According to this guy, comparing of Konosuba/Re:zero with SAO can already tell you how much better they're going to be compared to SAO. Now, this is NOT to say that SAO has to be considered to be "horrible" even if he hints at that.
I should note that while a lot of people hate on SAO for being generic, etc, I don't think that it's not necessarily a bad thing that it happens actually.
SAO set up the genre for what it is. Bashing SAO & comparing other shows to it isn't done to say that SAO is horrible, it's done to show what more can be done after SAO. To show the growth of things after it. SAO is a baseline fantasy anime, and it's easy to compare to because of this. That is why its constantly being "attacked." Not a bad thing!
This video makes a good point, though...
Konosuba is a spoof - makes things lighter, while Re:Zero makes it dark and dark and dark & interesting. And dark. Did I say dark? And you definitely see how these differences are reflected in the OPs of the show. Watch the OPs for yourself here!
Anybody else enjoy these three shows?
Which is your favorite, then???