This is a world of the skies, where many islands drift in the sky. A boy named Gran and a talking winged lizard named Vyrn lived in Zinkenstill, an island which yields mysteries. One day, they come across a girl named Lyria. Lyria had escaped from the Erste Empire, a military government that is trying to rule over this world using powerful military prowess. In order to escape from the Empire, Gran and Lyria head out into the vast skies, holding the letter Gran's father left behind—which said, "I will be waiting at Estalucia, Island of Stars."
I've read some reviews and I realized that whether you'll enjoy this anime or not will depend on your tastes.
For me, I enjoy anime that are nice to look at. Whether it be through the character animation, like in One Punch Man, or through its overall art and world style. I also appreciate a good story and lovely characters, but first and foremost I look for beauty in animation and art. It's a bonus if I get the good story and characters.
Granblue Fantasy is absolutely beautiful to watch. Visually. The scenes are as if they're straight out of a painting, and the characters and
creatures never move awkwardly, all throughout the anime. You know what I'm talking about: anime that are only animated well for the first few episodes and for the rest of the season are lifeless caricatures that can talk (Masamune-kun no Revenge), or are never animated all that well in the first place (Getsuyoubi no Tawawa, but don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, although for reasons I will not state here).
Its story isn't really a novel one. Its characters really aren't fleshed out, but there isn't any need for them to be for me to enjoy this anime. The character chemistry isn't bad, but again it's pretty basic (see what I did there?)
In conclusion, if you're like me, and your idea of a good time is watching anime that are well-done visually, give Granblue Fantasy a shot. I recommend watching it on a large screen.
But if you're looking for anime that'll tickle your funny bone, or make you fall in love with the characters, or get your mind up and running, or give you a completely new sense of perspective---you might wanna pass on Granblue Fantasy.
Well, what can i say about grand blue?
I readed a lot of doujin about, and i was expecting the anime with excitement, the show is a terrible delusion, and a waste of time and resources form the animators carees.
My review contain some spiolers but, you really dosent loosing anything by reading before watch the first two episodes.
The lesser point, and the most criticable part of the anime is the story. i have seen a lot (Really, a lot) of shows of medieval fantasy, like Vannadis or Chain Cronicles, by mention. and Grand Blue is the worst of all those.
The story is a big cliche,and
putting aside that, its still the worst cliché way ever.. The -Evil empire- is a lot used and it dosent even is a good cliche, is bad, the empires are not evil (by the gods) those are just empires, but the childish naive of Justice overall is a dangerous stuff if you are not treathen it well, making it colorful and full of explanations. the explanations are missing. Who owns the island where the story is devepolved? The Evil Empire of course, (because leading a fugitive hunting in extrange lands may cause a war, if you dont know it) and if the empire is all evilness, the peseants are evil too? Why the Knights cant kill a boy with a sword?
oh, im forgeting he was the protagonist, and dosent matter if the knights are full armored and TRAINED, because im the fucking protagonist and they will suck my D**ck just because of that. what kind of knights are them in all case? im sick of that and if you have enough precence of mind you will understand.
The Kinghts, even the dark knights, has a honor code (or No-honor code) that leads his actions, and that code forbids damaging the pops of the villages of their OWN EMPIRE at leats, because the villager pay taxes and this rise the economy and make the evil lords of the evil empire rich and powerful... Then.... why them threat the villagers with hurt a little girl? and as i said before, they are in the empire lands... because if they are in foregin islands, why isn´t guards in the land for defense propouses, the nation that own the lands allow to foregin Knights to search, kill or hurt their villagers? of course not.
The villan is a fucking crazy and stupid man, just like the "hero" need for prove they are doing it right, what the hell has the man in exchange of brain????
Oh, i have control over a fucking Hydra, lets kill the boy who atemph to protect the poor girl (who is casually a massive destrucction weapon itself) without caring of the fact that the girl is dangerous and thats why she was jailed... wait, a wild dragon has appeared, Hydra (inferior creature, every fucking man knows that) shoot to the dragon to make him angry... well, it didnt success at all, no problem, keep shooting, who cares what the dragon can do, if you can shoot him, you will be fine... yeah...
(Protaginist) Crazy fool man defetaed... Heroine... let him go, probably he can take an army and back and kill all of us, but... who the fuck cares... YOLO !!!!!
The caracters are all stupids, or that what we can see...
Despite the fact that i've watched only two episodes, the art was very poor and the drawing let a lot to be desire, that all with the art...
Well, the opening and the ending wasnt really bad at all, and the sound makes it enjoyable, they are what we can say by fine, it suit them.
Dreadful is the word to describe the caracter devepolment of the show, set aside that the caracters hasnt history of theirselves, the devepolment of the show was very sample and has nothing to do with human caracterization (what is that makes devepolment good, after all) the protagonist was one more form the buch, (on the bad bunch) the fem was one more from the bunch too, the luteniant (female co-pro) was predictable too, and stupid in the very end, leading a boy (who is the fucking protagonist) to the death without hesiation and without a plain, the girl saved the prota with magic power that no one knows how it works, and no one knowed she can do this until she need to bring the prota back to the life... the Villan, patetic and the sec caracters are nothing but trash, (the knights, the Peseants, the fucking flying lizard) and overall, its just another fantasy show that has nothing inside of the caracters but that... Fantasy
If you played the game, may be you are expecting the anime that much as myself, you can find it enjoyable and even nostalgic, and may be you can pardon all that trash and continue watching the show
If you like stories that have nothing but a pink and fluffy trash about justice and comradeship and figthing aganist the evilness (who try to conquer the world and kill everyone for absolutely no reason) and villans without a single piece of inteligence that are nothing more that clowns, caracters that dosent show humanhood at all and everything reduces to Who is the evil and who is the good, well, you can enjoy the show too
If you wnat to watch a history with caracters that are a bit more thinked and the good and the evil are inside of every caracter (just like the person you are, just like the person that build empires too) and you think there are a lot more that simple say "Justice" or "Comradeship" or "War" or any.other of the medieval fantasy concepts, then this isnt your show, trust me, there are a lot more shows less stupid than this
A girl falls out of the sky - Literally. Dude saves her, fights for her and dies. She revives him and now he becomes aware of his power (or a clue to its origin). They go on a journey together. Magic, Medieval, Floating islands, Fantastic creatures and Dragons. There you have it, the gist of it at least.
Boring much……………. I don’t think so. I have said it before and I don’t like to belabor a point but the fact is that there are so many ways of making a story ‘click’ by using the same old words.
Like a lot of
other Fantasy anime Granblue too has a lighthearted feel about it. Starting with fast paced action and then easing into the story is a good way to keep the viewers interested enough to keep watching.
Now the question is - would watching Granblue payoff as the story moves forward? I think I will wait for a couple of episode before making any further judgment.
This type of animes are my favorite, even that most of the time they screw up everything with a bad story, but I still really love watching Fantasy anime with characters that in addition to looking good, also have a good background story (Except for the main character).
It's too soon to say that the story, in general, is bad, but we are following a character that his only goal is to see his father that left him to never come back without a good reason.
I can not say that the art is bad, but it could be much better, sometimes it leaves you waiting.
The sound is pretty good, I can not say that is the best, but it helps in a good way to set the story.
The characters, each one has their own background story, a distinctive personality and if the creators take full advantage of them, can even become memorable. I can assure you that to be a promotional anime it's really good, it leaves a pleasant sensation, makes you want to play the game and go deeper into history.