Merc Storia takes places in a world where humans and monsters coexist. The protagonist, Yuu, is a healer apprentice and possesses the ability to tame monsters. In a quest to regain the memories of Merc, a girl confined in a bottle, the pair embarks on a journey.
Dear readers, dont let the overall score make u miss this amazing journey, if you enjoy fantasy and advanture, this show is actually one of the best of his kind.
I'm actually questioning who's voting and if these idiots watched at least 1 min of the show.
When I'm saying this is one of the best show of his kind I'm taking in consideation all my list of anime and manga, my opinion might actually be a little bios considering i grow up watching anime like digimon, pokemon,... in fact this show reminds me of a little bit of them (minus the the action, which is not
that important as much the journey and the growth of our main protagonist).
In a world where magic and monsters exist, life got better thanks to mages called healers, which have the ability to calm down monsters and make them friendly.
Our main protagonist Yuu, has the same ability as is father, the first episode like usual, introduce us to the world we are about to explore and in part tell us why Yuu starts his journey and why he s scared of monsters (not implicit, I got to that conclusion after finishing the first episode, everyone can come with their own conclusions, is not that important for the enjoyment of the show).
The art is really beautifull, we have some pastels drawnings in a lot of episodes, nevertheless is always consistent and breathtaking on most of the scenaries and monsters scenes.
Very fond of the intro/outro music and the choice of the background music, also I kinda feel the voice actors do and amzing job to interpret all the cast.
- Yuu is our main protagonist which we will follow trough his journey, he has the ability to heal, he s also very timid around people and dont like to show his ability around them, for some reasons he s scared of monsters.
- Merc is a special monster that is gifted fom his father, we dont know nothing about her, that's why she wants to travel to find clues about her past and who she's. She's, on the contrary, full of herself and put Yuu most of the time in troubles.
This is really a charming anime, every episode is captivating and makes you intrigued for the next one, It s' really all about the journey, the interactions between characters and the eventual growth, and realization of the objectis of the main characters.
Altough i love shounen, martial arts and action anime and manga, I cant stop myself from watching this show, that's why even tough it has little if not none of the genres i like the most I find this show strangely captivating, beautifull and relaxing.
Hope I change few of your minds and make you give a shot of this one.
Thanks for reading.
To be completely frank, Merc is the best thing about this anime. If she wasn't in it, I probably wouldn't even have watched it. But as for my rating:
Story: I can't say I particularly cared for it. It's a rather charming one, but one that I feel has been done to death, except this time it's more progressive as one might say. Ironically, this actually helped to improve it in my eyes, and I'm supposed to be some evil troglodyte.
Art & Sound: The art is honestly very nice, and the voice acting is quite good as well. Some of this probably had to do with
the time it took to produce this show, but I feel like what pushed it ahead for me was primarily Merc. She was delightful to watch and listen to. This leads to the next part.
Character: Merc gave this a 10. She's tiny, and cuter than a barrel full of puppies. Full of enthusiasm and zest for life. As anyone who knows me can attest; Anyone adding a cute minigirl without any visible legs to something is someone after my own heart.
Enjoyment: However, even having best girl 2018 doesn't exactly help elevate a show to peak my interest as a lunatic who actually watched all of and Enjoyed ZeXal of all shows. So, do take this with a grain of salt. For some folks this would be more appealing, but I would much prefer to watch some more Index or Shana.
Overall: Not bad, but without Merc, I think I'd drop this show like a brick, instead of just kinda being on-hold. Then again, I'm on hold for a lot of really good stuff, I really should watch more of the stuff from this delightful season.
Sadly, this is no Midori Days, but it's a cute show that doesn't do any harm to watch.
Ever wondered what an anime made by Disney would look like? Well, Merc Storia is the anime for you!
The story is about a boy setting out on a journey to recover his water fairy memories. Well not really, it’s an excuse for them to travel around the generic fantasy world to help people because plot. As a result the premise is really weak and aimless.
I find all the characters to be annoying, one dimensional stereotypes, so I never bothered remembering any of their names.
The MC is a healer that really needs to grow some backbone. He doesn’t have to help anyone
if he doesn’t want to, however it feels like he’s being pushed into everything by the fairy. I wish I could tell the boy “if you’re going to be putting your life at risk healing monsters then at least make sure you get compensated for your services!”
The water fairy in the bottle is annoying and useless.
The storylines always revolve around some annoying, little girl and some misunderstood monster.
The Fairy princess is the main reason I’ve been on the veryge of dropping this show. She’s a spoiled brat, and by that I mean she’s a little kid with wings. Her whining is annoying and I find the whole “gotta keep the legendary sword that could potentially save the Fairy Kingdom a secret, so I don’t get into trouble” stupid. Her kingdom is in trouble, yet we’re focusing on her petty issues. Like are you really risking people’s lives so you don’t get told off by Mommy?
Animation & Sound (4/10):
The animation is subpar at best. The opening, ending and osts are forgettable.
There are no cool fight scenes. The choreography has been bland so far. The healing sequence is a rehashed scene for every encounter against monsters. I’ve skipped it every single time after the first episode because it’s a waste of time.
There are no interesting villains in this series to look forward to. The lore behind magic is lame and it’s limited only to healing. While the side characters get some form of development in their little stories, the MC hasn't learnt anything and is still the same static, pathetic kid he was from the beginning. The MC suffers from a fear of being afraid of monsters, but it doesn't lead to any interesting exploration and instead is more of a running joke.
One of the scenes that really pissed me off was when the fairy could have gotten her star reading taken to potentially get her memories back, but decided not to because it would be ‘cheating’. So when is not cheating? It’s a convenient bullshit excuse the writer thought of to extend this inscuriating story because any sane person would want to have their memories rather than go on a stupid journey where you have no idea if you’ll be able to regain them.
I don’t enjoy watching this show. Every episode feels like torture because it’s so excruciatingly boring. Had I not been several episodes in, I would have dropped this anime in a heartbeat.
Merc Storia is too cute and childish for me, like some shitty pg movie out of Disney.