As other reviews already stated, it is pretty fast paced, especially the training phase, which was kinda non existant. Regardless, the movie was still close to a masterpiece to me.
Compared to japanese animes I’ve watched the past years, this is on a totally different level. Having watched many chinese anime until now, I got used to how fast they feel, I have barely time to read the subtitles, which I never had a problem with before. Maybe to others, this adds to the already fast paced story on some parts.
Story: 9/10 I loved the story right from the beginning. I only feel it lacks a bit of interaction between the characters.
Art: 10/10 What else can I say. No 5 year olds that are actually 25 and no giant, wobbly boobies.
Sound: 10/10 Apart from the amazing soundtracks, the simple sound effects they use to dramatize a scene are something that doesn’t even exist in japanese anime. They also added details to small things like the sound of their armor mid battle. Simply awesome!
Character: 8/10 Like other reviews already stated, due to the fast pace it’s a bit hard to get to know the characters or add any real character development. Regardless, I liked the characters and the most important characters got enough love to grow to like them.
Enjoyment: 9/10 I watched it for the action, awesome animation and badass MC. And I got action, awesome animations and a badass MC!
Overall: 9/10 Apart from a few problems the show had, I loved it. There’s no such sing as a “really perfect anime” every show has it’s flaws somewhere and for me the flaws in this one were a minimum.
It was refreshing to see an anime stray from the cliche all animes are filled with nowadays. Because I’m already fed up with those.
It’s pretty simple, though: If you came here for action, you will like this anime. If you came here for characters, their problems and development, you probably won’t. But maybe give it a try anyway. Because I don’t know about others who watched it, but I had a few tears in my eyes here and then, anyway.