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!
It was quite enjoyable to see a more playful side to the warlords. It had a nice pace, and I think in a way, it does have a story overall (but I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't watched).
The chibi art style was quite cute, and I think it went well with the more comedic/spoof type of story. The end scenes were not chibi style, which was nice, especially when the characters said some sweet lines ;)
The opening song was okay, I don't know much about Star☆Concerto, but I think it would have been cool to have the voice
actors sing the song, but either way it did give the feeling as though all the characters were singing the song. I love that the show and game have the same amazing voice actors, and that the anime gave you a chance to listen to their lovely voices even more. The voice actors perfectly match the personalities of the characters. The background music/sounds did fit the scenes.
There is definitely a character, if not all, that you will like. Each character is unique, and has a different type personality, and seeing how they all interact is fun to watch. If you play the game, you can see how the anime does play on that, and exaggerates it a bit (in a good way).
I thought that each episode was adorable, funny, and enjoyable to watch. I did find myself fangirling over some characters and scenes. It will make you laugh out loud.
I loved watching the cute antics of these characters, the short episodes are fun to watch, and are a nice way to de-stress. I have re-watched episodes (especially after bad days at work >.<). [Personally, the short/chibi series reminded me of Pucca in a way, so if you liked that I think you would enjoy this as well]
P.S. This is my first review ever (sorry if I sound a bit repetitive), and I should have mentioned this earlier, but I do play the game as well :) I don't think you have to play the game to enjoy this show.
First thing's first, this is based on the otome game Ikemen Segoku: Romances Across Time. Although it is rare for this to happen, otome games can be adapted into anime. It is best to look on both sides, so I will refer to the game a few times, to make comparisons, as I do play it.
Art- The first point I want to touch is the art. I personally do not find the chibi styles to fit these warlords, however, it could work for these short 3 minute clips. To add, at the last five or so seconds, there is a short animation of a character
as they are in the game, however they are in their 'anime' forms. The dialogue in those sections seem to be mainly targeted to players of the game (female). I especially like the art in these scenes, because they resemble those of the game. Also, the art behind the character during the opening "song" is quite decent as well. The backgrounds in these episodes are also very well done.
Story- As it seems so far, it is a combination of a slice of life and the events going along between the Oda forces and the Kenshin-Uesugi. There is very little plot as of the episodes so far.
Sound- The opening was decent, in terms of my opinion for music. It was energetic yet kinda lighthearted. The voice acting is pretty good. I especially like that the voice actors for the anime are the same for the game. Because I'm not the best at sound, I will leave it here.
Character- The characters all seem fine. This anime adds some goofy sides to them that you don't see in the game. I don't really think they match the personality as well as it does in the game, but I think it's quite funny sometimes.
Enjoyment- This anime got me laughing. It was truly refreshing to see a different side of the normally serious cast. The last few seconds of the show was like a little gift for the players obsessed with the characters (me).
Overall, it's a decent show. It's not the best, but it offers some funny moments and sides to the guys that you usually don't see. As an adaptation of an otome game, it's not half bad.Although not as good as the game, I hope for the future episodes to continue giving us these goofy versions of the warlords.