Azusa TadokoroKaori NazukaHisako TojoShinji Kawada
In The Land of Leadale
Also known as: Leadale no Daichi nite
Medium: TV, series
Year: 2022
Director: Yuji Yanase
Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Original creator: Ceez
Actor: Azusa Tadokoro, Daisuke Ono, Eri Yukimura, Hisako Tojo, Kanako Yanagihara, Kanon Takao, Kaori Nazuka, Nanako Mori, Natsuko Abe, Sakura Nakamura, Shinji Kawada, Tomoaki Maeno, Tomokazu Sugita, Tomoya Takagi, Yui Otagiri, Yuki Hirose
Keywords: anime, fantasy
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Format: 12 episodes
Website category: Anime 2022
Review date: 13 February 2024
Land of Leadale
It's okay. Perfectly nice. Quite likeable. I watched it happily enough... but there's not really much point in it. It's another isekai with a ridiculously overpowered protagonist who can do anything, so it's really just treading water. It's twelve episodes of nothing.
Our heroine is Cayna, a sick girl who used to play an online multi-player computer game called Leadale because that was pretty much the only thing she could do from her hospital bed. She then died. 200 years later, she's back... and living inside Leadale itself, in the body of her game character.
The most interesting thing about the show is Cayna's family. She adopted three children back in the day and they're still alive now, because they're two elves and a dwarf. Most isekai protagonists build a party of adventurers, but Cayna finds her relatives. (The elves are comedy loons with mother-worship issues, while the dwarf is grumpier and complains when mum pats his head.) Later, Cayna discovers that she has grandchildren and adopts a fourth child after finding a survivor in a zombie-ridden village. I quite liked all this. It's relatively fresh for its genre.
Cayna also looks for other ex-players and eventually finds some.
The rest of the show is basically more of the usual. Cayna casually goes off on adventures, makes friends and looks for relics from 200 years ago that the rest of the world's forgotten. She also single-handedly trashes every enemy she faces (no matter how overpowered). It's good-natured and pleasant. Everything's family-friendly. I couldn't see anything here to dislike... but there's also no particular reason to keep watching and you probably wouldn't notice if you accidentally skipped an episode.
I liked Cayna. She's civilised and sensible, although she does tend to go nuts when her children annoy her. She also has absolutely no head for alcohol and will always have a hangover the next day.
The show's okay. I quite enjoyed it... but I wouldn't recommend it. Find something good instead.