I'm not sure when Theo's goal changed to protecting the alliance, defeating Milza and, given the path he's on, become King, but it seems like that is where this anime intends to go. Are you still following this journey or have you bailed? I don't know when it was ever suggested that Yana might be … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 15: Right, So Now Theo Has To Kill Milza and Become King?
Right, so we're going to accomplish the protagonist's main goal in two episodes as a side quest in this anime? Really? You know Theo's wondrous dream of liberating his home land from the evil rule of the Rossini's and saving the people from the chaos? It was mentioned back in episode 1 and occasionally the … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 14: If Theo Accomplished His Goal Does That Mean We’re Done?
Episode 13 of Record of Grancrest War and while this anime found some direction last week, it still hasn't managed to really figure out how pacing should work. What did you think of this latest episode? There was a lot to like in this most recent episode. For one thing, Theo was actually acting on … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 13: Enter and Exit New Character That I Guess We Were Supposed To Care About
This anime took a week off to do a recap (which I still haven't got around to watching but according to a lot of reviewers apparently it helps make sense of most of the first 11 episodes), but despite that I found episode 12 to be far more focused than I think I've ever seen … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 12: This May Have Found Some Direction, At Last
We could walk away from this episode and say that at least they came to a dramatic conclusion on the Villar/Marrine thing before we went into the second cour of the anime. However, I think qualifiers like that tend to just try to dismiss the fact that this show hasn't been very good and the … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 11: Does This Mean Theo Will Get Some Actual Screen Time?
This anime has a number of problems that have probably already been noted in my reviews at this point, but this week the biggest problem is pacing. Character after character steps up as the battle is being fought on so many different fronts all at once and half of these characters I'm not convinced we've … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 10: And We’re Back To The Cliff-Notes Version of Epic Battles
Review: I'm not actually going to say this show improved because they might just go back to the usual disconnected narrative we've gotten up until this point next week. But episode 9, was a good episode as a stand alone. Everything that happened in the episode was logically building on things that have happened, no … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 9: Has This Show Turned A Corner, Or Are They Just Hoping This Will Keep Viewers Into The Spring Season?
Review: He loves her, she loves him, let's pine away in our alliances and be miserable despite the fact that it won't actually help anyone forevermore. I really do wonder what the purpose is of Marine and Alexis playing the tragic lovers separated by war or even why the war continues given literally no one … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 8: People Show A Startling Lack of Reason Of Good Judgement
Review: I have to wonder what the Lord's definition of loyalty is on this show given the number of them that seem to switch sides or pledge loyalty to Theo at the drop of a hat. It kind of makes the whole swearing an oath thing more or less pointless when they can swap masters … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 7: Loyalty Is Quite Cheap In This Show
Review: I am genuinely struggling to figure out if last week's episode served any purpose at all given we've moved right back into serving Lord Villar and now the characters are back to taking out opposing Lords on their way to a meeting. Did the vampires and werewolves and the forest serve a purpose? Is … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 6: A Dance and A Battle