At a certain point, you gotta start asking yourself whether or not it’s okay for the main characters of isekai stories to always be so OP. But the writers of Wise Man’s Grandchild didn’t do that, instead they asked, “What if the main character made all his friends OP, too?!”
There’s nothing worse in the world of Anime than being given an interesting story and universe that just doesn’t deliver properly. Honestly, I feel like The Sacred Blacksmith had the makings of being a really great ongoing series, but whatever happened to it near the end made it lose all steam.
Honestly, sometimes, when I watch Slice-of-Life anime, I have to wonder why I even bother watching Shonen or Isekai anime. Kono Oto Tomare was definitely one of the anime that made me remember why I absolutely love watching Slice-of-Life anime.
I don’t know if this was intentional, but I consider this show to be a parody of other shows in its genre. The main character is broken beyond the comprehension of even the supporting characters, and they quite openly acknowledge it. As long as you go into it with the understanding that the game’s mechanics don’t make sense and that the whole premise is meant to be a comedy, this show is worth it for a few chuckles.