Madan no Ou to Vanadis
It’s not nearly as bad as I had expected. I saw “ecchi” and “fantasy” and “adventure” together and I immediately thought that this was going to be another one of those head-on brawling anime where the female characters are barely wearing any clothing. That part may still come, but the first episode left a good impression so far.
I’ll just come out and say it; the artwork is nothing special. The characters are nothing special and the weapons, from what I’ve seen, are nothing special either. Nevertheless, this combination here isn’t half bad. There is no fan service overkill (yet) and I’m pretty sure we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what this anime has to offer us.
Is the story anything special? Maybe. I was quite interested when I started watching and I’m already thinking about the second episode, so there has to be something to it.
You know, a lot of people just don’t like this sort of thing. They don’t like overdoses of fan service or half-naked girls with enormous breasts that are barely hidden behind small pieces of clothing. This, from what I’ve seen so far, isn’t like that. There is some nudity (very, very mild) but nothing like that. I really do think that you ought to give the first episode a chance.
Plot Summary: Set in Western Europe during times of war, Eleanor “Ellen” Vertalia, one of the Vanadis of Zhcted, leads the battle into Brune. There are, in fact, seven Vanadis, named for having each received a powerful weapon from the dragon to individually reign over seven territories. The power of the Vanadis invokes dread and fear from their enemies. An earl in the service of the country of Brune, a young archer by the name of Tigre, experienced the Vandis’s power firsthand after being defeated on the battlefield by Ellen. However, Ellen chose to spare his life after witnessing his skills, but in exchange, he is asked to serve her.