Now it is time to watch the first episode of a anime that I have been reading the manga for. I hope I don’t get disappointed.
The anime takes place in modern day Japan where a Gate suddenly appears in the middle of a city. With the help of the Otaku and army lieutenant Itami Youji, many lives were saved from the army that appeared from the Gate armed with medieval weapons, magic and dragons. Now an exploratory force has been set to the other side of the Gate to conquer and gain restitution for the damages.
Itami Youji is an okay protagonist, as of this moment in the anime he has received more development than he did in the first chapter which is always good. The anime starts off a little slow. I wanted to see the action, but it was slow to get to the fight. Other than that I enjoyed seeing the bureaucracy in invading this inter-dimensional country and that made the whole ordeal seem more real.
I’ve been reading the manga for a while and my major complaint for this episode is that it takes the anime a full episode to show what the manga did in half a chapter. The majority of this episode is filler which is a shame. I can understand explaining more and filling up time, but I mean an anime episode usually encompasses 2-3 chapters of a manga. Though this complaint may be invalid because it based off a light novel. So maybe in the light novel it gets into more characterization in the beginning than the manga.
Overall, since I know it is going to get better than this I am definitely going to continue to watch this anime. Since it has a 24 episode run I know it is going to hopefully not take away much from the original source material.