Apr 14, 2012

Posted by in Jormungand, Spring Anime 2012 | 3 Comments


Wow, not bad, not bad at all. I was really sceptical at first, but boy did I like this. It’s full of action and adventure, so I doubt that it’ll get boring any time soon. Also, and this is probably just me, but this anime reminded me a little bit of Black Lagoon. I have high hopes for this one, and so do other people apparently, because the second season of Jormungand has already been green-lit. That is very impressive indeed.

The artwork looks very nice, but the characters’ design is what’s best here. None of them, from what I’ve seen, look plain at all, especially Johnathan, one of the main characters. This boy looks awesome, as it’s the type of character that you could recognize right away out of a huge line-up.  No complaints from me, for now.

I like the artwork, but I like the story even better. It actually amazes me that no one else has thought of this earlier. A young boy loses his family and friends, after which he starts hating weapons, but ends up using them anyway for the sake of a woman named Koko that, quite ironically I might add, earns a living by selling all sorts of weaponry. It sounds very interesting.

I could write a huge story about why people should give this a try, but I’ll keep it short and simple; it’s good. This anime is interesting, amusing, and it’s filled to the brim with action and adventure. Seriously, what could you possibly want more? I suppose a slight touch of romance wouldn’t go amiss, but who knows what Jormungand has in store for us? I for one will be watching and I recommend that you give it a try as well!

Plot Summary: The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, a weapons corporation.

As one of the company’s unofficial weapon sellers, she secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcements as most of her work is actually illegal under international law. Traveling with her is her team of bodyguards who are mostly composed of ex-military veterans.

Her latest addition to her crew is Jonah, a seemingly emotionless child soldier who is skilled in combat yet ironically hates arms dealers. Jonah joins Koko as he wishes to find the arms dealer responsible for his family’s death.

What follows is Koko and her crews escapades around the world.

  1. Fukou da says:

    I really enjoyed the first episode. I also got a good laugh when the eyes of Koko’s subordinats turned a glowing white at the mention of “hunting”. They made me think of the masters in History’s Strongest disciple Kenichi xD.

  2. Zezaru-senpai says:

    its not special but i kinda liked it. i didnt like black lagoon at first but i ended up loving in so i will keep watching this too

  3. No, this is not for me. I’m not a very big fan of pointless violence.

    I will watch the second episode and see if there’s any story in it worth following, but I’m considering this dropped otherwise.

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