“Mondaijitachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?” is a new animé series based on a series of light novels about three teenagers (two girls and one guy) with extraordinary abilities who are summoned to a world to compete in a series of games. In reality, they were summoned to aid a struggling organization that was almost wiped out by a much stronger enemy through those games. Because of the hopeless situation and the opportunity it affords for the three to compete and to make friends, they all agree to join the beleaguered organization.
Of particular interest is one of the teenagers, Asuka Kudō, who is seen in the first episode (of two at the moment) ordering a subordinate around. There was a distinct special effect at that moment which led me to expect she possessed some form of verbal control, not explicitly limited to people, as she also appears to order birds as well. That was why I was interested in seeing the second episode. There, she blatantly orders an opponent not only to sit down and shut up, but then to reveal the truth of how his organization was able to defeat numerous other organizations (through hostages) and that he killed the hostages as soon as they were taken. For that, she and the other girl challenged him: that is probably the story of the next episode.
By the way, the other girl not only talks to animals but duplicates their abilities and the guy is not only incredibly strong but there may be something even more mysterious about him and his abilities. Add a whimsical character in the form of the Black Rabbit, the explanatory character and mysterious allies and enemies and this may quickly become one of my favorites. We’ll see.