Post by graet Artiste on Aug 19, 2015 21:27:46 GMT
Rage of Bahamut
This review contains very minor spoilers and does not divulge any relevant plot points beyond episode 1. I had put off watching this series for over a year, not due to lack of interest, but because my list of series to watch is ever growing and it was simply not as near the front as it probably should have been. Shingeki no Bahamut is a short 1 season series surrounding primarily 4 characters that form an unlikely alliance due to their highly differing yet compatible goals.
Favaro Leone is a young man of mischief, a bounty hunter and our main character and he is dragged into the adventure by Amira, a young female Half-Demon wielding great power that forces Favaro to lead her to Helheim, a land that is reportedly home to her lost mother. Favaro is further bound to accommodate Amira's wish as she placed a spell on him when she kissed him, causing Favaro to grow a tail from the transfer of her demonic power to him. Also in the picture is an honorable young man of similar age to Favaro, Kaiser Lidford, a former Knight who had fallen from grace for reasons revealed over the course of the story. He constantly pursues Favaro as he has a suspicious connection to the Lidford family's shame, something Favaro does not deny. Not surprisingly Kaiser is absorbed into the plot given his relentless pursuit of Favaro. Several other allies and even more enemies appear later in the story.
The trio are constantly pursued by both Demons and Angels in hunt of Amira as she had stolen a highly valuable artifact pivotal to both factions, the importance of which she is not fully aware of. But it is linked to the revival of the great and mighty dragon Bahamut, the entity surpassing both Gods and Demons.
The series is chalk full of action and even minor bits of humor throughout but also has it's sad moments, the ending itself being rather bittersweet. The development of the relationships between the main cast is well done and highly altered for better or for worse by the end. The animation and music are on point.
The minor criticism I would give this series is that despite exploring some darker themes, it clearly had the age of the viewer in mind. There was not much in the way of gore or explicit violence. This is absolutely not required to make a series great but it was clear that such themes were avoided even when there clearly were instances it would've helped deepen the attention of the viewer as well as make for a much more believable scenario. To me it felt like a censored Seinen. Nevertheless, I would recommend bumping Shingeki no Bahamut higher on you anime-to-watch list. It was definitely worth it for me.
I remember enjoying this show. Can't remember what I don't like about this show. It was surprising how a trading card game produce a good anime adaptation. I didn't mind the censorship you mentioned in the review.
Ah yes this was one good show. Quite enjoyed it and i liked the character developments as well.
Indeed. I remember Tom suggesting it was the best of the season back then which was the second spark of interest I had. I can see that being possible now, although I have yet to watch much from that season.
Taka I don't think that can really be called a sequel since it doesn't seem to even have the same main character. It's just another story within the same series. On a side note though, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis will be getting a second season more than likely.
I guess I should come here more often. I would have found this out months ago. I've only just found out when I got this mixed up with another show. Hahaha. So happy to hear of another season. First was great!
"Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends" Postponed Indefinitely
Fantasy fans are in for a shock, because according to its official home page, the release of the upcoming fantasy TV anime Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends has been postponed indefinitely. The series was originally scheduled to debut on the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block on Tokyo MX and BS11 on April 01, 2016.
No new date for the premiere of Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends has yet been announced. Additionally, the early screening event scheduled for March 20, 2016, has also been canceled.
According to the official announcement, Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends has been postponed due to "various circumstances". Anime News Network also notes that the "Staff" section of the "Staff & Cast" page no longer lists any of the previously announced roles aside from Cygames as the show's producers.
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