Dragon Crisis: After Thoughts
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Continuing the trend here on my blog, I continue to watch and review unknown/unpopular/underrated animes. For this entry, I am going to talk about an anime I had never heard or seen…like ever, but contains alot of the cliche and tropes of a typical ecchi harem romance anime.

The anime is Dragon Crisis.


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2011 to Mar 29, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Magic, Romance, School, Seinen, Supernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: A normal high school boy Kisaragi Ryuji’s peaceful life is turned into an adventure by the return of his second cousin Eriko. Ryuji and Eriko seize a relic box from a black broker. In the box, they find a red dragon girl Rose. In order to protect Rose from the black organization, Ryuji decides to fight using his power as a relic handler. (MAL)

This one…is mediocre at best. No wonder its not popular.

Dragon Crisis is an anime about humans and dragons. Well, I guess you can tell from the title. The story revolves around a bland guy who just happened to be “special” (dunno why…) and his oh-so-hot older cousin as they look for Lost Precious items. Rather than finding the items they were looking for, they instead got a loli dragon (yay). Since then, they encounter alot of weird shinenigans and meet more un-interesting characters. Definitely a fun ride.

Heh.

I find the story really boring and uncompelling. It lacked alot of depth and proper introduction of the setting of the story. I mean, WTF is “lost precious”? Breaker? They didn’t explain more about their organization, the Society, and why Fang is the “evil” org. So many questions, yet none of them were answered. I just “assume” and create some theories until the very end. It was so bad.

Uggghhhhh…

I was really frustrated watching the first episodes because of this, but stayed on cause of the MC’s older cousin, Eriko. She’s the only thing that was appealing in this series. The main pair were too generic, especially the main guy. He is that kind of guy who thinks of himself as nothing, but at the same time, is kind to everyone. And it resulted for almost all the girls falling for him. OF COURSE. Sigh. The main girl, on the other hand, she’s too shallow. I know its understandable, after all, she’s literally a “new born” dragon. They really wasted alot of time developing her character. I did see some glimpse of maturity in the last few episodes, but because of the plot progressions and turns…it was meh. The other supporting characters were not that appealing too. They are not worthy for me to discuss (I’m so harsh, lol).

Like I said above, the MVP of the show is Eriko. She was the only one who was interesting enough for me to finish the whole series. It’s clear from the start that she’s an adult, but at the same time, her immaturity remains in a way that it doesn’t hinders her mature qualities too. You can really see that you can rely and trust on her on the most important times. I would rather watch an anime focusing on her adventures than watching the boring main couple and unteresting supporting casts.

The art was a bit shocking. The character designs reminds me alot of Shiki (cuz of the eyes, bruh) and its really weird. I mean, Shiki was a horror anime and the creepy character designs already added alot of horror element to the anime, so seeing the similar designs on a harem anime was definitely hard to get used to. The animation didn’t help too. It wasn’t too noteworthy and there wasn’t any moment that stand out ot be amazing. The color palette of the anime were all over the place too. Some were too bright (the main girl’s hair is unusually bright), others were too bland too look at.

Now for the music, good thing the OP is good. It’s quite catchy and really enjoyable to listen to. The OP sequence also helped alot, as it did its job and introduced the characters and made me feel like I should look forward to the series. The ED, on the other hand, was weird. It starts with random dialogue-ish singing that I don’t get and it ended up as a rock song. Totally a “wut?” song. I’m not a fan of it.

Overall, I find this anime meh. As much as I don’t want to label this one as generic harem anime, its just is. Believe me, the premise is quite interesting, if done right. With this anime having a LN as a source material, I guess the LN might be more open to giving information about their world. After all, animes are just meddium to promote the source material.

Anyway.

Would I recommend it? Nope. Unless you’re really interested.

That’s it for now.

Thanks for reading!


Yo!!

Sirius here.

As you can see, I randomly released an anime review and I pretty much not following my own schedule. Well, I did that on purpose. Lol. Let’s throw away that schedule of mine, its only giving me anxiety. I will be posting stuff when I feel like it.

I know this is sad as I planned everything well, but I am just not in the mood to follow or have my mind shackled by a mere schedule. So yeah. Goodbye, schedule.

Anyway, that’s it for now.

Peace out.

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