Hortensia Saga

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Synonyms: Horsaga
Japanese: オルタンシア・サーガ
English: Hortensia SAGA
German: Hortensia Saga
French: Hortensia Saga
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2021 to Mar 25, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.841 (scored by 2195421,954 users)
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Ranked: #101902
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Popularity: #2660
Members: 69,013
Favorites: 159

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Jan 27, 2021
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
An advertising anime for a random mobile game with an uninspiring generic fantasy plot, a floating mascot that says "moru" at the end of every sentence and a maid that talks like a 5 years old.

Plot is frustratingly weak, for example, how the MC is unable to connect the dots and realize the real identity/gender of someone he has known for years, but once you remember that the source material is a simple phone game, you stop caring about it.

Character design is so generic that they even have a red hair dude that is literally Roy from Fire Emblem (and his name is also Roy ...
Mar 24, 2021
What does an anime need to be interesting? Well, for some, it is enough to have a universe, characters and a story well combined to work. Animes that are adaptations of games are already expected the minimum of all this, because, because it is something that comes from an interactive material, it is necessary to keep the target audience, right? Hortensia Saga, no matter how hard he tried, managed to be the biggest failure of game adaptations in recent times.

I don't say Hortensia Saga's instruction is bad. In fact, it was surprisingly good to start. Marius is a runaway princess who, after an attack by ...
Jan 27, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
I expected a lot from Hortensia Saga, when it came to it's story, and how it was looking. But after a poor start, it's slowly coming into it's own. While it's not a stand out, but I do believe it's slowly getting better. If I could rate this a 6.5, I would, but let me explain.

It feels a bit disjointed at first, not allowing the watcher any chance to really acknowledge and accept what is going on, and instead going at a super fast pace, which thankfully calms down in the later half of the first episode, and doesn't really happen again any time soon, ...
Mar 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Hortensia Saga is an odd one. On one hand, it’s yet another generic fantasy gacha adaptation. On the other, it was actually quite enjoyable for me.

I’ll be quick and brief with this one, everyone knows I am easy to please with anime. Story doesn’t have to be top notch or revolutionary, I like good character interactions and waifus. Hortensia has neither. The plot does nothing to actually draw you in and interest you. The characters are all shallow and have no real depth to them, other than the main antagonist whose motivations are still rather generic.

Despite the complaints, I actually did find the ...
Mar 27, 2021
This anime is nothing interesting but somehow I like it and watch it until it runs out.

I like the graphics and animation during sword fighting and for this story it seems normal (I'm not saying the story is bad lol), I like the opening song as well as the ending,
For Cgi I don't really care, the voice actors are good too, one thing I don't like is the ending because I think it's hanging and I also know this anime won't get the second season, I want to play the game but it can't be on my laptop because the specifications are low and I ...
Mar 15, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (1/12 eps)

The castle was attacked by werewolf, when Alfred's father arrive at the scene, it was too late that the king has already died. He was ordered to rescue the princess and he ended up sacrificing his own life for that. Then the princess was brought by Alfred's uncle to live alongside Alfred while disguising with her new name, Marius. This anime is about war and chaos set in a fantasy medieval world. First 2 episode was ok for me but as it go along, it's get rougher and rougher to get through, i came to like it more at episode 9 which involves more romance ...
Jan 13, 2023
This anime had a lot of potential to be a solid 6 or 7 out of 10. The story was alright as long as you don’t think about it too hard and the animation and soundtrack are pretty great. It’s honestly a passable watch until the last two episodes. The ending left me completely unsatisfied and honestly shocked at how terrible it was. Most of the conflicts were unresolved and the big sacrifice at the end was completely undone in what might be the worst case of Deus Ex Machina I’ve ever witnessed.

To summarize, it’s a 4.5 hour mobile game ad that’s just as ...
Mar 9, 2022
Hortensia Saga is a kind of melodrama about a kingdom and its allied dominion. The story is about a princess trying to take back the kingdom while fighting supernatural beings.

The plot had some potential but the story and the events were written far too horribly and the characters never got a single chance of development. It was some sort of melodrama, unnecessary sad scenes, too much friendship power, and a lot of unexplained things. The antagonist and side characters never had any depth, to begin with, and the protagonist never got any development. It was just one bad fight and he learned everything about the ...
Dec 17, 2021
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the story it self is quite good and the plot twists were pretty entertaining, i would say the weakest point of the anime is its characters , the characters were so weak and very 2 dimensional and unfortunately couldn't carry the story which caused the entire show to fall apart. the story was good but a bit rushed and the ending was a bit of a shock but nice. it had so much potential to be a fantasy gem but couldn't make it the VAs r some of the big names in the industry which was nice. but overall it absolutely doesn't deserve ...
Mar 11, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (10/12 eps)
I am not characterized by many words, I usually try to summarize so as not to harass and that they have a clear image of what they can find in this anime.
Mainly as a story being an advertising anime I did not expect anything, and I was surprised to see that beginning that could be promising, point in favor; but they suddenly lowered the rhythm and turned it into a somewhat slow story, they tried to give something a lot of mystery and in the end I think they ended up boring a part of those who saw this anime, negative point; As characters, they ...
Mar 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
So Hortensia Saga, well is a good anime to say the least. I speak this, keeping in mind that I have no clue of the original game to begin with.

First of all to give an overview, the plot of the anime was interesting to begin with, the sound usage was great if you count the OP and ED in the same category, definitely made my playlist, the characters and the character traits were a bit cliché' but the development as the story moved on was good. The art on the still frames, and the art for the environment was really good, but the ...
Jun 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
As someone who has no understanding of its adaptation, Hortensia Saga was an incredible anime from its start. The animation reminded me of Mushoku Tensei, and its character had an incredible backstory. Everything seems well woven together, however, what made it felt incredibly difficult to explain was that why it felt bad/incomplete. Firstly, I think that Hortensia Saga could have been a much better anime if the story wasn't as straightforward and tried to squeeze as much content as possible in 12 episodes. The pacing of the anime felt rushed and it feels much faster-paced than most of the anime coming out this season. Secondly, ...
Mar 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
although this anime itself is not too outstanding in any ways, the overall storyline and character developments have gotten my attention and interested me into this anime itself, I agree with hortensia being a mediocre anime, there's really not much about this anime that can lead to it one of the great animes, but despite all the negative sides to this anime I found it very entertaining to watch

i thought this anime was quite average considering the timing of its release and the overall storyline for this anime, this anime came out basically the same time slime S2, re-zero s2p2, and other big hits ...
Mar 1, 2022
The truth from minute 1 seemed like it was going to be bad, but I'm wrong, it's terrible. I spent my time watching this which cannot be called anime because it is a real rubbish. If you're thinking of seeing this do yourself a favor and don't watch it, it's going to give you cancer. Don't see it.
It has nothing good, the animation is lousy, the character design is generic, it has nothing that makes it unique. The soundtrack is bad, the plot moves very slowly, each episode becomes eternal, you don't wait for the moment for it to end so you can kill yourself ...
May 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings

For the first 11 episodes I thoroughly enjoyed watching this anime, I even held it in relative hig regard. I've always known that it wasn't a good anime, it had a lot of fundamental problems, but I still liked it. I liked the characters, I liked the story and probably above all, I liked how it felt a lot like a Fire Emblem anime. But the 12th episode kind of killed the guilty pleasure enjoyment I had from this.

Like I said before, I like this anime's characters and, to an extent, the plot. I also really like the OP and ED themes. With ...
Oct 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Honestly story feels like it could have gone places if things were elaborated on, but too much info is in the air as “unknown pasts” that clearly the characters know but not the viewers we can just assume. Like idk how to explain it well but its more like this whole anime is a summary that gives quick glances into another media without really elaborating it or portraying it fully… leaving a sub par experience…. Like it’s not bad, it’s pretty good in certain key points, just kind of bad where it matters. But hey i watched all 12 episodes so i guess i was ...
Mar 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This is another generic fantasy gacha adaptation which is a little better than one would think from this type of show.

The beggining to no surprise is as the synopsis mentioned from there it turns to episodic allies recruitment episodes or so you would think,those episodes are connected to the main plot which is a little deeper than you would expect from this show with a decent small twists on it.All episodes had decent pacing to it expect the last which went a little too fast and while the ending does not leave you with many questions it does end in a way that you ask ...
Apr 26, 2021
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
Hortensia Saga began as a program at least promising on my part in its first 2 chapters, which although they were "manual" for this type of story, but which merited it and were with great execution, together with a good soundtrack in the OP e ED, added to a nice animation.
Until there was all the good of the Anime, because in terms of the characters and history, mainly in the latter I just buried the program. Already by chapter 3 it was denoted something of a more vertiginous history rhythm but it was appreciated, in 4 it was more of the same but even more ...