English: Tokyo Ravens
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2013 to Mar 26, 2014
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.901 (scored by 38143 users)
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SynopsisTsuchimikado Harutora was born into the prestigious Onmyoji family, but can't see "spirit energy". Therefore, he's been enjoying a peaceful daily life with his friends at the Onmyo branch school. One day, his childhood friend Tsuchimikado Natsume, heir to the head family, suddenly appears. Will this cause his destiny to spring into motion?!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Tokyo Ravens
Side story: Tokyo Ravens Specials
Characters & Voice Actors
I liked it overall, to be honest.
The story itself, I feel is pretty unique, I rarely see any anime with elements of Shaman besides Shaman King but I will admit that I haven't watch enough anime to actually warrant it unique. But, there were times whereby you would feel it's rushed in some episodes. I personally feel that some instances of the show might not have been explained properly. (I looked it up the forum to see what actually happened as some people read the light novel and kindly explained it in the forum.)
I personally like the art, animation of the characters and especially the fights, pretty well-defined and impactful.
The sounds for the show were pretty decent. The openings were pretty impactful and the endings simply give a soothing yet slow feel which I liked it.
As for the characters, this would be one of the points where I feel it brings down the score just a tad bit. The main character, Hakutora, isn't very perceptive at the start which I would say was his flaw.
Secondly, I personally feel Toji started off well in the series but I feel and would have liked if he could be given more attention to make him a stronger supporting character due to his past, having gone through a painful experience.
I personally felt that Othomo gave the biggest impact to how the story transitioned and flowed and how he stuck to people who he wished to protect. Last point, There were also a few occurences whereby I felt the internal monologues or thinking processes of some charaters were not expressed properly.
I enjoyed the show overall, to be honest, the fights hype things up, the story keeps me hanging on what's going to happen next. read more
Tokyo Ravens is surprisingly not entirely about ravens. Tokyo Ravens is about shamanism infused in the modern world. This show is apparently average at best but it did not fail to entertain me. In the end, I really enjoyed it.
Tokyo Ravens has no major problems in the story but its exposition sometimes is tedious. First half can be lacking in actual story and action but it was justified by the second half. The characters are created well but development seems rushed sometimes. Drama in Tokyo Ravens is basically the story’s weakest point. A good example of this is when Tenma was guilty in the Douman arc, where he was blaming himself for letting Douman invade the school but after a minute or two, he was not guilty anymore. The drama is too unbalanced and too rushed to earn the emotional weight Tenma feels. The visuals and animation are fine but the CGI can be sometimes cringe-worthy. Music is nice but nothing special
Overall, Tokyo Ravens is enjoyable and entertaining but it isn’t ambitious enough to put a higher score read more
The main characters from both series are very similar. Harutora from Tokyo Ravens and Kojou are both dense, unlucky but awesome/epic at the same time. They were living a normal life until their lives changed. In Tokyo Raven: Harutora became an Onmyoji while in Strike The Blood: Kojou is a vampire. Both series takes place in a modern city filled with interesting characters. Add some supernatural elements and mystery too. Both series airing at the same time.
In both series, the male leads are pulled out from their normal everyday life and receive special powers to become someone very powerful. Strike the Blood and Tokyo Ravens are semi-harem, in which even though many girls like the male leads, the male lead clearly care the most for only one girl (the main heroine) in the group. Both Kojou in Strike the Blood and Harutora in Tokyo Ravens are dense, and it takes a long time for them to become a couple with the female leads.
Both are placed in a modern magic setting.
Both main characters have some kind of magical power that makes them strong.
Both are harems. (or at least always have girls hanging off of them)
Both have real plot. (yay)
Both have good art.
Both are very similar in a sense there is the main guy(In strike, he is one of the most powerful vampire) In Tokyo raven(he is a very very important person(not going to say or it's going to spoil it).
Both uses magic and fight off the bad/evil people. The main character in Strike is a bit dim and doesn't notice that the girls around him likes him and in Tokyo Raven, the main character is the same.
Both got actions and both are pretty similar imo.
Both Fall 2013 series include Supernatural powers and run around two main male leads who grow stronger through time. With their powers, they protect the friends and everyone else around them. Both include action and are romantic comedies. Of course, the fact that they are both harem series isn't left out anywhere, as they both emphasize just-that greatly.
The story follows several main characters, (usually focuses on a guy and a girl), who are enjoying their lives in a bright atmosphere, until a threat is present in their location. Each arc contains an antagonist who mostly threatening the main characters or several methods in achieving their goals. Suipernatural themes were used to fight off enemies with their unique powers.
Strike the Blood follows an male immortal vampire who is watched by a female observer to prevent from dangerous act. Tokyo Ravens follows an ordinary teenager boy, until he was contracted by a familiar with his childhood friend and helps achieve her goals.
The main characters are pretty similar. You have the slightly dense main boy who has new powers and the girl who looks after him. Both of them have a best friend who has some secrets and is not your average teenage boy like he pretends to be. Both of them involve familiars and have supernatural elements. They are really quite similar.
In both shows, students are training to become slayers of demons.
Both anime`s have exorcist`s on it and all exorcist are required to defend mankind from all evil spirits and demons.
Both of these deal with supranatural problem (Devil's for Ao no Exorcist and Spirit's for Tokyo Ravens).
-incantations, similar ways of fighting
-similar group of teenagers who study at a magic school and have adventures together
Both include characters who go from living normals lives to living in out of their ordinary lives into an exorcist school.
Both include main characters with similar attitudes.
Both main characters are inexperienced in their arts.
The main characters friends are both similar in the way they support him.
They both deal with the supernatural. Both have a mc that turn out to be a big shot and they didn't know it. The plot in these two seem rather interesting, but they are slow to build up.
Opening Theme#1: "X-encounter" by Maon Kurosaki (eps 1-13)
#2: "~Outgrow~" by Gero (eps 15-19, 21-23)
Ending Theme#1: "Kimi ga Emu Yuugure (君が笑む夕暮れ)" by Yoshino Nanjo (eps 1-2, 4-13, 24)
#2: "Break a spell" by Mami Kawada (eps 15, 17-19, 21-23)
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