When Makoto Misumi gets summoned to another world, he is nothing more than a price that has to be paid. To make matters worse, the goddess of that world basically hates him for being ugly. She sends him crashing to the edge of the world with no knowledge, food, or any special blessing. Lucky for Makoto, the god Tsukuyomi is on his side. He uses whatever power and influence he has in order to give Makoto some advice and a blessing of power. That’s how Makoto starts his crazy but fun journey.
Even though he’s the ugliest in this world, Makoto compensates for it with his power. That’s how he managed to subdue and make the strongest of monsters work under him. Before we know it, twelve episodes of Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu (Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy-) are already up, and it’s time to say goodbye to Makoto and the gang for the time being. That, however, cannot happen without us laying down what we think of their adventures.
It’s undeniable that Makoto and his subordinates are overpowered. They can probably even conquer their world if they put their mind to it. Luckily, Makoto isn’t interested in that. His vast amount of power consequently means big and powerful moves. Makoto can whip lethal techniques without breaking a sweat. Not just Makoto, even Tomore, Mio, and even some of the worthy villains have their own ultimate techniques. To appreciate all these, the animation can’t be subpar. Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy-’s animation doesn’t disappoint.
All the action scenes in Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- are animated well. The actions are crisp, and the techniques are vibrant and cool. The animation, however, doesn’t just shine during fights. The studio has superbly animated the crucial moments, our favorite being Makoto’s fight with the culprit of killing Tomoe’s fragment. The scene when Makoto avenges Tomoe’s fragment showcases how great Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy-’s animation is. The blood, the action sequence, and Makoto’s emotions are clearly and perfectly portrayed.
Power Isn’t Everything
Due to some circumstances, Makoto is strong physically and magically. That is true even if we remove his subordinates from the equation. Even so, that doesn’t mean that Makoto has it easy. As powerful as he is, he is still faced with a lot of problems. With the help of Tomoe, Mio, and the others, he does manage to get by. However, Makoto still has to work hard. This is the primary reason why this anime rarely has any dead air. One problem pops up just as another one is solved. The more problems arise, the more interesting the anime becomes. Unfortunately, the anime ended just as the story is just getting serious. Nonetheless, that just makes us more excited for the second season to come!
Character Development Is Indeed Real
What most overpowered characters lack in other anime is character development. Because they possess unparalleled might, they plow through any problem they face. That lack of character development results in a repetitive and boring series. On the contrary, anime like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and The Rising of the Shield Hero, which have complex main characters, tend to be more exciting. Similarly, Makoto isn’t just a one-track mind human. He is imperfect, despite how strong he is. He might be naive at first, but he eventually proves that he doesn’t view the world as black and white. Makoto’s character grows every time he overcomes a major problem, giving his character more depth. To top it all, he somehow manages to remain pure of heart despite all the suffering and betrayal he’s been through.
Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- is definitely either the best or the second-best isekai this season. That depends on whose opinion is getting asked. Nonetheless, this anime holds a lot of promise and entertainment. It may contain a lot of tropes, but it’s doing it really well that we can’t really complain about it. Our only complaint is that it ends just when things are getting really interesting. Even though we’ve watched countless anime in the past, this is something we just can’t get used to.