Ixion Saga DT Review

Ixion Saga DT is a very funny anime geared towards the video game otaku. The anime starts off when the protagonist, Kon, is playing an MMORPG and meets a female character who voice chats him and asks for his help. Of course, he is all too willing to help out a girl who he thinks is flirting with him.

Bad move, Kon! Since he agreed to help, the girl takes him at his word and transports him to a different world. He suddenly finds himself falling from the sky, right on top a man who is threatening a princess and her two servants.

Princess Ecarlate then asks him to become her knight. All alone, with no money, supplies, or friends, our hero Kon has no choice but to join Ecarlate, Mariandale (a man crossdressing as a sexy maid), and Sainglain (a cat-obsessed hunk of muscle).

The story is very ordinary, as is the art and animation but this anime truly shines in the amount of laughs it delivers. Ixion Saga DT is that rarest of breeds – a genuinely funny anime with a fast pace and likeable characters.

Having said that, you should be aware that the jokes in this anime are very obvious and often slapstick. It’s definitely not subtle at all. Some of them are references to video games like “what is this, Zelda?” and so forth, which can be hard to understand if you are not familiar with that particular game.

Worse, a lot of the jokes are puns that are quite impossible to translate so the viewer who can’t speak Japanese will have a hard time. For example, DT in the title is supposedly “Dimension Transfer” but in reality they use it to refer to Kon. That is because there is a Japanese slang word “dotei” that means a male virgin. On the other hand, there are puns that translate nicely like when the ending song sings about ED. ED = erectile dysfunction, in other words, impotence. Also, bear in mind that “tama” in Japanese means “balls” so when one character gets hit right in the crotch and suffers damage to his balls, he becomes sensitive to those two syllables.

Stuff like that doesn’t sound too funny when I write it out in this review but when watching the anime, it’s hilarious.

Daily Post: Object

You know those “what is this object” type of classroom activity? I’m talking about a blind guesswork type of puzzle where there is an object inside a box. You can’t see the object but you can insert your hand in a hole and feel it. I don’t know about you, but for me this has always been a frightening activity. I greatly dislike putting my hand inside where holes when I don’t know what is on the other side. I’m scared it’s gonna be something super gross! In fairness, the teachers don’t normally put anything bad in the box but still… “guess the object” is not my favorite activity.

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