The battle lines are drawn, and the stage is set for our protagonist to show what he is really about. Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 4 promises a fun, battle oriented ride. Let’s see if it was able to deliver in this review!
Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 4 Overview
Trapped In A Dating Sim, or Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu is a fantasy, romance and isekai anime based on a light novel written by Yomu Mishima and Monda. The anime is being directed by Kazuya Miura, known for previously directing anime such as Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai, and Shinichi Fukumoto, who served as the assistant director of Tantei Wa Mou Shindeiru.
The series is being animated by Studio ENGI, which was also behind director Miura’s previous directorial work, Uzaki-chan. The series is being published by Kadokawa, which is the entity behind several other anime giants like Your Name, Mushoku Tensei, and the Fate series. This episode is also known as Mobuseka Episode 4, or The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs Episode 4. You can find our review of the previous episode of the show here.
– Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu Episode 4 Review does not contain spoilers –
Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 4 Review- Fun? Fun!
This was probably the most fun I’ve had watching an anime this entire year. You can have the most complicated of stories with amazing characters and well-built dynamics, but they’re all worthless if the story you’re telling isn’t engaging or fun. On the other hand, you don’t require a perfect story or the best characters, or even a great resolution to an arc for your show to be fun. All it needs to be is a well-told story that ticks all the boxes of being entertaining, not dragging along, and a little unique in how it approaches things.
And boy, was this a fun time. Last week, the series left off on the cusp of the battle for Angelica’s honour, as Leon stood alone in front of the prince and his posse, who were somehow so much without honour that they saw fit to challenge a lonesome woman. Angelica challenged someone of her own stature, and instead, she found herself faced with five horse-faced simpletons, or simps, in current terminology. Leon doing what he did was his first great moment in the series, but it wouldn’t be his last.
Leon somehow found an entirely new personality in the last few episodes, or maybe his hatred for the game is finally coming out in a few ways, but sassy, talking everyone down, and supremely confident in his abilities Leon is a delight to watch and root for. He is an ass in the best way possible, and his interactions with his AI were a highlight of Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 4. Before this week, Leon was barely a character in the first place, just going along with the flow and letting things happen. However, this Leon is worth following to the ends of the world and being plenty entertained while doing so.
The fights that Leon had with Prince Posse were tremendous. They were all predictable and didn’t change the world or anything, but it was the best way to spend twenty minutes that you could find. A sassy protagonist beating the hell out of cocky brats as the world watches him destroy their heroes is fantastic any day of the week. Doing it while the supposed protagonist of the game watches and gets burned is even better, especially since we finally know the identity of that character. It is a juicy one and a great twist for the show at this point.
The animation in this outing wasn’t particularly special, but it was fine for what it was. The mecha suits looked a bit out there, but the CG did not look unnatural, and the flow felt fine. The soundtrack is also not setting the world on fire, but the series starts and ends very well, with both its opening and ending being great listens. Overall, while I recognise that this was far from a perfect episode and will be off-putting to many who watch it, it is hard to hate this just due to the sheer entertainment value.
Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 4 was a storm that blew everything away. It was the most fun thing to happen to all of anime this season, and this is only getting better with each episode.
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