So, coming from someone whose read the webtoon…. LOOK HOW THEY MASSACRED MY BOY. Okay, so there are multiple problems with this crunchyroll webtoon collaboration. The first problem, is that this starts in the 2ND SEASON of the story. So your going to be completely lost if you start with this series, unless you saw the OVA episode from 4 years ago. Which, frankly, is a fucking disaster as they jammed a whole season’s worth of content into a single 30 minute episode. I have no clue why they didn’t start fresh, that’s just really bad marketing. The only reason I would think why they ... would start in the second season is that that is when the majority of main characters are introduced, but that is honestly a really bad reason to skip so much story content. If Tower of God was a good adaption, God of High School fun but rushed, then Noblesse is devoid of any and all structure or backstory.
I have to say, if this is your first introduction into the series, I am so sorry. I would try to summarize what the show is about… but 3 episodes actually doesn’t explain anything about what’s happening. Nothing does, and looking at this show without the context of the webtoon, it just comes across as a slow paced shonen with weird pacing. In the words of a god: My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined. Peak it if you’ve already read the source material and want to see them move, but otherwise, as much as it pains me to say it, if you haven’t read Noblesse, then I wouldn’t blame you for skipping this entry.
I'm just in a constant state of shock with how badly they botched it, how could they start a series in its 2nd season with an offensively rushed 30 minute OVA from 4 years ago as the official 1st season source for all your information? You for sure would be lost if you just started watching this show without any context. And as it progresses, even if you just think of it as a second season, your still going to be disappointed with the lacking animation, glossed over story, and terrible handling of its characters when it comes to building the relationships with each other.
In conclusion, this adapts a second season of a webtoon that would greatly benefit from a proper adaptation of its first season, and non-webtoon readers would be completely lost while watching. Art is lacking, story isn't structured well, and everything suffers.
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Japanese: NOBLESSE -ノブレス-
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Web manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 6.871 (scored by 108899108,899 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.