I can't help but wonder if maybe this story would be more fun if it were interactive and allowed you to follow along with one guy's story rather than chopping and changing to ensure each guy got screen time, but no chance of development.
Bad guy neutralised, Kuze's engagement sorted, and everything back to normal, yet the anime holds back on actually choosing one of the guys or giving us closure on all the villains. Compared to some anime this season, this was actually a pretty solid resolution. Kuze wanted to know where the tome came from that cursed … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari Episode 12: Kind of An End
Episode 11 of Libra of Nil Admirari first gives us an "I am your father moment" before we get a revelation that what seemed like a totally superfluous character is actually also a bad guy. It almost makes you want to hum the 'dum, dum, daaas'. Apparently taking down an evil cult is actually pretty … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari Episode 11: I Guess That’s A Twist
With every character seemingly facing their tragic back story nemesis in one episode, it is hardly surprising that this episode feels a bit shallow as we jump from confrontation to confrontation with a pause in the middle for a cup of tea (not joking). I had the interesting experience of watching this episode when someone … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari Episode 10: Every Character Face Your Demon
I've been wondering for awhile if the villain had an end game and a reason for wanting to kidnap Kuze. Turns out all he wants is to breed and have little baby Kuze's who can see auras and also want to end the world. Perfectly normal plan really. Reporter guy who set himself on fire … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari Episode 9: So, Master Plan Is To Breed?
Things continue to get darker in this anime as Kuze continues to work looking for cursed tomes and the bad guys apparently get even more obvious. After we ended last week with the traitor headed for a showdown with Karusu they essentially give us a pretty weak scene of him being overwhelmed by the sight … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari Episode 8: Even A Letter
After an encounter with one of the guy's obsessed with black feathers, Kuze is forced to deal with the reality that there is a traitor in their midst. Then again, this anime has a plot aimed at the Prime Minister of Japan and yet can't stay focused on that for three seconds because there's so … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari Episodes 7: Oh No, Not Everyone is Nice
Fairly standard plot development for this kind of anime. Focus on one guy and show us why he's all damaged, have the heroine 'rescue' him and suddenly he's all hers. This episode focuses on Hisui, though I'm not sure why given he's probably been the least interesting character to date. And they decide to look … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari Episodes 6: Tragic Back Story Time
Having dropped SAO Alternative: GGO I decided to review this anime episode to episode. While it isn't amazing, it has so far kept me more interested than Alternative and there's definitely some potential here even if my hopes aren't overly high. Episode 2: A perfectly average second episode with the full array of pretty boys … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari Episodes 2 – 5: Pretty Standard Harem, Poor Mystery
Was I really in the market for another historical reverse harem? I'm still not sure about that, but here are my first impressions of Libra of Nil Admirari or Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan or whatever else you want to call this. In a historical setting we have a girl who is being … Continue reading Libra of Nil Admirari First Impressions