrics would be epically higher quality than any hand-constructed equivalents.
The verdict: It’s hard to say if the generic journey of high school friends through a magic world will turn out better or worse than a generic demon lord in a fantasy rpg world, or the equally inept adventure of generic nice girl in magic battle royale, but I’m willing to watch for now.
ICM isn’t terrible, objectively speaking. It’s just very very very dull, slow paced, and it’s only unique feature is casting friends to play off eachother in it’s other world setting.