Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life: Isekai ni Tsukurou Drugstore (First Impression)
- Studios: EMT Squared
- Source: Light novel
- Genres: Comedy, Fantasy
- Synopsis: “One day, a corporate slave Reiji, suddenly got transported to another world. He made the best of his skills to make better potions, which earned him lots of money, and with that money, made a drugstore! An Elf who has trouble aiming with his bow? Give him some eye drops! A Dragon who always lets breaths out fire unintentionally? Don’t worry, we have cough medicine for you! Reiji’s new, fun, slow life as a pharmacist in a village drugstore starts now!!” -MU (edited by MAL)
I’m not gonna lie, the anime really had me at the PV. The over the top characters and the cute character designs were nice eye candy but does it deliver as a full episode? Let’s dive in!
I’m not sure if I like or dislike the simplicity…actually, I’m not a fan. The plain introduction and the flat coloring for the characters make the anime a hard sell. The first episode also starts off with the characters already aquatinted with each other with minor flashbacks throughout the episode. Wouldn’t be surprised if the episode 2 was just the origin story for the group.
Now we’re getting somewhere! I was hoping most of the characters would be over the top like the eccentric Feris here but unfortunately the rest of them are pretty normal. Though that being said it, Feris doesn’t seem like a recurring character in the show, which is a bummer. The scenarios throughout the first episode are, for the lack of a better term, boring. It’s so plain and straight forward that there’s little excitement to offer, even with the problems and situation that Reiji runs into.
I do like the character designs of the show and many of the facial expressions! But the overall art and animation leave a lot to be desired. I will continue watching to see if the story develops into something more but at the end of the first episode, it’s a bit plain for me.
If you’re looking for an easy going anime with a pretty simple story line then this one might be for you. While I love those type shows, Cheat Kukushi no Slow Life just doesn’t quite hit the spot with it’s boring scenarios and, quite frankly, stale animation. I’m staying for the character designs and the hope that it’ll get better down the road, but if you got a full plate of anime to watch…I would pass on this one.
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