Jan 25, 2018
Granblue Fantasy: Halloween Edition!
Yes and since this is an "event" that means we once again switch out Gran with Djeeta. This special is but a simple plot of trying to find a lost boy during a Halloween festival with a "Lost Jack" lurking the the shadows.
To be expected of a Halloween special, the main gang of Lyria, Djeeta, Vyrn and new characters Cagliostro and Ferry join them in this Halloween special, Cagliostro being a snarky summoner and Ferry a Ghost Girl, where they get Trick or Treated, eat lots of candy and cookies and find the lost boy and Lost Jack in the process.
once again done by A1-Pictures is done to it's great detail from the original series including the newly decked out characters designs (sans Vyrn), with all their Halloween costumes and the atmosphere of being a Halloween festival is prominent in the animation.
The voice acting is decent enough, though LA was kinda surprised that Cagliostro was voiced by SAKURA TANGE of all people with what LA could predict that the mother of the lost boy being voiced by Satomi Arai and the lost boy himself sounds like Mariya Ise?. Nonetheless a VERY great cast and happy to hear Nao Touyama as Lyria and Hisako Kanemoto back as Djeeta from the final episode of the original series back.
Really if anything this Granblue Fantasy special is an oddly uplifting Halloween episode, with having a rather heartwarming moment of where both the living and the dead get to have fun together (hey it's almost like it's celebrating Japanese Bon Festival) and it emanates through the rest of this special, yes even the part of Lost Jack of all things being the catalyst to it all. Usually Halloween episodes are meant to scare you or be horror-filled jump scares but Granblue Fantasy's is different by having the aesthetics of Halloween right for a fantasy land, but giving off a contrasting atmosphere of heartwarming and heartfelt moments and heck it did it to great effect.
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