There is something about the Yuuki Yuuna franchise that makes me love it so much, and it's how it makes me love the characters and connect with them to the point where any scene, be either the fun interactions or the heartbreaking sad moments, makes me feel like I'm there, connected with them.
This final entry of the Washio Sumi trilogy proved that again with the end of this prequel. Following the events from the second movies, it provides the final hit in the feels to the viewers before leading to the events of the main series.
As a source reader I have to say that this
adaptation improved the light novel so much, the great art and music sure added to that, making every scene way more impactful.
I can't recommend this movie (and the previous two) enough to anyone who likes this fantastic franchise, these girls are truly heroes.
(Almost no spoilers at all) When I saw last October on the news, that Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru was getting an anime adaption, I thought that I'd give it a 10/10 and it'd be my fav series of all time however they adapted it, and whatever happened so I'm truly biased here. But after I watched it, I think it doesn't matter if I were biased or not, if I hated the LN or not, I'd still love this no matter what.
Story (9) : Cute girls (yup we've seen that a lot), that ends in tragedy (we've seen that a lot too), but
the way everything happens, it doesn't sound forced, it doesn't sound cringey or anything, instead it sounds so freaking EPIC! Some parts were rushed, and some were cut from the LN, but it doesn't stand a chance to its positives that it makes me overlook any flaws.
Art (9) : The art was neat and stable throughout the whole 3 movies I believe, really colorful, character designs were unique. Backgrounds were simplistic most of the time, but as a whole it was really decent.
Sound (10) : How to describe this.. Keiichi Okabe and Emi Evans from Nier franchise. I think that's enough to describe this masterpiece OST? Almost every track is god tier from epic ones to tragic ones. Voice acting was truly amazing, from all three main characters it was just astonishing, Suzuki Mimori and Kana Hanazawa, this is just heaven! It felt real af.
Characters (10) : Three amazing characters that the anime will make you love, Washio Sumi, Nogi Sonoko and Minowa Gin. All of them are best girls, no comment on that.
Enjoyment (10) : 10/10 enjoyment even if I were to re-watch this every single day that wouldn't change ever.
Overall (10) : I guess that was expected right? Yes I'm biased but I'm pretty sure I'd give it a 10/10 even without being a fan of the franchise, I recommend this to any person who watched the sequel (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru), or any person in general that wants to see EPICNESS in its real form.