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Aliases: Horsaga Studio: LIDENFILMS Adaptation: Game Genres: Action, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy Episodes: ? Release Date: Jan 7, 2021 to ? Streaming: FUNimation, Wakanim, AnimeLab,
Plot: When the duke of Hortensia murdered the king, he unleashed a wave of chaos that spilled the blood of many. Brazenly building his kingdom on the ashes of the old one, his violent rule has left many orphans in its wake.
But now, the king’s heir has come of age. Living in secret as a man, she’s remained safe, and the time has come to gather allies to take back what is her’s—both country and throne!
We get a flashback of the Princess cutting her hair short.Some monster hunting by Alfred and our old man.
We go goblin slaying with Marius who wants to join. Conny one of the little children gets lost. The maid and the mascot character go after Conny wound up getting lost in the monster cave. Nonnoria's scenes of finding Conny and fleeing from monsters had a more comedic tone.
Alfred and the gang rescue the maid and Conny. If Marius didn't notice Nonnoria's ribbon, they wouldn't found them. I think the maid has feelings for Alfred.
We found a werewolf in the moonlight part of the cave. Marius gets PTSD when she sees the werewolf, thinking it's the werewolf that killed her dad. Alfred went berserk thinking it's the werewolf that killed his dad. Yeah, one character hates werewolves while the other fear werewolves.
We get a flashback of the old mage suggesting the pope might be corrupt.
It turns out the monster of Tron cave takes the form of the monsters of the mind, Marius's feared monster.
We fought the undead while having a short, interrupted skirmish with ec-something (believe it's church related) soldiers. Marius gave the flowers and requiem a 2nd chance once we had a giant zombie with spider legs. We gained a new party member.
Ep 4 We have a race name for people of darker skin color like in Fire Emblem and other works. The armored knights have that FE vibe. I was suspicious of the twins when we recover them from the caravan that was massacred. It turns out they were bad. They were Carmellian assassins, Elva and Saria. More Fire Emblem vibes with the lion mane looking guy, Bertrand, and Black Knight, Didier.
Seeking moderate allies within the kingdom, Captain Georg asks Alfred and the others to seek out Adelheid, heiress of the Dominion of Olivier. However, tensions escalate when Didier and the Ecclesiastical Knights arrive to arrest Adelheid.
The episode opened up a flashback between Rugis and Adelheid's father fighting side by side.
While Rugis did let Roy attacked Olivier to help prove Adelheid was important to the country, Rugis emphasizes a country divided into two factions will let them invade easily.
The witch and Roy have some attachment to Adelheid.
Alfred and Adelheid have some scenes together, showing their common traits, losing their fathers and having the responsibility to protect their territories.
Alfred, Marius, Deflotte and the mascot character come across a village of plague (forgot the name) infected residents. The priest, Adel, leads them to a hospital where he saw the soldiers of the Orthodox Church experimenting and disposing bodies of the sick.
Despite the risks of being a territorial lord (should he be arrested, his territory and its people will suffer), Alfred steps into arrest the scientist. After defeating Gaston the experimented/augmented creature, Didier the black knight shows up and defeats them with ease. Upon seeing Marius's true identity as the princess, Didier captures her and brands her as a witch.
I couldn't take more pictures because FUNimation keeps freezing.
We learned the king has committed a taboo by trying to revive the queen. The Black Knight Didier unseals Princess Marius's memories. We don't know if Didier speaks the truth whether the king is to blame for everything:
the revolt the monsters
Adel and others joined to rescue the princess and to be her ally.
Ep 10 We have muskets like regular old guns used in the American Revolution (have to fact check this?) in a more grounded fantasy magical medieval setting. Roy helps Marielle's forces capture the bridge where the church army occupies. I wonder why Roy helped out as they are invading this country amid two factions in a civil war.
Got some Radiant Dawn vibes when the Pope was siphoning the life force of the fallen during the battle. Didier is mortally wounded, I believe. It feels like the final battle as the group gets smaller and smaller as we reach the final boss.
We learned the Pope is the illegitimate son of Marielle's father with another woman. I got some Maximillan (Valkyria Chronicles vibes) where we see the Pope angry at the father for tossing his mother away.
Then, we have a battle against two zombie fathers.
While it was rushed, the twist at the end surprised me with the princess resurrecting a dead Alfred. I realized the princess never saw Rugel turned into a werewolf. I was wondering why she forgave him so easily. This makes sense because she didn't know until now.
However, for the princess to accept Rugel who invaded the country during a civil war is too convenient.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT