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Apr 1, 2016
This is a spoiler-free review.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is a rather unique watch. Shows throughout time have had a tendency to force characters from 0 to a 100 in an unrealistic time frame. This often pertains to the widespread demands of instant gratification. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar challenges these demands by emphasising the natural growth of characters: step by step characters are built through every interaction with the plot. Closely observing this and the plot is paramount as to not miss the abundance of implicit detail dedicated to their development and characterisation. Due to this profound nature of the show, reflection is commonplace read more
Mar 11, 2016
The tags and synopsis are enough to determine whether this series is within one’s interest. While there are no spoilers initially, reading this review is only recommended once one completes the show as this is more of an analysis than a review.

For an idea of the significance of each genre constituing this show, their significance from 1–10 has been rated (1/10 being insignificant):
Review begins
The show lacks the realism inherent of a slice of life or an in-depth analysis of various mental illnesses; however, pragmatism was never sought for to begin with. Most of its value derives from its dramatic theme. It is the intriguing character read more
Dec 22, 2015
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First 14 episodes = 4/10
14–20 = 5/10
20+ = 6/10

In episodes 20–38, a few episodes deserved 7-8 scores, noticeably the penultimate episode.

Comments on plot and characters
Comments for episodes 1-20:
The plot is garbage. It just relies on cheap cliff hangers and plot twist to keep the audience watching every single episode.

The characters are bad. They are superficial, so little is known about them which obscures any possible affections for them. Their dialogue is also atrocious.

The protagonist is illogically over-powered, and he incessantly spews cringe-evoking dialogue.

The humour is forced and inserted wherever possible.

The execution is subpar.

It is difficult to take this show seriously when its logic is read more
Jan 13, 2015

This is the most overrated anime I have ever seen. If one is expecting a grand follow-up to Fate Zero, one is gravely mistaken. You are about to say ‘8.43?’, ‘How can this be?’, and ‘This is scandalous.’ (Jojo reference). Well move closer to the screen and let senpai explain.

The story consists of tossing a teenage boy into the Holy Grail war (an Armageddon between masters (contemporary individuals who supposedly command their respective servants) and servants (summoned titans) for the sake of obtaining the Holy Grail). This should be a gruesome event with fights to the death, BUT . . . read more