Welcome to the Amagi Brilliant Park review! I started a marathon last week during my dead days. I remember this wasn't available legally for streaming for quite a while until Crunchyroll pick up even though Sentai Filmworks licensed it. This is based on a light novel series written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Yuka Nakajima. I didn't read the light novel nor the manga series, so I won't be talking about it in this review. We will be focusing solely on the anime.
The story revolves around an amusement park called Amagi Brilliant Park. Seiya Kanie, the main character, get forced on a date with Isuzu Sento where he is asked by Latifah Fleuranza, the princess of Maple Land, to become the manager to save the park from closing by attracting 250,000 visitors. Otherwise, if the park should be closed, the refugees from Maple Land would cease to exist.
Seiya Kanie - your main protagonist who is quite narcissist and smart. Later on, you will learn his past connection with Latifa
Isuzu Sento - she's the former manager and a royal guard with a military family background. She's stoic and delivers her orders strictly and usually points a gun at folks.
Latifah Fleuranza - the Princess of Maple Land who is Moffle's niece. Due to spoilers, she has a special condition which causes her body to be frail and to be stuck at the castle.
Moffle - He's a mouse and mascot of Amagi Brilliant Park as well as Latifah's uncle. He tends to beat up people if he's pushed to the edge. Like Isuzu and Latifah, he cares for the park and their fellow co-workers.
Going to mixed this instead of doing my usual bullet points because I'm really neutral with this show. I don't hate it nor love it. It was a decent show, not memorable for the story and characters. Though, I will remember Moffle easily since he stood out. The show's strength comes from its usual gag comedy and relationships of the characters as they work and bond together in order to achieve their goal for the park. There are some drama, but not too sad. While the show is labeled romantic comedy for its genre on Wikipedia and other sites, I feel personally the show doesn't really pursue romance. Rather, it teases the romance. I won't tell you which characters since we keeping this spoiler free.
With comedy being a binary thing, you might like and enjoy the humor or be put off it. There are no outright obnoxious characters and overused cliches and gags. The cast is very huge and they get some screen time. The show felt a bit short to me once I finished it. It didn't have a lot of things to tie up besides working towards that goal. I don't see a season 2 or anything else to explore in this franchise. I do wonder about the light novel.
I recommend the show to anyone who is looking for a short comedic series. There is mild fan service but not too extreme. Thank you for reading and I hope this review helps you decide to try this show or not.
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