The game and anime follow Kon Hokaze, a boy who embarks on a journey from our world to an alternate world known as Mira, which is full a mysterious energy known as Alma. After saving Princess Ecarlate from attackers, he soon finds himself in the middle of a struggle around Alma.
#1: "Let's Go ED (レッツゴーED)" by Golden Ixion Bomber DT (eps 2-12) #2: "Let's Go ED (Erec ver) (レッツゴーED （エレクver）)" by Golden Ixion Bomber DT (eps 13, 14) #3: "DT Ondo (DT音頭)" by DT group (eps 15-18) #4: "○○Tama (○○たま)" by Erec (Hiroshi Kamiya) and "DT" by Kon Hokaze (Takuya Eguchi) (ep 19) #5: "Stand Up! ED" by ED group (eps 20-24) #6: "DT Suteru (DT捨テル)" by Golden Ixion Bomber DT (ep 25)
This has been on my list of show to watch for a while now. Having completed it, I would say it was a lot of fun. It's nothing deep nor is it anything overwhelming original. It's just fun. Fun can go a long way though.
The art and animation are unremarkable, though far from bad. The story is quite thin and simplistic. It rids on humor, some of which can be hit and miss. There's a lot here that isn't at all great. Regardless, I'd still give it an 8 just because the characters and the humor when it does work make it a silly, fun
The characters here are quite likable. The main character is rather annoying at first, but he does seem to grow through it all and become increasingly likable. His traveling companions are more immediate. Princess Escarlate is wonderfully deadpan and amusing. Her knight Sanglain is serious and likable, while still crazy enough to provide good laughs. Mariandale is probably the best character the series has, having a great design, fun personality and being at times a surprisingly grounded and positive example of a transgendered character in a purposefully dumb shounen comedy anime. Rival Erecpyle and his subordinate team Incognito meanwhile offer big on comic mischief and are always fun to watch. All the while the party comes across minor characters who are sometimes equally crazy and fun. It's an appealing cast.
The humor is focus here, and as humor is a subjective thing, it's what could potentially curtail enjoyment of the show. Ixion Saga's humor is very stupid, irreverent and often immature. As audacious as it sometimes gets, it can be worth quite a few good laughs if you're willing to laugh at that kind of humor. Don't go in expecting particularly smart comedy though. If you have no use for silliness and willful stupidity, you will not find anything of value here. For those of us who do enjoy watching something just kind of silly and dumb at times though, Ixion Saga is a solid and rewarding pick.
Just finished watching Ixion Saga .Mixed Feelings about that one :
Ixion Saga can me summarized as an attempt to replicate the relaxed/wtf/lol?/laid-back style Gintama made popular in Anime .
In this style a lack of a greater overarching plot , comedy and dirty jokes , excellent sound-soundtrack choices and strange character are the standard .The style is great , Gintama that introduced it in the Anime industry a masterpiece .Let's see how Ixion Saga DT fared though :
As i said before the specific sub-genre/style Ixion belongs to lacks plot lines as it's main points .Even though i take that as a given , still Ixion Saga
could have fared much better: it tries to use the story both as a background and as a hook/point of interest , with the result being a failure in both attempts .The story is not absent - it is there , but it is ignored , resulting in some disbelief and boredom that could have been (easily ?Dont know .) avoided .The lack of progress endangers the whole series as the viewer can become tired of what seems as meaningless events , spawning at each episode like NPCs in a RPG game that is just too full of grind .And i know that the fans might defend the series reminding me that Ixion , like Gintama dont require a master story - yet still having seen and loved Gintama and even Sket , i have to commend that Ixion Saga's story can be compared with boring Pokemon episodes but not with the tense and emotional charged story arcs the two aforementioned shows field .
(Let it be known that the last episode has a much better written story than the rest of the show- a wonderful surprise rewarding us for making it to the end !)
Nothing great , nothing good , nothing bad .
Lately Art seems to have been standardized .I kind of miss the variety the 90s and the 2000s had : each show had it's own style for good or for bad .And there were always glitches to be found .The much cheaper/improved technology of today has eliminated visual errors and unusual/unique art styles from most series today.
Ixion Saga has great sounds and soundtracks :the level was on par with Gintama !
Different music genres , familiar chords and styles , variation - the soundtracks were great and played a nice part in drawing you into the series . There was Rhythm and good taste in orchestration and song choices .And the most surprising fact is that i am not talking about the OP/ED - no , i actually didnt liked those two - i am talking about background themes .Very good on sound .
Ixion Saga's Chars are interesting and funny : each has his own fetish plus some perks - and each gets a decent amount of attention in the show .And here is where trouble ensues :
the characters while are interesting seem to have been made with some kind of character generator you can find for RPGs .They are too much replicas from the Gintama series- something that becomes even more obvious when you actually hear half the cast of Gintama playing as the main chars in Ixion Saga .There was a lack of originality - i find myself imagining the people that designed the character watching Gintama and saying to each other "Ok that was good , what can we use instead of that ?" .In short if you ve seen Gintama you ll see no new character concepts in Ixion Saga .They have somewhat recycled the chars from it .
Enjoyment 6 - Overall 5
Ixion Saga is a fun Anime and it sure is enjoying watching one .With all the the lack of originality it still has some entertaining value .However -and with that i sum it up - this show has copied Gintama at so many major points , so obviously that one can clearly feel the lack of dedication and investment from the creators .And since those two things are what make an Anime interesting and enjoying to watch i can say that this show is worth watching without lying .
Ixion Saga is for Gintama what the many industrial Harem anime are for their originals .
DT,DT,DT,DT,DT,DT,DT, DT Sutero, 'nuf said, as I've finished watching the last episode of this no good 25 episode thingy, normally if something is not good I drop it, but this one was different, it was no good alright, but it does have it's silver lining, since there were episode that are enjoyable and there were those you'll just skip. Co'z this was not the kind of anime that one must categorize it as a whole but it was something that has to be categorize on a per episode basis, and frankly, that's what director Shinji Takamatsu was aiming, he probably wants us audience to forget
everything what was this anime about and just focus on each episode, in other words this anime as a whole was more of a gag type than anything else, since there was no plot to begin with just a scenario on a per episode basis.
So, here are my ratings for each of this anime's category:
Story- like I said, there is no plot just situation that on every episode and each episode has a plot on it's own.
Character- regardless of the characters info.........something that one must just forget, co'z on every episode that characters take a new form, which one would be irritated with, at one point in any given episode and appreciated on the other.But I'm sure everybody will agree with me that Kon is one big loud mouth a***** that everyone wants to take a swing at, and Erec and his Incognitos are a bunch of retards, as for Mariandale, I'm also sure that everyone will agree with me that she should've have been cast as a girl and not some cross-dressing man.
Art- I like the design and the way the character's where illustrated and I'm referring to Mariandale, Almaflora , Ecarlate and Sainglain. I also like the way how them Incognitos were drawn.
Sound- though, Kon maybe the kind of character whose butt I wanna kick, I still like the guy who did his voice, the same with Erec and his Incognitos. I also like this anime's opening theme, but not the closing.
Enjoyment- I gave it a 6 because, there are episode that I find it funny and there are those episodes that where downright corny.
Overall- this is something which it would depend on oneself if which episode that's worth watching and which are worth skipping. Frankly, studio Brain's Base should have just leave it as an on-line game than make an anime out of it.
Recommended if you're in the mood to "LAUGH YOUR BALLS OFF" (A pun you'll all understand if you watch this show!)
As I am beginning to write this review for any person interested in watching this FANTASTIC anime, I finished the last episode ten minutes prior.
Being truthful, I am a big Sword Art Online fan, but the amount of people who are comparing anime that involve a virtual reality or some sort of relation to gaming to Sword Art Online is ridiculous, which is why I'm making this review completely unrelated to Sword Art Online, including Accel World which is also made by the same person
who made Sword Art Online.
The story of Ixion Saga DT is about a teenage boy who was transferred to another world, like a game. Before he was transferred, he was the strongest player on an MMORPG game he was in a boss fight on, then suddenly being caught off guard and losing to the boss, he met a beautiful woman who asked for his help, what he didn't expect was she was a strange being who transported him to an alternate world called Mira, then his journey began with a few others he met by coincidence, where he became a servant to a princess, in order to save the world, they have to fight. (The second girl he travels with that has green hair is a strange one, believe in me! You'll be in for a treat with this one!)
The art style of this show is great, the reason why I say this is because it's not incredibly defined like most anime are today, the animators didn't spend too much time worrying about how impressive the art was, thus some parts were sloppy, but what FASCINATES me is that the colors and effort they put in to every little detail was MIND BLOWING! This is another reason why I loved every episode to this anime!
Although I say everything is truly remarkable with this anime, the only issue I found with the anime was some parts of certain episodes were a bit off, I would give an instance but I couldn't really bring myself to spoil such a masterpiece, the sound was still enjoyable, that's what matters!
OH. MY. GOD. The character development that the team that worked on this show seriously put amazing effort in!!! The different types of personalities that each character's have is crazy! I could even say that this anime may possess one of the best character development I've ever seen! Not just the personalities are strongly different to each other, but the characteristics and actions each character has and presents in certain situations is great, I loved every single character, no matter how evil or heroic they were, or even idiotic! (trust me, there's a lot of idiots in this show, the main one being the male protagonist!)
If only there was a better word to describe how enjoyable something was other than the word "enjoyment" itself!
I've been on a long spree of anime recently, I didn't think I could find much better anime than things I've previously watched (which is a lot of anime!) but sweet mama.. Was I wrong.
I want to solely declare that this anime is perhaps one of the best anime ever created.. Seriously. More so, I want to thank the people who put their time and effort in creating this masterpiece, personally. The amount of LAUGHTER I had in every episode of this show was crazy! I had trouble breathing (for real, I have asthma!) -- So yes, thank you so much for this anime. This anime, personally I'd say is the..
FUNNIEST ANIME OF ALL TIME WINNER -- Awarded by iAkali.
(I'm doing "Awards" for anime that I find are worthy of such, also opening a YouTube channel for reviews so I can give a much better review with visual aspects. I will be talking to someone in hopes of YouTube Partnership and the such. I definitely recommend this anime to anyone who loves to laugh!)