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?

Record of Grancrest War Episode 15: Right, So Now Theo Has To Kill Milza and Become King?

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?

Record of Grancrest War Episode 14: If Theo Accomplished His Goal Does That Mean We’re Done?

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?

Record of Grancrest War Episode 13: Enter and Exit New Character That I Guess We Were Supposed To Care About

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

Record of Grancrest War Episode 12: This May Have Found Some Direction, At Last

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