Synonyms: World War Blue
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 20, 2012 to Apr 4, 2013
23 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 6.051 (scored by 6224 users)
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SynopsisSegua Kingdom has been losing the war against Ninterdo Empire but the tables are turned by the appearance of a boy called Gear. All the characters are parodies of Nintendo or Sega games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda etc.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de
Characters & Voice Actors
I feel like the best way to describe Aoi Sekai is as follows:
Say you're at a party scouting for a nice girl. You see some nice ones, you see some slightly less nice ones but nobody that really grabs you. And then it happens. This [insert your favorite hair color]-ed vixen appears and draws you in. And after getting to know her better a bit, you're drawn in even further. So when you wake up after what you hoped would be a great night with her, you instead wake up disappointed and wondering if it was all worth it.
Don't get me wrong, Aoi Sekai certainly has a good concept behind it. Personifying the 90s console wars, what could go wrong? Well, lots of things sadly.
The major problem lies with the characters. Gear, our protagonist, decides to join the Segua army after losing his brother (a character so memorable and important that I can't remember his name) in a fight against the Ninteldo empire. And here we run into our first problem.
Avenging a fallen family member is as good a reason as any to go on a crusade but Aoi Sekai forgets the crucial ingredient to this; actually introducing the characters and building them so we can actually give a shit. Literally the first thing that happens is Gear's brother is dead, boom. We don't know why or what their characters are like, he's the hero, the likable one. Hell, for all we know Gear and his brother are actually gigantic asshats who committed grave crimes against the Ninteldo empi-okay, I'm just gonna call them by their proper names now, this is getting annoying. Anyways, for all we know Gear and his brother are actually gigantic asshats who committed grave crimes against Nintendo and Sega are the real bad guys!
Next up, purple-haired useless damsel du jour, Nel. Holy shit, what a useless character. Literally all she does, LITERALLY ALL SHE DOES is stand around and make sounds like she's orgasming at whatever exciting business is going on around her or spouting random superfluous nonsense. You could replace her with a sex doll with a tape recorder cellotaped to her face and you'd get an equally deep and useful character.
Then comes....Titties McArcher, I forget her name. The primary fanservice character. Cute? Check. Big....tracts of land? Check. Skimpy and incredibly self-defeating outfit? Big check! So called "professional" and "incredibly skilled character" who gets her ass handed to her by the main character first chance he gets? You guessed it!
But now we get the big one. Tejilof. My god, this guy is awful. I mean, REAL awful. Why? For starters, he's a walking Tetris reference with all the subtlety of a raging bull in a china shop. Ear ring shaped like a Tetris block that's on screen all the time. And if it isn't, you'll DEFINITELY notice how his sword handle looks suspiciously like....A TETRIS BLOCK! HA! DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING, DID YOU? LOOK AT ME, I'M A TETRIS REFERENCE, CAN YOU TELL?!
Now now, this won't be THAT much of a problem if he's funny, right?
Yeah, not only is this guy a walking Tetris reference but his dialogue consists of nothing but stupid double entendres. In fact, let's just cut this short and say that the only good thing about this character is that his VA is also Keima Katsuragi, one of my favorite characters of all time.
This is the part where I normally talk about the plot and such but there's nothing. And for an anime that fails to properly introduce its characters or make us sympathize with them, that's a pretty big feat.
I suppose the nicest thing I can say about Aoi Sekai is that it looks actually kind of decent, considering how bad everything else is. But to hop back on the other hand, the action looks disjointed and messy as hell. Characters seem to randomly move between shots at times.
What I'll simply leave as my final words is that Aoi Sekai is probably the most disappointed I've ever been in an anime. An interesting idea that had true potential is driven into the ground by characters that make a piece of paper look deep and action that is beyond unsatisfying. read more
If you are looking for a good anime with an engaging story, interesting characters, stunning artwork and an overall epic soundtrack then this anime is not for you, and let me tell you why.
Aoi Sekai no Chuusin de also known as World War Blue is the anime equivalent of a Nintendo vs Sega parody done by 5th Avenue, now you would think by that statement that this would be an over the top, comedic anime with many humorous references to Sega and Nintendo. However instead of taking this route it decides to go into an in-depth serious tone which does not suit the mood of this show at all, this show completely fails in the sense that it was a parody and tried to be a dark and serious anime with lots of death and emotions.
The Characters of WWB are some of the weakest cast of characters i have ever seen, throughout the show you can't seem to relate to any of them, and character deaths are completely void of emotion and meaning. In the very beginning the death of Gear's friend is so out of the blue (see what i did there hehe) that the viewer doesn't care about this character because we get no prologue to the events of WWB and get no insight other then his supposed Sega character that he is based off.
The pacing was also inconsistent with the way they were telling the story, this show was presented with the intention of having 12 - 25 episodes when in reality is only a mere 3 episode show. Trying to create a show with that much compressed story is such a ridiculous thing to do that they should have thought of a smaller story that suited the length.
Overall i'm keeping this short and sweet in saying that this anime was very disappointing and a complete waste of time, and you should not waste 60 minutes of your life on it.
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Opening Theme"retrospective world" by Gear (CV. Nobuhiko Okamoto) & Tezhilov (CV. Hiro Shimono)
Ending Theme"0 to 1 no Hana (0と1の花)" by Neru (CV. Suzuko Mimori) & Opal (CV. Izumi Kitta)
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