Anime adaptation of Majin Bone, a digital card game project.
Majin, the creator of the Universe, has been resurrected in the present day. Shougo Ryuujin, an ordinary high school student who transforms into the Bone Fighter Dragonbone with the Bone Card in order to save Earth. Together, with the other White Bone warriors take a stand against the Dark Bone, a foe that has appeared from darkness to devastate Earth. However, "could the true enemy be ourselves?"
Majin Bone. A show that really tests the value of everyday life.
Story 7/10: The story isn't terrible, but it isn't really ground breaking. But what is shown is actually very well paced, it never really felt like they had to rush a certain detail and it does have a good since of discovery within the world that they have given us. There were also moment that it did draw me into the story of it, especially closer to the end. I just wish it kinda happened a little bit earlier.
Art 8/10: Now this is where I felt that the
show really shined, the animation. There are two different styles 2D and 3D, if anything this kinda reminded me of Aladdin in the Cave of Wonders part. And I was a fan of the 3D part, what I wish they did was put more of the two styles together more often. Aside from the first few episodes it doesn't happen that often. And when it did happen, the 3D stuff didn't do much, it need to more interactive in my opinoin.
Sound 6/10: It is well voiced acted, and the effects are good enough. Music okay, but no real battle music aside from the big ones. If they had something that match the fights it would of been that much better, but as it is, it is passable.
Characters 6/10: The characters are kinda all over the place. Some I really like, some I didn't (which is really only one), and some were tolerable. The antagonist had the most development here, you see them struggle with faith a lot more then the actual protagonist. I like that, but it was obvious that they never really were the bad guys simple because they give off a likable trait early on. The main character on the other hand, started off great. I was really able to tell his struggle and pains that he went through, and what he fights for is a good cause, but my main problem with him was that he had too much doubt in himself. First few times understandable, rest too much.
Enjoyment 7/10: I did enjoy the anime, and I probably would watch it again. The fights were fun, no doubt about that.
Overall 7/10: A good anime, I think people would enjoy it. Especially if you want a good study on antagonist being good in the end.
My outlook on this anime overall its a bit mixed. I really enjoyed the premise and the plot along with the idea's meant to be taught, however there were times when the forward progression falters. The premise of the planet and the elements of nature lending there powers to a select few chosen people to protect the planet. That is a somewhat common plot.
This may start out that way but they expands to encompass the protection of the whole universe. They really push the envelope with that addition. When these things are attempted the majority of the time it backfires, though, in my opinion,
the writers "just" manage to pull it off. I'm also pretty sure I can speak for most us when I say "no one really likes recap episodes" All it is is a filler episode. Just an attempt to fill time while they work on the next episode, but it losses the stories over all flow.
Even with these flaws and a few others, they manage to pull it all together in the end. The conflicts are resolved, their destruction is held off for them to clean up their act, and the two opposing forces join in a common goal. The best part for me is this is not one of those cliff hanger, unresolved ending stories.
I just finished the anime and I am not disappointed at all. It was an awesome anime. Not like best of the best. But as a child who think of a superhero is this anime perfect. It's story is really great and the characters were maybe not in art developt but their stories are clear.
If you are able to watch an anime with a mind of a child who likes superheros. Totally watch this anime. There is a lot of drama, but that really makes this anime a little different than most others.
I hope you all will enjoy it like I did.
I think this
is one of the most underestimating animes from this time. You must not look to the anime expecting things like Death Note or Fullmetal Alchamist.
This is a anime based on a card game. But the card game is not that much for important in the anime.
You live with a person that wants to see all good in people. Something done a lot and it failed a lot of times. Even here it kinda fails because that is to much that it supposed to be. But still it gives you thinking about "Can I see the good within everyone". Even it's a bit much, it still fill within the anime.
It's still a anime based for kids. Watch it with a mind of a kid and you will see that the anime isn't that bad as you think. Someone who will protect his life and those around him and play the superhero. The characters are all colorfull and they separate the characters perfectly.
For what I have seen so far. It's really worth watching it if you still have a child's mind
The first episode of the show is, by far, the most entertaining episode. It shows you a lot of promising things, but ultimately doesn't deliver. I continued watching the show because it's certainly not bad, but it's not engaging either, often failing to hold my attention. The show feels like it's lacking life. The art style is fairly unique, but could be a turn-off for some. I personally found the CG action to be one of the most well-done things about it, but it fails to excel in nearly every other aspect. The story is uninspired; the MC gains powers, then gets targeted by a
group of bad guys because he has those powers. That's where all of the conflict centers. It's the kind of simple story that would work in a show like this if it had an interesting cast of characters to support it. Each character has something unique about them, but those unique traits are rarely explored and never grow. The character relationships and interactions are very shallow, never giving you enough to truly feel invested in them. Because a show like this needs well-developed characters, I think that's probably what holds it back the most.
Like I said, it's not a bad show by any means, but there are definitely better things you could be spending your time watching instead. Somebody already recommended Gatchaman Crowds in the list of similar shows, so if you want to watch an anime with a sentai kind of vibe, I definitely recommend that one before you touch this. Samurai Flamenco would also be way more worth your time. But, if you have a lot of spare time on your hands, you won't suffer for watching this one. It's harmless.