Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. This anime did things much different from the others and it could be so much better. It has a lot of potential and its worth watching but its incomplete right now so you’ll need to read the manga. Anyway let’s get the why you should watch it.
The anime starts off great with an escape room game expert Iride finishing a game named The Ones Within and then waking up in a jungle beside a girl who is later revealed to be Horror game streamer Karin. They soon meet other people like them who cleared the game ‘The Ones Within’ and were kidnapped from their homes to brought to an unknown place. The other participants are Kaikoku Onigasaki who plays Sengoku-period and Japanese-style games, he comes off as a cool headed and confident guy who can be deadly with a katana. He is nosy and explores the place initially before a revelation about his past leads him to want to get out of the island as quick as possible. Next we have Anya Kudō a fighter-game uploader who is violent and before being initially cold makes friends with Iride, he quarrels a lot with Zakuro Oshigiri a stealth-type gamer who covers his face with a masak. Oshigiri had his own motivations for being kidnapped and he’s the only one who wanted to be there for personal reasons. He carries a knife under a jacket and becomes good friends with Kaikoku, the two often working on keeping each other out of trouble and exploring the area. Himiko Inaba is a timid and kind nurturing-simulation game streamer and the most loved character due to her making food for the others and keeping the others from fighting with each other though she is easy scared by Kudo and likes to keep her distance from him. Yuzu Roromori is a cheerful puzzle-and-maze-game streamer who keeps the group’s morale up and is the only person who knows Iride from before. She is also a real part of the mystery as she hides many secrets but when the time comes she shows genius intellect and a strong determination. The last is Makino Aikawa a quiet and handsome love-game streamer who speaks in single words and rarely ever speaks full sentences. His gaze can make anyone fall in love with him and he sleeps most of the time. Though seemingly the person with the best life he had some serious issues on the inside which he never opens about to anyone but the others help up deal with it though unintentionally.
The main antagonist of this series is the Alpaca mask wearer Paka he is the mysterious game master of The Ones Within – Genome and the one who kidnapped the others. He gives the group tasks to perform and streams then to the outside world which people watch. He gives the group the goal of reaching 100 million viewers. Though generally shown to be fun and playing pranks on the group when faced with resistance from Kaikou and Onigasaki he shows his dark side to the group. Being the game runner he is shown to be the main link to the mystery.
The anime is all about the group performing the different tasks while causing all kinds of trouble and comedy. The group though initially cold to each other soon make friends thanks to the cheery Iride who seems to want to perform the tasks out of his own free will. Things get serious as the show progresses with the mystery of where they are and why they were kidnapped slowly unveiling. The characters also have issues that they deal with with the help of our MC Iride and they join the struggle against Paca to get back home. New characters also get introduced later but they don’t stay for long. The only problem with the anime is that it ends on a note that leaves it open to possibilities and leaves much of the questions unanswered.
Basically the show opens up more questions than it started out with and then leaves you there wanting for more. The show is available on the Muse Asia YouTube channel. Go check it out. I’ll be sure to update when I read the manga till then enjoy this joyful, light hearted and shrouded in mystery anime. I have also read the manga which is apparently on hiatus and the story gets much deeper in the manga and it gets much much more exciting and thrilling with new characters and new mysteries. I highly recommend reading the manga as well.
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