Tughril Mahmut is a young pasha serving on the Divan of the Türkiye Stratocracy. The clouds of war are gathering over his country due to the threat of an aggressive Empire. With the Divan split between warmongers and the pacifists, Mahmut begins his quest to keep the peace at any cost. As he finds himself deeper and deeper in the politics of the ancient world, new enemies and allies surface. Who will prevail? What will Mahmut do if war proves to be inevitable?
First of all things do not get fooled by the low score that this show has on mal, it should be over 8. Second don't believe those rumors about this show being bland or boring I assure that's not the case at all, this anime is great from the first minute of episode one and filled with great stuff until the end. Finally read what i wrote in this review if you are planning to watch this show and you are hesitant about some stuff.
Shoukoku no Altair takes a different approach on the hystorical battle/war anime and portrays what happens behind the stage (battle).
It focuses on evidentiating the gains, merits ,profits and interests that each participating side will gain from the war. It also shows the preparations and different strategies used that at first glance don't seem big but have bigger influence later in deciding the winner and loser.
This show takes things like economics and trading to a whole new level and display their meaning and influence on the war stage.
The characters are great and manage to shine on the war stage with their cunning strategies and good decisions .Their development is fantastic across this anime , they know how to use their own strenght as a weapon and grow after each battle learning from their defeats and wins. They also don't mind taking risks and thus making this show more exiciting to watch.Keep in mind that most of them use their mind more than their brute force but still manage to create something captivating.
Although the main focus are not the battles I gotta say that the tactics used in each one of them gave me a bump of adrenaline . The clash of ideals , ambitions and wits together with their innovative and creative strategies made this show unique and enjoyable. Choosing your right words for your speech can motivate or demoralize an army but can also give you benefits in forming an alliance and influence the course of the war.
This show in conclusion displays a brilliant presentation of what happens behind the stage of war , the profits and interest gained by each country and also how the character's decisions and strategies influence the course of war thus the hystory itself. Fantastic! A gem that is hidden behind an low overall mal score which deserves more attention and love!
Shoukoku no Altair is a historical fiction centered around the young Mahmut Tuğrul as he struggles with his desires for peace while simultaneously having to get himself deeper in the war that is raging between the two major powers of the Türkiye Stratocracy and the Balt-Rhein Empire. My general opinion of the anime is that it is a fantastic take on this particular type of show where politics, war & war tactics are at the forefront of the show's focus. Also I think that the show is criminally underrated if I'm being honest. Most of the criticisms of the show I've heard of were mostly
pertaining to the show's pacing so keep that in mind if you are looking to get into Shoukoku no Altair.
I thought the story for Shoukoku no Altair was outstanding. The premise is similar to some shows that have come before it but the way everything was executed, was interesting. I especially liked how the politics of the show was handled and how it connected well with the war aspect, whether it be with the two major powers or the many smaller nations/empires involved.
The art and animation were nice and clean. It was nothing spectacular but at the same time it was above average. The soundtrack for Shoukoku no Altair was great and I thought it fit really well with the tone as well as the general setting of the show.
The characters of the show is probably it's weakest point. It's fun to see the dichotomy of Mahmut Tuğrul's character. A pacifist that often has to lead the frontlines of battle and has to take responsibility for the lives of many. The supporting cast around Mahmut as well as the antagonists are good in their own right, it's just that there isn't any deep characterization to be found from them in my opinion.
Shoukoku no Altair was enjoyable from the first episode to the last through its various arcs. It took some things that I like from its genre and went a bit deeper with it and I think the show was well done overall. I highly recommend you give this an anime a watch.
What makes this anime must watch of this year , well first of all the genres are Adventure , historical and shounene and after completing this series today i would say its not a disappointing anime at all , it overcome my expectation and become one of my fav of this year.
Well this is the most underrated anime of 2017.Yes the hidden gem.Mostly people forget about this anime/drop this anime after watching 1 or 2 episodes coz start was little weak but now after this , this series start to grow much much better.
And as you can see at start the ratting of this anime
was 6 point something but now this series is over you can see its ratting starts to grow.You can say those who continue to watch this must got something from this anime and this anime make me it fan.
You have lots of action , strategies that will impress you so much.And MC (Mahmut) is not a losser type of.He is a badass like a boss type character who is trying to achieve his goals as to stop war at all costs.Cool economical stratigies difenatly will make you say its awesome.
(First of all Before you decided to drop this series after watching 1 or 2 episodes i personally recommend you that you should watch atleast 5 or 6 episodes.Thats the advice you need.
Dont give a look at score like i told at up that its a underrated anime.)
And those who are only ecchi anime fans i would say this review is not for them.
This series is like Arslan senki but not that much.
And please ignore that dancer Shahra , she maybe makes you hate this anime but ignore , she will be in start only , hehe.
Our MC is a pashs (Pasha = an army rank of that country).Little Spoiler below
We have a cool MC who is pasha when he was a kid his village got burned into ashes because of war and he was the sole survival in his village.He got adopted by another pasha. The MC made his goal to stop something like that in future so he become a pasha of his nation , the youngest pasha.But sadly he got demoted when the empire attack a province of torkiye and he did not give value to his job and stop the enemy without considering his job.So another pasha add him into his spy network and thus his journey begin to find more knowledge and more about people and nations.Their he find other spies and journey keeps going on.I can tell much becoz further will coz spoilers.But i tell you his companion Abriga is so badass.
I enjoyed while watching this anime.The anime is full with action and strategies.And MC is full with action and strategies that will impress you.First arc is 8/10 and the secound arc is masterpiece 10/10.
i enjoyed this alot and its keep getting batter after each episode.
I will say you should give a try and its worth.If you are too much religious then this review cant be helpful.But as an otaku its worth.Hope you liked it.
Sorry for bad english.
I’m a sucker for historical-based fantasy, so Altair should’ve been the highlight of the year - but it ended up falling flat. While it did some interesting things, it ran into speed bumps that shows why anime rarely attempts epic scale fantasy stories.
The political in Altair interplay is on a level most anime don’t come near touching. The countries all feel unique and like a good deal of thought went behind their creation. The leaders and military commanders have refreshingly realistic stances that usually make sense and don’t feel like they were contrived to create drama or follow an oversimplified black/white, good/evil paradigm. However,
a lot of the details get lost in the mix.
Altair moves at a breakneck pace. Sometimes, it feels like you’re meeting a full new cast of characters every episode. The nuanced political play ends up getting lost in a sea of strange names and terms that frustrates the viewer.
Because the details are there.
This show isn’t about flash and bombastic moments, filled with borderline illogical plots in order to satisfy the “rule of cool.” There’s real thought behind everything that happens, but it moves way too fast to pick up on everything. Often, you end up feeling lost and only seeing the surface-level of the story.
The pace ends up hurting the characters too. Supporting characters start blending together because there’s just too many of them and not enough time to differentiate them. Even the characters that show up in the majority of the episodes don’t get the chance to develop because they’re too busy jumping from one country to the next.
Altair could greatly benefit from a few scenes where characters just sit around drinking and having fun rather than always being in the middle of a political discussion or battlefield. Because I want to care about them, but it’s hard too when the anime never attempts to make an emotional connection with the viewer.
The animation itself leaves something to be desired. While the cities and clothing are varied by country, the animation can’t keep up and often skimps on details. Likewise, fight scenes usually fall flat for the same reason.
You still have to appreciate what Altair attempted. If doubled the number of episodes, or halved the content covered, Altair would’ve been a masterpiece. Every single country visited is rich in detail with the occasional Easter egg is thrown in to the delight of history fans like myself. Leadership and countries getting portrayed in mostly grey-and-grey morality is a refreshing and change from the notion of simple “good” and “bad.” And when the anime does slow down or spends more than two episodes on a conflict, the end result is highly engaging despite the lackluster emotional connection to the cast.
I haven’t read the manga, so I can’t confirm this, but I highly suspect this is a case of a poor adaptation of great content and that Altair will go down like Kingdom - skip the anime and read the far superior manga instead.
If you’re looking for anime that rely on detailed storytelling rather than flash and fanservice, then you might enjoy Altair. Sadly, the details fall through the cracks thanks to pacing issues that also end up hurting the characters.