On a continent ruled by chaos, the Lords have the power of a holy seal that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, before anyone realizes it, the rulers cast aside their creed of purifying the chaos, and instead start to fight each other for each other's holy seals to gain dominion over one another. Shiruuka, an isolated mage who scorns the Lords for abandoning their creed, and a wandering knight named Theo, who is on a journey to train to one day liberate his hometown, make an everlasting oath to work together to reform this continent dominated by wars and chaos.
What is going on with the pacing of this? Seriously, they are either going too fast or going too slow. First 3 episodes were slow without any discussion or any explanation of the events happening. Episode 4 comes out, everything starts going way too fast, nothing makes sense, there's no correlation nor coherence between each scene. It almost feel like the director wants this to end fast.
This show is almost like those people that only want action scenes in each episode, because all we see is them having a war with barely to any explanation of what's going on. All of this accompanied with
futile main characters that can't make a single strategy.
The art department is not good, but not bad either. For some reason, they are using way too much CGI for a 2d anime. The fights we see are just generic ones between knights and mages, althought most action scenes between the characters of interest were good. The design of the characters resemble the ones introduced in the novel, which is something remarkable.
As far as this goes, they aren't doing anything with the story, just introducing new wars between factions, introducing new characters, they don't explain anything, there isn't a single backstory or any sign of development, this series has 24 episodes, but the way it's going every episode is going to be the same, and i'm not up for that, so i might drop this one.
This story is special for one reason. It's that it has one of the Best girl MC's this season but at the same time somehow has one of the worst characters this entire season.
First let me start with Theo.... Fucking Theo is probably the most annoying character this season. The amount of dick sucking this guy get's is ungodly believable. Right from the start people are already praising him or some shit. If he wasn't in this then the rest of the show would be a lot better.
While yes i do feel that the chick in this is one of the best MC's of
this winter season. It kind of sucks when you realize that she isn't really the main focus and we are just getting a view of what a chick in harem see's. Cause of course she is falling for Theo.
If this show was just about her as the MC and everyone else is a side character i think this would be better. If they still want her to have some romance then they should do one of the girls in this sense they tease it enough.
Just about every female in this is enjoyable and much more enjoyable then Theo. Even one of the villains ( Some type of witch or something) Is easily better then the god awful Theo. I want to see him die. Never had a show made me want a MC to die within the first 20 minutes.
Only thing other then having a good Female MC this show has going for it is the animation. It's defiantly the best part and the action is really good.
I think that for now (4 episodes) this anime was overrated, because i liked the drawing and the sound was good but the characters are very bad... The female main character fell in love with the main character very fast. Few episodes ago she treated him like a slave and now she became kind with him. The other characters have a superficial characterization also if they have a beautiful design. The author take the relationship for granted, in the anime seems like the characters spent a lot of time together but we are only at 4 episode... I wish that the anime will be better
than now, i will continue to see this anime, i have no resentment.
P.S sorry for my bad English
I never write review here before because I'm not really good at english.
but I want to say something about this anime adaptation.
1 think that I feel from this show is the pace is toooooooo fast make me feel sorry to the light novel writer.
even I never read the LN I can feel the story in anime is missing a lot of important thing.
I read comment that explain me the real LN interesting side/point is world building, politic, caracter development and a way to build something that make a result. and the anime missing all of it
most important thing for me in a story
or film or anime is process. its the thing that build our feel our interest, make us go deep into story. but this adaptation is just like a war and than win, a war and than win. make me really frustating tp know whats happen, what make this become that, or why she/he act that way.
I dissapointed about last anime season K & M that pace too fast, but this anime is worst than that.
let me give example when war against lassic. theo (MC) act out of plan to attack/help siluca that give me very low impact that actually should have a good point from theo that sometimes some one must act out of plan at war(everywhere from my opinion) when there is a condition that .........
I prefer like overlord this season that have a slow pace but I still enjoy the arc that should be a "boring arc".
even the animation is great if you don't really understand the story / feel the show that will be useless. because I believe that the world and character building in LN is better than this and the studio can do better (sorry if I have no right to say it) and this anime have 24 episode. in episode 4 theo said like this "thanks for your help all this time" that makes me want to laugh it still just 4 episode lol not feel anything
even its false hope, I hope they re make the anime like Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars ha,,,ha,,,, :)