Okay, so I very much loved this otome game to heart. So when I heard they're making an anime adaptation on IkeSen, I got really excited, then I found out it'll be more like a parody version with chibi characters... Uh okay? I won't deny I was a little disappointed but hell I watched it anyway and oh my, I never thought I'd enjoy it so much.
It's 3-4 mins per episode. If you've played the otome game you'd be laughing your ass out off your seat. Each episode is hilarious. The character voices are somewhat the same as the character voices of the game
so it's really funny seeing these chibi animes with their sexy manly voice doing a bunch crazy unexpected things. All the 12 episodes are filler episodes too so don't expect it to follow any kind of route in the game or any kind of plot related story from the game.
I highly recommend this to anyone who has played the game to watch this show, I can assure you, you will enjoy it and know that you're not wasting your time by doing so.
Alright time to cut to the chase, first off, this is an otome anime based on the game. If you've have any prejudice towards the targeted demographic then this might not be suitable for you.
Secondly, now don't get me wrong, I watched this without playing the game first. It's definitely watchable alone as a standalone for anyone but it's better to play the game (visual novel). However, it would do you just to know that it's based on historical figures.
So far, this is pretty much a comedy-standalone story per episode. It covers the daily silly things that takes place there, so if
you don't like random episodes, it's probably not that great. Although this might be entertaining for those who played the games and want to see some side tidbits of their favorite characters (personally speaking).
And yes since this is a time traveling theme, there's some modern activities set in the Sengoku era (lol). [Update: Basically the keyword to this short series is the "wormhole" factor]
With the cg, I was a bit bias mainly because 'why cg? and not animation?', but it fits the series especially with what I've mentioned, the random tidbits of the series. Nonetheless the CG works well with the ambience of the show, it's really cute too.
I haven't paid attention to the soundtracks in all honesty (TBC) but the opening theme song did irk me.
Each episodes shows the silly side of the characters we might not really see in the game, mainly because so far it's from Sasuke's point of view. Plus they are really adorable in terms of being chibi-wise. [Update: The characters were fun and great but there really wasn't any coverage on their background, previously gave 7]
Again, I'm leaning with the fact that this is a series that targets the female demographic and I've highly enjoyed the daily jokes as it is, so yes I really have enjoyed it a lot.
It's a series you really shouldn't take it seriously but just something to sit back while unwinding and laugh at.
I am just an anime fan not a critic. so if you want critique this isn't the review for you. I LOVED this show. I rewatched every episode multiple times. I think the chibi forms were delightful and every time I watched I found something to make me giggle. I don't know all the history behind the characters but watching their expressions and interaction was a riot. I found myself watching them in the background ( especially Oda when he is longing around ). as for the voices SWOON. this anime did exactly what it was supposed to, it makes me want the game BADLY.
I also want MORE CHIBI and more real size of them. I CANT GET ENOUGH. I do wish they spent more time in the present *sigh* Oda and gang in suits - but that they were smart enough to figure out the wormholes was great.
you want to just sit back and enjoy something WATCH THIS.
its just entertainment - at its best!
*This review is for people who play Ikemen Sengoku. Otherwise, I'm telling you now, this anime will not make any sense to you; there is seemingly no plot, no character development; everything is completely nonsensical. However, if you play the otome game, and looking to feed your addiction, read on...
In my opinion, this was created for IkeSen addicts like myself. At first, I thought the chibi style would be a total turnoff, but surprisingly, they're really cute, and true to their character (as per the game). AND, watch through to the end (3 minutes) and you're rewarded with a 2 second clip of the actual
ikemen in his glorious form. =D Each episode ends with a different ikemen. Enough said, right? Start watching!
Why did I deduct a star? 3 minutes is too short! As an addict, I still feel withdrawal.
P. S. There's no MC in this series. It's just the warlords. (This is NOT a complaint.) Therefore, do not watch this if you're looking for romance. This is just comic relief until your chapter tickets refresh for the day. ;P