What does one consider to be a monster? A horrible bloodsucking vampire? Frankenstein's creation? Shuichi Kagaya has a secret. Other than having great grades and being skilled at sports, he isn’t what one would call normal. In fact, Shuichi cannot even be considered human. One fateful morning, he woke up as a monster. With brute strength, an abnormally strong sense of smell, big fluffy paws, and the depression and self-hate that comes after losing one's humanity, his life was suddenly flipped upside down. Claire Aoki, the girl he had decided to save, now holds his secret over his head. Claire is a sadistic and utterly twisted girl, with no sense of empathy toward the lives of others. Before meeting Shuichi, she was in the search of monsters, hoping to find her monster sister. Despite becoming a monster, Shuichi naively continues to hold onto his human morals, but how long can one last in this insufferable way of living? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
For anyone wondering, is Gleipnir worth it to watch? I’d say it is. You might have heard otherwise: It’s weird, it’s random, it’s just ecchi. Honestly, you’re not wrong. But let me explain why gleipnir is not just another random ecchi anime.
So far, I have only seen the 3 episodes and nothing more, so i don’t know the full story. However, the story seems incredibly interesting. Shortly summarized with minimal spoilers:
A boy wakes up a monster, completely unaware of what is happening to him. Trying to find answers, he stumbles upon a girl. They embark on a journey to solve the mystery engulfing their lives.
The story in itself is very interesting. I personally feel like the creators also did an explendid job, giving just enough information to the viewer, whilst also generating gradually more mysteries keeping the viewer interested. What are the golden coins? What is the protagonist? Hopefully, these are some of the questions you’ll get answers to when watching the anime.
There is not much to be said about the art in this anime. it’s like most anime nowadays, except for the fact that this one is a lot darker. For example, look at the cover art of this anime. I really love the art of the monster the protagonist turns into. Not only that, as you will see in the anime there is also a very special way they go about what the “monster” sees. I suspect this has something to do with the plot too.
Overall, the art is just pretty, but normal. There are a few things which make the look of the anime stand out from other anime, which is why i’m giving it an 8.
Honestly, i never pay a lot of attention to background music or anything like that in anime, so mostly i give a 7 on sound to almost any anime for this reason. However, i do remember some epic sound effects from this anime, like when the monster fires it’s gun.
Overall, there are some really cool sounds in this anime but since i don’t really listen to it a lot i’m just giving 7
The protagonist is your average anime crybaby. However from what i’ve heard (and seen a little bit so far), it seems like he will make his change and step away from the classic crybaby protagonist. The antagonist however is a very interesting character. I don’t wanna spoil to much but she’s pretty cool. So far, the anime has really only introduced us to the 2 main characters, The girl’s sister, another monster and 1 unknow (but definitely storyline related character), so it’s hard to really judge the characters.
Overall, i’d give a 5 because the protagonist starts as your average anime crybaby, but the antagonist is definitely interesting. So a 7 as the final score.
As I said in the “story” segment, this anime knows what to give the viewer. There are so many mysteries around the whole series, yet every episode you feel like you learned something important for the plot, whilst also being left with another mysterty to solve “next week”. Another important reason for this high enjoyment is the fight you’ll see in episode 2. I’ve seen a lot of anime and i honestly liked this fight a lot, it felt very smooth yet also super interesting. i hope they keep this style up.
However, as you might have heard, this anime is quite ecchi at times. i’d give a 9 for enjoyment if it weren’t so ecchi, so after all an 8 seems fair.
I like it a lot, but i do feel like it has some trashy stuff too. Mostly the protagonist is kinda boring so far, and they are really trying to make it wayy to ecchi. the story is interesting though, and the artstyle is kinda cool so yea an 8.