The badly animated entertainer is back with Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 7. Let’s check out the conceited rich guys and how they get put back to earth in this review!
Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 7 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 7, or The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs Episode 7. You can find our review of the previous episode of the show here.
– Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai Desu Episode 7 Review does not contain spoilers –
Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 7 Review- The Absurdity Continues
This was a weird episode, even by this show’s standards. The plot thread that the show attempted to start in the last episode held no weight as we went into this one, as the protagonists were doing a different thing altogether. It was also a similar story structure as Angelica and the Prince had, making this one seem like a retread into familiar territory. There was enough present here to distinguish it from the previous outings of the show, so it didn’t turn out to be that big of an issue at the end of the day,
The issue at the centre this time around was a bike race, and stuck in the middle of a storm created by a girl’s love, again, was Leon. There is a lot going on in the show at any given moment, making it hard to talk about just one topic. Even at this moment, the show is splitting its focus between the new task for Leon, a rift between Angelica and Olivia, the constant harassment all three of them face, Marie, the Prince and his goons, competitions, betting, and a whole lot more. The show is able to mesh them all well together, but that doesn’t prevent them from being hard to talk about.
However, everything that happened in this episode was overshadowed by something that happened quite a bit in this episode and the previous ones that I have been meaning to find a good time to talk about. I guess that is no better time than the present. If you know anything about professional wrestling, you’ll know that it is based around good guys going up against bad guys, having contests of athletic skills and wrestling acumen, based solely on their ability to get the crowd invested in the story they are trying to tell.
The point I’m crawling towards is this- as in every movie, or a pro-wrestling match, or any good story ever told, people need a villain to get attached to the story. The reason Leon stands out so much is that he is willing to act as the bad guy and take all of the criticism and anger thrown his way in stride and reply with casual apathy, just like a good pro wrestling bad guy. He is extremely entertaining in this role, and seeing a guy like him in a setting as inoffensive, prim, and proper as this one is a delight. Him leaning into his role is fantastic character development, if there is any.
However, he knows as well as we do that this hatred isn’t real, and all of this is based upon real insecurities that these people hold for his kind. Like a great pro wrestling bad guy, Leon is in the right with most of what he says and does, even though his methods for going about it might be questionable. Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 7 was another hilarious showcase of Leon vs The World and included some great bits, even if the show is almost constantly mired by the bad animation.
Trapped In A Dating Sim Episode 7 was a fun if a little distracted episode that focused a lot on new characters instead of progressing the plot threads already active in the show.
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