KonoSuba – MarzGurl

In yet another “alternate world” anime, is it possible to get an enjoyable experience that doesn’t feel like all the other ones before it?

About MarzGurl

MarzGurl, a.k.a. Kaylyn Saucedo, is an Internet animation and gaming personality, known primarily for her work on Channel Awesome (home of other famed internet personalities such as The Nostalgia Critic and Linkara) and Screenwave Media (YouTube multi-channel network that hosts James Rolfe a.k.a. The Angry Video Game Nerd, Brentalfloss, and Team Four Star). She is also a former Crunchyroll news writer. She rose to fame for her in-depth, introspective, and satirical review videos for subjects such as dollar bin straight-to-video animation to the works of legendary animators such as Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth, the former of who recognized and commended her work on his Twitter. She also runs her own thriving Twitch channel where she and her partner JoshKnightThe1st, a.k.a. Joshua Saucedo, produce the weekly nerd culture podcast Beyond The Black Rims. In 2015, she released her first feature length film “Farewell, FamiKamen Rider” which she co-produced, co-wrote, and co-directed with JoshKnightTheFirst. The film is a conclusion to the FamiKamen Rider web-series produced by late Internet personality Justin Carmical, a.k.a. JewWario, to whom the film is dedicated.


In recent years, MarzGurl has expanded her activities beyond the Internet realm to include live appearances at conventions. She has hosted panels at Anime Expo, MAGFest, Oni-Con, and many others. Her panels cover a wide variety of topics from animation, to Japanese culture, to her own work and the work of Channel Awesome. She has also become known for her widely popular Nerf Wars, where attendees compete in a variety of Nerf games in an environment designated by the event.

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8 Comments on "KonoSuba – MarzGurl"

Rynjin
Guest
Two minor points of contention. Re: Succubus dream: Remember every character is meant to be a parody or twist of some trope or another. Aqua is specifically designed to be the “anti best girl/designated love interest”, Darkness is the (il)logical conclusion of the masochist character, Megumin is the chuunibyo who is somehow the most reasonable member of the group…and Kazuma is the NEET lolicon who is generally the protagonist and his sexual hang-ups are passed off as normal. The difference is where in a normal show this is portrayed as being no big deal or at worst a little weird,… Read more »
Kaiden
Guest

Hrm, I’d be interested to see what you think of Rune Soldier.

theEntity3420
Guest

I had always found the world to follow GURPS rule’s better than JRPG rules.

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

1:34 – Uh, oh! I recognize that chair setup. IT’S THE FRINGE OF THE SHIVERING ISLES! REALM OF SHEOGORATH, THE GOD OF MADNESS!

Oh, well, CHEESE FOR EVERYONE!

That fire wizard girl character – Is it my imagination, or does she look just like Rita Mordio from Vesparia?

Chicken Puppet
Guest

Look up “Harem Genre” on TV Tropes and you’ll see this has it’s own genre.

Basically it’s fantasy fulfillment for nerdy guys. As the viewer avatar, the protagonist gets to be the hero with plot essential reasons to be surrounded by a variety of beautiful girls/women.

Oh – there are most definitely several female reversal anime of this nature, so it’s not 100% lopsided!

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