Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone is set after the Holy Road Soccer Tournament. The hero of of the moment, Tenma Matsukaze, traveled all over Japan to teach soccer to kids.
He returns to Raimon Junior High School after completing his mission, but to his surprise, it's no longer the same Raimon Junior High that he remembers. The soccer club is non-existent, and the members of the champion team in the Holy Road Soccer Tournament have no recollection of taking part in the tournament. They neither remember Tenma nor the game of soccer they loved. As Tenma is baffled by this twist, Alpha, the leader of the Route Agents and captain of Protocol Omega team, suddenly appears before him. Alpha declares that he and his team are responsible for wiping out passion for soccer in Raimon along with the memories of the soccer club members: and Tenma himself is next.
That's when a strange boy named Fei Rune appears just in time to save him. Just who is Fei, and why does Alpha want to eliminate soccer for good? Tenma knows that he needs to do everything in his power to emerge victorious. It's a battle that could seal the fate of soccer forever.
Irrational (even for Inazuma), stupid (even for Inazuma), and campy (even for Inazuma). It has a needlessly confusing plot that keeps twisting into sideplots like a puppy on cocaine. An inbred puppy. The main plot is confusing enough, involving time travel and parallel timelines. We don't need random missions like going back in time to break Tsurugi's brother's back so the timeline can return. Or when they need to fight to restore the team's love of soccer. Or when they get magically summoned to an island to get help from the soccer god in the middle of an oddly interrupted battle with the enemy. I'm pretty sure there are times when the writers forgot what was going on too because the plot shifts gave me whiplash.
Random sums up this show pretty well. Random characters show up to help with no explanation given (Including a talking teddy bear. Yeah). Random abilities and techniques appear unexplained only to fail. No set up appears needed anymore. When they do set it up it seems half-hearted. There's a new technique called mixi-max which is introduced when the teddy bear lets out a T-Rex and then gives it's power to some dude. Characters simply know things they couldn't possibly know with no explanation given. And the new Avatar Armed just gives them the opportunity to put on silly dresses in overlong animations that don't get shortened even in flashbacks. The battles are short and uninteresting, the characters keep getting switched, the plot is a mess, and the new characters are annoying. But most serious of all its flaws: it just isn't fun.
Now quit it guys. You're making soccer cry.
UPDATE: Having gotten to the final episode I have to say that the series makes a remarkable comeback at around episode 40 to finish with probably the strongest ending of the entire series. This is annoying as I'd like to slag off the entire season. Nonetheless, eleven good episodes out of fifty-one does not a series make, and having to watch through forty episodes of pure irrationality to get there means that I'm sticking with my original rating. Nonetheless, it really makes me wish that they had done a better job with this since knowing where they were leading I can see the potential.read more
Inazuma Eleven GO: Chrono Stone is based on the fifth installment of the Inazuma Eleven videogame series. It is a sequel to Inazuma Eleven GO which is also a sequel to the original Inazuma Eleven. So, at first, to watch Chrono Stone you first need to watch the Inazuma Eleven and Inazuma Eleven GO series.
Chrono Stone is said by Level 5 to be the best of their works on Inazuma Eleven and is very clear that this is true.
Story (7): The story is original in contrast to its prequels where we only have football tournaments without anything else (not counting the Aliea arc and Inazuma Eleven GO).
It has elements of time-travel that have done very well, with some explanations about how time works in the Inazuma universe. Also have a plot twist in the final part, which I will not explain to not spoil anyone.
It is true that it has less action and more dialogue than its prequels but, it is a bad thing? Chrono Stone, instead of this "pieces of shit" tournament arcs, has a focus on the plot instead of the soccer matches, although there are many matches as well that are not specially necessary to the plot.
Character (5): Inazuma Eleven is not a series where the characters are well developed and Chrono Stone is not an exception. Although Fei, Kinako and some others have their respective development, the great majority of them have very poor development or not any at all. This apply to the old characters which doesn't have a lot of new things for their development.
Art (8): The design of the characters and the animation is done well with no problems or "ugly things". Avatars and hissatsu are animated well with art that sometimes left you with a good taste, so in general, the art is one of the best things.
Sound (8): The sound of Chrono Stone, as well of the other series in Inazuma, is mostly based on the soundtrack in the games. So, basically, normally it fits to all the circumstances because it was done specially for specifical scenes in the series.
Enjoyment (8): I enjoyed this series the most of all in the Inazuma Eleven company.
Overall (7): I think it is not a dissapointing sequel to the series so if you are a fan of the Inazuma Eleven franchise, it worth watching a lot.read more
Okay,the Go Chrono Storm series story line is really unexpected,with all the time jumping and parallel world,since this anime target young age,the youngster hardly couldn't understand those thing and apparently give them a trouble to keep up with the story,well it will be a different if their a science fiction freak.
It is give you an enjoyment since there are new feature of attack and new character,however most of the character are unexplained.This will cause the audience to wait until the end of the serious to get the idea,however,it remain untouched.
Well the development of the character and the story are great maybe there a slightless error,well,i doesn't give the big idea since the other plot covered them.
Overall,the story are great.If you an Inazuma Eleven fan,it worth watching it.read more