The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
Alex: Ugh, there’s a huge problem with this series. And that’s the fact that it only just starts to get really good at the last episode, and leaves a huge cliffhanger which will probably never get animated.You could say that the whole series was just building up to those last ten minutes…yet we’ll never get to see the payoff from it. That makes it really hard to recommend…who would want to read a book that’s only been half written?
I have to hand it to DenYuDen for being the best magical fantasy anime I’ve seen so far, though. It’s packed with ambition, and there are a few episodes where it really shows that it knows how to use that ambition to create absoloutly stunning episodes.And it doesn’t just do stunning episodes, it developed some very strong characters in Ferris, Ryner and Sion.
Hell, even the annoying side characters turn out really awesome and pleasant to watch in the end. They’ve also got some side characters full of potential (Tiia), yet…well…he remains a barrel of unused potential even by the end. And thats a crying shame for the second season will never be animated reason (Note: delete this in the unlikely event of a S2)
But the problem is the overall balance in this series. Putting the issue of another season aside, how can I justify this series spending almost all of its time building up? I can’t. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s an amazingly strong fantasy series, and pulls off some amazing episodes here and there.
Mimi’s Score: 7 Meeps out of 10 (Good)