This anime is disliked and dropped off by many Grisaia series fans and some of the reasons are that it isn't a continuation of the Grisaia series or doesn't contain characters from the Grisaia series like "omg where is Yuuji?, ok rate 0/10 done." which i find quite unreasonable since it is indeed quite acceptable and can be enjoyable to watch.
Ok, from what i understand, this show may be about what happens at Mihama Private academy a school for assassins with new 4 students, a class president, a homeroom teacher and a principle where they are assigned a proper mission to assassinate or capture a
target(s) which is different from the other Grisaias as they kills people to solve a problem or to save someone. However both of the shows also contains some similarities such as the epic fighting scenes and how there is still a sniper.
Also, I wouldn't think that this isn't a continuation of the Grisaia series because I think this is happenning while Yuuji is having his harem time on the island shown at the end of Grisaia no rakuen right? And lets be honest, even if the Grisaia series continues with the same character the whole story would just entirely be about harem and ecchi stuffs anyways so I think starting off with a new set of character can be a good choice as well. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it is wrong to dislike this show because I don't think it is the best show as well, I'm just saying that if you dislike this show you should have a better reason than disliking because your favourite set of characters is no longer in the show.
This concludes my review of the show "Grisaia: Phantom Trigger The Animation", Thank you for reading
In this movie, we do not find the same characters as in Grisaia no rakuen. Consequently characters who made the grisaia’s show like yuuji are really missing.
This show is just 40 minutes of uninteresting and predictable story. One more time all the characters are girls (except Aoi) and story is then filled of fan service and unnecessary scene that made the show a bit boring.
This movie is clearly bad compared to its predecessors.
The only positives aspect are: the animation that is well done and the music that I find interesting.
Dissociate from grisaia no rakuen, it makes a good original story, but in the grisaia’s
universe this wasn’t necessary.
In the first movie, the story take place several years after grisaia no rakuen event. We follow the story of many students of the Mihama academy, a “secret” school where the government trains assassin. The story begins after the arrival of a new teacher.
This teacher is going to be in charge of the SORD. After witnessing a traffic, this teacher will be kidnapped by a criminal organization, so his students will leave to save her.
The story seems interressing but the action goes too fast, we do not have time to enjoy it.
A newly incarnated Mihama Academy and a new cast...
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation feels by all means it took took the success and badassery of Rakuen and gave it a facelift, for the better or worse...
By all means, LA was actually perfectly happy with the original cast not being in Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation, as it's a new generation of characters at the helm of what the original cast once did and seeing the Grisaia world being expanded upon after the original cast left is a good thing, cos like come on, Yuuji and the rest of the battle harem went through hell and
back, let them rest and have their happy ending.
As for the new cast, well LA latched onto Rena Fukami voiced by Maaya Uchida as the "rabid dog" of the cast, a glutton for food but has a crush on her "master" Haruto Aoi, but also a close quarter monster in battle, she's your Yumiko. Next is Touka Shishigaya voiced by Ayane Sakura the long range sniper and the tsundere of the group, she's your Michiru of the group. Christina Kujirase voiced by Kaori Nazuka is the bridge bunny and information gatherer of the group and the expected calm ojou-like character who handles the girls day to day chores, she's your expected Sachi. Next is Murasaki Ikoma voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki the ninja and stealth operative and is your Makina, she was LA's second favourite of the cast. Next is the character we narrative focus in the first half with is Shiori Arisaka voiced by Mikako Izawa and your Chizuru of the group. Finally is Haruto Aoi voiced by Tsubasa Yonaga, Rena's master and the Yuuji of the group and a master swordsman in a ways but is the person taking care of the group outside of school as well, thus the Yuuji comparison.
The first half of the movie pretty much gives the basics of the character introductions LA mentioned above as well as mission in saving Shiori, wasn't that bad as we get to know the cast as well as the re-structured Mihama Academy now being the spiritual successor of what the original cast went through in Rakuen. the second half was more focused towards Rena and her backstory when she encounters her childhood friend turned criminal oddjob killer Bucks/Maki Inohara voiced by Yoshino Nanjo. This was the obviously the more interesting segment of the movie as we get to delve deep into one of the groups, mainly in this case Rena and see how she became how she is now, not to mention she and Haruto got some development together as well as a result what with being master and rabid dog analogy they give to themselves. The second half if anything shows what potential the new cast has if we're going into their backstories through their current missions and see them have a chance to develop as a result and showing off Rena's was a good move in all honesty as LA came to like Rena even more.
The animation done by Bibury Animation Studios had great character designs and good to great gunfighting, add in the violence, semi-censored at times and considering what we're dealing with in Grisaia some fan service and disservice moments and to say the animation done by Bibury was great is an understatement.
As for voice cast, well Maaya Uchida gets billing for LA mainly for favourite character by default but Ayane Sakura, Kaori Nazuka, Mikako Izawa, Atsumi Tanezaki and Yoshino Nanjo stood out, really the new cast was great in this movie, what could LA say, let alone they're chemistry with one another, especially Maaya Uchida and Yoshino Nanjo.
So to say that not having the original cast of Grisaia is a disservice to this movie and the Grisaia franchise, well not really, LA sees Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation as trying to expand the world with it's new cast and trying to implemented what worked in Rakuen into these new characters, much like Grisaia in it's early beginning of Kajustu, it ALSO had problems, so like that Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation will have it's problems, that LA will see and take note of, but Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation by all means have LA interested and would like to see more with this new cast of characters, if Grisaia: Phantom Trigger the Animation will ever continue into an anime series.
Grisaia, a story known for two things, a main character who has sex with EVERYONE including his biological mother, adoptive mother, sister.... You get it... and assassins. Now guess what Phantom trigger doubles down on... Assassins.
Okay, to summarize this plot, there is an entire school of wannabe assassins, our somewhat main character is a new teacher at this school who's class are the problem children that are made up of cute girls and a trap. The actual show is watching them fight with a backstory tossed in somewhere every once in a while.
This would be great if the show had the animation
budget for it but it doesn't. It is not all bad but you get more than your fair share of close ups and other gimmicks to save cost. They allocate everything else to the quick fights but since they are quick overall the show is lacking.
The characters themselves so far fall into tropes, the short cute tsundere that doesn't want to be called cute. The dumb energetic big boobed girl that happens to be good at shooting. I'm not going to go over them all now but they aren't completely bland, they just aren't special.
To summarize it all, it is not a completely bad show but i suggest you watch the parts with the harem god of a mc first just so you are invested. When it comes to the sex and stuff it is extremely toned down from the source material if you aren't up for it. A lot is even cut out so sit in for the unique plot that no other show has. After you are
attached to the brand come to this.