Because he’s the hero Elwood City deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark Arthur.
No? Oh well. After the semi-tense opening, we do a little time jump back to where it all started, when Hiroshi and his family (minus the mother for reasons yet unknown) are moving to a new town called Jouga. I thought at first that I was watching a yuri anime.
Apparently not. Hiroshi really just looks like a girl.
Like most typical main characters, he’s boring. So boring that the anime even acknowledges it:
But despite that, there’s just something about those boring main characters!
You don’t say…
We also have an imouto and she’s crippled too. Bet you didn’t see that coming. I can’t wait for the episodes where oniichan expresses his deepest desire to protect her.
There are other things wrong with with Mana…
…but we don’t want to hurt her feelings so shhh. For the rest of the episode, we get a very weird vibe from the rest of the town.
Stop! Hammer time! Isuzu latches onto him like a weirdo, but everyone just loves our hero for no reason as well, moreso than other anime.
Except for the tsundere of course; no latching allowed till much later. So the nights start early in Jouga, seemingly because a pack of Arthurs come after you if you don’t obey curfew.
And Ogasawara, the main character’s best friend dies even before he could become a best friend. We cut to some guy glaring at his SimCity,
only to then jump forward to the following morning, where Hiroshi is told that Ogasawara just moved, but we know better. End episode.
It wasn’t a great first episode, but it wasn’t bad either. The art is a little too polished and generic as a result. As for the plot, it starts a little too slow for my taste, but no doubt it has to pick up, right? I was gonna watch another episode anyway just for the sake of blogging, but if I was still as picky as I was a year ago, I’d still give this another chance.