Reviews

Sep 16, 2017
Haldeyr (All reviews)
"If your existence causes this world to become warped, then I'll create another universe for you, in another world, in another story. And you'll write my story, in the story that I'll create, an infinite world... "
Have you ever had these fantasies before going to bed? Like inserting yourself instead of a character in the last show you've seen? Being able to interact with your favorite characters, and looking cool since you know what's going to happen through the manga and novel? Well, let's flip the chess board and look at it from "their" point of view, these characters that you have been watching through this glass screen of yours, paying no heed to their sufferings. What would be their reaction if they came to our world? Then being told right after that they were created solely for the sake of people's ugly fantasies? That's Re: Creators for you... It's about what it means to meet the god of your world.
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Story(8): Following my intro, Re: Creators drills into the idea of the fictional characters, namely the created, being forced into awareness about their reason for existence: Entertainment. And what feelings do they hold towards their God, or as referred to in the show, the "Creator" whom they believe, brought upon them all the calamities of their world. Aside from that, it also manages to send some messages without actually phrasing them, Or feeding them directly to the viewers. For example, the scene with Mamika's terrified face in episode 2, noticing how much damage she has inflicted using her magic at the end of episode 2, while this has never happened before in her "Mahou Shoujo world" where the bad guys are "reasonable people", and the world is rated PG-13. Oh, that previous line just took us to the characters' section, didn't it? Well..
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Characters (7): Pay attention to this, these characters are all original anime and manga/novel characters, their worlds are quite different from ours. Them keeping their original personality, even with the disastrous change in the settings is quite the fun. Yes, fun!!. Unlike most isekai shows where the main character gets transferred into another show and immediately switches his identity 180°, in Re: Creators, however, they remain the same way their character setting was. Continuing on using Mamika as an example, her world doesn't show blood at all. At most, the evil guys probably just poof out of existence. Thus, even when she came to our world, her brain knew one thing, "bad guys will just poof and everyone will be happy". For that very reason, all her limiters were set off, and she let loose her power. So Yeah, apply the PG part when letting your kids watch anime, please. The show is somehow disappointing when it comes to utilizing the diversity of characters though. They had diversity going for them, but they weren't giving their chance to shine. About only quarter of the cast had their chance, and even less than those have left quite the impression. Maybe the color palette takes the responsibility for that? Art section here we come...
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Art, animation, and camera angles (7): Although for god knows what reason, the color palette was dull and almost dead-gray, the character designs and BG was well drawn. The art quality was well-maintained till the very end of the show. However, the shadowing laked consistency and made some scenes look so flat, even when CGI was used. On the other hand, the camera angles during the action scenes are quite neat, they'll give you quite the thrill and keep you entertained. The director has done quite a good job with that. Speaking about Entertainment... The OST contributed on a godly level at that!!
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Music(9/10): Hiroyuki Sawano.
Wait, do you even need to read anymore about the music?Maaah.. FINE!! I've been hearing a lot about this guy being a real OST God, and yes, he might be the closest thing to that. The music itself is extremely addictive, and amusing in its own way. I liked the orchestral feeling to most of the BGM, it really gave me the shivers. The lyrics haven't always been on point, but when they hit, they hit hard. Almost all the theme songs are pleasant for your ears and suitable for listening to during the show. They greatly redeem the mood, and the pace through the fights, and the thrilling scenes.Since music is an inborn taste, it's 9/10 for me.
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Enjoyment (9/10): Strictly speaking, Re: Creators is a nicely entertaining show. It could have jumped to the level of a masterpiece, but the expected (yet satisfying) happenings limited it to being enjoyable.
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Tl;dr, This anime is all about the action, and the fairly original concept of the story. If you're in just for action, and fighting scenes, then you'll get them. However, the studio's pacing between action episodes and dialogue might piss you off. If you're in for the story, action, and an enjoyment-filled trip, then you'll have a great time watching Re: Creators.