– Gurankuresuto Senki
– 그랑크레스트 전기
Unfortunately for me, I watched the entire season of Record of Grancrest War. I kept hoping the series will turn around and become good since it was created by Ryo Mizuno, who also created Record of Lodoss War. I wish I could take those 10 hours back. I should have abandoned this anime much earlier, all the signs were there.
The animation is incredibly generic and as flat as the characters’ depth. Combat animation is a jumble of zoomed in with effects of essentially two people swinging their weapon left and right.
The only saving grace to this anime is the music. The first ending song “Pledge” by Asca is quite good and catchy. For the rest, I can’t say I remember them much.
The characters are unimaginative and act according to how the plot wants them to act. I can’t describe any of the main cast personality, because they are all so bland. Theo Cornaro, our main character shows no heroic characteristic, but somehow everyone just follows him cause the plot said so. Siluca Meletes, our other protagonist decide to swear herself to Theo when they just met at random, because of reason?
The story, the combat, the magic, everything is so by the number and boring. I can’t tell what magic was used other than they threw the different color beam at each other.
I do not recommend Record of Grancrest War to anyone. Go watch Record of Lodoss War instead. This anime contains graphic violence and some suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young teens.
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