Hiiragi Kyouichirou is a boy who travels from his provincial town to Tokyo to attend university. He carries with him his family's sword to protect himself. When he arrives in Tokyo, he becomes swept up in a plot by the Imperial army.
This is other anime based on Visual Novel, actually have the sames problems of others adaptations like Togainu no Chi, Dramatical Murder or Enzai...Ever because: the censore removes the BL. The plot is twisted and unsense for all people that not played the game, because is not enough chapters for the development or in the case of this Taishou ML adaptation: without enough airtime. The art decrease in quality, the reason: animation house don´t have the money....
All of the mentioned are the reasons for a bad anime like this, that nobody understand and without decent plot...The case of this anime is very sad,
because actually I played a most of the ends from TML and is a good game...If someone have the suspicious about how the original Visual Novel is I recommend a lot play the game!
To say that this anime was disappointing, would be probably a huge understatement, because it was possibly the most disappointing anime's I have watched all year. The story was very confusing, and hard to follow, the story and characters are very underdeveloped, then again what do you expect from an anime that each episode is only 3 minutes long? Not much really.
The whole art style, I liked, I actually did like the designs of the characters, allot of them were hot, especially the blonde military guy...and the twins, and allot of the other characters, but yeah. The art style was pretty much the the
highest point of this season or series.
Although I don't really understand the whole animation style, where they suddenly change from normal, to chibi, from chibi to normal, I didn't really understand the purpose of that, I guess the animators wanted to add a cuteness factor to the entire thing, I suppose? As cute as those designs were, I could have done without the constant switching. Thank goodness, they stopped doing that towards the end.
Also... Another question that is learning in my head...
WHERE. IS. THE. BOY. LOVE?!?!
The main reasons I decided to watch this series, is because apparently it was a shounen Ai. There was barely any of it here. Only MINOR, very Minor flirting! Can we all chant "Top 10 Worst Anime Betrayals" in big bold letters??? Because you might as well take away 'Shounen Ai" from the tags because there was little to none of it here in this anime, I don't know if I can say the same for the visual novel, but whatever, the anime didn't have any of it.
Overall, a very disappointing, and underwhelming anime, with a hard to follow story, and little to none boy love that it just leaves you unsatisfied.