High school student and gamer Suigin Riku attends the prestigious Shinryou Private Academy, a school for the elite and the children of the wealthy. But rich or wealthy are not words that describe Suigin; in fact, he is dirt poor and must work many part time jobs to pay for his tuition. During one such job, he dives into a pool to save his pet cat, fully aware that he cannot swim. Luckily, he is saved by Rei Riku, the beautiful and popular daughter of a game developer, and he falls in love with her.
He is also drawn to another girl: a new friend he meets in Dungeon Century, his favorite online RPG. But when the game is scheduled to shut down, he knows his adventures with her will soon end. However, the day after the game is shut down, he finds out that Rei and the online girl are one and the same. Soon after, Rei gives Suigin a new game meant to replace Dungeon Century—a tomb raiding game called Grave Buster. But when Rei is suddenly kidnapped, Suigin is pulled inside Grave Buster to save her and becomes trapped within the game world.
Gin no Guardian follows Suigin as he plays through Grave Buster to save Rei, while uncovering the secrets hidden within the game.
I've never felt the need to write a review before but I'll make an exeption for Gin no Guardian.
Beacuse it's just that bad.
At first look this anime may look decent, yet confusing. My advice: don't bother.
This anime is just all over the place, it tries to put a gazillion different elements into merely 10 min episodes and nothing makes sense in the end. I was cringing from the dialogue to the chracters and the dreadful pacing. Sometimes it really seems to try it's hardest with genuinely nice looking visuals but it's not enough to make this show even enjoyable.
Do you like interesting plots
and characters? Well don't look for that here. All you'll get is a plot you can't explain and character tropes.
My first review...
Beginning of the show started out strong (first couple episodes) and showed some promise.
The shorter episodes left a bitter taste. I didn't even know anime episodes could be this short.
Story line jumped all over the place and was full of holes not to mention continuously adding new characters out of no where.
I'd like to know how if the new game just started and Suigin was the first to get the console/game how he could be the most amateur/newb out there with no knowledge of this game compared to everyone around him...like wtf. Not to mention he started out
OP and competent and now is just a floppy wet lame towel.
With so many flaws and holes in this anime at least it has some good potential, perhaps the creator can acknowledge the failures and improve upon them. Honestly there is no where to go but up.
STORY: First, it takes place in another world where it contains an explosion and fleet of monsters are battling against Riku Suigin. There is also a flashback on how Suigin & Rei met one year ago. In the anime, you can also see Suigin working in multiple part-time jobs in order to be enrolled in his school. There is also another side to him where he is playing an online PC game called Dungeon Century during his free time. Things become more interesting once the gaming company announced the game will shut down. It became Suigin's mission to save Rei from her abductors.
One of the popular girls in school, smart student, her family are part of the God Grave Tech Company and created Dungeon Century & Grave Buster, gamer, kind and has pink hair.
Riku Suigin: Gamer, works in multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet, has a cat named Wanchoi.
OVERALL: This anime is from the same creators that brought you BLOODIVORES. (Japanese anime with Chinese Influences). First episode doesn't explain a lot. The plot can be quite confusing at times too. Personally, I think the first 5 episodes are fillers. It does have its sweet, romantic moments, and action scenes. The episodes are 13 minutes long for this series.