Overusing CG much?
OP: “Datengoku Sensen” by ALI PROJECT
Ok, ok, so this anime gets the obligatory seasonal ALI PROJECT song for Fall. I actually like the first few seconds of it with the slow, jazzy start, until the songs gets fast and I’m like, noooooo, not another ALI PROJECT-ness OTL. The visuals are pretty interesting though, but overall this is an OP where the ‘forward’ button gets useful.
ED: “Light of Dawn” by Annabel
The ED was pretty ok. Not that bad, nor good. Here we have the main girls being shown with some music by Annabel, who previously sund CANAAN’s ED. But overall, there’s nothing memorable about it.
Oh dear, where would I start with the impressions? Let’s start off with those lousy CGs they used all through out the entire episode. It looks so painful to watch, especially the boats. Damn, my eyes are really burning.On the good side, we also have a glimpse of what the action is in store for this show, too. It’s quite alright. Blood is there, weapons and skills look cool, and I’m interested on the other characters’ skills as well.
I have mixed reactions about the character designs. Hamutz has a pretty hot body, but her face sometimes look freaky and manly. Maybe it’s because of how weird her lips look. And also, there’s this girl with a silly haircut. Some just suffer to hilarious character designs. Not a fan of it, to be honest. On a brighter note, the seiyuus are top-notch. We have Romi Paku, Yuuichi Nakamura, Miyu Irino, Ayako Kawasumi, and lots more.
The story is redeemable though, it’s quite intriguing, lots of terminologies are already introduced in the very first episode, and I’m really liking the concept so far with “Meats” and dead people turning to books and some magical library where we can learn their history.
Bottomline is, I’m really on the fence in this one. There’s a good side and there’s the much-less worse factors in the show. But the story looks very promising if you ask me, so let’s see how this goes.