I’m Standing on a Million Lives Review — B

If you die in the other world, you don’t die in real life. But if you fail the quest you die in real life.

The thing I hate most in anime is if they bore me. And say what you will about this show, it sure isn’t boring. I never have any idea what the fuck is going to happen next and I love it. That twist with the dragon priest? Still laughing my ass off many episodes later… What the fuck was that!

This show is constantly changing the setting, it has constant tension, lots of conflict, you never know who to trust, and things never go as you expect. I loved this part of it.

It’s not a great show otherwise— the characterization in particular is fairly limited (god that warrior girl is annoying) and they make the main character out to be some psychopath when I think he is actually the most well-adjusted of the lot— but the constant excitement and unpredictability let me retain my enthusiasm.

Along the same lines, I like how each time they go back to the world, time has passed and things have changed substantially. It’s a pretty dark show despite being so goofy.

Hope this gets another season.

  • Storytelling – B – Always keeps you on your toes.
  • Voice – B – Unique in a lot of ways.
  • Characters – C – One of the shows weaker points. Not much growth.
  • Attention Grab – A – Always kept me guessing.
  • Production – C – Looks okay.
  • Overall – B


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