Record of Grancrest War Episode 24: At Last, The End

We'll burn 10 minutes of this episode fighting the vampire king who is apparently important despite not really showing up at all prior, and then we won't fight the Mages in Eramu because they'll just poison themselves. Yes, this is how Record of Grancrest War Ends. Not with a bang, or a whimper. Unless that's … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 24: At Last, The End

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Record of Grancrest War Episode 23: The Final Battle?

The newly united army under Emperor Theo marches on Eramu and so the Mages throw a giant cyclops at them? Right, totally saw that coming. Before getting into the silliness that is the plot development one episode from the end of this series, I'd like a take a moment to discuss how truly ugly this … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 23: The Final Battle?

Record of Grancrest War Episode 22: So Now Theo’s The Enemy of the Church, Only Not Really?

I could have just left all the question marks in the title from episode 21 as this episode of Record of Grancrest War kind of fails to shed any kind of illumination over the confusion that is the plot. Much as we only found out the Mage Academy was the true enemy a handful of … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 22: So Now Theo’s The Enemy of the Church, Only Not Really?

Record of Grancrest War Episode 21: ????????

Questions. So many questions. And I just don't think this world makes a whole lot of sense at this point in time. Right, so Theo's now Emperor (maybe not officially but everyone acts like he is) and the three armies are all unified, only the Lords who don't want to fight are allowed to leave, … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 21: ????????

Record of Grancrest War Episode 20: Grancrest, The Soap Opera

The three factions meet with a bang and then for some reason have a sit down and chat and decide something that could have been decided about 15 episodes ago. Oh well. I guess now we'll face the 'true' enemy. There's something utterly ridiculous about how seriously the characters in this anime take their own … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 20: Grancrest, The Soap Opera

Record of Grancrest War Episode 19: Alexis the Artist

I wondered what Alexis would be like in a fight. Turns out, he doesn't so much fight as conduct battles and the result is illogical but pretty (if a bit gruesome). Theo has vanished again without a single appearance in this week's episode of Record of Grancrest War. Siluca barely gets a showing at the … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 19: Alexis the Artist

Record of Grancrest War Episode 18: That Was Almost Playing Dirty

After the events of the past few episodes, Theo and Siluca have returned to centre stage though I'm wondering when Theo became that manipulative. The whole way through this series Theo, when he's been involved at all, has been the 'good guy'. The one who puts himself in harms way to protect others, who doesn't … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 18: That Was Almost Playing Dirty

Record of Grancrest War Episode 17: Decisive Victory

Outnumbered and surrounded Milza decides his best plan is to ride out from the safety of his fortress anyway. Another wonderfully logical move by the characters of this anime. I don't know that I would describe Milza's strategy as a strategy or even as flexible. Mostly it just seemed to be ride fast, cut down … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 17: Decisive Victory

Record of Grancrest War Episode 16: Doesn’t This All Feel Too Easy?

The Lords of Altirk are turning the tide of the battle, though I'm not sure why all their enemies suddenly started sucking. What did you think of this episode? Forget the witch and the demons and whatever else as this episode is all about Milza attempting to crush Theo and failing miserably. He heads into … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 16: Doesn’t This All Feel Too Easy?

Friday’s Feature: To Recap or Not To Recap?

Let me begin this post by giving you a full history of my blog and all of the previous posts that have come before this one. Most of them are irrelevant to the current context and I know you clicked here to read this post, but surely you should acknowledge everything that has previously occurred. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: To Recap or Not To Recap?