When his clan is wiped out by a beautiful demon, young Taikobo finds himself in charge of the mysterious Houshin Project. Its mission: find all immortals living in the human world and seal them away forever. But who do you trust—and whose side are you really on—when you've been trained to hunt demons by a demon?
This anime goes beyond confusing and let's see why:
Story - 2
No matter how much you try to understand the story, you just can't keep up with what's happening at the time, because the continuity of this anime is just the worst. Despising the fact that the main theme of the story is a cliche hero story, they keep jumping from scene to scene in an order that makes you really confused and you end up not knowing what the hell is going on in there.
Art - 6
The art is not the worst, in fact, it is good, which makes it sad, to waste an
art like this in a story that doesn't make sense at all. The backgrounds are good, and the character design is not bad at all. Also, the animation in itself is not too shabby.
Sound - 7
The sound is also a thing that isn't bad at all. Basically it's not the best OST compilation but they fit their purpose whenever they needed.
Character - 3
This is were this anime fails, a lot. When you're watching Hakyuu Houshin Engi, you find yourself lost in the story, and new characters, which stories aren't explained to the fullest, keep showing up so you end up even more confused.
Enjoyment - 2
This point is simple, if you can't understand the story, or at least a bit of it, you can't enjoy the series, obviously.
Overall - 3
I wouldn't really recommend you to watch this,as it is bad and after reading all the previous points, I think you can understand my low score to the show. They really messed up, this anime had the potential to be at least a 7 or 8, but they ruined it. Hey, you can give it a try, but don't blame me if you end confused.
(This was my first review, so it might not be the best review you have read, sorry if I didn't make myself clear enough.)
A historia é uma das mais genéricas que eu já vi na vida, é a tipica historia de "os protagonista deve selar algo e salvar o mundo", resumindo uma historia datada, clichê e sem graça nenhuma.
A arte em si é OK, mas a animação... é simplesmente sofrível (possivelmente eu cometi um erro de português aqui).
Cheia de bugs e tela estática, personagens que só movem a boca entre outros motivos que dão a arte desse anime uma nota 3 de pobre
O único ponto aceitável desse anime, Nenhuma das musicas é ruim, sendo apenas esquecíveis e genéricas, a OP
é a tipica musica de rock animada tema de anime shounen, a ED é a tipica musica calma e espiritual de anime shounen.
A dublagem tambem não é ruim no geral, sendo apenas irritante em alguns casos, resumindo, um som decente, porem que poderia ser muito melhor.
Completamente clichês e sem graça, o protagonista é completamente irritante e estupido seguido de seu rinoceronte voador genérico (sendo atualmente um dos poucos personagens gostáveis desse anime), a vilã principal é só uma gostosa que é má porque sim (que por sinal sempre esta com a mesma cara), os personagens secundários são exageradamente legais e sempre ficam do lado do protagonista, resumindo , os personagens são genéricos e sem sal.
Eu literalmente não me diverti em nenhum momento desse anime, em nenhuma das cenas de ação totalmente sem graças, em nenhuma das cenas cômicas forçadas, em nenhuma das cenas emocionais vazias, em nenhuma cena violenta inútil e desnecessária, em nada.
A pior parte é que esse anime simplesmente não consegue se levar a serio, sendo um anime cheio de humor involuntário, cenas que eram pra ser serias acabam sendo tão exageradas que tornam esse anime engraçado para alguns.
Esse foi o meu primeiro review, não ficou tão bom, mas acho que vocês conseguiram entender o quanto eu desprezo esse anime.
Não recomendo nem para o meu pior inimigo, fiquem longe e vá ver um anime melhor.
English version (translated by google translate)
The worst anime of the season at least for now.
The story is one of the most generic I've ever seen in life, it's the typical story of "the protagonists must seal something and save the world", summarizing a story dated, cliché and no fun.
The art itself is OK, but the animation ... it is simply miserable (possibly I made a Portuguese mistake here).
Full of bugs and static screen, characters that only move the mouth among other reasons that give the art of this anime a poor note 3
The only acceptable point of this anime, none of the songs is bad, being only forgettable and generic, the OP is the typical animated rock song anime theme shounen, ED is the typical quiet and spiritual music of anime shounen.
The dubbing is not bad at all, it's just annoying in some cases, in short, a decent sound, but it could be so much better.
Completely clichéd and bland, the protagonist is completely annoying and stupid followed by his generic flying rhino (being currently one of the few personable characters of this anime), the main villain is only a hot girl who is bad because yes (which by the way is always with the same face), the secondary characters are exaggeratedly nice and always stand on the side of the protagonist, in short, the characters are generic and without salt.
I literally did not enjoyed any point in this anime, in any of the totally unrequited action scenes, in any of the forced comedic scenes, in any of the empty emotional scenes, in any useless, unnecessary, violent scene.
The worst part is that this anime simply can not get serious, being an anime full of involuntary humor, scenes that were supposed to be serious end up being so exaggerated that they make this anime funny for some.
This was my first review, it did not look so good, but I think you managed to understand how much I despise this anime.
I do not recommend even for my worst enemy, stay away and go see a better anime
Well hakyuu houshin engi what a clusterf*ck of emotions this is.I still wonder why im watching it.
Coeherent storytelling? pfft who needs that, all you need is a bunch of cool looking locales and scenery to tell a story.Seriously the passing of this anime is horrendous, if you advert your eyes for mere seconds you lose any track of where you were since this anime just likes to skip around in places to deviate your attention from the unholy characters this show pretains, introducing new characters basically every episode only to be done with them by the end of such, voiding them of any further
emotional and/or character development.
Once you dislike an animes' story, or more so its delivery, you start to notice details or in this case obvious designs that you would otherwise let slide. The character designs on this series as a whole aren't bad per say, but don't quite fit in as much since, due to the bizarre look they hold, seem to cut off the serious tone the show intends to demonstrate at times.Speaking of backgrounds and animation the first one is good but not incredible although there were some moments where the portrayed world was beautiful due to the backgrounds and open settings and the latter is decent with few errors or slips and for the most part consistent.
Nothing stands out except the op,it's only good because the artists are good enough said.
Every episode gets me closer to depression.
Terrible adaptation and shows how much care they take for the original work.
My favorite manga of all time adapted into a new anime- you can imagine my excitement!
The manga is 23 volumes long- that's too long to effectively consolidate into 23 episodes, and unfortunately it shows. However, Houshin Engi is such a brilliant story with compelling, love able characters and a deep philosophical message.
No, there is no cheesy love story and the world is so complex and in depth that it takes a while to understand everything, believe me, it's worth it. The manga blew my mind and took over my life for a few months.
I recommend the manga more than anything but the anime isn't
I actually liked the art of the original anime better.