I’m Standing on a Million Lives Episode 2 Discussion & Gallery
Right off the bat, I’m Standing on a Million Lives didn’t promise an excellent Isekai like many others. It’s unfortunate that episode two just made me think this Anime isn’t worth the time even more. There are a couple of reasons why.
First, the thing that made me curious about the Anime seems to have been dropped off right away. I’m speaking about Yuusuke’s dark personality. At the end of the first episode, it seemed that the leading male character would be a guy who would put everyone aside if it meant him being better off. However, in episode two, Yuusuke already faces some character development (and I’m using this term very loosely), and decides to save his classmates. To me, this is a missed opportunity, as broken characters are usually more interesting to follow.
Secondly, the log points thingy. I understand the creators want to offer a gaming-like experience. This way, these log points that Yuusuke finds throughout the episode seem like a visual novel where the characters don’t move, and you can read what they’re saying through the text boxes at the bottom of the screen. While this was kind of funny the first time, it just took two episodes to feel lazy. The information provided on this episode’s logs was quite interesting, and it would be way more enjoyable if they just add some kind of animation to it. Instead of a visual novel look, they could go for something that seemed like a game’s cutscene.
Lastly – too many flashbacks. Look, I understand the use of flashbacks to show what a character is thinking. But when an episode has 3-4 minutes worth of flashbacks about scenes that happened in the same episode… Well, I don’t think I need to say why it doesn’t work. It was already dull when older Anime like Naruto did it, and the feeling is the same in 2021. Please, I prefer to watch a close-up shot of the character who’s lost in thoughts than non-stopping flashbacks.
The only thing I enjoyed in this episode was Yuusuke’s new class – cook. It’s innovative to have the male character having these stupid classes that seem completely useless in action. Even so, there were also some questions regarding the fight against the troll. While Yuusuke’s first attack was able to cut the monster’s stomach, the second one didn’t even do a scratch… Sure, he was attacking a tougher part of the monster, but again, did they needed to die so many times until Yuusuke decided to attack the troll’s weak point again? I don’t think so. Did you enjoy I’m Standing on a Million Lives’ second episode? Tell me everything in the comments down below. ?
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