Friday, May 20, 2011

Dragon Crisis - Review

Title: Dragon Crisis
Genre: Acrtion, Fantasy, Romance
Rating: 5/10

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.

Story: 4/10
Kisaragi Ryuuji's life have been thrown into a mess when his cousin Nanao Eriko returned and was pursuing a certain treasure which they called a 'Lost Precious' but instead of finding a treasure inside a suitcase they found a girl.
The summary and everything in this series really screams mediocre. Sorry I can't make the summary more interesting…
Sure this series has some really good aspects in it (that's why I stick with the series in the first place) but what the heck they barely explain it. They didn't explain what the society really is and that just make it a very fishy organization, the dragons with their questionable culture and the lost precious in which I question where does it get its power.
Sigh, this is just another generic supernatural harem love-com with new girls with fishy backgrounds popping out every other episode. What really pissed me off is how in the first few episodes the main characters are already 'engaged' what in the world... and they are only in high school.
This series is basically episodic which heavily rely on bad guy of the day and it definitely doesn't help build the story. Its as if there is little effort in writing the story since all I absorbed in the story is Rose love Ryuuji so much so the dialogue is mostly composed of "Ryuuji daisuki!"
Character 4/10
The characters of this series is really forgettable since they rarely or never escaped the usual anime archetypes. Ryuuji is your red blooded Japanese boy who is very dense and it just so happens that a lot of girls are falling for him and we saw him every episode as he try to fend off those girls. Rose is your typical tsundere and her dialogue is mostly composed of "Ryuuji daisuki!". There was also this character who excels in being forgettable oh I forgot her name…she's the classmate of Ryuuji and her character is really pointless since all she did in the entire series is try to get close to Ryuuji. The only characters I like are Ai, Eriko and Maruga but its not because they have a unique character but its probably because of the story that goes with them.
Animation: 7/10
The only thing I liked about this series is its character design and bright colors. Yep, the girls are really cute and it honestly pushes a lot of moe buttons on me. I really find the character design appealing since the curves of the hair is very unique and let's not forget the eyes. Its unusual to see bright colors in an anime unless it’s a kiddy show and somehow I have taken a liking to the glaring colors all around the series. The animation is just so-so nothing really impressive but hey at least the action was a bit entertaining.
Sounds:7 /10
The OP "Immoralist" by Yui Horie it surprisingly worked with that martial tones and somehow it gets you pumped out in the beginning. The ED "Mirai Bowl" is really chaotic it just hurt my ears. The bgm on the other hand somehow suited every occasion possible with its techno beats and piano pieces. Sure we got big names in the voice actor list but you can't really see their talent since it was all overshadowed by how mediocre the characters they play.
Enjoyment: 5/10
Sure I admit that I enjoyed its first few episodes but as the series progress, watching this is a bit dragging. It’s as if I'm watching this just to add another anime on my list (I think mentioned this before hmmm). Well I enjoyed seeing Ai, Eriko and Maruga since their story was quite enjoyable but that's not enough to salvage this series. As much as possible avoid watching this series since its honestly a waste of your precious time. If you don't have other anime to watch and want to watch this one then be my guest but don't expect much from it.
Overall: 5/10 (Avoid watch)

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