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 !
You might think this is the usual 12 episode anime series with 4 minute episodes to try and promote some sort of mobile game, but it really is so much more.
It blatantly throws in things saying that it's a mobile game advertisement which is pretty funny. Even without this "break of the 4th wall" it is actually a very funny series to watch. The characters and things they do in each episode are very fun to watch. Now to get a little more in depth.
It is indeed a game advertisement so no real story to follow through the series. Just the short "advertising attempts"
from episode to episode.
The art was quite interesting, I wouldn't say it's super detailed and that the backgrounds are well done but the style of art fits this very well. I quite liked it.
Nothing spectacular here. Neither good or bad.
The characters interacted with each other very well and they all had their own things that I liked. I didn't hate any of them, they were all great and enjoyable to watch.
Each episode was hilarious. The situations they went through each episode were fun to watch and how they interacted with one another was funny haha.
This should be seen by more people to be honest. Almost every week when I went to watch a new episode I was like "why do I keep watching this, it can't be that good" but after I watch that week's episode I was happy I did. It's just hilarious and has a certain something that makes it more than what it first appears to be. It's only 4 minute episodes so it won't take forever to watch. Definitely an enjoyable short little series that isn't a game advertisement *wink wink nudge nudge*