Top 5 Scenes in Tsuujou Kougeki ga Zentai Kougeki de Ni-kai Kougeki no Okaa-san wa Suki Desu ka? (Okaa-san Online)
A take on the Isekai trope that doesn’t take itself or its genre too seriously is Summer 2019’s Okaa-san Online! Mamako and her teenage son, Masato, end up in the world of a videogame all as a part of Mamako’s plan to grow closer to her son. The result? A lot of discomfort, comedy and eccentric characters joining the duo. With the summer season drawn to a close, we figured we’d mention 5 scenes from Okaa-san Online to look back on the series!
1. Yay, I’m In Another World – MOM??? – Episode 1
When Masato signs the questionnaire that ends up being the reason why he and his mother are transported into the world of a videogame, he’s immediately excited to be the hero of his own adventure! However, his excitement is short-lived when his mother appears with her belongings in tow! It was a little bit sad to see his genuine elation watered down, but it was just as funny.
2. Mamako Wins a Beauty Pageant She Never Entered – Episode 7
Masato and the gang find themselves in an event that is modeled on a school festival! At the festival, Masato’s crew had decided on running a restaurant and it was filled to the brim with customers. However, it wasn’t just the restaurant that was shining – Mamako arrived at the ongoing beauty pageant that Medhimama wanted Medhi to win and won the hearts of the crowd, winning her the entire pageant!
3. Mamako Lulls Thugs to Sleep – Episode 11
When Masato and the crew cross a gang of adventurers who’d broken away from their mothers to cause trouble, their leader Amante calls assassins to “deal” with the all-powerful Mamako. However, she uses her parental abilities to deal with the assassins, who were just rebellious children in the middle of conflict with their mothers. With powerful lullabies, Mamako sent the three-part assassin squad directly to La La Land – no teleportation magic required.
4. Medhi-ation – Episode 7
Medhimama’s true intentions behind forcing Medhi to be number 1 at everything come to the fore and the strain on their relationship becomes apparent. Medhi loses her mind in rage and transforms into a fire-breathing dragon – the final form borne of her contempt against her selfish mother. This scene was a cliffhanger and gave the events a weight that is not a normal feature for the show; which is normally more light-hearted.
5. Porter’s Interview – Episode 2
Mamako and Masato were in need of some party members as soon as they arrived; however, most of them were rejected by Mamako. Enter Porter, the adorable test-player who cannot fight but has the enthusiasm to do her best! After Porter identifies her strengths and weaknesses, Mamako jokingly tells her to marry her son and she immediately agrees, much to Masato’s surprise and dismay.
Okaa-san Online is an interesting bag for the approach it has to the videogame-Isekai idea. The pairing of protagonist-and-mother as a main character duo is new and rather interesting, even if some of the show’s angles regarding Mamako are a little… weird. Be that as it may, there is so much to enjoy with this show and our top 5 scenes are hopefully a testament to that. What are your favourite scenes from the anime? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think!