Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier, accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory's bathing area, sees the kingdom's new princess Lisesharte naked, incurring her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he's known as the "undefeated weakest" Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut is the fourth project created to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the GA Bunko imprint, the production company responsible for launching the original source material.
This anime is a ecchi, action, harem and school genre, all these genres together result in an anime style that usually do not please the audience, that's the big problem here. When you first see this anime you may think "Yeah, this is the kind of cliche anime that every anime season has", but in my opinion you are wrong if you thought that, personally I was wrong too, I admit, I thought it was the same cliche of always, but it ended up being an anime way more interesting.
The story takes place in a fictionary world, where there are ancient weapons, named Drag-Ride that
are ancient mechanical weapons. Five years ago, the protagonist, named Lux Arcadia, was the prince of the Empire, and he also was known as the strongest Drag-Knight, the Empire was destroyed due to a revolt, now Lux is known as the "Weakest Undefeated", the Drag-Knight who doesn't attack. Due to some reasons Lux ends up entering a girl's school that raises Drag-Knights.
This is the story, not bad thought, if it was a little more serious I think it could've been an anime that would please more audience than this, one problem is how ridiculous things end up happening and how all the girls want so bad the protagonist, but if you think about it, it's very common in the harem anime genres, not saying that it explains why, I think if a harem is built in the correct way it can be good, sadly it wasn't the case.
The art of the anime has many 3D aspects, which may be a little unpleasant for some people, some parts I think the art was very strange and bad, but nothing that displeased me so much, the art was most part of the time OK, the fighting scenes were all OK too.
About the sound, I can't really say if it was good or bad, it didn't caught my attention enough to make an opinion, so I will just say it's OK too, I also liked the OP, it gets in your head, the ED was also very good, singed by the group nano.RIPE that I personally like very much.
If I have to say something about the characters is that, yes they are cliche, there are all of the types of girls that almost every harem anime has, but that is almost a standard of harem animes. So I really think that the characters are not bad at all, I liked even some of the supporting characters, maybe more than some main characters, lol. They all have some interesting story about their pasts, and their personalities and ways of acting didn't displeased me at all.
If I have to choose if I enjoyed it or not, I would really say I enjoyed, the beggining may not catch your attention, even I thought about dropping it in the beggining, but I don't regret not dropping it, if it gets a second season in the future I will watch, if you dropped and are reading this, I advise you to give it another chance, you may end up liking it, just like me.
I started this show back when it first started airing, because I was bored. I've seen most of the big name harem and ecchi series, and figured "I may as well try this.". Mecha isn't really my thing, but the fact that this series is a Mecha isn't even what makes it bad. There may be light spoilers in here, but honestly, this show doesn't even have much of a story to begin with, and I can only imagine one thing that could be spoiled, and it really isn't even that major.
This series really had no overall story.
It just had mini-arcs that comprised the whole thing, and then one antagonist that wasn't really explained well at all. The series starts off with the protagonist conveniently falling into a girl's bath. And whadaya know, it's the most important girl in the kingdom! He then has to fight her for some reason to gain entry into a girl's only school to learn how to use his mech. Lets not forget that he is the biggest badass in the kingdom, and singlehandedly overthrew a regime, literally a legend among people. For reasons unknown he has to go to school.
Naturally, their fight gets interrupted, queue the "evil" in the show: the Abyss. They really aren't explained very well either. In the beginning, they seem to have their own free will, since they have no tactics whatsoever, yet later on in the show they exist solely to be used by people who have certain flutes. And there are multiple flutes, which makes it quite easy for people to control them (somehow). Every time one type of enemy gets stale, they get an upgrade, From normal Abyss, to big scary Abyss, to Giant ass fortress.
Also of note, for reasons unknown, I can count on one hand the number of males who could use a "Drag-Ride". Why is it only females? Why is it a female only school? How do the few guys that do know how to use a Drag-Ride learn in the first place when even Lux was given such a negative reaction upon trying to get into the only school ever talked about in the entire show?
I'm no art critic, but I liked the way it looked. It wasn't as good as Phantom World by any stretch, but it was fluid, and looked nice.
The OP is bad. Starts off like it's going to be really intense, then drops into a random electro-pop conglomeration with poorly translated english words thrown in for flavor, like "fight for the sky!". ED is decent, but generic. The Sound effects however are where this show really shines. Every time a character pulls their sword out, my ears have a mini orgasm, and explosions are nice and crisp. A female voices Lux, but honestly, that didn't make the slightest difference to me. In fact, I wouldn't have even noticed if I hadn't read it in another review a while back. Other voice actors are alright, nothing stood out as exceptionally good, or exceptionally bad, so I can't complain.
This show has the worst character cast that I have ever seen. Boring main character, generic tropes for every girl in his harem, etc.
Lux: Main character, has no backbone except to "Protect his friends", never goes on the offensive. His nickname because of this is the "Weakest Undefeated". Is completely clueless about how girls work, and even when he has opportunities right in front of him, he drops them. He lacks confidence in anything but his goal to protect his friends, which makes him lose so many opportunities. He could have been laid many times throughout the season, by any of the people in his harem, yet instead he gets a total of 3 kisses, which aren't dramatic at all, and very anti-climatic, since he freaks out after each one.
Airi: Lux's little sister, because what show would be complete if the main character didn't have a sister that rarely does anything except push him forward in his determination? Has barely any screen time, manages to be condescending in spite of this.
Lisesharte: The princess that he falls into the bathtub with. tsundere, quickly goes full dere in less than a full episode, and then just manages to push herself away from him due to her own stupid decisions, because you can't have a relationship in a harem.
Philphie: the kuudere childhood friend. Eyecandy is pretty much her sole purpose in the show, barely even an interest in his harem. She's too apathetic to care if Lux goes for her or anyone else.
Krulcifer: The only good character in the show. She is the only one you can't always predict, and that is the only redeeming factor characterwise. Still not enough to pull the rating upto a 2.
Those are the only characters I even know the name of. There is a great deal more of them, and none of them are really of any consequence. A brown haired chick that serves no purpose other than pushing the members of his harem closer to him. A black haired girl who is emotionless. I know I'm forgetting characters, but clearly they weren't important enough to remember anyways. Most of them serve a single purpose as a plot device, and the only characters you get a backstory for are Krulcifer and Philpie.
This show was one of those where you watch it, in full knowledge of exactly everything that is going to happen before it actually does. It is nothing if not predictable.
Unless you're trying to get someone introduced to all of the common harem-genre antics, I would not recommend this show to anyone. I was quite looking forward to just getting it over with at the end. I could recommend many other shows that do harem better than this, and even Infinite:Stratos did harem better than this. It's no good as an ecchi, since the only ecchi is a bath scene at the very beginning, a 5 second scene in the second episode, one back massage with Celes and then Phi's boobs constitute the rest of the ecchi throughout the rest of the show. It's not good as an action, because there is too much drama involved with personal relationships.
TL;DR Avoid this show unless you are out of any other show you could possibly think of, or if you are introducing your friends to the nuances of weak-character harems.
Sorry if I used wrong words or some grammar errors, that's because English isn't my primary language.
Ok, here is the review :
When I see this for the first time, I was thinking about Asterisk and Failed Knight because they have a similar intro, but I don't really mind it. But after completed this anime, I was very disappointed. Many things came up and make this anime more worse, fot example the last battle was good actually, but some things came and almost make me stopped watching fot a while, but I finally managed to watch it until end.
For the story, it's bad. It's really
bad. I can't tell how bad it was by word. Our mc, have a divine drag ride and supposed to be a strong character, in the last battle I think he would use all of his power, but no. His power were useless, well not completely useless but it's useless. That's same with other characters, nobody used their power to the max, that's make me it worse. Beside, the story is pretty hard to understand but I don't really paying attention into it.
Intro and ending were good, the songs were nice, it also easy to remember. The voice act is awesome, I like it. The sound effect is great, No complaint from me, but overall I don't really like it because some background songs weren't fit with the show. But that's okay, I don't mind it.
Overall it's an average show for me, because it have bad side and good side. I recommend this to you if you here only for the harem genre (it's not contain alot of ecchi). But if you looking for a good battle or something other than harem, you wouldn't be like this. The ending is a cliffhanger (this is an announcement, I won't tell you why did I wrote it) and I think it would be good if this has a second season.
This is the 1st anime that a friend has shown me to watch so that I can join their conversations and not be that silent kid sitting in the corner of the table at lunch. As this was the first show I watched since Pokemon more than 5 years ago, I did not know what to expect.
Now that I have watched it, I can safely say that this is extremely disappointing and bad. Not only is the story near non-existent and bad, the concept itself is terrible. Having machineries in a medieval setting is certainly unique, the 3d animation and the design of the machines
themselves do not fit the time period that which the story takes place in. Action scenes feel a little bit awkward given the weird blend of 3d animation on the machines in a 2d environment. It also baffles me that the entire student body in the school are all girls with the exception of the main character.
The characters annoy me to no end. The main character's only traits is that he is a super kind guy who is also strong at fighting and has a dark past. He has no other personality outside of that and comes across as completely boring. His lack of backbone and naive nature also pisses me off.
The other characters are terrible as well, to the point that I don't even bother to remember their names. In fact, the only memorable things about them is that they all have ridiculously hard names to pronounce. The yellow-haired girl who I assume is the heroine is a terrible character. I can't even take her seriously given how outright absurd and stupid the first encounter she has with the MC is and the only personality she has is that she obviously likes the MC for no reason other than I think is that he is a super nice guy. The only other character who I find a tad bit interesting is the blue-haired girl given her background and the couple of episodes that focused on her was a bit interesting I guess. The rest of the characters are completely forgettable and has no large impact to the show.
Overall, this show is terrible, and felt like a complete waste of time. This is the opinion of someone who's experience with anime are only in Pokemon and Digimon, so my opinion might not be as important or highly regarded compared to a person who has watched more anime.