Humans have designed countless worlds—each one born from the unique imagination of its creator. Souta Mizushino is a high school student who aspires to be such a creator by writing and illustrating his own light novel. One day, while watching anime for inspiration, he is briefly transported into a fierce fight scene. When he returns to the real world, he realizes something is amiss: the anime's headstrong heroine, Celestia Yupitilia, has somehow returned with him.
Before long, other fictional characters appear in the world, carrying the hopes and scars of their home. A princely knight, a magical girl, a ruthless brawler, and many others now crowd the streets of Japan. However, the most mysterious one is a woman in full military regalia, dubbed "Gunpuku no Himegimi," who knows far more than she should about the creators' world. Despite this, no one knows her true name or the world she is from.
Meanwhile, Souta and Celestia work together with Meteora Österreich, a calm and composed librarian NPC, to uncover the meaning behind these unnatural events. With powerful forces at play, the once clear line between reality and imagination continues to blur, leading to a fateful meeting between creators and those they created.
I have seen 4 and a half episodes of this show. Episode 1 seemed promising. Ok story line and an ok plot. Now let's jump ahead to episode 2. For the first 12 minutes, there was literally nothing happening at all. I mean AT ALL. The whole first half of the episode was 1 long and emotionless conversation. The characters don't have any personality, literally.
Episode 3 was ok. There was a good amount of plot advancement and was slightly entertaining.
Now to episode 4. I watched 14 minutes, eagerly awaiting for the episode to end. They go into another long and boring conversation about the
most ridiculous event. I don't want to spoil it, but let's just say that it's entirely preposterous, even for an anime.
Now I am dropping this show here because I seriously can not tolerate more of a long conversation. The author introduced such great characters, or at least ones that had a lot of potential, and literally did NOTHING with them.
I have no idea why this show is rated as high as it is. It is incredibly poorly written. I am honestly given the idea that the writer had no idea what he was planning to put in the plot, so he just made a whole episode of talking to fill in a time slot.
I mean, if you like to listen to long, boring, and fictional conversations with the most dull of characters, you'll love this anime.
On the other hand, if you like an actual story, then I would highly recommend staying away from this one. I am awestruck by its high ratings.
what happens when you bring your favorite anime character to our world. considering the copious amounts of shows where we have the opposite and we go to their worlds it's a little refreshing.
the art is good but I don't really care enough because the show is mostly people sitting around talking and giving exposition. for the action scenes, we do see it is fairly original and fluid it is worth the sitting around.
the music isn't that memorable to me but I like the casting choices. it feels like they belong with the characters.
the characters are amazing, going in you may expect basic mainstream anime tropes
but everyone feels alive and like they're their own person. they are very memorable and they do have their references to other characters from different stories but it was done right to feel as if it is not cliche. They have great reactions to the realization of the situation they find themselves in and seeing who their creators are, are they like gods they imagined or not. the main character doesn't add much as he is just around to tell us who the characters are as king otaku (not a stereotype btw) but I guess it's useful knowledge.
the story is great but it's too much say and not do. like I said before its 90 percent sitting around talking in one room and that can be boring and for a lot of people is. I am really into this show for I don't know if I can handle it for 22 episodes from my history with anime I will get bored and I hope we get a little more movement at least. Otherwise, I love this show and want it to improve. i want more show and not tell
i give it a 8 out of 10 the story is enough to keep you watching but don't be surprised if you want to skip through at points.
I think after some of the reviews, they can be very misleading about the anime itself and the plot it is trying to bring. So I decided to write a review myself in hopes of clearing some of the misconceptions.
Firstly, about the long talking with people inside a room, I find it all acceptable since it is one of the main plot building scenes. I think most people are disappointed 3-4 episodes in because in the first or second episode you are introduced to quite a bit of action scenes and then suddenly the third and fourth doesn't contain much action and that was disappointing
Secondly, if the talking was anything but boring, it was definitely building up the characters. The characters are dull? I highly doubt it. Throughout their conversations you are able to relate to some of them and actually get a sense of who they are in their own ways. Especially when the creators themselves meet their creations, it adds another dimension to the scenes because you would think that the creators would know everything about their creations but even they themselves have trouble dealing with them. This just goes to show how much depth the characters they themselves have.
Finally, I think most of the people who are disappointed with the talking is more likely because they fail to notice that this anime might be darker than it seems at first. Just look at the second or third episode, there were fights and some characters who came from a kids' show realised what it is like to actually fight in reality and have people getting hurt. It explores into the meaning of life itself and what it means to be alive and how it affects the people around you and the world you live in.
With that said, this has a bit of seinen touch into a shounen anime which is why some people might find it boring. It isn't all action and just fights while building up the plot, it first explores all the doubts they have about where they are and what they are until they actually begins the actions. because just like life itself, one small mistake can cause you to lose big time. The characters in the anime are taking things step by step before approaching the main issue. It is really nice seeing the interactions of people from different background and how they accept reality. Some people can deal with it (so they join the "good" side) and some people can't (antagonist). And all this are happening while revolving around a mystery behind the main protagonist and the main antagonist.
I hope this helps people who are watching or going to watch this anime with a much more open mind because you definitely will need it because you cannot just go into this anime treating it as a simple action shounen anime because it is not just that.
Re:Creators: a show set in world where anime characters come to life. Yet, this isn't what studio Troyca envisioned Re:Creators to be. To put it simply, Re:Creators is a story about how our narrator: Souta, is contemplating over the loss of a friend in life, this coupled by how he must come to terms with defeating a villain who's creator is also his deceased friend.
Take my words with a pinch of salt however, I am not praising Re:Creators as a masterpiece and I'm doing the contrary. Re:Creators follows the same pattern of using the hero's journey as a method
of presenting an otherwise bland setting sprinkled with anime characters to appease the average weeb's despairing life. Despite being a bland and recycled story which is evident from the get-go the show manages to stay afloat with rich colour-grading and unique characters. Whilst there may be some instances where the anime manages to break the 'norm' and present some wonderful cinematography it struggles to keep above the waves halcyon sea of anime titles. In this review I will be doing an analysis on the first episode, splitting it into two halves as-well-as a sociology on the characters and their impacting roles on the story.
To understand why I considered Re:Creators anything other than a masterpiece lies intuitively within the first episode. When I first entered into this enigma I was bewildered, the first halve of the pilot was quick to show us everything which laid out the setting as a clear self-manifestation of how 'Otaku-Culture' has become very predominant in the lives of many Japanese people. Furthermore, the camera panning had been carefully planned, focusing on important shots to invoke metaphorical meanings. This is noted when the camera pans out to show the en masse of people walking 'aimlessly' through-out Akihabara. To iterate this point with opinion, there is nothing wrong this the idea that technology and culture have a cyclical co-dependence and to be frankly honest I found it to be an interesting theme, however, this theme does not sit happily with the premise of Re:Creators. Sure, using a vibrant colour grading in contrast to the grim death can invoke a sense of a social fallacy within society but it doesn't account for the fact that episode then tips itself over with the introduction of the premise of 'world-jumping'.
The second halve of the pilot was extremely contrasting to the setting and themes already presented in the first. The colour grading becomes more vibrant with a dominant pallet of blue and white with no contrasting factors to account for, evidently proposing the idea that there are no-boundaries within the proposed world of Re:Creators despite having put emphasis on the critical stand-point of society previously. Furthermore, we're dropped alongside Souta into a fight between two mysterious figures: A Red haired Mechapilot and a White haired, evil-voiced counterpart. Whilst presenting us with a fight can be seen as a cheap gimmick at times it does work in favor of Re:Creators. It tells us everything we needed to know about the contrasting characters. I will now talking about these two.
What I noticed immediately from the get-go were the pain-painstakingly similarities between Celestia and Saber from F/Z. To put it into short sentences, Celestia is a princess whom has been transported to our world similar to the premise of F/Z. Furthermore, both of these two characters have the same social stratification in which they both parodies. To understand this you have to understand that they're both of royalty, yet they're also warriors which creates a parody. In my opinion I've noticed something rather unique about these two characters. If you've seen F/Z and the ending (Spoilers), Saber is seen angry at her own fate and as well at Kiritsugu for their twisted ideals. This is played exactly the same as with Celestia and her author (there are other heavy inspirations from F/Z such as Saber learning to instantly drive). Celestia's character design isn't really as creative as it was originally intended to be. However, what differentiates the differences between the two characters is the qualities they both have, in-terms of Celestia is quite lacking. It's obvious that the director wanted to present a character which broke the 'norm' of female archetypes, however, no matter how much effort was put into creating our heroine, the archetypal characterization could not be broken.
Moving onto our next core character: The antagonist. Little has been stated about her character so far which is often a writer's device in order to add a mysterious aura around their characters, however, this is not the case with Altair (Gunpuku Hime, Military Uniform Princess). Despite the ending of Episode 5 being very entrancing at the ending the buildup throughout the series so far has been rather inconsistent. Despite this, there seems to be something more consistent with her character which is her personal gain. I would actually go as far as to say her motivations are surprisingly exemplary, for those who don't know, Altair is balancing the death of her creator whilst wanting to destroy Humanity for that very reason. Moving onto her character design, I want to deviate from the review to say that her design is actually very prominent and the most consistent thing as well as the most mysterious part about her. For those who don't know, Altair is wearing a Shako with a 'Tete de Lion a Crochet'. I want to keep this short but her character design bears resemblance from the French Second Empire.
The latest episode proved more than anything that the anime is wanting to present a story. Extremely sufficient and coordinated action scenes.