Oct 6, 2012

Posted by in Fall Anime 2012, Zetsuen no Tempest | 0 Comments

Zetsuen no Tempest

Not bad, not bad at all. I heard great things about the manga and read several reviews about it, but actually seeing this episode was unreal. I don’t think the reviews do the show any justice. I don’t think this review will either, but here goes…

The artwork is simply great. There’s not much more I would like to add. You see it a lot, characters that look so plain, as though they were picked at random by the author. But no, not with Zetsuen no Tempest. I’ve seen few characters that seemed plain. The rest all had a unique feature or two. And don’t even get me started on the detailed scenery…

I’m especially fond of the story. I was getting fed up with those cliché stories about magic and organisations to keep magic a secret and whatnot. This is a total breath of fresh air. The entire concept is so strange and farfetched, that it’s actually quite brilliant.

I will be following this interesting piece and I recommend that you will too. The first episode alone was enough for me to consider writing about it. Normally I wait for the second episode, at least, before picking out my favourite ones.

Plot Summary: The story revolves around Mahiro Fuwa, a teenager whose family was mysteriously murdered one year before and his friend Yoshino Takigawa. Mahiro is contacted by Hakase Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe clan who was left stranded on an unknown desert island by her followers, and agrees to help Hakase in exchange of her help to find out the culprit for the death of his family. Upon learining of his friend’s intentions, Yoshino joins him on his quest to stand against the Kusaribe clan who intends to awake the “Tree of Zetsuen” whose power can bring ruin to the entire world.

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