- Too short; only 13 episodes
- Concept/idea/plot are good
- Attention-grabbing start
- Not everything is thoroughly explained
When the anime starts, so the first few minutes of episode one [excluding the scene where he’s staring out the window and into the sky and excluding the opening song] everything that happened really caught my attention. The concept of the series was interesting and got me curious at what it could possibly offer. Despite a few flaws, I feel that it was very enjoyable for me. Maybe not for you. ~_~
The characters were okay. There wasn’t much to them since the series is only 13 episodes long so there wasn’t much time set aside for each character. Toki and Kuchiha’s character, personality and past were somewhat explored but there wasn’t much about Kon.
13 episodes were too short~~ The plot didn’t even get to fully develop. In fact, I am not even clear of what the plot is myself. Puhh~ There was this one episode where Toki and co. meet the princess, Princess. In that episode, a shitload of information was given. Yeah, I had to re-watch a few times to fully process the information. All these Yakous, Nues, Teiten, Bonten, and so on just got me confused. I couldn’t sort out who the antagonist[s] were. I think it’s Teiten judging by how [spoilers from here on out] He used Yakous to drive Amatsuki to madness, I think.
What I liked:
- Those little flashbacks that Toki has once in a while were very interesting to watch. The person seems to be important to Toki but it wasn’t really given as to who the man was. It could’ve been his dad or brother but it doesn’t seem like it. Possibly a guardian.
- Kon. Pffft, he’s just so cool. He’s just such a shrewd person that you cannot not love him. [aha, I just used double negatives; a big no-no in grammar.] He knew something was up with Princess and had that little chat that didn’t make sense to me because it was obvious that what they were discussing, it wasn’t the right moment for the audience to know the truth.
- I also liked what Shamon said: “Uneducated, you will be confused. Learn, and there is no good or evil”. It was thought-provoking, it made me want to write an essay to explain the greatness of the quote. It made me but I’m not going to. :P
- And, the mythology was enjoyable. I got to learn a few things of Japanese mythology. It was educational.
- Ohh yeah, can’t forget Bonten. Something about his appearance. I think it’s the piercings. >3< his personality too.
- I like how it was hard to discern who were the antagonists and protagonists because there was no definite line separating good and evil.
- It wasn’t all serious and had a bit of humor here and there
I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing but each episode would end with a cliff hanger. So, I couldn’t resist watching the next episode right away. It was hard.
It’s good. It’s amazing. It’s deep. It’s thought-provoking. I love it. Well, maybe not love but its more than a like.
Usually, I would never watch something twice and I haven’t either but if I were to re-watch a series, I might just pick this one. I could re-watch it and maybe understand the whole Teiten and Yakou stuff a bit better.
Maybe I’ll pick up the manga to get a better understanding of the story and then re-watch the show with the knowledge that I need to fully understand the anime.