There’s nothing like being dragged into another world to fight a demon lord. It’s a story that has been told over and over and over and over and over (ad infinitum). Chiyu Mahou no Machigatta Tsukaikata (The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic) is one of those shows with a comedic twist. Having read the manga’s first volume a while back, I thought I would check it out. Does the anime hold up to the printed version?
First Episode Synopsis
An ordinary teenage boy, the cutest girl in school, and a super-polite dream guy who is on the student council. Just your average trio of main characters minding their own business when two of them hear a gong. Suddenly, a magic circle appears underneath them and they are summoned to another world as the heroes that will save the kingdom from a demon lord.
So far, this describes just about every isekai story out there but there is a bit of a twist. Kazuki and Inukami were meant to be summoned as heroes since they could hear the gong… Usato, on the other hand, couldn’t hear it and was summoned accidentally. While they were being measured for their aptitude, Kazuki had an affinity for light magic while Inukami had an affinity for lightning magic. Just for kicks, Usato takes the test and the orb glows green. He has a rare affinity for healing magic!
The king wants to hide this power as a woman named Rose shows up. Kazuki and Inukami accidentally mention the green color of the orb so Rose snatches Usato and storms off with him! Rose is the leader of The Rescue Team and is known for BRUTAL training methods. Usato is about to begin his new life under Rose’s guidance…. Much to his chagrin.
MAYBE – I’m giving this one a maybe because while the concept isn’t all that bad, the humor isn’t really my cup of tea. I usually disdain series that yell and scream and try to pass that off as comedy and this show has it in spades along with overexaggerated speed lines and facial expressions. Humor like that typically ruins a show but since I read the manga and found the story to be on the decent side, I’ll give this one a chance in animated form; however, if it continues on like this, it might be something that gets on my last nerve and ends up in the dropped pile.
But… that’s just my preference when it comes to humor. I know many out there who enjoy this style of comedy so a show like this would be right up your alley. In addition, the MAYBE verdict is about the twist that you don’t see all too often in an isekai. Someone being accidentally summoned to another world but turning out to have powers has been done but not all too often. Because it’s a rarer plot point over most others in this genre, it tends to feel a bit more special whenever it happens.
That alone might lend itself as a case to watch this show. We’ll see how it pans out, though.