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12 of 12 episodes seen
I don't know about you guys, but the moment i saw this anime's banner, i thought to myself, "Gosh, this would be another boring violent anime with SIMPLISTIC "save the princess" plotline". Guess what? It's true!!!
However, Jormungand is different. Your princess now is a dangerous person who are an evil genius and selling weapons across the world.
Ok, now for the interesting part [spoilers alert].
Prepare yourself for an amazing experience by watching this anime. I have to admit, although the base line is, as i said, SIMPLISTIC, as you go deeper into the anime you'll encounter a lot of emotional storyline. Hatred and betrayal are to be expected to be this anime, but Jormungand didn't stop there. Love, trust, revenge, affection, trickery, sarcasm, jealousy, admiration, etc , etc, etc, YOU NAME IT! It's all (most of it) there!!! Not only that, they also brought the problem that is existing in the world now. Child Soldier, Smuggling, Corruption, Illegal transaction, unhealthy competition, animal extinction, etc ,etc, etc, you'll find more and more as you progress through the plot.
There's no telling of what going to happen next and they'll always hang you at the end of the episode. It motivates me to finish this anime in ONE SEATING!!(this anime is the first one that did it to me) It's 12 episodes of consistent thrill, action, drama and comedy! What more can you ask really??
How can you stop staring at this beautiful anime??? I mean Ms Hekmatyar might be a little bit creepy but look at how detailed they present the gun, the atmosphere, the humour, the expression of the characters... THEY NEVER FAILED TO AMUSE ME! It ables to convince me that a battlefield is fun @.@!! (I'm going nuts)*Please ignore my previous sentence*. Your ears will also certainly be entertained all the time. Music (from songs and instrumental melody, when i'm talking about instruments that include guns) is a harmony that will enrich your experience from watching this anime even more.
Now, now... what about the characters? I TELL YOU THIS! THEY ARE AWESOME O.O!!! You got a dishonored major to a child soldier. Really, the variety of characters are so great, every character is very unique to their own background and speciality.
You : Well, you seems to like this anime a lot. But don't you think you're a little bit bias? All i can see is praise in your review.
Me : Fine, fine... Certainly this anime has it flaws. Sometimes Jormungand just brought its plot to somewhere else totally unconnected and their character development are not so in depth for everyone of them. There are a few loopholes here and there. Some of the things happened are also not explained fully. But hey, these minor flaws are insignificant enough for me to say that this anime is EXCELLENT!!(Not yet a masterpiece, I must admit)
And guess what? I want to bet that Jormungand 2 can overcome those flaws, thus making this anime A MASTERPIECE!! Muahahahahaha!!!
All in all, it is worth your time to watch this anime (totally worth it). For you guys who don't like gun shooting anime or action anime, maybe you can find interest in the story and drama that this anime has to offer. As i said before, this anime can make us realise how troubled our world is.
Conclusion : GO WATCH IT!!! DEFINITELY!!!
26 of 26 episodes seen
To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this anime. I thought it would be another gantz or battle royalle (the japanese movie). I'm surprised at how the plot is smartly twisted and very emotional. Well, it's predictable that our hero, Amano Yukite will win the game, but the story and how it is told is very captivating. Therefore, this anime deserves a 9.
Characters - 10
This anime has successfully made me love a character in one episode and hate him/her in the next one, vice versa. Characters are developed, story of them (their background,etc) are being told clearly (exception for some). Well, that's understandable considering on the number of characters this anime had. It is executed brilliantly with some plot twist, flash backs, and many more surprise that this anime has to offer.
Story - 9
Who would expect that it would end that way? Every episodes ending always left me hanging and it always gave me the urge to watch the next one. One of the disappointment is that some things are not explained. I'm now still wondering how deus chose the player. I'm still wondering how each character got their numbering. I'm still wandering about how Yuno is already a G** however she is not in the se**** wor** (gosh these are some spoilers). Although most of it is magnificent and unexpected, there are still some loop holes and unexplained matters. Overall, it has a good and very creative plot. I love how they kept me hanging even at the last episode.
Art - 8
The lighting, colour composition and smoothness will definitely pamper your eye. Characters are occasionally drawn in a different state to show their personality. There are definitely some confidence in the art. Gore and blood are not drawn hesitantly. Beautiful background, however some of the drawing are a bit exaggerated, it turns out to be ugly.
Sound - 8
Not the best, but it is very suiting for the theme of the anime. They are simple, stunning and completely complement the story telling. It brings out suspense, mistery and sometimes emotions.
Therefore, mirai nikki deserved the 9 because it has fabulous plot, lovable characters (and detestable ones too) and colourful drawings. It is twisted, but definitely it is straight. read more