Lu Shuiyin (Riku Suigin in Japanese) is a master of gaming, a skill only known to his classmate Lu Lian (Riku Lin in Japanese). One day, Shuiyin receives a device from Lu Lian for a tomb raiding online game. While Shuiyin is excited to receive the device, Lian is suddenly kidnapped. Shuiyin touches the device that was left behind, pulling him inside the game and trapping him there. What is the imaginary world inside the device? What will Shuiyin find there?
It is a world where two groups of people fight over the power of the gods, which originates from the tomb the mother goddess Pangu (Bango in Japanese). The two groups are the tomb raiders and the tomb protectors. The device Shuiyin received from Lian is called the Monolith, and it allows a normal gamer to go near the tomb. The tomb raiding group plans its attack by recruiting common people in the name of gaming. Shuiyin, as the final tomb protector, must fight against the raiders in order to save Lian.
"will probably write a full review once it's done airing"
Silver Guardian tells a story of a poor and orphaned high school student who also happens to be a pro gamer since he basically spends all his free time gaming.
inside his favorite game he meets a girl who turns to be his irl crush "how lucky" he saves her from a weak boss since he's so op she decides to look up to him and adventure with him "in the game ofc"
and from there starts the busy and unfortunate life of Gin-san.
The anime has an easy go happy feeling but is gonna throw down soon,
characters are quite interesting and funny.
Animation is pretty good if not amazing
A hard to skip Opening and Ending
if you're worried that since it's a manhua adaptation the voices won't be Jap. or would suck don't worry we Jun Fukuyama to the rescue and he's doing top notch job.
well if u wanna watch something good this season i guess u should give this one a try.
This takes a common "Dragged into a video game" trope but gives it a fresh new take. The main characters are easy to project yourself onto. while also fulfilling normal anime tropes that we have come to know and love. The only negative is the fact that it has a poor first episode. The plot is awkwardly conveyed but if you can make it to episode two you will be hooked.
I've only seen three episodes but i'm already searching all over the internet for the source material since this 10 min episode doesn't quench my full craving. Hopefully they will release the full
manga later or go deeper into the plot since i believe this could easily be a 30 min, 24-27 episode series.
First off: i don't claim to be good at writing reviews, I just write what I felt about the show in a very subjective way that CONTAINS major SPOILERS!
--> You have been warned.
So let's get to the issues I have with the show:
Everything is unrealistic af.
- a poor student attending a school for rich kids? - still somehow believable
- therefore has multiple jobs that cost him all his remaining time when not in school yet somehow able to play videogames all night to the extend to be almost at professional level? - completely unrealistic
- seriously, didn't someone check this script before
they started animating?
I would say that it's still a better lovestory than twilight but i'm really not sure here.
Rei, the most beautiful girl in the school happens to play the same game than our MC and falls in love with him because his ingame-character (who looks like a baby with a knights mask) saved her from a boss... Really?
Then the game shuts down for some unknown reason and Rei suddenly knows that Suigin is Gwin (the name of his ingame-character).
During the last few hours of the game, her father is killed and it turns out that he is actually Suigins grandfather and not her biological father, basically to avoid incest.
Rei is seen crying at the funeral but is completely fine just a few days after.
Meanwhile Suigin inherits 10 billion yen from Yuuki (the grandfather) but guess what: it's just ingame currency for the new game "Grave Buster" - trolled.
Then Rei gets abducted by some shady guys in a black van and Suigin follows them onto the highway with a bicycle. Yes you heard right.
After a truly heartbreaking "will-he-reach-her-hand-sequence", which is completely original of course, he crashes and Rei gets abducted AGAIN by a magical dude who transfers them into the game world.
When Suigin tries to follow her there, he accidentally summons a beautiful female servant who is actually just two living ball-beings which emerge from her "oppai"?! - but fan-service right?
Art and Sound?
Not too bad, not too good.
My only issue is the Art Style when in the first game. It just seems lazily animated imo.
If future episodes alter my opinion on the show I'll update this!
okay, so... first off, the silver guardian is based off a chinese(?) manhua called the last gravekeeper. In terms of translation, the manhua was.... well, lets just say it needed work, but the anime that came out of it, this one, takes the manga and makes it SOOOO much better.
to start off, i guess ill talk about the story. uhm, mainly im not gonna spoil anything, ill do my best to keep things vague. the story talks about a silver haired kid who is working multiple jobs in order to go to school (dont i know the feeling). he's poor and is poorly regarded
by his classmates in real life, but online he is a world class gamer due to his immense freetime. eventually various things happen that lead to a whole "sword art online" style experience of getting lost in a vast virtual reality world, but with a twist: he's the last of his particular play type. uhm, generally now, the story is very very good, and if it follows the manga it will be one to keep a close eye on.
art wise.... so, the art is very typical of anime studios these days, lots of sharp edges and pretty colours. i personally like this style very much but its nothing special.
the soundtrack is where the show really shines in my opinion, specifically the opening and ending. "TSG" is very peculiar to me in that it is one of the very few animes that i have watched that has a more memorable ending than opening, made even more memorable by the fact that it is almost entirely in english. ENGLISH. IN A JAPANESE SHOW. WHAAAA. lol
anyways, the opening is very chill and dulled and muted in some places and actiony and hyped in others, i quite like it, but it is nowhere near as good as the ed. the main soundtracks in the show do a very good job of setting the tone and vibe of the rest of the show too which is always a very good thing.
the characters are... almost a lower point of the show, though they are still good. the only really memorable characters at THIS POINT (NOTE THIS ISNT INDICITAVE OF THE REST OF THE SHOW ONLY UP TO EP 6. ONCE THE REST OF THE PLAYERS ARE ANNOUNCED THIS WILL JUMP TO A 10 IN A SNAP) are the mc and the love interest, with the rest of the people around them being very..... tropey, and dull. it feels too slice of life for my liking.
in terms of my PERSONAL enjoyment of the show, its a very faithful rendition of a great manhua, and it does a good job of the music and art style. i personally very much enjoy watching suigin's adventures through the world of gods grave.
overall out of 50 marks this show gets a 39, for a total of 3.9 out of five. rounded up to 4 of 5, that is a 7 overall.
Well, that's it for me, thanks for taking the time to read through this. sorry about the grammar, as you will find out as you read my reviews, i dont use it much simply due to it taking too long.