「I’m Standing on a Million Lives」Anime Reviews

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Rating ☆☆☆☆☆(8 points) 12 episodes

Synopsis One day after school, misanthropic middle schooler Yusuke Yotsuya is suddenly summoned to another world as the third player. Quote – Wikipedia

A rebellion against Naro

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Based on a manga work serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.
Directed by Kumiko Habara and produced by MAHO FILM.

Irasutoya

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Image Credit: ©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha/On Top of a Million Lives I’m Standing Production Committee

This work has been done in a way from the first episode.
After the first episode was broadcasted using “Irasutoya” at the fastest speed, the first episode with normal drawing was broadcasted.
After the first episode using “Irasutoya” was broadcasted at the fastest speed, the episode with normal drawing was broadcasted the following week.

When the fifth volume of the original story was released, the same thing was done in the manga medium.
It was a storytelling act for the readers who had watched it from the first episode.
The same thing was done in the anime medium when the fifth volume of the original manga was released.
It’s not effective if you do it in the medium of anime for first-time viewers who don’t know what the work is about or what the characters are like.

At the very least, if only the first episode of the official Irasutoya version is made available for free on YouTube, it would be a good idea.
Or, if it was just part A, I could still enjoy it as a story.
But to make a whole episode of the terrestrial version into the Irasutoya version?
It’s a slippery slope, to say the least.

In episode 2, for some reason, they collaborated with “The Cat that Lived a Million Times”.
In episode 2, Toraneko-kun is hiding somewhere in the story.
In episode 3, a professional wrestler named Tenryu appears as a voice actor.

In the last 10 episodes, the singer who sings the ending song is playing with snow.
In the last 10 episodes, there is a live-action ED of the ending singer playing with snow, and in episode 11, there is a parody of Pretty Cure.
In episode 11, there is a parody of Pretty Cure that lasts for almost four and a half minutes.
In episode 11, there was a live-action ED that parodied Pretty Cure for almost four and a half minutes.
However, all of them have slipped. All the interesting things the production team does are boring.

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Image from: I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Episode 1.
©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha / One Million Lives I Stand On Production Committee

From the beginning of the first episode, the protagonist has been on a rampage.
He smiles wanly as he defeats monsters in a place that seems to be another world.
I like to be alone.” “I hate that town.
I like being alone, I hate that town, and I hate the people who live in that town.

It’s not the kind of description that makes you think the protagonist is cool.
It’s just a self-talk that is difficult to respond to, and even somewhat lame.
The protagonist is a typical geeky otaku.
He’s good at playing online games, but in real life, he doesn’t make use of his abilities.
He hides in the shadows of his class.

From the very first episode, you can feel the old-fashioned direction.
The character design itself is also a bit nostalgic.
The camera moves from the bottom to the top when showing such characters.
Since the number of pictures is limited, the camera is moved to show a single picture.
The main character is suddenly in a different world.

The protagonist is suddenly summoned to another world and is forced to participate in a death game.
Although the story has a “Naro” feel to it.
But the death game element also gives the impression that it is a collection of popular elements.
This is a work that gives the impression from the very first episode that it is a collection of popular elements.

Loose

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Image from: I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Episode 2.
©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha/On Top of a Million Lives I Stand by Production Committee

In this work, even if you die, if your friends are still alive, you will come back to life in about 30 seconds.
It’s a death game, but you don’t feel the tension of death in the beginning.
The drawing level is so low that even when your friends are eaten by monsters
The drawing level is so low that even when your friends are eaten by monsters, it just looks like a gag.

In this kind of work, the atmosphere can only be created with a certain level of quality in the drawings.
However, the drawings in this work are simply awful.
The tempo of each episode is also poor, and because of the poor tempo, the tension is diminished.

This work is not what you would call an “I TUEE” work.
The protagonist is a farmer, and even the goblins are a challenge.
Unlike the “Naro-kei” series, the battle scenes are muddy, but
However, the muddy battle scenes are poorly drawn, which makes them less interesting.

In particular, there is a scene in the other world where you can see the past conversations of your friends in the form of a “log.
In particular, we can see the past conversations of our friends in the form of “logs” in the other world, but these scenes do not move at all.
The log itself is a natural part of the story.
The log itself is not a natural part of the story, but rather a way to show the characters’ past and how they feel about the protagonist.
The log itself is not a natural part of the story, it is just a setting to show the characters’ past and how they feel about the protagonist.
Incidentally, the log element hardly appears after the beginning.

This work does not have a natural way of showing the story. Especially in the second episode.
The protagonist is in a big pinch, and while running away, he raises his rank by defeating small enemies.
Then time suddenly stops, and we find ourselves in a gag space with no sense of tension or shit.
The protagonist is able to change his job to “chef”.
The main character is able to change jobs to become a “chef” and use a knife to get back on his feet.

It’s a mass of opportunism.
The same goes for showing the main character’s past and feelings in the log.
It’s one thing to say that you’ve defeated a bunch of enemies and gained a rank.
But then time stops, and you happen to be a chef who can use a blade.
You can revive your friends and win.

This isn’t “Naro”, it’s not about convenience, it’s not about “Ore-Tsuki”.
It’s not like “Naro”, it’s not about convenience, it’s not about “Ore-Tsuki”, it’s about winning through hard fighting.
But it doesn’t do that well, and in the end
But it’s not done well, and in the end, it’s just an expedient and poorly paced battle scene.

The gags and the main character’s witty comebacks are all too slippery.
The gags and the main character’s jokes are sloppy, and the viewer is not involved in any of the tricks that the work sets up.

Blur

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Image from: I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Episode 4.
©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha/On Top of a Million Lives I’m Standing Production Committee

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The protagonist is set to have a “rational” personality.
Such rationalism shows its face once in a while, and in order to “clear the quest”.
He makes calm and sometimes ruthless choices.
If that were always the case, it would be interesting as his character setting and
But not always.

He suddenly becomes ruthless as if he has changed, and acts without regard for human life.
I know you want him to act and say and do things like a so-called “bum.”
But his rational actions don’t always lead to good results.

For example, in episode 4, one of his friends is captured by bandits.
But instead of going together, the main character goes off on his own.
He chooses to go alone and separate from his friends.
This is because it is more rational to act separately.

However, as a result, the friends who went to help him are also captured.
The protagonist’s party has many weak characters.
When the strongest character is captured, there is no way to win.
The protagonist knows that all the others have been captured, but he doesn’t go to save them.

If the protagonist could make a rational decision, he would have foreseen that the friends he went to save would also be captured.
The main character, who can make rational decisions, can predict that the friends he goes to save will also be captured, but he can’t make such predictions.
I don’t know whether the protagonist is smart or not.
The main character is not that strong.

The protagonist himself is not that strong.
The protagonist himself is not that strong, so he does not match his rational attitude, nor is he intelligent.
It’s not so much that the protagonist’s rational decisions work out.
It’s more of a haphazard and opportunistic outcome.

The reality in the name of another world

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Image from: I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Episode 7.
©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha/On Top of a Million Lives I’m Standing Production Committee

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The protagonist is a rational person in a rational setting. He aims to complete his quest.
He wants to complete his quest, and he wants to get home alive.
If necessary, he will abandon his friends and the people of the other world.
If necessary, he will abandon his friends and the people of the other world, even if they are children.

One of the heroines is very emotional towards the hero.
She even hesitates to kill a goblin, a monster from another world.
She is terrified by the realization that she has killed them.
While many of these “Naro’o-kei” stories take killing monsters in other worlds for granted, the heroine’s fear of killing goblins in the other world is not.
She is a valuable presence in this world.

Although she is a human who has been forced to participate in a game in another world.
Unlike the protagonist, she can’t abandon the inhabitants of another world just because it’s another world.
The protagonist scoffs at her idea.

They, including the protagonist, have their own problems in a sense.
How do they grow and change in the life-threatening game in another world?
In the middle of the story, I realized that this is what I wanted to do in this story.
This is what the story is about.

It’s like a rebellious spirit against the “Naro-kei” style of storytelling that tends to neglect this kind of description.
I can feel the rebellious spirit in the entire work.
Each character has his or her own way of getting by.
While depicting this from the beginning to the middle of the story
I’m not sure if it’s progressing or not.
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To progress or not to progress

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Image from: I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Episode 7.
©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha/On Top of a Million Lives I Stand by Production Committee

It’s hard to tell if the story is progressing or not even in the middle of the episode.
They are summoned to another world by a future person named Game Master.
They are repeatedly summoned to the other world by a future person named the game master, complete quests, and return to reality.
Although I can see that they are getting stronger little by little.
I don’t know if the basic main story is progressing or not.

For example, in episode 7, the dialogue is strange.
In episode 7, for example, a strategy meeting is held to clear a quest.
The main character says

“Yeah, let’s break up.

The hero and the heroines hear that. When the heroine hears this, she says

“Huh? I don’t know, I feel like I’ve been rejected by someone I didn’t even tell.

I don’t understand. I don’t know what that means.
It’s a very serious scene with a serious mood.
From the flow of the story, it seems that the four of them are not acting together.
I’m sure you can understand that they are going to split up to complete the quest.

Yet, for some reason, they reacted as if they were breaking up.
They are trying to force a “gag” or a “funny point” into the story.
As a result, it destroys the atmosphere of the story and the gag itself is slipping.
There is no sense of balance between gags and seriousness.

There are a lot of reminiscing scenes, but are they really there now?
There are many reminiscing scenes, but the reminiscing scenes are long.
The recollections are also very long. It’s a bit like that.
It’s just a one-sided story structure.

The last 10 episodes were particularly bad, with nothing but walking through the snowy mountains.
Scenes that would take 15 minutes or even 5 minutes to finish in any other anime
It’s like a full 30 minutes of scenes that would take 15 minutes or even 5 minutes to finish in other anime.

Where’s the rationalism

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Image from: I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Episode 12.
©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha / One Million Lives I Stand On Production Committee

At the end of the episode, the truth about the world they thought was another world, a game, is revealed.
In fact, it’s neither another world nor a game world, but a “parallel world”.
It’s a truth that doesn’t matter to the viewers.

When you find out the truth, even though it’s a parallel world
I was surprised to learn that I had killed someone, even in a parallel world.
He didn’t hesitate to sacrifice and kill others because of his “rationalism.
But when he realizes that it’s a parallel world, he’s surprised by the protagonist’s reaction, “I killed a person…” I was surprised at the protagonist’s reaction.
But when I found out that it was a parallel universe, I was surprised that he killed someone.

But then he says

“I hope every last one of you idiots dies.
The truth is, people should die in the order of their lowest value.

In the end, our battle is about to begin.

After all, our battle is just beginning.
Even though I was shown the information that the second season had been decided before the first season aired
Even though we were told that a second season was coming, we couldn’t care less about it.

Overall comment: I’m getting off on a million lives

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Image from: I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Episode 1.
©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha/On Top of a Million Lives I Stand by Production Committee

Overall, the work itself is a slippery work.
It’s a death game in a different world, and the main characters are not strong.
The main characters are not strong, but they have to make a strategy to survive in such a situation.
The basic setting itself is not bad.

The main characters, who are adolescents with problems and have their own ways of coping with life
The main characters are somewhat troubled adolescents with their own ways of getting by.
I can understand the basic idea of the work, which is to depict the story of the main characters, who are somewhat troubled adolescents with their own way of life, growing and changing through their interactions and actions in another world.
However, due to the frivolous and uncomfortable dialogues, it is hard to distinguish between seriousness and gags.
The story is also poorly paced, and I couldn’t get emotionally involved with the characters.

The story is also poorly paced, with episode 10 just going through the snowy mountains.
It may have been because the story was split into two episodes from the beginning and there was plenty of time.
But the story was not very exciting.
However, there was almost no excitement in the story.
It’s just the first season with all the main characters.

The drawing level was low and the direction was poor.
All the tricks that the creators thought would be interesting slipped away.
The long Pretty Cure parody and the live-action ED are just pointless.
Even the parts that should have been drawn more coolly were lame.
The quality of the battle scenes was so low that it was unwatchable.

If the work had been made with more care
If it had been made more carefully, I might have been able to appreciate some parts of it.
If the work had been made more carefully, I might have been able to appreciate some parts, but the way the various parts were presented was too bad.

Personal Thoughts: Upside Down

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Image from: I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Episode 7.
©Naoki Yamakawa, Akinori Nao, Kodansha/On Top of a Million Lives I’m Standing Production Committee

I’m not sure what to make of this, but the whole work seems to have a kind of rebellious spirit against the “Naro-kei” style.
It’s not like Naro, it’s different.

It’s not like Naro, it’s like Naro, but it’s not.
It’s not like Naro, it’s like Naro, but it’s not.
However, it didn’t make good use of that.
In the end, it ended up being like a backward step.

I don’t know what will happen to the second cool of the two-split cool, or even the second season.
I’d like to see a little more quality in the artwork at least.

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