Post by Old Man Dream on Jun 26, 2019 18:14:49 GMT
Re: Creators is a sci-fi adventure/ drama series that focuses around a number of characters from popular anime, manga, video games, and novels being brought to our world by a mysterious girl in a military uniform and a high school student named Sota Mizushiro partnering up with a couple of them to learn more about the events unfolding and the motives of the mysterious girl attacking their worlds.
The premise of Re: Creators is a unique one as part of its focus involves exploring how each of the various fictional characters react to learning they are creations of popular Japanese media and learn of the roles they play within them. Some of them handle the revelation well and learn to adjust to living life within our reality while allying with Sota. Others feel repulsed at how the plotting decisions of their "creators" caused suffering for their world and ally with the mysterious girl in hopes of altering events within their titles. One particular character plays out as a sort of wild card in the events of the series as they instead revel in their mischief and the current chaos of the conflict while allying with neither side. Their characters get varying degrees of development in learning to cope with the circumstances of their presence within our world and, with exception to a few characters that seemed to largely stick with whatever character type they had coming from their medium, gradually change as they adjust to the situation and learn more of the mysterious girl's motives.
This solid foundation of character development also includes the Creators of the mentioned Creations within Re: Creators. Each Creator has their own distinct personality, lifestyle, and style of storytelling that give them each their unique individualism as characters and affect the relationship that they have with their Creations. The interactions between them tend to vary with being friendly to hostile depending on the Creation's reaction to their situation, and helps create unique and diverse character chemistry between the Creators and Creations that effect their relationships throughout Re: Creator's run.
Another element of the series with solid storytelling is looking into the origins and motivations of the mysterious antagonist. Hints are dropped of how she came about and having a connection of sorts to Sota as he is shown to be visibly traumatized at the sight of her in early episodes of Re: Creators. This aspect also serves as a source of character development for Sota as he learns to get over a lack of creative motivation for drawing characters due to events related to our mysterious antagonist. Her unique origins also serve as a source to her overpowered abilities that get focused on in later episodes in their connection to fan reception of a title's characters and plot developments that affect how characters and plots within said works develop.
Praises aside, Re: Creators is not without its imperfections. There are some episodes in the middle of the series focused mostly on infodump over elements of the story and characters, as well as one episode that serves mostly as a recap of events for the anime's first half. While the infodump episodes help to add more information on elements of the series, they mostly don't aid in advancing the plot of the series in any way and drag its advancement to a halt at points.
That issue aside though, Re: Creators is still a good sci-fi adventure-drama series thanks to its unique premise on characters from popular Japanese media entering our world, their reactions to this, and the conflict that develops from the mysterious female antagonist. Anyone looking for a unique premise such as this with Japanese media creators and their characters or having an interest in sci-fi adventure should seek this out.
Rating: 8.5 of 10
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