I'm gonna review ALL 3 parts of the movies in this little review.
Story: Is pretty simple, cut, dry, fantasy stuff. That's some bad guys and they want the chain chronicle book as it symbolize all things good. Which our heroes have to fight back save their friend and the world from the power of darkness with THE POWER OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP and... That's about it.
Characters: The only one that is sort of relatable are Phoena, Yuri and Aram. With Phoena, she has the father that have been corrupted by the darkness and have a duty to protect the book. Now for Yuri,
as a leader that have lead his team to their loss I can understand how crush he must have been to the point the dark side just take over once he almost kill one of his comrade so I have no problem for him acting sort of sad and cowardly attitude. Aram, oh Aram... is the kid that every fantasy anime must have but at least we don't need to see him train for the battle. He's already full equip with tactics and is able to fight back. Also he has an ability that is pretty useful, he has the power to stole and store mana in it and distributed to his teammate as the power of darkness is growing stronger. Which is pretty useful if you ask me. Now for the rest... Yea they are just supporting characters to help with the battle. Now don't get me wrong there are some movies/ anime that have this trope to fill in the void Yuri on ice, Re :zero and outside of anime the hunger movie with that being said I don't really have a problem with it. I know in the last movie we got some character backstory and interaction between the Juliana and one of his servant but I would like it if is not there as it felt force. The final thing I want to touch on is that fairy thing that die in the first movie and is brought back in the last movie. I don't see why she must be there and how is she related to chronicle?? Just wish it would expend on the characters a bit more.
Art and animation: Now being a movie and not a weekly series it should have a higher budget and it does show it on screen. Now this series is done by studio Telcom which have done orange, Futakoi and Lupin III. I like how the art style look in chapter 2 where the Aram is looking through Yuri past in the book. We get to see the old rough book that your grandparents have and the 3D animation look so good.
Music: If there's one thing stand out about the 3 part movies is the OST. Especially that fire OST when Aram snap Yuri out of his mental case. Who am I kidding every OST in these movies has been the stand out for me.
Enjoyment: Unfortunately due to the story and characters being plain, blunt and simple but with beautiful animation to back it up and that kick ass OST supporting it. My enjoyment for the 3 movies actually save it for me.
Recommendation: Maybe some of you guys would like it. So I'm gonna give it a try it before buying it. It maybe generic but is still entertaining watch at least for me.
Other recommendation: Actually usually I recommend 2 series but this time I can only think of 1 (Or should say a franchise that got an anime) which is any anime from the tales of franchise.