Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?

Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?

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  • Trailer: Crunchyroll preview trailer
  • What it’s about: Three people with incredible psychic powers, each bored with their own world, are offered the opportunity to travel to a new one, populated with others gifted with equally strong and weird abilities. Everything is up for grabs in the “Little Garden”, from territory and resources to the communities themselves, provided you can win the games and challenges posed by the local gods and demons.
  • Why you should watch it: It’s a fun, fast-paced show with characters that are strong right out of the gate. All three protagonists have good reason to be confident in their abilities, which makes for a nice change from the training arcs and introspection you see in a lot of these types of shows. Add a dash of slapstick humour, a good (but not great) soundtrack, some decent visuals, and an unusual take on the “battles” so common to the genre, and you’ve got a winning formula.
  • Caveats: The humour is pretty lowbrow, and some of the gags are repeated over and over again. It’s a short series, only ten episodes long. The ending is pretty abrupt, though, and the future of the series is uncertain (BD sales were uninspiring, but the light novels sold over 50,000 extra units during the show’s run, so we could see something coming when a new volume is released).
  • Themes: Ennui, noblesse oblige.
  • Similar works: No Game No Life, Outbreak Company.
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