24 of 24 episodes seen
Jesus christ I was facefdesking the desk so hard right when I saw the main character whom have the worst name to exist in a shounen series ever, when he tried too hard trying to be cool and edgy copying the persona 3 characters by shooting a gun in their head, except persona actually have cool characters. Not only that but he curb-stomps every enemy in the anime like they are nothing. Where is the fun in that? Some fight scenes were neat to be fair, ones that actually used strategies rather than pure powerlevel, like that ugh... Jo-J-J-Gaaaaah! I would've had like this show better if that awful character didn't exist since I did not mind the other characters at all despite have almost no substance save for 1 character.
Just when you thought they couldn't have ripped off persona even further, all the enemies here have tarot card motifs. WHAT. Yes, it goes all the way from magician to the world cards but here in doesn't work because the supposed "stands" don't even have anything to do with the corresponding tarots while in persona, the tarot cards are used to reflect the character's personality. Might as well use constellation names if they're going to be relevant if at all.
In some episodes, we get to see the big bad's supposed "all according to evil plan" scene, but all he does is sit his ass all day while he dispatches the bad guys to do the dirty work for him, I keep thinking I'm watching a Saturday morning cartoon for some reason! So yes, the whole show is also an episodic one at that and the only plot line is them getting to the big bad, that's it.
"But AzuriteMal", Stardust Crusaders came out in 1989 while the first persona came out in 1996". Oh that is simple, let me educate you my dear boy. You see, Persona is part of the megaten series, and megaten came out in 1987, megaten = persona, therefore persona = megaten. What year is that? *gasp* no way, now you know?
I did kinda like how the title stays true to its name with having a real sense of adventure since they travel from Japan to Egypt and such. Most of the setting are like what I'd imagine them to be so that's a plus. Music started good like they keep up the tense of the scene, but it got repetitive hearing the same thing over and over again like a JRPG battle theme. Someone said that there will be an epic fight scene in the 2nd season but I'm not holding my breath since I'm not a fan of episodic anime. I got better things to catch up to.
- Persona series: both are very similar, very dark, better characters, makes you think.
- Berserk: It's still darker and more gar than this. read more