“Mondaijitachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?”

“Mondai­ji­tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?” is a new ani­me series based on a series of light nov­els about three teenagers (two girls and one guy) with extra­or­di­nary abil­i­ties who are sum­moned to a world to com­pete in a series of games. In real­i­ty, they were sum­moned to aid a strug­gling orga­ni­za­tion that was almost wiped out by a much stronger ene­my through those games. Because of the hope­less sit­u­a­tion and the oppor­tu­ni­ty it affords for the three to com­pete and to make friends, they all agree to join the belea­guered organization.

Of par­tic­u­lar inter­est is one of the teenagers, Asu­ka Kudō, who is seen in the first episode (of two at the moment) order­ing a sub­or­di­nate around. There was a dis­tinct spe­cial effect at that moment which led me to expect she pos­sessed some form of ver­bal con­trol, not explic­it­ly lim­it­ed to peo­ple, as she also appears to order birds as well. That was why I was inter­est­ed in see­ing the sec­ond episode. There, she bla­tant­ly orders an oppo­nent not only to sit down and shut up, but then to reveal the truth of how his orga­ni­za­tion was able to defeat numer­ous oth­er orga­ni­za­tions (through hostages) and that he killed the hostages as soon as they were tak­en. For that, she and the oth­er girl chal­lenged him: that is prob­a­bly the sto­ry of the next episode.

By the way, the oth­er girl not only talks to ani­mals but dupli­cates their abil­i­ties and the guy is not only incred­i­bly strong but there may be some­thing even more mys­te­ri­ous about him and his abil­i­ties. Add a whim­si­cal char­ac­ter in the form of the Black Rab­bit, the explana­to­ry char­ac­ter and mys­te­ri­ous allies and ene­mies and this may quick­ly become one of my favorites. We’ll see.

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