The sacred sword "Excalibur". A sword that was created to judge a person's ability to be the king of England. Those whom the sword accepts will be called "Arthur" and will obtain great power. However, there was not a single Arthur but many. Due to this massive creation of legendary humans, the world and its history began to be distorted. Now, with the aim of restoring the history of the world to its original course, six Arthur, a master of the sword, a fighter, a sniper, a puncher, an alchemist and a shooter, set out for England. There mission is to defeat all those who have managed to obtain a power from the sacred sword Excalibur and are using that power to distorting the world, which is around a million people.
From the year 2018 and ongoing, there will be more split-cour seasons to lessen the burden of new series coming into play, and that's the cause of this popular smartphone game that is Million Arthur. And I have a nitpick: With how this initial season already played its cards, I wouldn't be surprised if Season 2 in Spring 2019 will be more of the same.
Hangyakusei Million Arthur may look like the generic game adaptation that so many others have tried to imitate, and isn't good, but as it stands out, it's the typical wash-rinse-repeat formula of fighting some evildoers with their weapons called Excaliburs (which
gives them powers), and the 6-man team (Dancho, Renkin, Kakka, Rurou, Yamaneko and Tekken) must traverse through all periods of time to exterminate a million people for their mission to be accomplished.
As par with its premise, it's really nothing special but it does good on its own. Characters are what it is (none from the game itself), and the amount of action is good and balanced enough. Still, nothing to trifle about.
Based off on Square Enix's popular RPG, there shouldn't be a surprise that J.C.Staff could pull this off with minimal effort. Great choice of art and animations that follow strictly from the game itself (or rendition), and honestly, it doesn't look too bad. Same goes to the very generic music too, nothing that really captures the most wanted attention, but it fits and as far as I'm concerned, also a non-issue here.
But...I'm not ashamed to say that if you want to watch this, I'd much suggest you wait until almost the end of Spring 2019 to binge-watch this split-cour from start to end (like around Episode 22/23 then start from Episode 1 way back in this season). Not to say that I enjoyed this anime, but there isn't really a whole lot to say about it.
2018 has come and is near at end but with no short anime to tide weirdos like me by. Indeed, we’ve been through an entire year without a single season of Teekyuu and the drought can be felt throughout. The likes of hyper wacky fast paced comedy doesn’t seem to have much of a pull as it once did many moons ago...
Fear not however! For an adequate replacement exists! For you see, at the very end of every Million Arthur episode is 2 nutrition filled minutes of the secret season 5 of Ai Mai Mii (season 4 being Square Enix’s ONA series from 2015), providing
you and your family with well needed stimulants to keep your brain running through tough winters.
Head over to your local cat themed restaurant today and get your copy of Jakusansei Million Arthur today!
(The actual anime's pretty good too. Like a weaker Last Period, but still enjoyable nonetheless. Ah what a great year for mobage adaptations~)
In a season of tense animes with conflicts to all sides, and comedies that may not please everyone, Hangyakusei Millon Arthur is really an interesting work to have.
The anime technically is not innovative, does not have a good story, but it performs well its role.
It's a nice thing to see, the trait is beautiful, characters are eccentric, and the action scenes can be well done.
It is not an anime to look for something great, but something for pure distraction that fulfills well what it promises, can serve even as background for other actions.
Highlighting the characters, as already said, they are eccentric and caricatures, this helps
a lot when they are basically classes of the Square game, without much depth regarding the story or background.