By Dustin Cabeal
At first, this Groundhog Day story set in a fantasy world looks pretty average. Average if you’re unimpressed by the stunning visuals that is. Our main character is swept away to a fantasy world, and he never flinches. Sure, he’s confused after a few deaths, but then something amazing happens. He doesn’t just rinse and repeat. In fact, he goes about everything differently learning as much as he can to change the events that led to his death the first time.
What stood out to me though was the fact that he found new ways to interact with the characters around him, over and over. He grew to care about these people, but they were always at the reset point make it near impossible for him to connect the way he wanted. Never being able to scream out, “why don’t you remember” or “here’s why I’m acting weird!” No, instead he went a little bit mad trying and dying over and over, but because of that, the character development is rich. That and the animation is incredible and at times to the level of animated films.