There are several words that come in mind when trying to describe this ONA, and the most suitable one would be that it is hilarious, even with the underlying, or rather, main theme of this work: vampires and Frakenstein. Yes, you read right, Frankenstein and his very master that awoke after his long slumber. It must be noted that is has its share of action as well. Noblesse: Awakening is an adaptation of the of the korean manhwa Noblesse.
The story surrounding vampires is nothing new, yet the fact that it incorporates both Frankenstein and his master, Cadis Etrama di Raizel, is something I have
yet to see in the medium itself. What is actually intriguing is the fact that the "master" awakens in modern society, so there are naturally futuristic things he quite doesn't understand, which creates some very amusing situations.
It also includes a good amount of well executed action, which came as surprise. For the matter, it is only 30 minutes long, so it isn't able to represent the scope of Noblesse, and thus is quite condensed, yet this serves to transmit well paced action sequences. However, this also means that there are a lot of things introduced that aren't explained to the viewer, which was to be expected.
As for the characters, there is not much say besides that the main protagonist, the master of Frakenstein, is silent, cunning and "badass" character, which is quite pleasing to see. The supporting cast are composed of zombies and vampires, which are necessary for the setting, yet their motives or why they're there is unknown.
Concerning the animation of this ONA, it is very well done, fluid motions and great choreography in the battle scenes. In addition the backgrounds were satisfying enough, including the character's designs which can be a bit generic, yet is a slightly different from what audiences are used to see. I might want to add that Frakenstein and the master are represented as "bishonens" yet without its typical personality, which to some may be a great addition - what usually is depicted as a malformed, is now a bishonen. As for the soundtrack, it was average, yet befitting of the anime, including the opening and ending.
All in all, I really enjoyed this ONA despite its generic premise and I am certainly now inclined to read the manhwa of this piece - or rather, seeing an adaptation of the series, as the premise can turn out to be something interesting. I would definitely recommend anyone to check this piece out, it is only 30 minutes long; and you never know, you may end up liking it.
This is an adaptation for one of the best manhwa out there, Noblesse.
Let me give u a head start if you want to watch this OVA. dont expect that it will cover up most of the manhwa since this is only a 30 minute adaptation and there'll be some fast pacing in the story but still for me I find it enjoyable to watch.
forgive me if I only scored it 8 but the OVA has made me crave for more. the ending was not that bad. I JUST wished they made it longer lol. I also gave it an 8 since the OVA hasnt
changed from the original storyline which was GREAT I say, since some of us knows that OVAs usually has another world of its own.
WOW. Just WOW. The art was very very GOOD. They really put a great effort in doing this OVA. And All I can say is, Great Job IG Prod. Great Job.
The art was beautifully drawn and characters was also given proper animation. Im really amaxed on how they've done this. The art on this one is a must see.
There is no OST present. just some bgms which fits the story and every scenes. do i need to say more?
EXCELLENT! I can kiss IG Productions for this. they've given judgement to the characters. even their voices!! Rai is so gorgeous so as Frankenstein. they really didnt stray to the original manhwa and still had given proper execution on every characters. Even the villains.
Literally, I'm screaming every scenes. I enjoyed it so much and never expected that the OVA was really good. Every scene and characters are pinpoint and it made me jumped every time. If you are one of the fan of the series I say give this OVA a go. Its worth it.
I recommend those who read the manhwa to also take time to watch this OVA. Its really worth the watch although it may leave you with lingering feelings and craving for more, it did to me.
if you want the short version: Id say this is more enjoyable to people who are fans of and have read the manhwa than people new to the series, so if you havent read that already then you definitely should, but maybe hold of on watching this till then.
I just wanted to make this review so that people dont get the wrong idea about this series, whilst i did very much enjoy this ova i think the pacing was ridiculous and kind of ruined would could of been an even better experience. Its been a couple of years since i read the section of the
series that this ova covers but to put it in perspective this 30 minute ova tried to cover something close to 80 chapters of the manhwa, which to me seems like a bad idea on the behalf of the animation studio, but i do understand as not alot of action happened early on in the series and i guess they wanted to get to that because thats people want to see i guess.
overall aside from the extremely bad pacing which ruined and took away from alot of the characters and the plot i enjoyed this and it was really great to finally see my absolute favourite manhwa being animated, although i feel like unless youre a fan of the manhwa prior to watching this it may seem awfully generic and lacking. so my recommendation would be to read the manhwa atleast the first 80-100 chapters before you watch this.
Story i would personally give an 8 because i can understand and i know alot of stuff that wasnt shown, but if i hadnt already read the series the story would probably be closer to a 6 tbh.
the art was good, nothing amazing or interesting but good and enjoyable
The voice actors were all fairly good choices aside from maybe rai and m21 who both seemed to sound alot younger than they should of.
anyway overall id give it an 8, but i can understand if alot of people really didnt think much of this.
I think that anime adaptions of manhwa and manhua are greatly encouraged due to a lot of them having really great stories to tell. One of these is noblesse which is a brilliant manhwa that uses something as generic as vampires and creates something extraordinary with these vampires. However, Noblesse Awakening while being an enjoyable watch, it does not capture the integrity of the source material.
Of course I can't be too harsh, this ONA is only 30 minutes or so and its hard to pack the first 80 chapters of a manga into 30 minutes. Obviously I knew they were going cut out
much detail in an attempt to cram as much info into these 30 minutes as possible.
Well let's start with the positives, one, the animation is pretty gorgeous. It was colorful and fairly fluent and I really loved the character designs. There were a couple of moments where j didn't care for the animation such as when Frankenstein was bowing down to Rai. The voice actors and music were also quite good and they both fit into the story. The action and comedy were also on point and they captured the essence of the series.
The story was the most dissapointing part of the ONA. This was because they extracted an excessive amount of detail from the source material. All they really gave us is the framework of a great story. The same happened with the characters. They made it so blatant that they were skipping around that characters just appeared out of nowhere contrary to being properly introduced.
Well in the end there isn't much to say. This ONA is good for people looking to get into noblesse and it was quite nice. However the way I see it you should only watch this if you've red a significant amount of noblesse because in the end all this is is an overblown commercial for the amazing manhwa.
Ah yes, the studio to one of the first anime I’ve seen (Production I.G) when I started out anime, Attack On Titan; with numerous titles that I’ve haven’t got the time to watch (However I want to) like Psycho-pass, FLCL, Ghost in the shell, that I’ve only heard nothing but greatness about them. This time, is the same once again, with one of the most anticipated manhwa to grace the screen as an anime series (although this time it is a single ONA), Noblesse: Awakening.
Now how did the story go, for a 30 minute ONA... If I could give an analogy to this, it would
be that it’s like an appetizer to a full course meal. Something that keeps you busy while we wait for a little moment (well hopefully soon) until the full course is ready.
How was the actual story?
Well, it started out with a Noblesse who goes by the name of Cadis Etrama di Raizel (or in short, just Rai) who has just awakened from a long deep sleep (820 years in particular). When he woke up, he met back with his servant (well, he calls him master) who is in charge of a high school. As in normal high school life, there is also people who love playing games. This is where one of my favorite scene came about where Rai was confuses with playing a video game. Even though it felt natural and logical to behave that way, since he is in a new era, it just felt too funny for me (since I’m a semi professional gamer myself). This is where, despite the lack of character development, since it’s an ONA, it felt like too rushed in my honest opinion. I wish there are more of these little funny scenes when and if they decide to come out with a full fledged TV series in the near future.
The art is where the light shines upon in the anime. God damn, it’s beautiful. The character design, to the aesthetic of the building looked amazing. The opening scene was good too. Rai looking badass as his the top ladder of the vampire world. The sinister looking vampire could easily identified as the antagonist with his sly smile of his. The high schoolers in particular, looked like people from high school. So that is a nice neat touch to it.
Overall, coming into the anime without any knowledge was a good experience in my opinion. It makes you eager to wait for a full anime series that is hopefully coming soon from Production I.G. There is some area lacking, like the pacing feels too rushed, the character development is a little bit lacking. However, I enjoyed every second of it. It’s defintely a good ride, don’t miss the train.
Production I.G has done it again. After a stint in watching this OVA, I can fathom why so many enjoy this series. Despite the positive things I heard about Noblesse, I couldn't help cringing when I saw the words “vampire” and “high school.” I thought, “Please don't be another Vampire Knight.” But it definitely didn't fit that category. It was far greater than that. Keep in mind that this is an OVA, so it only gives a taste of what to expect in the overall story. Some things aren't explained, but if you seen vampire anime like Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, you can understand the vampires’
abilities and whatnot.
It was more of a segment than a story. The highlight was the introduction to the Noblesse (Rai) and his importance in the vampiric world. After sleeping for 820 years, he returns to a world dominated by humans and their unusual normalities (e.g. video games). His reactions to first-time experiences in popular high school activities like video games were logical. The OVA presents his unique abilities from other vampires and what he's capable of. The pacing seems rushed with dramatic events happening shortly after Rai makes an appearance in high school, but it was actually pretty steady for a segment. There's not much time for character developments or getting to know the characters in general. The majority of the show consisted of fighting, so it concludes with discarding a somewhat irrelevant part of the story. Now all that's left is Rai’s life as a high schooler and the Noblesse, as well as the several other questions you may have.
The background design is where the art truly shines. It's so well defined. The destruction in the show is constant and doesn't pause to emphasize a scene. It made it more realistic. The character designs were good. Production I.G did a good job with the bishounen protagonist. His red eyes, single ear accessory, and smooth shoulder-length hair were the characteristics that screamed “hottie” to me. The sinister vampires looked dominant over the others. I could tell their status by looking at them. The high school characters looked youthful. However, the art didn't reflect injuries much. Yes, it shows the usual draws as indicators of a character's pain, but it didn't connect with the vampires’ abilities. The vampires have brutal strength, so it makes sense to see crushed fingers or hands if they step on them with all their might. Plus the characters are able to move them despite the encounter. It lacks vampiric logic. The blood was too bright to be incarnadine.
The instrumental bluesy OP suited this OVA’s premise. Anything more upbeat for this type of vampire anime would've ruined it slightly for me. The background music, crunching noises, and staticky sounds during fights were great. The ED, which was one of the background tracks, calmed things down. The seiyuu did a good job, too.
I don't expect much from a short OVA, so I knew it would lack in some areas, including character development. I enjoyed it regardless. It definitely leaves you craving more. Hopefully, Production I.G will decide to take on a full anime adaptation in the future. In the meantime, let's read the manhwa.
I'm a big fan of Noblesse, and I was really hyped up when I heard the news of Noblesse being animated. IG Productions did their best, I guess, both with the animation and the scenes they chose to animate. Of course, an OVA is not enough for you to get to know what's happening, but it's still something! The thing that got me confused was that they changed some names Frankenstein, M-21 and M-24 and Razel stayed the same, but Shinwa, Ik-han and Yuna suddenly became japanese.
There is no OST, but the music is good. So I think 8/10 is fair enough.
seiyuu! I yelled out loud when I heard Hirakawa Daisuke. Thank you, IG Pro for inviting one of my favorite seiyuus! I didn't recognize the other seiyuus, but they voiced them splendidly.
Well aren't you full of surprises darling 2016. It would appear the anime production gods are shinning a much needed light in the way of manhwa this year. That is exactly what we want and need.
The story covered in this ONA is about the happenings that took place when the great Noblesse aka Cadis Etrama Di Raizel aka Rai awakens from his 800+ year sleep and the events that take place soon after.
Production I.G... these guys definitely know their stuff. The sound and art were very good. I truly appreciated how the characters were drawn. It truly made them come to life. They were
so beautifully represented. Plus their ikkemennness *lol* was really brought forward. This was a key feature in the manhwa and I am glad it was emphasized to an even greater extent in this ONA. The sound was also amazing. Where there was danger the track increased the sense of it and where there was action and fighting the music used made you all pumped up, thrilled and excited. The voice acting was also very fitting for the characters.
Seeing as it is a 30 minute ONA there wasn't much time for much character development but I think they did a pretty good job with just 31 minutes on the clock. What I didn't like though was the "Japanizing" of the character names. It is a Korean manhwa set in a modern day Korean setting so the character names will definitely be Korean. I wish they would have kept that.
Basically this ONA got me all fangal scream happy. Noblesse is such a bomb manhwa and to see it get an anime adaptation-albeit just an ONA...for now!!, is every fan of the manhwa's dream come true. On top of that for it to be so enjoyable and fun made it even a bigger plus. Got me all salivating and excited for more. I hope the anime production gods will do us another solid.hehe It was really good.
When I saw that my favorite manhwa got animated, I was so excited I could not speak. And I enjoyed it merely because I was waiting for this for so long. But let's face the reality: this OVA isn't too good. I liked the animation, though some characters look a little different. But the soundtrack and the scenario are terrible. They threw away all hilarious and positive moments that made me love this manhwa so much, and left only the battle scenes (which looked pretty decent btw). They also minimized the plot and changed lots of detailes. Of course you'd say "How do you expect
them to put 80 chapters into a 30-min OVA?" Well the answer is: the shouldn't make it into an OVA in the first place. In my opinion if you decide to do something, do it well. This manhwa deserves a full anime adaptation, with cool soundtrack.
But as I said earlier, I still enjoyed it because it's better than nothing.
So happy to see this, I absolutely love the web comic, have read it more than once even while waiting for updates, but already disappointed. They skipped scenes, and sadly it was noticeable.
It felt like they rushed this episode and tried to fit way to much of the story in 30 min, this should have been at least two episodes, if not three.
Honestly, theres some others who are calling this an "introduction" to the web comic, and does not fair to well on its own.
This should not be used to supplement the first part of the web comic either, absolutely not, as this is already
different enough in pacing and even combat than the web comic (mostly thinking of when Frankenstein fought the girl, his attitude and attacking method are different compared to web comic).
In short, even if you watched this, you should read the first chapters of the web comic before deciding if you truly like the series.
Ahh, where do I start? Well first and foremost, this is an OVA, not a movie. Please remember that. If you're looking for a fleshed-out, character growth-type of story/show, this isn't it for you. Now, if you're looking for a quick-fix of anime, this is it for yah.
Let's start with the story. The producers did a really good job fleshing out the main points of the story line, and drawing viewers in. They also did a pretty decent job telling the story in about 33 minutes. Of course, because there was only 33 minutes, the story seemed extremely rushed. I found myself asking a
lot of questions at the end of the OVA. But then again, this is an OVA. The story gets an 8 from me though. I hope the good reviews of this OVA will give it the green light to be developed into an Anime. It definitely has the potential to be one of the best out there.
Art. This is my favorite. The crisp drawing and colors really caught my attention. I'm a stickler for art, and I can say this. The art really enhances the story line and the character's persona. Not to mention the fact that the animation is pretty freaking awesome too.
I gave the characters an 7 because they all seem very interesting. I'm quite interested in finding out Frankenstein's story and what he was doing while his Master was "asleep." I'm also interested in Rai's story (obviously because he's the main character), and how he got to where he is now. Despite the interesting story's that the characters may carry, they all seem to lack any unique personality. Rai is the typical, "cool-headed, bad-ass Master." Frankenstein is the "obedient, loyal, second-bad ass" character and the others are your typical "weak female, nerdy/geeky friend, and hot-headed 'I want to save the world'" characters. Of course, it was an OVA, so I guess you couldn't see much of their personality anyway... But still, if it does develop into an anime, I hope they do away with the un-original personalities and give us something with more substance.
Overall, I really enjoyed the OVA despite it being extremely rushed. As mentioned earlier, I hope that the producers will be given the green light to develop this into an anime. The story line seems to have a lot of substance, and the art/animation is exceptional. Plus, who doesn't need a good Vampire anime?
It was a very wonderful episode I loved the character of Raizel and Frankenstein
And I also liked the character of Mary I would be very satisfied that he had an anime component of at least 13 episodes this is a wonderful thing no one pays attention to I do not know what these people would be happy if anime (TV) was composed of at least 13 episodes It does not matter that maybe I read the Manhwa read because Ova very impressed me and I loved this Anime The events were more than wonderful, but unfortunately it has only 2 episodes
I got to say after watching it completely, I found it a lot rushed, couldn't they make it into an hour long episode?! whatever anyway, I am GLAD, this actually an anime adaptation, for a Webtoon and something Korean, to see something like that into an anime which is usually impossible to see it happen.... am glad they made it, and the fact that there is many other amazing Korean manhwa's like it out there without an adaptation..... heh.... this was really impressive and I got to say it really got me real good, I was so much impressed by it and it exceed all
my expectations, it was well done and I wish this would become a series one of those days.
Well, I have been a very diligent reader of the webtoon/manhwa for a long time now. I remember how this started when I was still in middle school (now i'm in uni. GOd knows how many times I 've read this over and over again), and as such a fan, I must say that the animation could not hold all the aspects of the original. However, that is understandable as this is simply an OVA. The manhwa itself possesses so much more charm than this. So, I beg those of you who perhaps disliked the animated version, please go read the manhwa! Because it may
just feel like a rush of episodes(well, it practically is though) without the character development if you don't know the original story.
Anyway, as for the overall manhwa itself, Noblesse has the Overpowering Main Character with the looks. But that does not mean that the story doesn't build up. There are many mysteries and twists regarding the characters as well as some maybe-a-little-cliche-but-still-awesome emotional moments. It is true may readers have complained about the pace of the story development as well as how some characters seem to lose their importance. Regardless of such complaints this manwhwa definitely is a masterpiece.
Apart from the fact that the animation felt too rushed and fast paced, it was good. However, I wish they would have focused a little more on the mystery why Rai was asleep for such a long time so that the audience could crave for more. (I really want this to become more than just an OVA).
I can't help but compare the animation to the manhwa. I was excited to see the action scene come alive (too fast paced still) but apart from that I was quite disappointed at how less attractive the characters looked, especially Rai and Frankenstein. Both of them needs a little more of the elegance, the aura of a noble. (I will explain further on the character part) Too bad the anime could not show this through the screen.
Plus, what happened to Frankenstein's beautiful long wavy hair?
Sometimes Rai's body proportion also looks off at times, as well as his face.
To be honest I didn't mind the opening song but, it kind of felt out of place somehow. The ending was a little too boring, reminded me of the ending song of The Avengers. I could see the ending credit rolling up. Besides that, the sound was good enough to create that ominous vibe.
As mentioned before, it is too fast paced for the animation to fully depict all the characters. In other words, there wasn't enough time for a character build up. With this in mind, the anime did hint quite well with their characters. The only disappointment would be the fact that because of the pace, Rai looks like more of a talker than he is. Plus, he isn't supposed to show much emotion but in the anime it felt like he was a little more up beat than he usually is. Plus, I wish they could have shown the psychopathic characteristics of Frankenstein a little more.
As a fan of the manhwa I might be a little biased here, but I enjoyed it very much. I was squealing even before the start so...
Well I wish there were longer action scenes as well as better explanation, but then again this is an OVA. Can't help it so thus the -1.
Again, I may be a little biased, but in the end I just knew that this was a 9.
Besides, as a Korean reader, it was a little sad to watch it in Japanese, but the voice actors were great that I have no complaints.
To be honest the OVA felt more like a promotion video to suggest people to read the manhwa to me. In other words, you probably will not be satisfies just with the anime. If you haven't read the manhwa, you'd definitely not understand why I'd give this a overall 9.
If some anime production company decides to make Noblesse into a series, I hope they take a lot more into consideration.
Being a huge fan of the manga, I went into this ONA with high hopes. While N:A is not a bad film per se, I expected more given the knowledge of how much potential the manga has.
N:A has if I recall correctly attempted to conflate over 50 chapters of plotline and character development into a 20-minute short. Little wonder that the viewer is left with the sense of things being rushed. Moreover, N:A has deviated from the original storyline, with the role of the Noblesse being revealed at the very start and with the two vamp-mutants supposedly identifying Rai as this Noblesse they have long
searched for. While this may effectively help shorten the film to the producers' desired length, it also transforms Noblesse into your typical strong-male-protag + dark past anime with not much room for plot development (as in, because the underlying premise is completely obvious). Suffice it to say that the manga chose to let things play out more interestingly, at least imho (I shan't spoil it here).
Last but not least, I must say that while the sound effects are pretty good, they aren't particularly memorable. The fight scenes are over-dramatically animated and leaves you with a feeling of 'lame' rather than the awed vibe I got from the manga.
tl;dr: read the noblesse manga (well, at least the first 400 chapters or so...it's brilliant till then). true fans will probably enjoy this ONA more afterwards, for their pleasure of seeing many cool scenes animated.
I'm starting this off by saying I was so freaking pumped for this!
Noblesse has been my favorite read for a while now and once I came onto MAL and saw that it was an animation, I literally started having a "fangirl attack".
The great thing is this is a very short animation that can be watched on Crunchyroll. Luckily I have Crunchyroll and watched Noblesse: Awakening as soon as my mini freak out was over.
My eyes were literally glued to the screen.
The music and amazing artwork wrap around you and pull you into a web and don't let go. Seriously.
Some might say the story is a
bit boring and drags on too long, but I was having so much fun with expectations and the kick-ass action! What more does something need than freaking awesome action?
I'll admit, the story line and characters, to me, were a bit "off" I guess, but it doesn't change how I felt at all.
If you have the time, you should definitely give it a shot, it's pretty fun!
Noblesse was introduced to me by a friend at school and i watched it in school only, this anime is a total masterpiece solid 9/10, the reason why i am giving a 9/10 because they never created other episodes and only one is available
Coming on to the character designs it is of real High quality, im sure anyone will enjoy this is Full HD 1080P, the facial expressions are one of the best i have seen for now, the creators of the anime have really spent a lot of time on the designs. The vampires who are in the anime are also very amazingly designed
considering the fact that they suck blood
The Sound system is also great, the voice acting perfectly suits the character, i have no problem in this, my only recommendation would be for the viewers to watch the anime with a great piece of headphone or earphones to get the best of the anime
The Enjoyment as i mentioned is a solid 10/10 anyone would love to watch this anime, but make sure to understand that you would only have one episode to watch, so make sure not to cry for more. Overall Go For It
First off i want to say that i am a very big fan of Noblesse. Noblesse, in my opinion, is one of, if not, the best graphic novels (in this case, manhwa) of all time; the characters, the story, the jokes, it is as close to perfection as a story could get. This being said however, i did not enjoy this little adaptation. So much has been changed or straight out removed that it pales in comparison to its source material, a husk.
The only reason why I would give this an overall score of 4/10 is because of its astounding art and because its
Noblesse. If i had not known of Noblesse going into it I would definitely have given it a lower score.
So, I was spending the last week or so catching up with the webtoon. It's slow paced at the beginning but shit gets real fairly quickly. Furthermore it's hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride. I would highly recommend reading the webtoon before watching the OVA. Basically, I was like really looking forward to watching the OVA, or so I thought.
The whole story revolves around Cadis Etrama Di Raizel. Short Rai. He's the handsome badass, we all need in our lives. Or I just need him. Well, who knows. Anyways. He does not talk that much. He doesn't talk at all most of the time.
So back to the story. He suddenly awakens out of his slumber / hibernation which lasted for almost 820 years. He finds himself in a new area. Nothing seems familiar. Actually, he does not speak the language at the beginning. - "Just saying." Rai does not know the reason for his awakening either neither does Frankenstein furthermore the reason for his disappearance is clouded in mystery.
So, you're asking - why..why does he only give the story 3/10?
Well it's simple. The whole story did not make any sense? Dr. Crombell for instance, one of the main antagonists of the series and the reason for M.21 and M.24 to be hostile towards the "Union" wasn't even introduced. What the f. was going on. Like seriously? Why? Why were they even attacking the girl in the first place? And who is the mutant which attacked the children? Why?
It should be explained WHY Marry and Jake were sent.
Also, what was going on M.24 is suddenly all "Sorry, I wanted to kill you first girl, but now I will just rescue you". That was like ENTIRELY different in the webtoon.
M.21 and M.24 DO NOT know that he is the Noblesse also NO one actually knows what or who the Noblesse really is? That part was especially fucked up. If everyone knows who he is and the "Union" also knows that he is the Noblesse, - well done - 2/3 of the ORIGINAL story are now worthless.
The original concept was changed an effing lot to fit into the 30 min time frame - I can understand that is was meant like a preview for further projects maybe. Either way it's not really well adapted.
Looks amazing. I didn't expect any less of I.G. Production. Still, the "blood" looked ridiculous in many scenes.
I don't know. I think - in my humble opinion - it din't fit into the anime. They should have sticked to a more "classier" approach towards the series. Rai is like old, not just old he is like ancient. The whole Baccano "feel" wasn't my cup of tea.
Rai was speaking to much. He shouldn't be talking at all. He was like very open towards everyone. Sorry but the whole premise of the series is HIM OPENING UP. Rai gets to knowing the humans. He starts to understand what it means to live among men.
It wasn't all bad. It was decent. But surely it wasn't outstanding. I liked that it was heavenly action-driven. Much appreciated. But still, following the webtoon a little more accurately would be so much appreciated.
Overall: 6 (Because I am generous and I LOVE Frankenstein.)
Meh. It wasn't good. I mean, I love the webtoon. But..the OVA wasn't great, far from being anything. It was indeed enjoyable but that's it.
Read the Webtoon. It's really nice to read.
Lets begin with the sound and art. Seeing how this was a OVA you know a lot of the studio's budget would be going into this one episode, since the studio wouldn't want a potential anime to fall flat in its Ova. So with this in mind the Art and sound were quite good. The Art was in line with (at least in my opinion) what every anime should be looking like in the year 2016. As for the sound i tend to mark sound based or whether or not it was noticeable, because all the anime i watch have sound but the good
animes are able to use the sound to add to the viewing experience. In 'Noblesse' the studio was able to accomplish this as the action scene gained quite some suspense with the sound that was added meaning it was used well.
As for the story it left quite a lot to be desired. Now this can be used to dive deeper in to the story a.k.a making someone want to read the manhwa or it can be used as a excuse to be done with the series in and of itself. As for what made the story interesting i must say it is the originality of it to the extent of what a 'Noblesse' is. Meanwhile one can easily drop this series in the thought of 'i've been here and saw this already' due to its use of a cliched plot with vampires. It is because of this average-to-good plot that i decided to mark the story as a 6 (fair). Another issue i have is that after reading a couple of other reviews i see people saying how the story was rushed about 80-100 chapters into the manhwa and for someone who wanted to use this OVA to get back into the manhwa this information isn't exactly what i would want to hear.