15 Good Reasons Why You Should Watch
5 Negative Things To Keep In Mind
15 Good Reasons1. Highly Memorable Characters
Each of the characters have distinct personalities & nearly all of them made me laugh. They also feel quite different from your typical anime characters.
I know that this anime was not well received in Japan, and while watching it I got the feeling that it was really quite American. Especially in the use of sarcasm. Maybe more Americans would enjoy it? BRING IT OVER HERE!
For example, the points in the story where Ryner and Ferris give absolutely no fucks are fantastic.
2. The Large Cast of Characters
3. Beautiful animation and landscape
4. Ryner Lute - Our main protagonist. He is equal parts antihero, tragic hero, literary genius & lazy bastard.
5. Ferris Eris - Main female protagonist and counterpart to Ryner.
6. OTP Ryner X Ferris! OTP Ryner X Ferris! OTP Ryner X Ferris!
7. The Message!
8. Miran Froaude - "cool theme music plays"
9. King Sion Astal - 0 to 100 real quick
He wants to make the world a better place. And he knows who he will need on his side to accomplish his goals.
10. The backdrop of warring enemy nations.
11. The Other Magic Eyes - Are they evil monsters? Misunderstood? The result of circumstance?
12. Ferris accusing Ryner of being a pervert.
13. General Claugh
14. The Comic Relief.
Sion ruining the lives of Ryner x Ferris.
And Ryner x Ferris trying to get back at him.
15. The Ryner X Scion Relationship
Sion knows what Ryner is, but he does not fear him.
He keeps Ryner close where as all others would seek to have him slaughtered.
Ryner displays non-servitude behavior around his king most of the time.
These two really care about the well being of each other. Only as King, Sion is in a terrible position for friend making.
Uh, so yeah--it's complicated. And then it gets worse.
5 Bad Things to Keep in Mind While Watching1. This story feels incomplete.
Whyyyyyy...Why would you do this to me???
2. The anime starts off en media res. This is not exactly bad, however, it might be off putting to some new viewers who were expecting a linear story.
3. Unfinished story lines include, but are not limited to:
Would like to know what happened here.
Is this still a thing going forward? Or was this just a one time deal?
That sounds epic!
Too bad this story line was completely rushed.
Where did he go?
What other purpose were you going to serve? I swear you were going to play an important future part!
And then of course, the worst offender of unfinished story lines goes to...
(OTP Ryner x Ferris)
4. Hero Relics -- They're a big deal.
A quest to find them occurs. Other hero relic hunters are introduced, and then that's all you get.
5. The large cast of characters. Both blessing and curse.