Aliases: Horsaga Studio: LIDENFILMS Adaptation: Game Genres: Action, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy Episodes: 12 Release Date: Jan 7, 2021 to Mar 25, 2021 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!
Welcome to the short review, no spoilers. I don't know the video game source material. We only cover the anime adaptation. While it was a generic anime, I watched it because it reminded me of Fire Emblem and Valkyria Chronicles in a way. You have a war torn country with factions within and then an invading force from outside. With that kind of set up and premise, it sounds a lot to compress in 12 episodes. The anime has two main characters, Marius/Marielle and Alfred, with a small cast. The anime doesn't pace itself well and rushed towards the end during the final few episodes, neglecting the Rugel's forces (the invading army from outside) and going towards the Church faction as a common enemy of all. Without the spoilers, the ending is a surprise due to some nice foreshadowing and how character building of Marielle/Marius.
Small cast means more character development. The anime does a good job of focusing on the two main characters.
If you are looking for a fantasy anime with magic that is more level, this anime is pretty low. It features muskets, like you see in American Revolution. That was pretty unique seeing this in an anime. There are some appreciation for technology and magic in tactics for this anime.
The pacing in this anime is inconsistent. We do a lot of "filler" episodes where the tone of this anime is mostly comedic in the beginning. The last few episodes were plot driven and rushed to conclude the conflict between Marius/Marielle's faction and the Church faction. It neglects Rugel's faction which is the third party, invading force from the outside.
The anime reminds me of Record of Grancrest War where there are a mix of supernatural battles and then human warfare. Depending on what you like, I personally find the supernatural element weaker and prefer the human warfare because of how the anime goes deeper in its tactical elements than its supernatural lore.
Animation - don't expect nice animation. The anime does CG for its large army scenes. The anime does put a lot of effort in the Didier, the Black Knight, scenes when the characters fight him. I notice the final fight with the Church, there are no effort spared there. That's interesting to note.
Thank you for reading. I recommend this anime to newer fans. If you're a veteran fan who watched a lot of anime, this anime series doesn't do anything ground breaking. If you're fan of the video game, I can't tell whether to recommend it or not. I know anime adaptations of video games have 2 audiences: the video game fans and the new fans. I believe this anime adaptation did a decent job of introducing the franchise to new fans.
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