English: The Law of Ueki
Synonyms: Ueki no Housoku
Apr 4, 2005 to Mar 27, 2006
23 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisKousuke Ueki, a student of the Hinokuni Junior High School, is picked by a God Candidate, Koba-sen, to participate in a competition where people battle out to become God and only the strongest will prevail. Embodied with the ability to turn garbage into trees, Kousuke will be joining in the battle against other junior high school students in this selection. This sets the premise for the earth-friendly battle where the students will pit their powers against the rest.
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Opening Theme#1: "Falco" by Hitomi Shimatani (eps 1-32)
#2: "No Regret" by Kumi Koda (eps 33-51)
Ending Theme#1: "Kokoro no Wakusei ~Little planets~" by Aiko Kayo (eps 1-15)
#2: "Earthship ~Uchuusen Chikyuugou~" by SweetS (eps 16-32)
#3: "Kono machi de wa dare mo ga mina jibun igai no nani ka ni naritagaru" by The Ivory Brothers (eps 33-42)
#4: "Bokutachi Ni Aru Mono" by Romi Paku (eps 43-50)
#5: "True Blue" by Hitomi Shimatani (ep 51)
The Law of Ueki
This anime starts pretty weak. When you first walk into The Law of Ueki, there's not really anything to pull you in. It's a shounen anime. Ok, sweet, shounen I can get in the mood for shounen. So what's the main character able to do? Turn trash into trees. Awesome! wait what. He can turn trash into..... trees...
That's pretty much what The Law of Ueki will hit you with. However, that's what turns this anime into something so brilliant.
You've read the synopsis so let's cut to the chase. The story in The Law of Ueki is definitely not its strongest point. As far as shounens go, The Law of Ueki is ahead of its competitors. Ueki strives towards his goals one step at a time, while meeting characters who ultimately he befriends. Stick in some backstory for the characters and you have the formula that The Law of Ueki pretty much adheres to.
As for the actual plot, I would give it a 8. It's interesting, because even God has a backstory in this anime. Although the story does take a bit of a dive in the middle, and never really fully recovers. Other aspects of the anime (I.E. the battles, which is what Shounen is pretty much about) more than make up for it.
There's not much to comment about. Everything is done as it should be. The Law of Ueki isn't an anime that's going to wow you with its visuals. Nor is it an anime
that you can't bear to watch because your eyes are bleeding. The anime doesn't cut any corners, and battles are animated to what they need to be. There's no
slow-mo hi-def sword battles in this one. But that's really not something The Law of Ueki should even be judged on.
The music is simply great. It's basically your daily allotment of Jpop But of course, does it contribute to the anime? I would say yes. Some
of the fights and situations in the anime really get you pumped because of the added music, and that's what I believe a 8/9 under music should do for you.
Clearly The Law of Ueki is no Yoko Kanno composition, but hey it gets the job done and it gets it done very well.
The strong point of the anime is right here. At first, Ueki seems kind of empty actually. However, over time Ueki begins to really become that
character you root for. Sometimes his "justice" oversteps the line and you simply facepalm or headdesk, but thats a rare occurance.
The characters are well developed, because their backstories are superb.Each character becomes unique and well defined while all contributing
to the overall enjoyment of the show. Even the character I hated the most (Saru) had his good moments. Although a part of me wanted a little more
"interaction" between Ueki and Mori, alas it was not to be.
What's the best about the characters in The Law of Ueki, is that the anime also pays attention to the villains. Although they clearly aren't given
as much attention as the main heroes, The Law of Ueki really nails it by giving them just the right amount of attention. It's not a 1 minute "blah blah blah
this is why he hates Ueki/wants to win/hates person X/wants to destroy the world" nor is it an episode dedicated to a character who ends up writen off in the recap
time of the net episode.
Overall The Law of Ueki is a superb shounen. The creativity behind the battles makes it a very enjoyable watch just because you think
"Well how is he gonna get out of this one?" That question isn't simply answered by "OH MY GOD HE HAS ASCENDED AND HE'S KICKIN ASS!" There's actually thought behind each battle, and that's what differentiates the average shounen from the great shounen.
Sandy's Anime Reviews
The Law of Ueki, follows the story of Ueki. A middle schooler in japan who has a strong since of justice and unsual powers. Watch as he battles his way to victory with the power to turn trash into trees!
The animation is on par with that of Zatch bell. While not the best animation around it is far from the worst. And in the big dramatic sences the animation quality become very good. Over all very decent animation.
Great sound track I personally am going to get the series intro song for my MP3 player. The rest of the sound tracks are well placed and help carry the emotions of the moment well.
The Characters are amazing I love everyone of them. The story and traits of each one really make this anime truely likeable. You'll find yourself, or at least I did, cheering them on outloud as the struggle. And laughing at some of there silly antics
This is a great anime. I watch it with a good friend of mine and her daughter and we all love it. Its a captivating story that moves at a decent pace but still keeps you wanting for more at the end of each episode.
I would love to rewatch this series again and again. Some really great fights and some really funny moments in this anime.
I do not own this anime, but I plan on making it apart of my retail collection as soon as I can afford to.
These are my reviews that I have started. Right when I finish a Series
My intention is to write a review for it. All my reviews are spoiler free
and will not give away anymore plot that the sleeve the DVD would come in.
Even If I do not like a series I will polietly explain why I did not like it. read more
___________________________________________ Review the 6th
Chihuahua Review(short&sweet): This is a good shounen(bunch of guys and action) to watch. There are alot of unique characters. Let me rephrase that there are a lot of UNIQUE powers here.
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STORY: This is not, I repeat NOT just some lame, generic kid show. The story here is a for spot to become God. Here angels become god-candidates who choose kids to give powers to and then let them battle. The main character Ueki who believes deeply in justice. This may still sound lame and generic but the story execution was great with fun interesting strategies in every battle. The only real problem is parts of the story didnt make sense. 200 abilities for one person and only 100losers so far(you'll understand later).
ART: Animation was well and the battles really drawn exceptionally well adding to the fights intensity. However at times the main characters look really young and it was really hard to take them seriously during dramatic moments. It does becomes unnoticeable with the addictive story.
SOUND: The opening and endings were REALLY good in this one and the background music was passable. The voice acting was great here with the infamous Paku, Romi playing the main Ueki. Guess that's why I thought of Full Metal Alchemist while I was watching this.
CHARACTER: The characters here were really well made and there were alot and after watching it, I doubt there will be a character that youll end up hating. So many powers(trash into trees, towels to steel, etc.) they're so weird but u cant not like them.>_< The powers even get stronger.
ENJOIMENT: I couldn't stop watching this when i started it was so addicting I always wanted to find out wat happend next. Everything blended so well! Very close to being a nine overall. Ending was nice and really hope there is a second season(heard rumors).
OVERALL: No matter how generic this anime sounds it is good and definately worth a watch. Even though everything about it is not that great, the execution was amazing.
Recommendation: If you like shounens with a dash of fantasy and magic watch this. If you like this then watch the Prince of Tennis or Full Metal Alchemist.^_^
If you dissagreed OR agreed fully with me on anything feel free to message me and discuss it. Always fun. @_@
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Following a recommendation on hunter x hunter 2011, I ended up at The law of ueki, and after watching all the 52 eps, this is what I felt : it has a cliche plot, cliche side characters, cliche mc, cliche setting of a tournament, cliche concept,.......and yet.........non cliche powers, different style of fighting, outright comedy, and cool character roles.(i shall clear the difference between characters, and their role in character part)
The story is based on a knock out tournament (a popular tag which few even classify as a genre of its own) and a final prize for the winner. This concept has been overused like the chunin exam of naruto, or hunter exam of hxh, or a recent example mirai nikki. Yet the execution is entirely different and unique in its own way. The story goes on like this- there are 100 god candidates chosen, and each candidate chooses a student (a middle school student) and gives him a power, and then the students fight between themselves, and whoever wins his candidate becomes the god, and the student gains a null talent, ie any talent he wishes. Moreover if a candidates student attacks a normal citizen the student loses one of his talents, and if they loose all their talents they will vanish without a trace. That is basically the initial setting. It becomes more intense as the show goes on. The few interesting points are the powers of the candidates, like MC has ability to turn trash into trees, another guy can turn towel into iron (looks lame at first, but it is splendidly used).
Animation 7/10 Sound 8/10
Animation is weak, but considering it to be a 2005-2006 anime it is not some exception. It gets it job done. The characters designs are pretty good, though it had room for improvement. No kinds of scenery or stuff is present to comment upon, but animation shouldn't become a barrier to watching this splendid shounen anime.
Sound was better than the animation. The opening song gave a peculiar vibe of some kind of depressing situation, but it was not much pronounced in the anime, probably due to its excess comedy. The osts were pretty good, and there doesn't exist much to complain about.
Tournament battles are overused stuff. And the existence of a decent prize is not an exception. And obviously there exists some kind of powerful antagonist with his own perception of talents and stuff. On a broader view there isn't anything pulling us into the story, but on close examination there exists plenty of elements. First, is the MC, Ueki. He is shown to have a strong sense of justice, and much of the story evolves around the justice factor. Second, is its excess comedy, which was initially used to propel the viewer into watching more ep, and in latter eps, just as a medium to keep the story strong. Comedy is one of its strongest points, (caution : don't drink water while watching this, else water will be spilled.). Third, is MCs peculiar power trash into trees and the possibilities that arise from. Fourth, and the most important is INTELLIGENT BATTLES. This is its strongest points, it delivers incredible battles. Battles are planned, and luckily the MC can actually think on his own and uses many tricks to baffle his opponents. Once 15 or so eps, pass MC also levels up, in very very interesting ways, as such once past 10 eps, there will be little incentive left to give up this anime. The anime also delves into teacher student relationship, and values of morals.
But still, the story lacks many things. First, the initial pace is slow, it is ok with manga but in anime adaptation, they could have cut quite many chapters and may be they could finish the anime sweetly in 35-40 episodes. The chapters I am referring to are not too integral in the story development, and plays very partial role in character development. In fact, the first few episodes were boring, and focused only on MC, and as result few important characters got introduced as late as ep 20. The anime should have neatly deleted unimportant battles. Even in the latter half some battles seemed to be dragged on. And only final battle remained to be seen.
While characters are mostly typical of shounen animes, their roles are quite varied and unique. There doesn't exist a character who is powerless at first sight but then after intensive training becomes op. The charcters develop, become better but only according to their capacities. Starting with MC he pretty much masters his powers, and his development his most pronounced. His leveling up is extraordinary, and he uses his new powers very intelligently and there are many spontaneous combos which he uses to defeat his enemies, and at times I was forced to say Brilliant! Other characters like Mori, rinko and Sano play integral role, and they too level up with unexpected variations. They receive ample development mainly because of solid back stories. The characters are carefully chosen by the author and he has intelligently played with them and the role that everyone plays is incredible. (If I were to elucidate it would be a spoiler).
Interestingly, even god is a character and surprisingly has a backstory. Tbh I was quite amazed at the description of the god, and more interestingly he is a prominent source of outright comedy
I srsly enjoyed this anime, mainly because of highly intelligent battles, and some of the battles might even rival that of hxh. I was also amazed at the non cliche powers, among all I liked the antagonists power the most (can't spoil). The outright comedy was evident and there exists no episode which won't make u laugh. Added to this was powering up of the characters which added spice to the anime. Lastly and the most important part, that it has a good and actual ending, and not some lame original ending.
Even then there exists many points to be criticized. First, irregular pacing, and dragged on battles. Second some cliche elements like nakama powerboost and some friendship stuff. Third, excess comedy, which at times turned into forced comedy. Fourth and the most important part is that it deals with MIDDLE SCHOOL kids. The anime had vast potentials, and with highschool students and a bit of seinen feel, packed with awesome action scenes and intelligent battles could have turned out better in many respects, because the idea of middle school kids fighting didn't really appeal to me much. Fifth, teacher student relationship was quite pronounced but again seemed to be a bit of excessive.
On subjective reviewing it deserves 9/10, but on close inspection and objective reviewing I can't render more than. 8/10. As such the anime should have lasted not more than 35 eps, with fast pacing and appropriate development. Had it acccomplished this feat, it might have become a showcase masterpiece and shared its stage with other good animes. read more
Both are about allmighty friendship. Both have enough comedy in the fights. Both have no noir at all.
Ueki kinda looks like Natsu to me. Also, they work in groups, as well as alone. Both protagonists find strength in protecting others...and both seem to act without thinking quite a bit. Both shows give off a similar, "good-timey" feel, and I'm sure if you like one, you'd really enjoy the other :D
they have similar adventure story and magic power and a bunch of funny teammates along with a small talking cat ally . (like tenko)
i guess i chose this on because both the animes have magic and the mains both look the same
the main plot are the same and the character's personality are also very smiliar. both animes are great, and VERY exciting it makes u keep wanting to watch it (well at least to me ;p) I LUV both of them.
well its a shounen action type anime with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked Law of Ueki youll like Fairy Tail
-They both have adventure, comedy & shounen in their genre
-Their main character has a similarity in terms of personality
Both anime prominently feature a character whose beliefs about friendship, loyalty, and doing what's right motivates them. Natsu can be hot-headed and may enjoy fighting more than Ueki, but both are willing to sacrifice pretty much everything for the sake of doing what's right and/or protecting their allies and friends.
If you're looking for a show that inspires you to root for the good guys because you get swept up in the emotion of fighting for what you believe in and sticking by your friends no matter what, both Law of Ueki and Fairy Tail are exactly what you're looking for.
They fight for their friends, both protagonist will become powerful if they see their tomodachi/nakama gets hurt. All about friendship and supernatural powers, they have some funny comedies and will give you goosebumps in battle. They'll die for their nakama/tomodachi. Protagonist gets very mad when their friend/nakama is getting hurt by an evil dude/dudette with ni heart.
Natsu and Ueki has the same personality, and they are both powerful and careless.
I wouldn't call it the same storyline but there are some parallels.
#1 tournament that decides who becomes "king"
#3 strong feel for justice and friendship
#4 powers are lent (Ueki: from their god candidate; shaman: from their ghost)
#5 A girl that decided to become the main guy's "manager"
The rest is completely different though, characters aren't really similar.
They are very similar, in both you get to see characters with superpowers given by someone.
You get to see a series of fights for the place of "world's king" in both animes.
The characters and they story, the entire anime are very similar, but still difrent and interesting in their own way. :P
They both involve a tournament setting with a cast of characters with distinctly different skills.
Similar stories. Boy gets super power and fights to be the best. When I saw one I was reminded of the other.
They both give you the same feeling. Both use awesome powers.
Another tournament style show with a touch of supernatural. Unique enough to watch to enjoy, while feeling that they aren't the same show.
They both compete in a tournament to become "king." Powers are lent by spirits/candidates. They both have a "fight for your friends" motto.
Characters have different abilities. Both have a villian with a bad past bent on destroying the world. One prankster/jokester character joins the main group.
Both series consists of the battle shounen theme where there is plenty of action presented by the main characters.
Both series deals with a 'tournament' where there is glory to be won and those who are strong enough will dominant through the ranks. The main character in both series tries to reach the top.
The main male character in both series also has similar personalities.
There is also drama, comedy, and supernatural themes in both series.
They're both about friendship. There are also people with special abilities (Power Users in TLoU and those who ate the Devil's Fruit in OP). These animes are both shounen and main character is a little (maybe more than little) stupid.
Later in both animes the main characters form a 5-man team. They are also similar in some ways: Ueki -> Luffy (stupid, brave, friendly) ; Sano -> Zoro (strong, manly) ; Hideyoshi -> Usopp (liars, weak in combat) ; Mori -> Nami (not very strong in combat girls) ; Chopper -> Tenko.
Ueki, Kousuke is the same as Monkey D., Luffy almost in all ways :D he loves food and they both act dumb and they makes jokes if they are fighting and d.luffy fights with long things and ueki fight with long trees and they protect their friends and they talk the same and face expression is the same and his eyes and they believe people fast both animes they obtain power
Same style of animation, same crazy powers (rubber-man / turns trash into trees xD...) and of course the same "i will save my fwiends (nakama) even if i have to die"
both have will power.
both will try to win the enemy though he is weak.
both anime will gain power as their battle goes on
both main characters have almost, if not the the same personality. There are a couple a similarities between luffy and ueki. nakama power theme and never-dying-will concepts. one major difference though is the setting itself. nonetheless, they have the same thematic aura and nature.
Ueki and Luffy are so similar with their friendship, morals, and whatnot that whenever I watch Law of Ueki it reminds me of One Piece and vice-versa.
Also, they have a concept with the superpowers and they vary between each character..One Piece has the Devil Fruit users and Law of Ueki has Power Users.
These two anime have very similar character designs. Both main characters respect friendship bonds, always want to eat, have a power due to some reason, and want to be something (great pirate in One Piece, God in Ueki).
In both series the main chars are actually weaker than their opponents and they win with pure strategy.
Ueki its like the fusion of killua and gon ^^, a cool guy that wants to help everybody, and the type of anime its very similar, good fights and a stronger enemy on the next one
this anime has cool fights, and everyone have a different power (like nem) so every fight its different. The story its very funny and if u liked hunter x hunter i know u will like the law of ueki and of course if u like the law of ueki u cant miss Hunter x Hunter because its one of the greatest anime that i had ever see
Competition, powers, youth, justice... what more can you ask?
Well-paced, purposeful action.
Both protagonists are nearly the same age, and both have supernatural doings, making it a anime to enjoy.
Similar comedy action. Both focus on nakama and friendship. Kenichi has more fan service though.
both of the main characters fight for what they believe in getting stronger along the way. both endings are quite good unlike some endings like over drive etc.
Both shows have great character development. They both have a lot of action and a protagonist with a will to get stronger. Both protagonists have to overcome many obsacles to reach their goals.
the main character in Law of euki and hds kenichi is very similar. They fight for their friends and justice. Both series are great, funny and exciting.
Both series are considered battle shounen that offers plenty of fighting among characters. The main character in both series has similar personalities and often strive to reach new heights through experience in combat against other characters from the show.
Both series involves some inhuman techniques that are displayed during the various encounters between the main character against his adversaries.
Both series has plenty of action, drama, and comedy. In general, they have a similar vibe and feelings.
Both anime basically have a "fighting" contest in team mode with each member having a special ability or "power." Even though with Ueki, it originally starts as a battle for the "Null Zai," eventually, it does become a battle to save lives, as in the Flame of Recca.
Actually, I think Tsubasa Fukuchi got the idea of Law of Ueki from Flame of Recca.
Anyways that's why I recommend Law of Ueki, for the reason I gave.
Oh you may see some similarities if you have keen observation like me.
it is mostly fighting through out both of these animes the characters are similar they get stronger along the way,but the ending is kind of a let down but i still recommend flame of recca
Both contain lots of fighting, lots of growing up, and both are kind of tournament based. Also both have lots of feels <3
The main characters have something and someone that they want to protect. they will both sacrifice themselves for everyone else. They both want to become stronger so that they can protect the people that they care about. Also they both find themselves in a fighting tournament.
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