Time to save the world!
My favorite rag tag of demons and humans are back with Yozakura Quartet! I can’t tell you how excited I was to find out that there was going to be another series after the short OVAs that recently wrapped up. So can it become successful? I really have no idea because I think it is either a hit or miss series for most fans, but whatever happens I know I will be watching!
Unlike Fosh (I think), this is my first time ever watching a Yozakura series! A lot of people have complained that the previous anime adaptation wasn’t up to standard, but this time round it’s a completely new series faithfully following the manga’s plot, so I’m really looking forward to this because its premise has always intrigued me! c:
This was the cutest expression!
After the events in the OVA it left us wondering what was next for this series especially with Rin and Zakuro who seemed to be the main focus and the hint about several specialized “hunters” that were going to sneak into the city? After all of those events I think this new series picked up right after those events quite nicely with the reveal of V Lila F transforming into a magical witch at the end was crazy! I mean when I first saw that mysterious blond girl skipping at the start I kind of guessed that she was probably an evil character and boy was I right! Aside from that reveal at the end not a lot of things really happened beside Gin causing mass chaos after making several giant goldfish go on an odd rampage by bouncing? Still it was great to watch the team band together with their special talents like Ao using her ears to locate the fish along with Hime kicking ass with her staff as usual, but the best part was Kotoha showing off her amazing summoning magic to create all those giant fish tanks to catch the crazed fish! She still remains to be my personal favorite character. I guess in the end this was just an episode to get you familiar with the old characters along with some new faces, but I am curious to see if Gin appears to challenge the others again or if he will simply sit back and let his new evil friends fight in his place? Either way I am hooked and super excited to see what happens next.
Humans and demons
Ao-“DAAAAMMNNN! THAT WAS SOOOOOOOO COOOL!”
It’s interesting to see how they introduce demons as a positive entities in this show, because every other show out there seems to portray them as being evil and really monstrous. Here, the demons look as normal as humans do, and you practically can’t tell the difference between them unless they use their special powers. We understand that the seven pillars keep the human and demon world connected, but what’s strange is that no one has tried to break this peace before. There seems to be no conflict between human and demon, even while this present harmony they enjoy feels like something that’s extremely easy to break. I mean, even when Kotoha was fighting the giant goldfishes, she seemed to only be thinking of the more peaceful/indirect ways of solving the problem (like summoning a giant goldfish tank) instead of the more violent/direct ones (giant-ass sword, perhaps?). One would think that being of different backgrounds and worlds, there would definitely be someone who’d take advantage of it for their own interests, but everyone seems to be content with going about their everyday lives this way. I also like how the “mayor” is a human instead of a demon. That goes to show how much everybody trusts in her natural ability to protect and lead (although um, I’m not sure if a normal human could actually fling a giant goldfish into the sky). I find the whole humans-and-demons-coexisting thing really interesting, although it’s probably obvious that the bad goldfish-upsizing guys are out to destroy it soon, and I’m looking forward to seeing them more in action.
Extra magical demons
Seriously the best character.
She probably only plays Jpop music for hours
Watch out for her powerful kicks!
Sexy magical witches for the win.
Well damn that was a really great episode! Like I have said a few times its great seeing my favorite characters running around again, but my only complaint comes down to some of the animation because there are some shots of the characters standing still and the artwork looks a bit off or was I the only one to notice such things? That aside I am excited to see the future battles because it appears we will have all kinds of enemies to fight like V Lila F? I assume each villain will be matched against one of the main characters just like your typical shounen series! So what did you enjoy about the first episode
As a first episode I thought it did a good job of introducing the world and its main characters. The animation is good enough to keep me interested, and I particularly enjoyed the OP and ED!! Even despite all the funny Engrish they’re really catchy and animated well too ^A^ This is another one of those shows that I know I’m probably going to watch all the way till the end just from looking at the first episode, and I’m going to put off reading the manga till this is over! So I’m going to remain completely unaware of whatever’s going to happen, because that’s where all the fun comes from, doesn’t it?
More demon action next week!