Right from episode 1 this anime came across as rough. There was some pretty bad CG and more than a few off model character moments. After that though things kind of settled, until this episode (that isn't saying there aren't some poorer moments in the episodes in between but they weren't noteworthy). Episode 5 on … Continue reading Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 5: Attack of the Poor Animation
Episode 3 progresses the story nicely with the sisters dealing with the fallout of last week and almost being recruited into the rebellion army (though apparently they just want to live in peace - and that didn't last very long) and Zhou dealing with the failure of his constructs and wanting to do something nice … Continue reading Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 4: Rising Tension
After episode 2 just kind of meandered about in the past and really illuminated nothing that hadn't already been surmised, episode 3 picks up right where episode 1 seemed to leave off and progressed things quite nicely.
This week we are given a complete flash back episode so that we can see exactly how happy Ning, Yin and Zhao were before the Empire destroyed their home and so we can see how the child Empress lost her dad. The thing is, we already knew the three were happy before hand and that … Continue reading Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 2: Not Entirely Convinced We Needed To See Any Of This
I was kind of overjoyed when this started for the simple reason that it is a fantasy (well alternative history kind of fantasy but still it isn't isekai so no modern humans meandering about making fourth wall breaking observations). I love fantasy and anime has very few anime that are genuine fantasy and not game … Continue reading Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 1: A Rough Fantasy With Some Potential