Dances With The Dragons First Impressions


This was not a spectacular beginning for this fantasy anime and I’m thinking anyone with sense dropped it straight up, but I’d love to know your thoughts if you watched this.


Would you like a flat opening monologue that exposition dumps while defining fantasy terminology? Dark visuals that obscure poor animation? Incredibly obvious cues as to who is going to be the hero and who is going to the villain? Then you may have found the show for you, but amazingly enough, even if you happen to like this kind of thing, this show isn’t executing any of it in a way that could be considered enjoyable.


I actually quite enjoy reasonably poor quality and generic fantasy stories. They are a fair staple in my reading diet and I only wish there were more of them in TV and anime form to consume because I really would sit through almost anything. This one has dragons in the title and episode one feature not one but two dragon fights. But yeah, bad. Really not great. Flat characters, terrible dialogue, unexciting visuals, and a plot that seems pretty determined to be as average as possible.

Maybe this will pick up, but really, I’m only not dropping it because of the genre and that won’t keep it on my watch list past episode three if it doesn’t manage to improve.

Thanks for reading.

Karandi James


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