I skipped by this before as the setting didn’t seem particularly interesting despite knowing it to be part of the series and well, seeing as I have nothing to do, I decided to pick it up after all.
And I’m glad I did.
You know, I have to say. It can’t be blamed even if someone called this series repetitive.
From Kyonyuu fantasy to Kyonyuu Fantasy 2 to this, the setup of the story is the exact same along with the developments and even the characters are more or less the same with some differences here and there.
To briefly sum things up, the protagonist starts off at the bottom of the barrel, through moments of unexpected wit and luck he manages to slowly rise up in position and fame while steadily building up a harem of big breasted girls.
This repeats itself until you near the end where an antagonist appears and throws the protagonist into a crisis that, again, all comes right back at the antagonist in the end.
After seeing the same thing multiple times over you can’t really complain even if someone called it repetitive.
On the other hand, when asked whether or not it was enjoyable then yes, it was enjoyable even then. It’s mostly the charm of the protagonist that keeps the story going. One second he’s being an airheaded fool, the next moment he foils all of the antagonists plans. The unexpected switches between the two make for some pretty entertaining scenes.
Frankly though, if the same story keeps getting recycled it’s bound to get boring at some point. Well enough for bantering about the series as a whole. Let’s talk about this one.
Though I say talk about, what I said above essentially summed up the story here as well. Points of interest however includes that this story takes place in modern times but in the same setting as Kyonyuu Fantasy. Essentially, hundreds of years pass from the events of Kyonyuu Fantasy, arriving at the modern age and obviously all of the characters are dead. However their legend still remains.
But then you can obviously see some reincarnation/descendants at work. Especially with several portraits of the protagonist of Kyonyuu Fantasy hanging in the mansion.
I also chuckled at some dogs being named after antagonists in Kyonyuu Fantasy.
For the most part the story is as entertaining as ever. With modern age comes modern problems, with some much more comprehensible attempts at killing the protagonist (guns, car hijacking, etc).
There’s also a lot more revealed regarding the traits of the protagonist. As expected from the age of information I guess. The protagonist himself also uses his abilities here and there, unlike the protagonist of Kyonyuu Fantasy whom, if we go by what’s said in here, passes his entire life without knowing that he’s much more than a normal human. That protagonist still had his passive skills though so it’s fine.
This protagonist on the other hand is a walking plot device. With his powers he can mend things, defend against bullets and mostly all attacks, heal people and to go a step further, revive people from the dead.
Basically, anything goes.
Another surprise is that the story this time around doesn’t end with a harem. Well to be honest it might as well be a harem with only one girl missing but nevertheless, the route that is probably closest to the canonical one is essentially a 3P with a bonus maid who is more or less sidelined.
The actual “harem” route shafts out one of the cover girls and doesn’t end as happily nor perfectly. The plus side of the route is that you get to know some random trivia regarding the story.
In any case all’s done. Now next up is to wait for the second append for Kyonyuu Fantasy that should come out October if all goes well. In the meantime I’ll amuse myself with September releases.