Yagi Takeru has been living in the Touma family's house since his parents are gone. He was raised by Touma Rokunosuke, the head of the house. He is surrounded by many people such as Yamato Takeshi, his best friend-cum-rival from the kendo club, the Shiratori sisters, Kotono and Asuka, and his childhood friend, Oosu Seri. Life has been blissful until one day, an earthquake strikes the school and everything changes. Takeru awakens to find that the school looks as if it has been abandoned for centuries and reduced to ruins. He also realize that all the teachers and students have disappeared as well. He meets up with Seri and Asuka and they fled from the ruins, only to realize that the town they used to live in is completely empty. Subsequently, people wrapped in cloaks appear before him. They were told that they have been brought to another world.
It\'s not that bad, actually. I had a decent time watching it. I have no regrets and I do not think I wasted my time by watching it. I just don\'t get why only a few people have watched it. So it\'s relatively new, but I would think that by this time, a lot of people had watched it already.
Good points first. It was very easy on the eyes, and by that I mean the guys were easy on the eyes. All the boys were very good looking, specially Takeru. what a cutie. Everything was considerably well drawn - the backgrounds, the people (very kawaii
girls, specially Sakuya) everything.The music was also great. I love the opening and ending themes, and I thought the background music was very nice. It really fit the mood of the scene.
Here\'s something worth mentioning. The reason why people may not like it too much is because it resembles a lot of themes we have seen in previous series we have watched. The story here is that a group of kids are transported into a different world (Ne world). Two of these kids, Takeru and Takeshi, are caught in the crossfire and are forced to battle it out with each other. Apparently, they both carry one - half of the soul of this very imprtant guy named Susanou, so the future of the Ne world depends on them. Sounds a lot like Fushigi Yuugi/Kyou kara maou doesn\'t it? It even features the Shiseijyu aka the four holy beasts. Need I say more?
Now for the parts that I didn\'t like too much - first, the \"horses\". They look a lot like Jar Jar Binks on steroids. Second, yellow blood. I know they\'re supposed to be \"evil spirits\" but why can\'t they use purple or green blood that\'s more common and easier to stomach (at least for me)? Third, what\'s with Minakata\'s short skirt? He\'s a guy, and I don\'t need to see his girly legs. Finally, I am not a fan of the Takeshi - Himiko love team. It\'s just to weird. If Himiko\'s supposed to be like a priestess or God or something, shouldn\'t she be celibate?
Those are just minor problems, so I still think that it\'s a pretty good anime. It might not be good enough for some people though, specially those with more impeccable taste and are picky with the anime they watch.
Izumo: Takeki Tsurugi no Senki is based on a Studio E.Go game
(which I enjoyed more than the anime).
Story: I found this part a bit lacking in Izumo. There wasn't anything special or unique about the storyline that would make it deserve a higher score. The story was ok. And that was that.
Art: The art was decent, but nonetheless not good enough for it to receive a 7. In some scenes the movement of characters seemed awkward and unrealistic.
Sound: The only thing that I found that was ok in this anime was its sound. The music didn't seem out of place and was
fit to the event that was happening, engaging the viewer.
Character: Truly, the character development of the story was fine, except that in only focused on a select of individuals. some characters were left out and made me think "what was he there for anyways?" the behavior of some characters also seemed ambivalent.
Enjoyment: Honestly, I think one would get more enjoyment from playing the game rather than watching the anime version of Izumo. I didn't really get to 'enjoy' the anime since half the time I was trying to figure out why this or that happened.
overall: Overall, I think this series was ok. If you have some spare time on your hands, might as well watch it, since it isn't that terrible, its decent.
I loved watching Izumo very much. As soon as I watched episode 1 I watched the rest in one whole night! :3 The story was on topic, and fit well altogether. The ending was great!! Very detailed background, characters, objects, and powers!! ~o~ This is the best anime I have ever seen so far. I re-watched it twice. The opening song and closing were even the best Japanese songs to me. I enjoy a lot of Japanese songs, but OMG!!!!!!!! Loved this. Takeru