Dynamic Chord is a record company and music agency representing the hottest artists right now with, in particular, four of the country's most popular bands.
They are rêve parfait with its own unique world view and progressive sound, Liar-S, an emo rock band, KYOSO, a group of highly-polished performers, and apple-polisher, which fuses dance with rock and roll. Against the backdrop of Japan's four seasons, comes a realistically depicted documentary movie about the encounters, breakups and trajectory of these 16 band members as they vie for musical preeminence.
M'kay let's see if I can do this justice in a review.
Now this series doesn't have a straight-forward plot which a lot of people are looking for in Idol series. It literally follows the agency more closely than the idol group. There are four separate groups so each one gets featured separately and they blend together a bit. But it's unique the way it goes about it.
The music and the character development is what redeem the series; and if you can get past not having a A-Z storyline you'll enjoy it. The mascot is great, but not all this series has to offer, it's a
fun roller coaster of boy-band drama, success and failures. (If you can make it to the end you'll see it come full-circle)
Don't let the negativity of other's stop you from watching this anime. This anime is a gem to watch. It's different in the way that it's not about the cliched storyline of '1 band looking to perform at the music festival at the end of the year'. It's about a music agency called 'Dynamic Chord' and about the bands that are signed to this company. It is a bit slow to start in like, the first 2 episodes, but it takes off like a rocket from there. The music in this is really good, too. You don't get stuck with the same repetitive song over
and over again, like so many others do. For me, it's one of my fave boyband anime I've ever watched. I really wish this could get a second season, but sadly I don't think it will. And you can thank all the twits who left feedback saying stuff like 'it's not even like Uta-Pri' etc etc. Of course it's not like all the other typical boyband anime you've watched. This one is completely different, and if you do decide to watch this one based on what you're reading right now, you'll thank me for it later. Btw: You're welcome. (This review is posted on other sites under my handle, CookieMunster)
Only four episodes of Dynamic Chord are out at this time, but I can already tell how dreadful it will be. Barring a few other titles like Black Clover, this is one of the worst anime I’ve seen this season, and that’s saying a lot. When the best part of your anime is a cat with sunglasses (was only on screen for about 5 seconds in the first episode), you know you’ve fucked up somewhere. I won’t make this too long since this show honestly isn’t worth talking about in length.
So…this show is about music, right? Then why is almost all of the runtime spent
on something that’s not music? Moreover, when they’re actually playing music, not only is it extremely lazily done, but it also doesn’t even sound good. So far, every time they’ve played music, it’s just a compilation of reused shots and sloppy animation with some random Japanese song in the background.
I wouldn’t have as much of a problem with this show if it at least looked good, but it even fails in that department. The character designs are really jarring and hard to look at, which is disappointing since otherwise the art isn’t too shabby. I just wish it was used in a better way.
If you want to watch a music anime, watch something like K-on or Nana instead. This show is just a waste of time, and extremely boring at that.