Mod Edit: This review may contain spoilers.
This show starts out with really no intro to the main character and never tries to give an explanation to a few questions you might have at the start of the show; however, this does not detract from the experience. This is a very enjoyable short magic anime with a strong and determined hero who wants to change the lives of him and those around him. He is a underdog with immense potential and culmination of rare abilities and for the most part he hides his true power from all around him.
Watch this show and you'll not
regret it. To enjoy the show more and not constantly wait for things to be explained that never really are, I will give you a backdrop to the story that can't really count as a spoiler.
The main character appearently 3 months prior to the show woke up to a world vastly different from the one he knew. People around him were the same, but the world changed from ours with science to a world with magic being the fundamental core of society. With this change, Magical has become the great divide in social class and there is great demand for magic in work and also jobs related to combating monsters which now exist and attack humans.
Magic is broken into elements and some are much more rare than others, with the rare ones often giving way to its own hierarchy since they tend to be more powerful and bolster the effectiveness of any group of mages that can recruit a rare type mage. Elemental powers are determined the day you enter a magic high school. What the series never explains is that while Magic ability is rare and types can be rare, what is most rare is possibility of have a second element. They not only do not mention that this exists prior or after the main character becomes one, they don't even talk about it when you see someone else use more than one type later in the series.
The main character enters the stage as he is trying to pass magic school entrance exams, but since he had only 3 months to learn what he needed to have learned about his new magic world, he fails desperately. His dad does everything he can to help his son get into the school. Another minor fact they never explain is when before the start of the show he exactly and for what reason he ran away with a girl of a prominent magical family (it doesn't seem to follow the timeline of him just waking up 3 months prior to exams).
This series while 12 episodes is short due to its shorter than normal time length. Despite that, the show actually covers around 3 years time and is virtually the opposite of Slice of Life since he seems to spend all his time getting stronger and has little interaction with classmates or any random events.
Other explanations (Minor Spoilers):
Strongest members of Privileged established families do not waste time going high school and have speed up training to make those that go to school to learn magic a secondary class of mage. Due to translations and the lack of explanation, the power displayed by individuals might not be clear. Most of the show talks about levels of magic without clarifying; I will try to do this now. Staying away from the issue that equal levels of magic are not equal across elements;I will mention levels the show equates to characters. While one teacher said he could not accomplish what a student at level 2 did, another teacher displayed level 2 ability to her class. Hunters seem to be around level 2 with leaders at level 3. While it seems a big deal when they mention level 3, you find out later that this is still the Basic Tier of Magic. 1 time later in the series a "Pro" or "Master" shows up and it is talked about how his 2 elements of "Advanced Tier" Magic did what an entire squad of Basic Tier Hunters couldn't do.
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This show is a hidden gem cropping out from the Chinese market and I can't urge strongly enough that it is a great little series to pass the time with.
I went into this series with high hopes after reading the synopsis and a few reviews, but I have been exceedingly disappointed from the very beginning. If this had been released in the 90's, it would have been a mediocre series, but being released in 2016 means it just feels old and dated. Not only is the animation quality sub-par, and the sound quality and voice acting done poorly, but this show ticks every box on the 90's anime tropes list. Every time I started to get into the story, the immersion was broken by some stupid prat fall with
cartoon sound effects or a completely unnecessary and dull transformation scene. If I had to watch one more outtake with a giant bead of sweat on someone's head, I was going to throw my monitor across the room.
The characters are all fairly non-descript with only the occasional different hair color or outfit piece to tell them apart and every one of them is bland and unremarkable. I kept having to rewind and replay scenes just to figure out who was doing what since the only person who you can pick out of the crowd easily is the main character's rival.
Lastly, and probably the biggest flaw to me, is the horrible story telling and the terrible pacing of the series. Almost the entire first episode is the main character telling you about the last 6 months of his life. Why should anyone have to sit through an entire episode of exposition in a series? The whole point of animated shows is that they can show you things that can't be reproduced in real life, so why waste my time having someone tell me a story when you can just show me? And the bad pacing just continues throughout. I kept having trouble figuring out how much time has progressed between and even during episodes as the story just seems to randomly jump forward. I still can't believe that the main character went from a worthless nobody to the number one in the school between episodes. Why in the hell would you skip the story of his come-uppance?
Overall, this is a pass. While the show is not horrible in any one area, it is lacking in every area. I can't find any redeeming qualities in this series and I wish I hadn't spent several hours looking for them. Don't make the same mistake of wasting as much time on this as I did.
For me this is an odd show to review. It'd be a lie to say I didn't enjoy it but if I actually think about reviewing it it's hard to come up with something positive.
I'll start with the thing I disliked the most, namely production value. The art style is pretty mediocre imo. It looks far closer to being a decade old rather than something not even a year old. Same goes for the animation, it 's not at all fluid and really feels..budget. The electric guitar track used as an attempt to hype up a fight is sometimes placed at odd times and
feels clunky. And in terms of voice acting there's a lot of awkward laughing among various characters along with other seemingly forced heroism or sorrow that is not only out of place but slightly creepy as a result. So overall I have quite a low opinion in terms of the production.
Does the story or character development impress me instead then? Basically, no. There hasn't been much of a story so far; we have the protagonist being op with potential like no one else before in the history of dota/mankind and it half seems to stem naturally from birth and half from a character we see once in a flashback and is never mentioned again. The causes of his strength are never really touched on. But if you imagine a 'good guy' coming from unfortunate backgrounds and having unexplained overwhelming strength fighting against stereotypical rich kid obnoxious villains you more or less have an accurate idea of what the main plot line is for the 12 episodes. Naturally other stuff happens in the meantime for him to get stronger and realise his potential, including somehow duping 2 apparently elite mages into thinking he was a different person by swapping the order of his name and wearing a mask covering his mouth. Besides the main overarching plot of 'good guy who is pitiable because of his background fighting obnoxious dickhead rich villain' each episode is basically just another fight for him to become stronger which I guess is why the plot-centric questions are never answered.
So essentially all I've done so far is bash everything about the show. Yet I originally said I enjoyed it. It's clearly not a show to think deeply about, the plot and character depth simply aren't existent enough to warrant that. But neither was there good production value to allow it to get away with plain fun action. And neither was it something I enjoyed because I cringed/laughed at everything I didn't like about it. The more I try and review it the more I end up thinking something was poor. So I think it was probably just something fun to binge on for a few hours whilst not really thinking about it too much. By ignoring any of the important questions to the plot and letting myself get swept along in the pace of 'introduce setting, introduce characters, fight here, fight here, fight here, and finale fight here' I think it's enjoyable in one go.
Incidentally, if you do plan on watching it I'd recommend waiting a bit as max resolutions appear to be a mix of 480/720/1080 and subs were done by fans for speed, using abbreviations like 'n' and 'u' and having a few typos/errors. Not bashing on them for that at all, it's thanks to them using their free time everyone can watch it, but it's fair to let people know beforehand I think.
I liked this anime for two reasons.
The first is the MC he is not stupid like other MC by how he dosent just go and show his magic. He is calm and has a proper goal in mind not some stupid thing like wealth. He shows very deep emotions by how he plays everything off as if its for him although he is actually doing it for a deeper purpose
the second reason is overall type of anime it is. It has tints of romance and drama but dosent over emphazize those but instead puts it like a topping on a desert. It sticks to a
good structure having the unreal feeling of anime and also a realistic touch makeing the anime a good one to watch
This show is ranked as a 7.71 as of me writing this review. It's real value is something closer to 2-3. This is one of the worst anime I've ever seen. Go ahead and watch it, it'll give you a good understanding of what terrible writing looks like.
This show is so bad and it's score is so high that I can only assume that the Chinese publishers used bots to artificially inflate it's score on popular websites such as this.
Seriously, there is not a single admirable, or even meh aspect to this show. Everything is out right dog shit.
The story is so simple that it
actually hurts. There is literally only like one event.
The art was cringe worthy. Everyone stood around like statues and anything like emotion or inner thoughts were either cartoonishly depicted or not at all.
The characters. Sorry, Character. There is only one character in this show. Its the main character everyone else just has to fill their "he's so awesome" line quotas each episode.
The sound, i don't really know how to rate this. I have no idea what to look for in sound i'll be honest. I'm giving it a 1 because im assuming its as trash tier as every other aspect of it.
As far as enjoyment goes, yeah. I watched it in 2x speed in like 2 hours flat... It felt more like a chore than something i'd do for fun. I'd probably forget it in like 2 weeks flat, but that might actually be a blessing in this case.
this will be a short review, i watched this anime because i am a fan of the genre, and i endured the fact that it is in chinese. in fact, my review is ignoring the fact that it is a chinese anime and not a japanese one, at least that is in the language part. now for the rest of this animes makeup, it is very poor, the story is everywhere, a plot in school, a family one, a friend one, a political plot, a world plot, all happening at the same time, all unexplored. they put no effort in explaining anything in the story,
neither on the characters abilities and background nor on the environment. it seems as if the producers saw the makeup of similar anime and just added the elements without ever fusing them together or looking at the overall picture, the dialogue is choppy and flat, the action seems are slow and laggy, and like i said the story is poor. barely any character development, there are no stakes to the story and the script seems to be jumping from one place to the other. my score is probably going to look higher than what my review is giving it.
If you are looking for a show to binge watch, enjoy and love OP characters who hide there powers then look no further Quanzhi Fashi is the show. One day Mo Fan wakes up and realizes that his world has changed not only has society changed, but there have been advances in science and of course the ability to use magic. The story follows Mo Fan whose family is looked down upon as being weak and commoners but in reality Mo Fan is not weak.
Mo Fan wishes to become a great magician and the story of Quanzhi Fashi follows his high school journey of not
being a weakling but someone striving for greatness and respect. In his new world magic has been split up into "elements" including wind, fire, water, earth, ice and the strongest of all lightning. Mo Fan not only awakens one element but Two, which he decides to keep secret from everyone else. The world of Quanzhi Fashi also focuses on a "Guild" set up where people can under go tasks/ take missions to hunt monsters and make money. Quanzhi Fashi is a world of science, magic and of course magical beasts.
On another unrelated note, the animation is beautifully composed with a great sound track and appropriate use of music during scenes.There is no real character developing/ building outside Mo Fan but this does not really affect the show or its position. You only have to get over the fact that it is in Chinese and not Japanese, which should not be to hard as the show should captivate you.
The second Season should also be airing around October 2017.
Based off a very entertaining light novel, this overlooked adaptation does a great job at promoting the chinese animated series.
A deeply captivating storyline along with strong character progression, it offers viewers a "can't wait for next season" feeling. Season 1 shows a tiny glimpse of the main character's potential. A lot of things havent been explained in season 1. But more details will come to light when season 2+ releases.
I hope viewers wont judge it too hard as I assure you it will get better, i mean a lot better, in the subsequent seasons.
The light novel already has 1700+ chapters and season 1 only
covers up to chapter 86 i think. I would strongly recommend reading the light novel, however the english translated version has been very slow lately.
In short ,this anime was a good binge watch anime the last episode of this season was epic but I feel like there's many missing pieces from the anime and I feel it's was a bit rushed. We only got to see small amount of the main character growth so I feel like the process was a bit rushed/ sped up. So I hope the character are more developed in the next season, I hope they could give us more explanation / information about each character in the anime & information of each "element". so in the end this anime a little too fast paced
but it was pretty good, a 7/10.
~This is my opinion of the anime, so I will rewrite this if I find any error~
I found this anime after i have finish watching quan zhi gao shou. Since i wrote a review about quan zhi gao shou before, i will do it for this anime as well.
The story is basically about a guy being looked down by others due to his family background. Others though he is very weak but he is actually OP/very strong. Even though the contents about magic is kind of typical, however it is not boring at all. The story provided sufficient excitement and enjoyment.
The animation/battle scenes is mediocre, it looks kind of outdated and is like those older kind of animation.
The character design is alright as well.
The sound effects are alright, those added in the battle scenes are average and be better
I do like the main protagonist, cool and OP. The side characters are pretty interesting as well.
Despite the art and the sound being mediocre, i do enjoy the anime a lot due to the excellent storyline. I would have rate the anime 10/10 in overall if it has better or above average animation as well as sound effects.
For those who like strong but underestimated main protagonist, i think you will like this anime.
I want to give it a good rating.. i really do.. considering that this fall into one of the genre that I love the most.. But I can only give it a solid 5/10.. I feel bad if i give below that or more. Its bland. No excitement. Less enjoyable. Ive got epic frowning watching the entire season 1. Too bad tho. I really enjoy the other Chinese product: Quanzhi Gaoshou aka The King's Avatar but this one is a total let down.
The story is fine. But this one reminds me of the other anime: Seiken
Tsukai No World Break.. which the other one is far more better than this one. Ive got no comment on the art. Its average. Feels a bit 90's watching a 2016 anime..The sound is average too. The sync sometimes a bit off. The character just decent. I want to give it a really lower rating considering how bad the development of each character. Feels like they just focus on shining the MC only.
Overall.. its a so so anime.. I watched this cuz I already finish with others anime on the same genre. Im expecting more from this but sadly.. This one just made it into my top 10 dumb anime.
Please.. any good studio remake this....
Ok, lets give this an honest review. I won't be doing the normal format for my reviews b'c i wanna be lazy today.
Story: Nothing special, op mc enters school as underdog - becomes most powerful with a hidden technique - its not like we've seen this anywhere before....... wait..................
Art: Cool FX, cool monsters, not much to note past that
Sound: Voice acting is average at best, sound fx is nice with the magic though
Characters: Boring, archetypal, generic characters who seem more intent on pissing the fuck off instead of fighting the one thing they trained to do (kill the baddie monsters). MC has a boring ass
rivalry with multiple enemies. The character layout was confusing and had me asking WTF is going on at certain points.
Enjoyment: Meh i like watching OP MC's, ill be honest, not much to this rating, take it with a grain of salt.
Overall: If you want OP MC, go for this show. If you want a quality show with intersting layered personalities and not some copout of a story by the second season, I'd not recomment this.
Really good! So impressed! Honestly the only thing holding this anime back is its animation, and the fights are lacklustre because of it. The sound effects are not dramatic nor is the art very vivid, making the fights less exhilarating and amazing as they should be! However, everything else is great, love these kinds of stories! A badass, OP MC who is funny as hell as well. Mo Fan is such a beast that you're gunna love this bloody anime.
Chinese dub sounds cool as hell, don't really affect me because I've watched Quan Zhi Gao Shou (The King's Avatar) before watching this. The language
is of a faster pace than usual so you may have to train your reading speed up a few levels, but honestly its very manageable, I never had to pause to look back (though I had to a few times for Quan Zhi Gao Shou xD) But yeah, the Chinese language sounds pretty dope to me, its intonation is slightly different from the usual Japanese people listen to, but they are both great in their own separate ways in my opinion.
If this anime had better production, brah this stuff woulda been 100/10 fo sho fo sho, enjoyed it thoroughly and finished it in one day. Very binge-able. Its crazy to me how barely anyone has watched this. This anime is truly a gem, and season 2 is airing I hear, so be on the lookout for that.
TL;DR: OP MC, Dope storyline, Surprises his peers with his badass skills, dope as hell, only thing lacking is the production quality or else this anime would be 100/10. This is a gem, Chinese dub ain't a problem, go ahead and watch now.
Quanzhi Fashi (QF) is one of the most interesting anime shows I have seen in recent years (I believe the correct term is ‘donghua,’ but I’m still going to call it ‘anime’ because I’m racist like that). On the surface, it does not look like it much of anything: The general premise is hackneyed by this point; the character designs are bland & cookie-cutter; the animation is shoddy; the voice acting is underwhelming at best; and the entire production smacks of low-budget garbage. By all accounts, this series should suck serious ass... but, somehow, it doesn't. In fact, part of the reason why I find
it so interesting is the mere fact that I do indeed like this show. A lot.
Now, let's get those scores out of the way and jump right into this shit:
STORY + CHARACTERS: QF is, at its core, a coming-of-age story about a boy who finds himself in a strange world and must fight the odds to reach the top. The MC, Mo Fan, is a normal-ish Chinese teenager who wakes up one day to find that his world has fundamentally changed. For the most part, everything is the same, but for two major differences: The world is now governed by magic; and monsters are a very real threat, even to society as a whole. Unfortunately for Mo Fan, because he lived without magic up to this point, he knows next to nothing about it, making him an instant flunkie in middle school. Now, he has to find a way to not only survive in a world of magic & monsters, but get himself enrolled in a magic high school and become the best damn mage he can possibly be…
While the story is another addition to the isekai library, this show puts a bit of a twist on the typical plot of such fare: Instead of finding himself in a completely different universe a la Overlord or Rise of the Shield Hero, he wakes up in basically the same place, but with a few added, yet significant, details; also, unlike most isekai these days, knowledge of his “old world” will do him no good because he hasn’t really gone anywhere different - this, combined with his ignorance of magic, immediately puts him at a severe disadvantage in nearly all respects. I think these aspects give QF a unique flavor that sets it apart from other entries in the genre, and the fact that Mo Fan is a sympathetic MC makes it work in spite of its flaws.
Perhaps the most engaging part of QF for me, however, is the “mythology” of the series: How spells are cast; which spells one can use; what one must do to become powerful; etc. The progression of the story and the presentation of various facets of their society & its use of magic made it feel as though one were playing an RPG, in a way, which can be a good thing or a bad thing - in this case, it was a good thing, because it kept you engaged. Solid foot-in-the-door work, I must say. Is it particularly detailed or immersive? Absolutely not. This is, IMO, to the benefit of the show, however, since your imagination can run a little wild without losing sight of the central mythos. Sometimes a little goes a long way, and I think the production understood this… or was forced by budget constraints.
Obviously, one shouldn’t expect Oscar-worthy dialogue & storytelling out of a cheaply-produced Chinese anime series, and QF is no exception. The plot is a bit predictable, which can be a downer for some. Also, the flow of the story is pretty disjointed, and there are times when you don’t know how many years have passed between scenes. Another issue I had with it is the lack of character development, with only maybe two characters changing significantly as the series progresses - outside of them, everyone was rigidly-defined and didn’t deviate much from their molds. Then again, when you have perhaps 25% less time than other shows of the same length, how much character development can you really fit into the picture? In the end, though, I can forgive this fault because the show is really only concerned with one character, and that single-minded devotion actually kind of works in this case.
A show like this would fall apart without the right MC, and Mo Fan is a protagonist you cannot help but get behind and support. Unlike most male protagonists in anime these days, Mo Fan is just a normal-yet-good-natured teenager, not some 30-something virgin otaku, borderline sex offender, washed-up loser or Jesus-like holy figure in the rough. The character is actually a human being with human strengths & flaws and not some insufferable wannabe-saint (which becomes apparent when you hear his inner monologue), making him instantly more relatable than most. He is also pretty much the only character to undergo any significant change throughout the show, and even that is pretty limited personality-wise (although such becomes more pronounced in season 2). Mo Fan may not be the most complex or profound character, but he is a solid & likeable MC, much better than, say, a certain handsy demon lord I could mention.
ART: I can sum up the quality of the animation in QF with three words: poor, lazy and inconsistent. It is not so much the art itself completely sucked ass, although there are a few really shittily-drawn scenes (ep. 6 @ ~6:00 mark), but that so little effort was put into making the animation flow properly, much less seamlessly. It is really obvious that the animators were trying to get by with as few frames as possible, a fatal flaw which becomes particularly noticeable in many of the “action” scenes. This truly is a shame, since this visuals could have been stunning if the producers actually gave a shit.
Here is what surprises me the most about the low art quality in QF: This show was produced by Tencent Penguin Pictures (TPP), which also produced the acclaimed masterpiece known as Quanzhi Gaoshou (QG). Truthfully, QG is one of the most beautifully-animated shows I have ever seen, and one of the few which has been able to incorporate CGI in such a flawless & appropriate fashion. I gave that motherfucker a solid 10 out of 10 because it is a prime example of a perfect anime: The animation is top-notch, the plot is unique and gripping, the character designs are gorgeous, and pretty much everything about the world it created is intriguing and engaging. This raises the inevitable question: If TPP was able to produce a masterpiece like QG, why is the animation in QF such garbage by comparison? Sure, any production house can end up releasing a total piece of shit, but the companies capable of producing something like, say, Cowboy Bebop or Princess Mononoke or even QG usually wouldn’t fuck up quite this bad.
Shit, if I keep up with these abbreviations, this is going to start reading like some high-OT Scientology shit!
SOUND: The same complaints I had about the art can be, to some extent, applied to the sound design as well, but you may have noticed that I rated the sound much higher. Why? Simple: Smooth-ass jazz licks! Aside from the voice acting being more acceptable than the animation (some of it is a bit cringey, though) there is actually some good music in the series, especially those jazzy guitar licks, which are fucking sexy as hell. In fact, I loved that lick in the outro theme so much that I taught myself how to play it - the only other anime-related tune I have ever bothered to learn is BoA’s “Every Heart,” which I consider to be perhaps the best song ever used in anime… well, unless you include “10’s” by Pantera, which was used in the Dragonball Z film ‘Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan,’ because Pantera is stronger than all. Bitches.
To sum it up succinctly, the voice acting & sound effects are generally lackluster, but the music is pretty solid, especially when it involves that jazzy guitar.
ENJOYMENT: Simply put, I loved watching this series. So much so, in fact, that I’ve binge-watched all three seasons more than once, and again for this review. Surprisingly, considering all of its flaws, the show has a lot of replay value, and due to its shorter episodes, the time investment is far less than most episodic anime. When you are excited for the next season, you know the show did something right.
IN SUMMATION: I see QF as something of a “butterface” in the world of Chinese anime: She may not have a pretty face or a stylish wardrobe, but she has a heart of gold and a sexy-ass body to boot. What QF is lacking in the production department it makes up for with a compelling story, an intriguing world setting and sympathetic characters, making it something of a raw, unpolished gem. If you want a different flavor of isekai, this is definitely worth a look-see.
Well how should i start.
First off i should say that i have some bias for chinese anime, due to it being inferior to japanese anime. This chinese anime just proves that completely.
Being used to Japanese voice actors, the simplistic chinese language sounds very weird. The art is very old school on top, something youd see in sailor moon with bad motion and editing.
The story is also nothing really amazing, boy gets unbelievable strong power keeps it hidden and reveals it causing big suprise.
But i have to admit, i like this simplictic kind of story, with a strong male lead, instead
of something extremly complex and mysterious like steins;gate.
Thats what makes this anime extremly fun to watch and enjoyable.
Its easy to follow and makes the little shoujo fanboi in you happy.
If one can get over the fact that the art style is (in my opinion) very lacking and that japanese studios could have done a much better and more pleasing job and that the dialogues are in chinese than this is very exciting to watch.
What i liked a lot about this anime is the male lead. In comparison to your usual shoujo anime, the male lead here actually is a badass and kind off evil.
He lauges like a evil genius, but also very mature.
Also diffrent in most parts is the lenghts of the episodes, which are only 15min long. And the fast pace progress in the storyline, while supporting characters are not really introduced or shown to much.
Its something diffrent and thus something special. In which direction is soemthing you have to decide for yourself.
I believe there are a lot of people who care about the perfect mix between Story/Art/Sound and mostly character developement,
I myself tho dont count myself into that group of people. While watching an chinese anime ill always have my prejudices, tho im tolerant enough to accept a great work.
So, even if simply and very unrefined i enjoyed it alot, it suited my taste perfectly and i can recommend it to anyone who likes strong leading male roles and a fast pace / easy to watch anime.
do you like incredibly over simplistic anime and straightforwardness in near every aspect?.
Then this anime is for you
in a world of magic our main protagonist is oppressed by the richest and most powerful family in the city. and this rich family hates him so much they try to sabotage his school life completely. of course the creme is to set their son up who is a protegee decked out with pay2win armor and tech to beat our poor main protagonist who somehow can wield Both Fire and Lightning magic at ease to get their boy into the magic sauna that boosts his powers by 999%.
there are some monsters and wolves in this world aswell but they don't really matter in this season-
Sounds pretty awesome and cant wait to see how this goes down can you?.
-Sadly not. Everything is done so incredibly straightforward and there are no twists or edge of the seat moment.
There is a bunch of useless characters in the show like.
whats the point of the girl in the wheelchair?.
whats the point of the younger lookalike brother of the main character?.
whats the point of the silver haired elite girl from the rich family?.
what happened to the dad that mortgaged his house to get his son into the magic academy?
if you have nothing better to watch you can give this one a try.
Its like drinking water when you have soda and juice next to you.
its tasteless you know its going to just be plain water and it doesn't give you any aftertaste.
Quanzhi Fashi, while it isn't a diamond in the rough, it's like finding ten dollars in your winter jacket when you bring it out of storage. It's a pleasant surprise. Unlike other anime we think of, QZFS is from China, and the dialogue is in Mandarin. Thus, many people may gloss over it when looking for anime to watch.
As for the story, it is very rushed. We start off with a MC who finds himself in a reality where everything is magic-based. Being a person from a more realistic science-based world, he of course has to learn everything from scratch.
Being from the lower echelons of
society, even in this alternate reality, he and his folks find themselves picked on by the higher class folk as they profit of MC and his family's labor.
QZFS uses the classic privileged vs underprivileged and nature vs nurture conflicts to base the story. MC is a poor person who happens to discover hidden talents, then gets into conflicts with the privileged and wealthy.
This anime also uses the age old, duel at age 18 plot point. Oddly enough, this trope is, in my opinion common, yet I rarely see it put in play in animated works. Only in live action and literary works such as the Condor Trilogy.
QZFS is rushed. There is no doubt about that. They could have filled up the story with boat loads of slice of life, seeing as it is a Magic High School story, but they didn't. Instead they focused on MC's career as a budding mage. Just like real life, exciting things do not happen every day, so we have blank spaces between episodes spanning months. While this is jarring, I feel it is because the studio did not think they would get very far with this project.
All that being said, the story of QZFS has potential. While the story was fairly good, rushing it like they did squanders the potential it has.
As for the art and sound, I am no expert, nor do I pretend to be one. However, it does not take a rocket scientist to determine that the art and sound for QZFS isn't the best.
The animation was somewhat lazy. They cut off the lower legs for some walking scenes, but they exaggerated the up and down bobbing of the bodies. Many movements did not look smooth. These two combined really mess with the art.
The soundtrack was alright, though the op feels a bit too upbeat for what the story deals with.
Characterization is something I feel was done well. For one character at least. Of course, this is the MC we are talking about. Mo Fan, the talented MC born in a poor family, is a really relatable character for me.
He is someone who never fails to stand up for his folks. Not to mention stubborn to a fault. Someone picks on your sister? Go confront those jerks. Someone thinks they can buy your allegiance after they wronged you in the past? Don't be a sellout.
I'm not exposed to Chinese stories often, but Mo Fan reminds me of characters in age old Wuxia novels, where the most important things are filial piety, patriotism, and loyalty. He could have gone ahead and accepted sponsorship after people found out he was talented, but he decides to stick with his folks and never forget those who wronged his family. Eventually finding work and using his pay for his family, even though it would have been easier to just take the sponsorship.
Sadly, very few of the other characters get development at all. In fact, some change drastically over time-skips. Of course, development could have happened off-screen, but the show does little to indicate it if that is the case.
In terms of enjoyment, QZFS is very high up there. Even though it is sitting at a 7.XX rating (at the time I wrote this review), it is a fairly obscure anime and you seldom hear people mention it. Although the visuals can be a bit hard on the eyes at times, the snippets of the story we see are compelling. With scenes that show just how high in regard the MC holds his father, and his relationship with his crippled step-sister.
My last words regarding this anime is that it is better than you think it would be. QZFS is a fun watch if you are able to overlook the shoddy animation and abundant time-skips.
Because of personal preference i gave 8 I enjoyed the show quite even with its faults. I was hyped for the time when MC reveals all his "op cards". This kind of MC for me is fresh I didn t see this kind of MC much in japan anime but in other chines anime is common. Main reasons i liked this anime is : 1.MC is op badass and growing 2. he and his father is treated as a loser and proving all of them wrong. MC is very poor an is trying hard to be stronger so he
can afford his family good life. Animation is bad . Anime didn t explain MC background (I have forgotten he is from other world) and some questions around magic, main elements are not explained even in season 3.
Alright this show is not for everyone, that being said I had a great time watching it at 3 am.
Mo Fan (or Fan mo I honestly dont remember which is right) is typical chinese Wuxia MC. If you do not know what Wuxia is, it basically means OP MC but chinese. Basically the MC always thinks ahead a lot manages to be rude and overbearing but also cunning and kind. Wuxia stories always start out with the MC being disadvantaged for some reason but he overcomes it and gets something that will make him OP af later. Then keeps it hidden until he can make
the big reveal for maximum dosh aquirement. This is no different in Quanzhi Fashi. MC has a necklace that makes him train faster, and he is born with dual elements which also happen to be the two rarest and most powerful (lightning and fire). Nothing special and if you are familiar with chinese stories of this kind you will know what to expect. If you aren't then this might be an enjoyable departure from typical OP MCs.
Animation sucked ballsack. Its like watching an autistic 2 year old trying to make tv. not to mention the absolute ballsack voice acting (I assume I dont speak chinese but it didnt sound quite right in terms of tone and delivery.) If you cant stand the animation in episode 1, dont bother because it doesnt get better until season 2 and even then there is some wonky shit goin down.
The characters arent anything super special for chinese wuxia stories, but if you only watched japanese anime this is gonna be some new kind of development that you might enjoy.
tbh if you like training arcs you will probably at least mildly enjoy this. Plus each episode is really only like 13 minutes long or so considering recap and op ed take up about 4+ minutes of the episodes. If you got time to kill try it out, you might like a shitty 90s anime made in 2016...
Chinese Harry Potter season 1 is an anime that lacks the basic fundamentals of a good anime, yet manages to somehow pull through the 12 episodes, without turning into a chore to watch.
First off, it's very clear that the Chinese studio that was working on this adaptation did not put a lot of effort into the making of this anime. I mean, the guy on the cover art doesn't even look anything like the main protagonist. The art is lazy, often looks like a PowerPoint presentation, the sound quality is tragic, often switching volume which makes it hard to understand what is going on in
an action sequence. And let's not forget the comedic parts, where the studio sampled sound effects from Scooby Doo and Tom & Jerry: it was so unfunny, that the icing on the cake would've been if they added the 'audience laughing' track from sitcoms, just to give me a cue on when it's time for me to roll my eyes.
Another point that should be addressed is the voice acting. Obviuosly, it was done in Chinese, which sounds just plain wrong when you first hear it. I had a very hard time watching the 1st episode because the unusual Chinese language made me lose my focus, which made me think - even though we don't understand Japanese either, it's easier to watch because we're used to it that much, that it feels as if we understand it, when really we don't. Also, to note, I later got used to the Chinese voices. Besides this, the voice acting itself was horrible, often making it confusing to understand what emotion a character is trying to show.
Now, besides pretty much everything about this show being terrible for an anime that was released in 2016, I didn't find it difficult to finish all the episodes in one day. Why? Very simple. The short length of the episodes, and the straightforwardness of the plot made it very easy to binge this series. Yet I'm sure this wasn't intentional by the studio when they were making it.
If you have some free time, nothing to watch, and just want to relax for a bit, this anime is okay for that. Yet if you're looking for a deep plot, good pacing, and animation, stay away from this one.