The series takes place in the Imperial Capital of 1930. A group of people known as "Jaegers" landed on Tokyo Station. They carry musical instrument cases and came to hunt vampires. A man named Yuliy stood among them with a striking serenity and unusual aura. Known as a werewolf who had his home village destroyed by vampires, he and the Jaegers engage in battle against the mysterious holy arc known as the "The Arc of Sirius." What truth awaits them?
Vampire series that are actually worth a praise are rarer than tinder users looking for serious relationship. My expectations were similar: 5/10 experience offering momentary satisfaction and some sucking. Turns out it has a story to tell, presents it with some humor and it's something bit different from the usual.
Even after 3 gigazillion different anime series about the same subject, the vampires still haven't learnt no matter who kicks their asses and how. This time our blood-sucking homos are on rampage and give no shit about anything or anyone, baka. Lucky for us, intergalactic jazz band lands to Tokyo with their airship, and starts
kicking vampire butts in a way that goes beyond your wildest imaginations! Unless you have already seen the movie 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' in which case you will be entertained in the animated manner.
The story is pretty bro. Our main characters are part of this vampire hunting organization which is almost like a mafia where everyone is part of the family. They go from place to another and save the day because they are real heroes and real men (/women). All of this is pretty based, of course, but its cliches are mainly presented in comedic manner, making sure viewers realize that the author is well aware that these are general tropes under these settings.
Here is a fun bunch of all type o-niggas. Little boys descending ropes while one handedly using a minigun. Rambo and Arnold make way, new GAR Jesus is in town and he weights like 60lbs. Another dude is probably Donatello's cousin or otherwise has mastered his art. There is also a dude who wears a monocle because he used to slaughter vampires before it was kewl. The real main character is turbo autist who can tell from the smell of a flower how well its roots are doing.
The vampires aren't typical villains who go insane and love murder because they do. Rather, seem to have similar thing going on among themselves as the vampire hunters have. Our characerts are also not heavily protected by plot armors and nakama powers because characters can actually die in this narrative.
Interesting choices exist here. The approach is rather similar to Princess Principal which had similar settings within almost the same time period. We get tons of scenery and design from the early 20th century from cars to city lights within the atmospheric towns. The art isn't amazing, but slightly above of the current medium quality. The series is not super detailed either, but some ideas have been executed in quite respectable manner, moon shots, for example. Seiyuu works aims to deliver seriousness and achieves it. The OP is also my personal favorite from this season, easily.
This series is fun as heck. Vampires drop like it's Skrillex with bass. It's almost hard to contrabass how well Jaegar succeeds with its entertainment value.
I'm usually against writing a review for a series so early on but I've been reading some knee-jerk reactions so I wanted to offer an alternative perspective on what I think is a refreshingly great series in a very long time. Don't skip over this one.
A lot of people are hating on this piece because of the whole vampire/werewolf cliche. To be somewhat candid, if you hate cliches you probably don't actually like anime. Cliches are what defines genres in this scene and it's really not indicative of a series being bad or not (although it can definitely seem that way since so many bad
anime use a terribly large number of cliches).
Forget about that for a second and you'll find beautiful artwork, an engaging story line, great soundtracks, vibrant characters, smooth plot progression, well balanced tropes, and just an overall well coordinated anime. Now at the time of this review 4 episodes have come out so I'll definitely end up changing my final score for this anime (will almost probably drop from a 9 to an 8 in the middle and definitely drop again towards the end) and I really wish MAL would block people from reviewing anime until the whole series comes out but in any case here's my 2 cents on this in the hopes that you won't be deterred by the cliches!
Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger was onboard one of the hype trains of the season. for it being handled by relatively high-quality areas: the staff over at studio P.A. Works for immensely action-thriller-esque formula done by the one and only Masahiro Ando (FMA key animator, director for Hanasaku Iroha, Zetsuen no Tempest), the voice casting done by popular veterans and the art and animation style that's purely P.A. Works alone which looks good to the eye. With all of that said, with this series being an original, what is it actually about?
Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger as an original, it unfortunately doesn't stand out in the way
of the vampire genre (as done by many series), I could have easily compared this to Van Helsing, Constantine and many others, but what it does that's different to the plate is in its investment of the characters which serve the purpose of killing each other to maintain or change status quo, and that's where P.A. Works's dedication to the series comes in its tour de force.
The characters aren't unique by any means, but for this concept it kinda works...I say kinda because it felt very clear after watching the confusing first episode, then as the series progresses the motive starts to flesh out the reason for the existence of the intent of killing. As of right now, not the full cast has managed to show up (Yully and the Jaegers against vampires who discern "The Arc of Sirius" as their stronghold), but the story pacing is what sets the emotions for intro characters along the way.
When it comes to the art and animation...need I say more? If you know the repertoire of P.A. Works and the series that they have done, it is apparent that the studio's prowess takes place in its art and animation, and it is absolutely great to boot, handled by Ando-san based on his knowledge of FMA and its action sequence, with the writing done by writer Keigo Koyanagi (Angel Beats, Hanasaku Iroha settings) that's paced to a great extent, with the music backing the series up with a solid job on the OST and creating the supernatural setting onboard this series.
So far, with 4 episodes, this series has more than enough segments to keep me invested in what this series has to offer despite it being an original. I recommend this series in high regard due to the high production value and its wonky-yet-well-paced story.
well if you a fan of Vampires and werewolfes is sure a nice ride too catch
and i really will keep watching but still, somehow it feels like it can make so much more of itself and it doesnt. Soo many things going on on top but no one realy explaining details here at all what people would be interested ... like the think how mikhail packstory and stuff you get just always the side of the yeagers but not what the vamps are about and their reasons -- really angers me .
and also really bad = ui watched the 4th ep yesterday and have
too say come on
finnaly a little action and than the ep is over wtf i mean from a ep with 24 mins i enjoyed the last 7 mins soo not really satisfied since it really could make soo much of this show but it seems the love is missing totally in it.
still love the art/ seiyuus and ost + hope also the story gets more thrilling from now on