Hey all I’m back with the third volume in the satirical Isekai series I’ve taken a liking to recently. It’s Instant Death Volume 03 by Fujitaka Tsuyoshi!
Plot: The plot is pretty good, but it starts off very oddly. Still the rest of the volume is pretty much Yogiri being his pretty passive self only to scare the living daylights out of pretty much everyone except Tomochika.
Characters: Honestly the entire class of Tomochika and Yogiri is made up of some really freaking weird people. That said I really did like seeing the new perspective of Ayaka.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m back with the second entry in Yogiri and Tomochika’s adventures. It’s Instant Death Volume 02 by Fujitaka Tsuyoshi!
Plot: The plot continues with it’s comedic bent, and adds even more fuel to that fire with this volume. Honestly it’s kind of hilarious how much the plot tries to hammer home how much of a murderhobo many Isekai characters are, which when you look at it is pretty apt. That said if you were expecting serious drama, you should look elsewhere as you won’t find it here. Honestly I enjoyed reading this volume if only because it’s very much poking fun at the Isekai genre and main characters of fantasy role playing games everywhere.
Characters: We get introduced to more of the world, but the stars are still Yogiri and Tomochika, although she now has to deal with her ancestral spirit trying to egg her on into becoming a pyschopath. Which is again really funny, because that’s the exact opposite of what you’d expect of such a being.
Overall: A fun second entry, you should definitely give it a try.
This week for Translation Necessary Thursday I’m covering another Isekai series. It’s Instant Death Volume 01 by Fujitaka Tsuyoshi!
Plot: This is a pretty funny story. I’ll admit that it has some stereotypical Isekai nonsense with overpowered heroes, but Instant Death as a cheat skill is pretty much the ultimate one of them all. Still this is more of a parody of the Isekai genre, I mean the main character Yogiri just has to want something to die to instantly kill it. It’s absolutely ridiculous and it’s played for laughs pretty often. The plot of this first volume is much more comedic than anything else, but it still has it’s serious moments.
Characters: Tomochika and Yogiri are our two main characters, with Tomochika being a pretty happy go lucky girl who gets screwed over pretty much from the start and rightfully starts panicking. Yogiri was just plain lazy, which is kind of hilarious. The rest of the cast is pretty much full of jerks, with a few exceptions. I won’t say who, but they aren’t who you think they are for the most part.
Overall: This is a fun parody of the Isekai genre as a whole. Instant Death has it’s serious moments, but the fact that the male lead can kill ANYTHING with but a thought, makes tension really hard to build up.
For those who like: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Isekai, Overpowered Protagonists, Funny Plot, Decent Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but give it a shot.