Posting for 3 days straight, I wonder how long I can keep up. Was planning to write this a long time ago, but forgotten about it, because I finished the show during vacation.
Originated from light novels, from 2001 until now, still ongoing and 47 volumes of novel. I wonder how long can they keep up… Anime lasted for a pretty short 26ep, why I say it’s short? 26eps and only done 2 arcs, really?
Story is pretty decent. Pacing is a bit on the slow side, which lead to 26eps covering only 2 arcs. The arcs could have been shorten and compressed to fit many 1 more arc? 2 arcs made the show feels damn short. Storyline is pretty interesting with a slight hint of romance in the air. The battles are pretty interesting itself which makes me crave for more. Character development are pretty unstable, some characters get depth, some only scratched the surface. Ending with a blalant “read the novel” ending with some details about the next arc which are only available in the novels. Overall, I like the setting, concept and story, its just that 2arcs for 26eps is pretty wasted and the ending is just absurd.
Animations by Deen. Deen did a decent job for this show surprisingly, but it doesn’t feel like a 2006-2007 show. Character designs can randomly change sometimes but it still looks fine. Combat scenes are pretty simple for them, because it did not involve any fast moving action. Colors are on the ok side.
Music is ok. BGM fitted the setting nicely, OP was ok for awhile, ED feels only decent. Not their strong point.
VAs is a pretty long but nice list. Ishida Akira, Mugihito, Kaida Yuki, Konishi Katsuyuki, Suzuki Naoko, Nakata Kazuhiro, Fukuyama Jun, Kobayashi Sanae, Minagawa Junko, Takeuchi Junko, Orikasa Fumiko, Hayamizu Risa, Kaji Yuki, Wakamoto Norio, Takahashi Hiroki, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Suwabe Junichi, Suzumura Kenichi, Konno Hiromi, Matsukaze Masaya, Tanaka Rie, Kuratani Natsuko, Tanaka Atsuko, Ito Shizuka. Excellent cast, couldn’t wish for better.
Recommended? Yes, worth a watch. Well, its “only” 26 eps.
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