Big Order is horrendous!
Everything in this series puts an fowl taste in my mouth, literally making me cringe and deform my face every time it did anything.
Before anything, I want to talk about the super powers in this series known as "Orders."
"Orders" are just "Stands" from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
If you read ANY review or comment section of Big Order, people are going to compare this series to Jojo. However, I want to get into why this bother me so much.
Stands, in Jojo, are defined as "Life energy" that are given a visual form and "stand" next to it's user, or is a "physical manifestation" of
their "fighting spirit." That is kind of vague, but it gives you a general idea of what it is.
In Big Order, Orders are defined as "a supernatural power that's granted by a fairy," as a result of a "wish."
... That's it. That's the only explanation we get. It never explains how they really work, or why they appear as skeletons, or anything, really. Orders are just super vague reasons why these characters have super vague powers that stem from super vague wishes.
The problem with Orders, compared to Stands, is that the series just kind of expects you to know that it's a rip-off. The writer felt that, since people will know what Stands are, that they don't have to explain what they are. You just GET IT.
But, this backfires. The writer tries to also make Order seems different from Stands, as they seem to follow a different set of rule. The rules are NEVER explained, but they don't seem to act like Stands. If you want to know the "rules" of Stands, please just look them up, this is long enough as it is.
Basically, it tries to have it's cake and eat it too.
Now, onto the characters...
The character are boring. They look bland, they act bland, their wishes and powers are bland.
The main character, Hoshimiya Eiji, is such whiny bitch throughout the 4 chapters I've read. He is constantly talking about how the world is shit and it's "All my fault" (albeit the world seems just fine). This can work, but the way this series goes about doing it comes off a VERY melodramatic and annoying. He also has the power to "control everything in his zone" because he wanted to "conquer the world," but never explains how this works. It's just a weird square below him with a mummy in it and things happen.
The main girl, Yuno from Mirai Nikki, is just that, YUNO FROM MIRAI NIKKI! She's just some bland Yandere girl with no personality, other than that she's a Yandere. Her power is the "heal really fast," so fast that she is immortal. Also, she has a skeleton for a Stand.
Neo from the Matrix is in it, and bunch of other generic characters that don't "stand" out at all.
In short, BIG ORDER is shit. Read Jojo.