English: Chrome Shelled Regios
Synonyms: Koukaku no Regios, Kokaku no Regios
Jan 11, 2009 to Jun 21, 2009
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisIn a post-apocalyptic world overrun with mutated beasts called Limbeekoon or Filth Monsters, humanity is forced to live in large mobile cities called Regios and learn to use special weapons called Dite, by harnessing the power of Kei to defend themselves. In the Academy City of Zuellni, Layfon Alseif is hoping to start a new life and forget his past. However, his past has caught the attention of Karian Loss, the manipulative Student Council President and Nina Antalk, a Military Arts student and Captain of the 17th Military Arts Platoon, who instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone and unknown powers beyond normal, Layfon just might not take it.
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Opening Theme"Brave your truth" by Daisy × Daisy
Ending Theme#01: "Brave your truth" by Daisy x Daisy (ep 1)
#02: "Yasashii Uso (ヤサシイウソ)" by Chrome Shelled (eps 2, 3, 8)
#03: "Yasashii Uso (ヤサシイウソ)" by Chrome Shelled feat. Felli Loss (Nakahara Mai) (eps 4, 9, 11)
#04: "Yasashii Uso (ヤサシイウソ)" by Chrome Shelled feat. Nina Antalk (Takagaki Ayahi) (eps 5, 7, 10)
#05: "Yasashii Uso (ヤサシイウソ)" by Chrome Shelled feat. Leerin Marfes (Takahashi Mikako) (eps 6, 12)
#06: "Ai no Zuellni (愛のツェルニ)" by Chrome Shelled (eps 13-15,17-22, 24)
#07: "Ai no Zuellni (愛のツェルニ)" by Chrome Shelled feat. Mayshen Torinden (Okame Asuka) (ep 16)
#08: "Ai no Zuellni (愛のツェルニ)" by Chrome Shelled feat. Leerin Marfes (Takahashi Mikako) (ep 23)
Chrome Shelled Regios is one of those animes that I watched without real interest. The art is good, animation is fluid, this point is ok.
The main thing I disliked about it, was that it was too centered around the main character. Layfon is strong, Layfon appears when others are in danger, Layfon beats everyone. Close to every women character are blushing when seeing him, even if there is no romance. Even the cold one ends up being all over the hero. The other characters feel like they were added just to have some kind of background but there's no real work on them.
During 24 episodes the story isn't fantastic, nothing that surprises us suddenly, well they played the safe card. In the end, many questions are unanswered. It seems that no second season will be released so they will stay as it is. Sad because a lot of ideas were present. For example, all those Heaven's Blade Wielders, we get to see them in the two or three last episodes, some of them for just a sec, disapointing.
To sum up, the anime is classic, I didn't really enjoy it but still, it was watchable enough so I went till the end to see if it gets better. Don't expect incredible storyline, just a common anime in the overall sea of animes. read more
Post apocalyptic worlds in anime are a bit of a strange area to visit as you're never quite sure what you'll find. It could be a world of amnesiacs, a princess who loves to fly, a lone warrior searching for his lost love, an outcast hunting his own kind, a boy from another world trying to stop a warmongering dictator, or something else entirely.
Imagine my surprise then, to find a high school.
That's right. Here at the end of the world the best that some bright spark could come up with was another high school. That said, Koukaku no Regios (Chrome Shelled Regios), does use the setting rather well, and approaches the whole concept in a manner that is somewhat entertaining.
Originally, Chrome Shelled Regios began life as a series of light novels by Amagi Shusuke, with a manga adaptation by Miyu available around the same time. A second manga adaptation followed, this time by Kiyose Nodoka, then a third (by Watari), and finally a fourth, which is, unusually, a 4-koma version by Futaba Masumi.
Oh, and there's a prequel light novel series called Legend of Regios as well.
The story begins in the academy city of Zuellni, a domed mobile "fortress" that roams the post apocalyptic world, where Layfon Wolfstein Alsief is hoping to forget his turbulent past and begin a new life. Unfortunately, he quickly catches the attention of Karian Loss, the student council president, and Nina Antalk, the leader of the 17th Military Arts Platoon.
At first glance Chrome Shelled Regios seems like a pretty standard fantasy styled anime, and truth be told, this is a pretty accurate impression. The plot is fairly straight forward, with little in the way of true complexity. Unfortunately, the manner in which the story is delivered has all the hallmarks of an action melodrama, and while there are some comedic elements thrown into the mix in an effort to balance things out, the overall effect is rather lopsided.
Probably the biggest example of this is the main character's "turbulent past" and the reasons why he is attending Zuellni. There is a clear attempt to obtain sympathy from the audience, however the plot seems overly contrived, and rather than ensuring that this aspect of the story is part of the greater tale, it instead stands out as one of several occasions where the show has tried to elicit a reaction from the viewer.
The main problem with this is that the writers have adopted an approach that is more like a traditional fantasy, something which would normally be fine given that this is ultimately a light novel adaptation. It's unfortunate then, that the transposition from paper to screen doesn't quite work, however this may be because the writers literally had multiple versions of the story, so instead of creating their own version, they simply decided to pick the best bits from all the other versions and string them together.
The end result is a story that has its plus points, but doesn't really know what to do with them.
While the story may be a bit haphazard at times, the art and animation are of a good standard throughout the series. The characters are pretty standard fare in terms of design, but they are well animated and possess their own unique features. The backgrounds are a strange mixture of the familiar and the unusual, mainly because of the incongruousness of a post apocalyptic high school. That said, the level of detail is pretty good throughout, and while there are some genuinely absurd moments, they don't reall affect the overall look of the show.
As far as the music goes, the show uses a variety of pieces over the course of the series, but while the choregrpahy is often good, the music sometimes doesn't mesh with the on screen action. The OP is a typical "beats per minute" dance track called Brave Your Truth by Daisy x Daisy. Like many other shows, Chrome Shelled Regios has two EDs, Yasashii Uso and Ai no Zuellni, both of which are by Chrome Shelled. Both are bittersweet ballads that, unfortunately, don't work all the time given the context of the episode itself.
On the other hand, the acting is actually pretty decent. The seiyuu are talented and play their roles fairly well, although there are some occasions where the character can seem unnaturally emotional, something which is partly due to the script itself rather than the skills of the actors.
One of my biggest gripes with Chrome Shelled Regios was the lack of originality when it came to character types. Granted there are only so many to go around, however the writers seemed to have followed the cut and paste format to the letter. While the plot may be interesting in parts and the story engaging to a degree, in a series like this it's ultimately the characters that make the whole thing shine. The lead roles are interesting enough, but their development can often seem overly conrtived. In addition to this, the actual characterisation is fairly basic at best, and very little time is spent on ensuring that the characters have reasonable and valid justifications for their actions.
Again, this may be due to the writers attempting to incorporate all of the versions of the story into one narrative, but whatever the reason may be, the upshot is that this show really could have been so much more than it is. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy it, as Chrome Shelled Regios is entertaining in its own way. The problem is that the ideas and concepts behind the show could have been planned and executed better. The post apocalyptic high school, for example, is a novel idea, but instead of trying for more originality, the creators have gone in the other direction.
In simpler terms there are many thing in Chrome Shelled Regios that have been done before, and often done better. The series relies too much on stereotypes and plot devices, and too little on innovation, creativity and ingenuity. The sad part about all of this is that while the show is entertaining enough to be enjoyable to a degree, many of the elements that make up the series have only really been applied to maintain the viewer's interest (and hopefully sell some Chrome Shelled Regios goodies). This is the reason why the comedy doesn't mesh well with the rest of the plot, and the lack of cohesion at the most basic level is ultimately the reason for the poor characterisation as well.
It's unfortunate that, once again, a series with a great deal of potential has been let down by its creators. One can only hope that the future will bring improvements, and that more companies will stop making shows that are nothing more than glorified advertisements for related merchandise.
After all, who knows what I'll find on my next foray into a post apocalyptic world ...
This is my opinion
Why should one watch this anime?
If ever you want to know what the worst anime will be like then i recommend you watch the show.
well when the show was made the animation was quite average.But when i saw the characters in the show they all lacked emotion in their eyes.The very first thought that came to my mind was "Are these people Zombies".As a result the animation seemed very dull.
The story was really poor.In the anime the characters were often showed watching some television show.This television show was not related to the story and yet it was shown for a duration 4-5 minutes.
In a 22 minutes anime episode 4-5 minutes were wasted on characters watching a television show, 3 minutes were used by the opening and ending theme ,1 minute for the preview time of next episode.That means only 16 minutes exposed the story in this anime.
Wow on top of that the story was poorly told.
The characters lacked detail.No one character was given enough ex-poser for me like any character.
The opening was really bad,the reason i am giving this 5 is because the ending theme was good.In fact the ending theme was better then the anime.
The show was really waste of time.I would have rated the show 0/10 but seeing the effort the animators , the singers and voice artist put in I am giving the show 3 points.
If you have watched the show what will you gain from it?
You will have a tale to tell how you watched the worst show.
Why did i not like the show?
After watching the show i came to the conclusion that either the show had no story at all or the story was so difficult to understand that no one could understand the show.And then I laughed.
Well BEST OF LUCK.If you still decide to watch the anime.
Thank you for reading.
It was inevitable for me to get a little excited to start this series. The hostile post-apocalyptic scenario, the presentation of the premise, its aesthetics and the mystery surrounding it generated expectations just during the first 10 minutes of episode one, expectations that wouldn't be (by far) reached by Chrome Shelled Regios during the rest of the show, as the development of the real plot was quickly replaced for non-contributory, mostly-boring side stories with a coarse harem inbetween.
The turn-off caused by that was comparable to that of our simpleton Layfon who is more accompanied by an insipid crew of females than by revelations about the world he lives in and serious battles, thanks to him being disproportionately powerful because of the simple fact he's the main character. So you better don't only forget about watching plot progress, but also about watching the protagonists (or anyone else) growing nor making something destacable with the advancement of the chapters. At least the artwork is proper.
The bases of the series are very contundent and the first episodes are really compelling, but the immature and meaningless way in which the rest of the story is dealt makes you think 'meh, this is just one more anime', and even among the average there're better things to watch.
4/10. read more
Both in "Chrome Shelled Regios" and in "Densetsu no yuusha no densetsu", the hero is a boy, who, in the beginning, is trying to hide his past and exceptional abilities (tenken-user, alpha stigma) playing the dumb, pretending to be unintrested, slow and unskilled. Other similarities seem to be the fantastic setting, the presence of the fantastic itself (the mysterious regious and their spirits and monsters the student-soldiers are fighting against, magic), organizations of selected fighters (tenken-users, orphanage training soldier-magicians) and smaller groups of friends of the hero who are operating together, and finally (there might be more, but I will just leave it at that for now), a strong leader among the student of the academy themselves (Loss, Shion). The latter series has aired only 2 episodes yet, so I cannot really tell, but I suppose that if you like one, you might like (or at least check out) the other. ^^
Same director and both have strong leads who dislike fighting and an unknown past.
The character design is very similar to DNYND, and both the main character don't really like to show off their powers. Also, in the same way that Alfon Alseif is being manipulated by the President there, Kalian Ross, Reiner Lute from DNYND is also being manipulated by the king, Sion Astal, to find the Hero relics.
Both are very good shows, although the ending of DNYND suggests that the series hasn't ended yet.
First of all Both main characters would rather not use their power, and secondly both animes contain slightly supernatural fighting. Legend has more us of powers though, but either way if you can make it through the first 3 episodes of legends or chrome shelled regios you'll be addicted.
-Both main charecters are very OP (overpowered)
Legend is more sad, while chrome is more of a fun action with a less deep story.
overall both are a good 8-9/10 anime if you can get into them maybe even a 10.
CSR and DenYuuDen are similar due to the fact that both main characters have a dark past and they try to hide it, Both are Action,Comedy and adventure along with strong main characters. If you liked one, try the other.
Both protagonists are very powerful people Ryner Lute(Alpha Stigma bearer) Layfon Alseif(One of the heavenly sword weilders). Both want nothing to do with fighting and want to be left alone. Both have a friend that has high status in CSR (chairman) in DYD (king). Both have a girl that is likes them but won't admit it. Both have good OP songs.
Both are packed with loads of action and cool fighting scenes.
Huge display of power from both protagonists and other characters.
-Both revolve around exceedingly strong male leads who are reluctant to use their abilities for various reasons
-Both shows have the same director, which could explain why the "feel" the same, even though their settings are quite different
Both boy protagonists are very strong. Instead of making use of that power, they decide to live an easy life where you dont need to fight to survive. They both get forced to join the fight platoons where they will be fighting strong beasts/magic users. They are both relaxing/interesting anime, I highly recommend it.
-both have a very strong male protagonist.(who try to hide their claws)
-very much killing involved (monsters & humans)
-both have very fine art and nice Soundtracks.
By far the better one if you like:
Tournaments/ duels with magic swords
A strong protagonist who leads a "strong team"
Fighting bugs/ monsters in a post-apocalyptic world (One is a flying city, while in chrome shelled regios we have a moving capsulated city
- Both series have strong MC's
- Both series is about fighting against monster incects
- Both MC's are branded as traitors
- In both series people live inside a city with protection against the monster incects
They both share the same exact premise except ones in the air and kuusen is about 10 times better storyline and animation. its basically chrome shelled region if it was remade perfectly
Both have a really strong main male character.
Both have a school environment.
Both main characters are considered traitors in the story.
Both series are about fighting Monster insects.
Both have comedy, action, harem and ecchi. (Although Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan tends to be ecchier.)
If you watch both series, you'll notice the similarities.
Kuusen and chrome have a lot of similarities that spring to mind.
*Both the main characters are extremely powerful and branded as traitors. (In kuusen MC is kanata age) (In chrome the MC is layfon alsief)
*In chrome they live in mobile city's that move around and in kuusen they live in aerial city's.
*The city's they both end up in are known as "Academic" city's.
*Both main characters end up having to join a team that are pretty weak.
*Both worlds are post apocalyptic and overrun by giant insects.
Both anime revolve around a super OP MC who is seen as a traitor.
Both anime are based on cities that were destroyed. One is in the air while the other is walking.
Both anime are hunted down by Alien Buglike Creatures.
Both MC are put into a situation they aren't fond of, but learn to accept it.
Both Anime are Harem.
Both anime got a 10 star review from me.
in my honest opinion, these two anime follow the same path but are still bloody amazing!
Both are talking about cities surronded by monsters in post-appocalypse worlds.
"Chrome Shelled Regios" takes place on the ground with moving cites, "Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan" takes place in the sky with wizards soldiers.
"Chrome Shelled Regios" is the most dramatical.
Both starts with a similar futuristic-fantasy setting with a military academy training students with special combat abilities.
The settings are similar as well as the whole military combat type characters.
Barsburg Empire and 7th District is similar to Chrome Shelled Regios' Grendan and Zuellni.
this anime is about military academic that only selected potential children to become the host Mikhail eyes that possessed GOD power whoever hold this power will rule over world.
Both involve an overly powerful boy who tries to hide his powers and past. They each are only 1 season and both end awfully with a lot of unanswered questions. They both leave a viewer with huge hopes for a season 2. Hope this doesn't steer anyone away from watching either though lol.
Both series features military in a more futuristic and has dystopian/utopia themes mixed in.
Both series has plenty of actions but also some mystery behind the scenes involving certain events.
Both series has plenty of action, drama, magic, military, and similar themes.
A boy with exceptional combat skills enrolls in a combat oriented high school to meet his brand new harem, with no initial intention of actually participating in combat. His dreams are shortly crushed by the student council president within the first couple of episodes.
-Chrome Shelled Regios has a far more interesting setting and a more stylized art direction.
-The characters in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei all look bland, but the dialogue between them tends to be a bit more clever.
-Both have pretty good action sequences.
Both have light novel source materials and focus on a cool MC hiding his untold back story and past experience from the rest of the militaristic high school and slowly showing it off as he gets into more fights surrounding a mixture of hand to hand combat, specialized weapons, and magic / kai. Also both have an interesting support cast to make up for the withdrawn personality of the MC.
Similar mc who is rather weak in terms of their official status in the school, but turns out to be the most powerful badass around.
Similar school uniforms and combat suits. Laid back protagonists. Pure wish fulfilment self insert mc's.
Pseudo harem approach.
Both mc's extremely capable to the point that usual equipment cannot bring out their maximum potential.
Both mc's coerced into taking up positions that require fighting.
Similar supporting characters.
Similar character designs.
Unique to Mahouka:
Cute little imouto.
Siscon male mc.
Brocon female mc.
Not so modest protagonist when it comes to displaying his combat abilities.
More details of techniques and their implementation.
Unique to CSR:
Protagonist very modest when it comes to combat skills. Always holds back.
Dense mc, incredibly dense.
Has a survival theme.
Multiple female mc's. read more
A boy enrols in a brand new high school to "learn" new things but more or less another reason. They both join a group, 17th Platoon or the student council/disciplinary committee.
- Both have a protagonist who has others originally consider him weak
- Both protagonists are both absurdly overpowered
- Both protagonists have a sort of impassive attitude
- Schools for learning combat skills (although Mahouka's does more than just combat)
- Student council is somewhat similar to the 17th
Ok so this is kind of a stretch because the settings in SAO and CSR are totally different: one being inside a MMORPG and the other a post apocalyptic world with moving cities. However they are very similar in the sense that the main characters between the two are both total badasses. Kirito being a solo player on the front lines who doesnt need any help and Layfon being one of the 7 heavenly blades or whatever in disguise at an ordinary school/city. So basically if you enjoy watching the main male lead go ham and wreck the opponents then both of these shows are a good choice. However I personally am leaning towards SAO as a better choice right now as its story seems more solid and CSR has a sorta slow beginning but if you have any free time and feel like watching someone be awesome then you should check it out.
MCs are pretty much clones. Both way op, passive nature, arguably shallow character depth. Flock of girls chasing after them.
Both follow a strong male main character who likes to help people.
With great action, it also deals with blades and alter-universe type settings.
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