Hi, this is my first review since there not any for this anime. Hope you'll like it.
So, fisrt I want to say that this anime should be watch by more people ! I just randomly found it on Crunchyroll and was not expecting anything out of the first episode, but I found it to be one of the most hilarious show of the season.
Story : 10/10
The story in a nutshell is "an anime made for the promotion of a mobile game but not like your expect it to be", cause in Hagane Orchestra, the characters actually know that this anime is for that purpose so they act to advertise the game and I find it to be such a cool idea ! I feel like with this anime I now really want to try the game rather than a game which the anime adaptation would have been a poorly written thing or something that only the people who had played the game would understand and really like (yeah Im talking about you Touken Ranbu Hanamaru). More than a parody, I see this anime as a critic of other casual mobile game that have an anime adaptation and even mobile games in general as a commercial product.
Art : 8/10
For a little mobile game adaptation the art is quite nice, not something outstanding but you can feel that effort have been put into this part.
the "opening" song is nice but except that I find that the other are forgettable
The second biggest strengh of the anime after the story is how the characters are all hilarious, they are at time stereotype of your classic shonen anime characters but they also break through the 4th wall as I descirbed before which make an epic mix.
Like I said earlier, I expected nothing from this anime at first, but man now Im glad that I randomly found it, it was so much fun. I enjoyed every episodes, did not laugh to all of them but had a smile all the way through.
Overall : 8/10
To conclude, I hope you understood my love for this short anime, just watch it it will take you less than an hour. And something I didn't mentioned earlierbut there is a lot of references in the show to other anime (like the Fate franchise, Madoka Magica, Hibike Euphomium and even Re:Zero at some point), games and japanese culture in a whole.
So what are you waiting ? Let's go ! read more