Ahh, that was a long-ass title. Well, it is because of the anime’s title. Well anyway, welcome back to the 7th week of our anime recommendation series. This week we are looking at an anime called Problem Children are Coming from Another World Aren’t They? I will refer to it as just Problem Children for convenience.
Yes, it is from that era when long names were sort of a trend. Yes, it is an isekai. It is a really fun anime though and I will get onto the details in a little bit. Before we start, remember this is a recommendation series and not a review. So I won’t be pointing out any negatives of the series. So let’s get started
Problem Children are Coming from Another World Aren’t They? Came out in winter 2013. It has 10 episodes along with 1 OVA. The anime adapts the first 2 volumes of the light novel of the same name. It is a game-based isekai. Sort of like No Game No Life but different.
It has way more stuff than No Game No Life. I have not read the Light Novel but just from watching the anime, it is clear that despite having a setting similar to No Game No Life, Problem Children has a different foundation. This difference will be clear as I get into more details. I didn’t call it one of the better No Game No Life clones for nothing.
It is a typical isekai setting with the difference being that the characters are summoned not reincarnated. Another different thing about Problem Children is the fact that all summoned characters have some sort of powers. The origin of these powers isn’t really explained in the anime. Maybe they did explain it in the Light Novel.
The person who summoned the trio of teenagers, Kurousagi asks them to help her reclaim the name and land of her community using their powers to win games. Eventually, all 3 agree to help Kurousagi and a lot of stuff happens. As I said, the plot may be similar to No Game No Life but, it still has individuality and is still different.
No this is where Problem Children is further separated from No Game No Life. The protagonist is someone who believes in his physical strength as opposed to the geniuses Sora and Shiro. What I really like about Izayoi is that he is not a blockhead like other physically strong characters. He is still much smarter than average people. I wouldn’t call him OP as we do see him having a tough time with some people but yeah, he is really strong.
The other character who really stands out is Kurousagi. You gotta love this cute rabbit. She has a sort of split personality but she’s a complete waifu material. The gap moe is strong with her on one side she’s smart but can still be a blockhead at times. She really cares for her community members and acts as a guide/disciplinarian to the trio.
Nothing much to say here. The animations do look good and are definitely above average but still, nothing too crazy. Simply put, the animations are pleasant to watch despite not being god-tier. They just work perfectly for the setting and the tone of the anime. It is animated by a studio I haven’t heard of before, Diomedea. They did do good work I must say.
Why you should watch Problem Children
Some quick pointers on why you should check out this anime:
- Packed with some nice fights
- Relatively good world-building for 10 episodes
- Really short
- Easy to understand plot and setting
- Good waifus
That is all I have for now. I really want a season 2 for this anime. I just rewatched it recently and it made me realize season 1 really ended on a good cliffhanger. Well as always, let me know your thoughts down in the comments, and stay tuned for more content. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!