Ten years ago, a fairy by the name of Daisy appeared and asked the child Eiji Hoshimiya what his one and only wish was. Although his wish remains a mystery, the consequences were catastrophic. In an event called the "Great Destruction," the world started to fall apart as everything collapsed and countless people died.
Now, Eiji is a high school student whose only concern is his sick sister. He does not remember what he wished for; all that he remembers is that his wish caused the Great Destruction. In the years since that event, thousands of other people have also received abilities to make their heart's desire come true. These people called "Orders" are believed to be evil and are hated by the general public. However, some of these Orders are after Eiji's life in vengeance for those that he killed. Will Eiji be able to survive the numerous assassination attempts? And the biggest mystery of all: what did he wish for, and what were his intentions in wishing for something that caused so much desolation?
I am but a mere man. I am not worthy of experiencing such greatness, but our lord and savior Mirai Nikki's Author is a merciful god. He hath brought upon us Big Order, a masterpiece that must be witnessed by all.
The story topples even the greatest of literary works. William Shakesphere and Mark Train wish they'd live to see this anime. It is about a young man named Edgy Yukiteru, who wishes to conquer the world after obtaining a Stand that allows him to control anything within an uncertain area. See how mighty Edgy is as his powers let him break out of any situation
that is most convenient for the plot! Crucial plot elements like "drama" and "tension" shalt not exist in this grand adventure, for they are mere illusions created by humans. Big Order transcends our reality and is above such trivial things, and the great god Edgy cannot hope to be harmed by anything due to his awesome power.
But, alas! Harsh trials await our dear Edgy, as he doesn't use his power in the most effective ways. Is it because he lacks intelligence? Heavens, no! One must not underestimate this seraph, for he is merely toying with his enemies and giving them the faintest chance of victory, allowing the intricate narrative to play its part. Such mighty foes lurk in the dark, with power over nuclear weapons and innocent hostages. Such cruelty! But that's not all! The entire world foolishly misunderstands Edgy's celestial presence as they blame him for the deaths of billions of people. With this, we are given an extraordinarily realistic representation of real people; it's as if the show were actually filmed live from a rally of the glorious Donald Trump! And even Edgy's friends are mysterious characters as he peacefully neglects to control them by force. Is there anyone he can trust!?
Yea, Edgy does indeed have a loyal follower, his lone younger sister. A pure and innocent being, she plays a key role in the story as the motivation and love interest of our hero, for his order is dedicated to only her. Such a human relationship, it's as if the show were actually filmed live from a rally of the glorious Donald Trump! The adoration of his blessed imouto fills him with determination and motivates the audience to cheer on their beloved icon even more!
See the intensity of the challenging duels between Order Users as they clash together; their gorgeous avatars dazzle the eyes of the audience, but only for a short time. While these battles appear to only last moments with few actions taking place, it is merely a sample of what lies hidden away. Our sinful beings are not worthy of witnessing the true battles of the gods, and such we are limited to quick brawls with ordinary tactics and simple abilities. Be grateful for what you have, mortal.
Truly, no words can describe some of the bold details of the writing; I cannot name specifics, for that would be spoiling and therefore tarnishing the mystical plot, but you cannot prepare thy rear enough for them! Big Order is a shocking and surprising series with amazing dialogue and entertainingly absurd ideas that are sure to boggle your mind. When one thinks they know the secrets and intricate details of the world, they are greeted with new, astonishing discoveries. Such is the truth with Big Order.
The cast is nothing short of brilliant. Edgy is truly an hero whose intellect and manliness is unmatched, as is depicted with the impregnation of Rei. His personality is locked away from all others--including us, the lesser audience. His lack of characteristics truly make him the perfect being. His short-lived accomplice, Yuno Gasai, is a murderous wench who seeks to destroy Edgy, but her attempts always end in failure, providing us with amusement. Only in Big Order shall you see menacing villains turned into comical relief! And the saintly Rei Ayanami is but an innocent wanderer in the story, but witnesses the excellence that is Edgy Yukiteru, and pledges loyalty to him for all eternity for small, simple reasons. May we all follow her example, for we too have small, simple reasons for our lives.
Appropriately, Big Order is depicted through art that surpasses the fine works of Michael Angelo, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bob Ross, and so on. The holy Stands are gorgeously portrayed by fine computer-generated animation reminiscent of the year 2003, a golden age when shrubbery was leading a great country and Nickelodeon broadcasted amusing content. After all, if we are to go forward, we must go back. Studio Assread has once again proven to be the future of the anime industry. And no other anime has such breathtaking and unique character designs like Big Order does; they are masterfully crafted and gorgeous to watch. Some say they are “fanservice-y”, but that is merely a sin they have brought upon themselves for thinking such dirty things. It’s only natural for a lady with rock powers to have rock-hard nipples, and it is your duty to respect that. Shame on you. It’s no wonder why many viewers have reported sights of an Ultralight Beam covering much of their filthy screens; it is only visible to the eyes of sinners to prevent them from further descension. Should you repent, you may one day become capable of viewing the mature content like a responsible adult.
Ah, the great sounds of jazz! An elegant series such as this has but the most charming of music pieces to accompany it. No matter the scene or situation, the power of brass trumpets and saxophones will sound triumphantly. The opening theme, performed by none other than the esteemed Babymetal, is an explosive tune that is sure to rock the audience, and the ending credits is a haunting, hallowing experience that leaves you craving another episode. But they cannot compare to the greatness of the jazzy soundtrack.
...Oh, dear reader. How have you managed to read this much without rushing over to HorribleSubs to legally view this sanctifying experience!? Run along, my friend! Tell your friends and family about the good news, salvation is here! We have truly found perfection, and it is none other than the ten episodes of Big Order!
Before I begin my review, let me get it off my chest and say that I am not one of those elite posers or trolls who is quick to hop on the bandwagon and immediately dislike the show because the original creator was Sakae Esuno, the original artist and author of Mirai Nikki or Future Dairy (whichever you prefer.)
Let me start with this, between Future Diary and Big order, with this series it's like characters that didn't make it into The future diary got their own spin-off thus Big order was born. Just watching the first episode, the similarities with the characters and
to a certain degree the story are of course obvious. Certain characters resemble, and to a certain extent act/behave almost the way characters in Future Diary did. In all honesty, it's like he made the same story twice but (Obviously) tweaked little things in the story, plot, etc to try to give Big order its own unique individuality. For the most part I think that it works out pretty well. I'm not saying that Sakae is a bad writer, it's just that he needs to do a better job with making better distinctions with each of his works, that way it doesn't feel like the two shows are blending into each other. Unless of course he's doing this to make it seem like they take place in the same sort of universe however... we all (most of us) know how the universes in Future Dairy work out.. cough cough. That aside, I could not establish any type of commitment to the story [for the most part.] I will certainly say that it is not Esuno's best work however, I am roughly around 86.7% convinced that he can do a better job with creating an engaging and intensely dramatic story-line [along with plot] that's not only fun to watch but also really keeps viewers like me satisfied and engaged with what's going on. To me it seems like he purposely adds, or "tries too hard" to keep his work "dark" while trying to add fear into the factor and it just wasn't working for me. I mean, [and I'm going to try to stop bringing up the future dairy because again this is a different work] with the future dairy I was very satisfied with The story & plot. It was full of drama and the studio, producers, and director did a great job of adding mystery and a bit of action parts to the story. Which kept me engaged for a majority of the time.
Big order really felt like (and I hate to use this word) but laziness, pure laziness. Now things did pick up for me after episode 5. To me, this is the point where the show finally start getting somewhat serious in both dialogue and starting drama. I cannot spoil anything but I loved the intense amount of dramatic battles, fights between Eiji and his squad. I was glad that things started to pick up in Big order. Because there are only 10 episodes, if things didn't pick up around episode 5-6 I probably would've lost interest and dropped it. Il would probably had stuck to my guns and watched it anyway simply because once I start a show I make a commitment to see it through. Overall, I felt like dialogue between characters was dull, action scenes didn't really land a spark and it lacked an engaging story-line along with plot. I gave the 6.5 outta 10 because I didn't feel like Sakae had used his full potential.
The animation, special effects, and CGI used during the show were pretty good however nothing major stands out too much to me. When I'm watching battle scenes I often times felt like it was missing a certain charm. Perhaps they lacked intensity & replay value. I was expecting, "unless of course I missed some" Easter eggs or references of the future dairy, I mean I saw the ball that Kami-Musubi had looked like the same one Tsubaki in Future dairy owned however, as far as I saw, that is the limit to how far Easter eggs go. Now character designs, the resemblances, I felt like at the very least the producers could have at least adjusted Eiji, Tairano, Daisy, Rin, and so many other characters original designs to look much different. This is because they stand out too much and look like the future dairy cast. They appear as cheesy, uninspired rip offs. Sakae shouldn't draw Yukiteru and make him look more mature and call him "Eiji." He shouldn't draw Yuno make her look like a dolled up idol star and call her "Daisy." More importantly he should not! and I mean should not! have taken Yuno's infamous "Yandere archetype" and Minene's cold, tough girl attitude and gave it to Kurenai I just think that lacks a bit of creativity. Overall, despite all of this I'm still satisfied with the final results.
I disliked all the characters. I don't know how much I can go into so I'll just put it bluntly. Big order has the most dullest, and lackluster characters I have seen in some time. Each character lacked their own unique individuality. As I mentioned many times before, the characters, for the most part are just copy and pasted from Mirai Nikki albeit with some changes. Character growth and development wasn't exciting because Eiji literally has an OP gift "order." Although he does have this power he is often times beaten by other important characters but of course he cannot lose because you know, he's the main character. If I had to change anything from Esuno's work, I would make characters more appealing in terms of personality, uniqueness and how they appeal to the viewers. Creativity and most importantly memorable characters in big order isn't possible for me because again, all I saw was laziness. Overall I was beyond disappointed with the characters and this is the first time! This is perhaps the first and hopefully the last time I have to watch a show with a cast full of bad characters.
The soundtrack was pretty good but no too impressive. Music is not as powerful and dramatic as the future diary soundtrack however, there are still has a few good songs here to hear playing in the background here and there. Voice actors were pretty good so I don't have much to complain about in that department. Overall I didn't care too much about the soundtrack.
Let me just say that I wasn't exactly too fond of what I watched. I'm not going to say that it was completely bad because, as I mentioned earlier, the show does deliver lots of great moments however, in the long run, I felt like it was wasted potential. Overall I think it needed a lot of work in story and especially the characters department.
Big Order is by far one of the most badly written shows I have seen in a very long time. The narrative resembles more so a comedy script or a parody of shows, except that the anime is trying to be serious and not trying to create any satire what so ever. While there were many parts of the anime I would put into the "so bad it's good bin" by the end, the narrative became even more of a convoluted mess and all fun I had with the series quickly diminished. Hell, when I saw the announcement for this show, I initially thought it
was going to be a slice of life show about working in the fast food industry or some shit, since I knew nothing about it before hand, but what we got was in fact, far worse than that. After learning that in fact it was the same author as Mirai Nikki, I understood why it was such a big mess but I think this is far worse than Mirai Nikki in terms of writing, normally an author gets better over time, not the other way around.
Hell, near enough all the characters look exactly like Mirai Nikki characters, especially the new girl to replace Yuno Gasi and this problem is even worse in the manga.
The story is perhaps the most stupid thing I have ever seen. It starts off with an extremely vague flying chick who goes around granting wishes to people and after asking the main character about one hundred fucking times he replies by saying he wants to destroy the world, being largely influenced by his favorite cartoon...the world was destroyed by a FUCKING cartoon. Anyway, we cut ten years into the future (because fuck continuity) were we see the world has not been destroyed and even after a massive calamity, society seems to have progressed enough to build another school. Like, what the fuck. I certainly haven't lived through a disaster like the world being destroyed but I highly doubt a school or sometimes whole cities would still be running, but hey, who gives a fuck. It also turns out that the fairy woman thing was granting wishes to many other people giving them powers to make their wishes come true and these people are referred to as 'orders' and are hated by the general public.
Also, if Daisy was granting random wishes to people, then why on earth didn't anyone wish for the world to be fixed or something? Was Eiji the last person she ever granted a wish to? Anyway, Eiji is our main character who pissed me off straight away from his introduction. He is an edgy as fuck teenager and the world hates him, while also having a rather intimate relationship with his sister. Why? I don't fucking know, incest is going to be in every shitty show now? And it's not like it's subtle either, they literally have sex with each other and everything. While on his way home from school he is attacked by a Yuno clone (minus everything that made Yuno a fun character). She vows vengeance on Eiji since his wish caused the great destruction which killed her parents. During this fight, he showcases his power which literally looks like a poor man's version of a stand from JoJo. In fact, every power is literally a JoJo stand except they're all CG and look like shit and none of the powers are ever developed or explained.
Anyway, Eiji can control things within his 'domain' and manipulate things within that space to do whatever he says...so not only is this show like JoJo, it's also like Code Geass, he even wants to take over the world in the name of peace like Lelouch. While Yuno-clone is in this domain, she is unable to kill Eiji but over the course of the show begins to fall in love with him which is the dumbest thing I've ever heard because he kinda says that he will marry her or something...this makes no fucking sense.
After deciding to take over the world for the sake of world peace and to protect his sister and is made king of some kind of organisation or whatever... I don't fucking care anymore. Why should I care when the anime gives me no reason to. We're introduced to all these characters who are supposedly the strongest but they barely have any screen time and pretty much are useless
The plot is all over the god damn place and nothing makes any sense what so ever. Things happen at random, all of the characters are stupid beyond belief. We rush through the plot at break neck speed never allowing for any plot or character development at all. No character is likeable in the slightest and no one is ever developed. For a while, the show could be pretty entertaining since it was so bad it was good. Such as in episode 4 when a nuke is dropped right above Eiji's head and he stops it his bare hands. Wouldn't it explode? Why didn't the people aim the nuke a few miles away from their location to ensure that it can't be stopped? Who fucking cares.
The anime tries way too hard to be edgy featuring plenty of leg and arm amputations and some of the worst censoring I have seen in a long time for any kind of nudity. Don't you love scenes that are 90% white light?
There were some parts that were just fucking dumb. Like the one scene in which Eiji touches the ears of the Miko character and she becomes pregnant. What the fuck.
The powers are never explained and lack any originality. The characters are boring and badly written, there is crappy animation and bad CGI, dull script, extremely forced plot twists that make no sense near the end and combining that with one of the worst endings I have ever seen makes for one of the worst anime of this year.
"I have never been so deeply impressed upon watching Japanese animation before, truly the greatest film has ever made." - A. O Scott, 2016 (Film Critic)
Genre: Everything. MAL did a serious mistake upon putting Big Order's genre.
When I firstly really got myself into the world of anime, I was asking for some anime recommendations in MAL, and I was gifted with an anime called as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. I watched that series and during that time I finished it, I thought that it was the masterpiece of anime. But a few months later, after I discover this anime called Big Order, I
was proven wrong all this time. This anime is the epitome of anime, if not all television shows ever that has been aired. My first favorite anime Legend of the Galactic Heroes looks like just an utter garbage if I have to compare it to this godly anime.
So why Big Order is such a perfection? Here we go let's see upon this review.
First, let's discuss about the main plot, just as usual. The plot revolves around a guy called Hoshimiya Eiji, who's have wished for something great, forgot what he wished for due to some magical powers that rewrite his memories. But then He managed to remember what he wished for due to his struggle digging up his dark past upon what he just caused. This makes a perfect moral lessons that we shouldn't escape from our dark past, even when it's so awful that even when you see something that makes you reminded about it you'll destroy it. Then he learns that he and her sister was in danger due to some organizations are after his life, due to Eiji's dark past. Now then we will see Eiji become a great person here. It's natural for an older brother to protect his own imouto, afterall. Okay so for you guys who already managed to read this far, you also agree with me that the premise are already great, right? But this was merely a deception. There is a greater and greater plot twists and mind fucks as this series goes, and it peaked upon the last episode of this series, which brought itself to its true nature, in which I can say is, very mature, deeply philosophical, yet enjoyable for all ages, genders, and races. Truly, Big Order puts Evangelion to shame, Hideaki Anno should've done this 21 years ago if he wanted his anime to be accepted by all types of people.
Next, let's talk about the characters. All the characters on this series are masterfully written, realistic, and three-dimensional. They're all likeable regardless of their role of being a good guy or a bad guy, which is something new. Let's take an example of Eiji and Rin. Eiji was the most relatable guy on this series, I mean cmon, it's normal for you guys to wanted to protect your little sister, right? And his conversations with his groups makes him developed further to be a more charismatic leader of his team. The struggle for a beta character to be an alpha is real, it tooks so many bloodsheds, but the results are greatly satisfactory as he conquers his own self to be a leader while still being a good brother. And the next, I'll go to Rin. She has a dark past, in which makes her pretty cruel person, but yet she is still kind at heart, since it's been proven that she actually loves Eiji and treat Eiji's sister Sena kindly. As the time goes, people do changes, and so do Rin. She changed thoughout every episodes. I also adore on how realistic the character dialogue that was presented in Big Order. Honestly I wanted to tell you more about the awesomeness of the cast but since it will enter the spoiler territory, I'll just skip it so that you can enjoy this magnum opus at it's fullest.
Speaking about artwork, I'd say it's seem the staffs working for this series are gifted by a secret talent that even Leonardo da Vinci should kneel before them. Why it's well-known that making a CGI drawn, blends, and animated well on anime is a very hard work, but that's not the case in Big Order. It looks so gorgeous and fits perfectly, making it so colorful, fluid, and lively that makes the battle and dramatic scene created an immense emotional feelings upon the watchers so that you'll never bored watching it. It's also backed up with a great OSTs that sets your mood into a perfect excitement of eargasm. The voice acting is also flawless for me.
Overall I think that Big Order was a work that transcends gods creations, or possibly, the God itself. It's a hidden gem of an anime that everyone shouldn't miss. I personally think if there's a single person who disliked Big Order, it's safe to doubt his/her sanity.