01/20/2021 (Wed) 19:20:33
Yes, you could, we've been over how its essentially impossible to do something completely original at this point multiple times in the past. The problem with Mushoku Tensei is that it is overdone.
There is nothing special about it, and no doing the same stuff as every other work from this same overdone genre just better
does not make it special.
Maybe had it come out 10 years earlier I wouldn't feel as strongly about this, but even then I think it still would have just been a resounding "meh" to me because at the end of the day its a show about a guy who was a piece of shit in his previous life but thats okay because boohoo he was bullied and now he's a super OP chad in another world. Its nothing but wish fulfillment schlock. Not that there's anything wrong with a show being wish fulfillment oriented, that can be entertaining in its own right, especially if you can relate to the protagonist. But from a writing perspective its about as bottom of the barrel as you can get.