HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI

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3.0
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  • 9 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    A Complex Story Compressed To A Jumbled Mess
    I was honestly looking forward to this series, but from the two episodes I've seen (Only the first two being released yet), I'm sad to say it won't be one I'll likely continue with.

    The original Soul Hunter anime was around 50 episodes long and while that did feel a little stretched out, most of that really was needed to handle the size and interconnectedness of the cast. It is nice that this ...
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  • 8 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Worst Information Overload (after ep.1 - edited after ep 4)
    [EDIT: this show breaks it's flow. It's like trying to tell 3 stories at the same time using haiku. Impossible to watch for pleasure.]

    Well, that was a shotgun of information to the face. Completely uncomfortable viewing experience. If you miss episode one, you are missing 2 seasons of information, and if you watch episode one, but blink, you may miss 3 to 4 episodes of information. So you ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Could not finish a single episode
    Take this with a grain of salt, because I had to stop at the 15 minute mark of the first episode for the sake of my own sanity
    The first thing you'll notice is the infodump mentioned in just about every review. I bring it up again because it's just that intolerable. 2-4 episodes worth of worldbuilding and backstory happen in less than ten minutes.
    Once you (quickly) glaze over and stop paying ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    The story telling is too fragmented (Edit after 5th ep)
    It would need at least 48+ episodes to cover the entire manga at a decent pace, instead, it condensed into 23 episodes, resulting in the whole first episode looks like fragmented clips put together. Though I will wait and see if it improves. The animation is gorgeous though, at least compare to the old version.
    After 5 episodes, I have come to a conclusion that this anime is more of an abridge ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Are you a fan of surreal badness?
    I watch a lot of bad anime. This Tank Girl of Anime. There is no way I could watch it sober, or ever call it a good series. But every week, I'm looking forward to it more than any other simulcast I've ever watched.

    First issue is the nonlinearity. If I hadn't read the (500+ year old) book, there's no way I'd be able to follow what's going on. Entire story arcs are compressed into half an ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This is a time-killer, at best...
    Like all other reviews of this show, yes, it's quite confusing, and smashed together, but you can understand the basic plot--- but that's about it, unless you are ready to research. Every episode seems silly almost, until the inevitable death that seems to happen every episode, each in a more psychologically horrible way... I don't know if this was on purpose, but it only serves to contrast even ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    too much confusion going on here
    on the paper it was looking great unfortunately it stops there.

    The animation are actually really good and the Opening is great but the anime is bad.

    The story is all over the place. hard to understand what is happening and why it is happening.
    The voice are not bad but nothing special
    the fight are also messy.

    I watched 4 episodes and I had enough of this non sense.
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  • Hayku hoshin engi episode 1-13
    So far I only watch it til episode 13 but I think this show is really good I would to recommend it to my friends and family in the future one day.
    I mean the main bot is really working hard for his gol and the others are getting interested too. I can't wait to finish watching it so I can see the ending and how it goes.
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  • A Disappointing Remake
    I enjoyed the original Hoshin Engi series, and did not expect a remake. This version is supposedly attempting to be much closer to the original manga. Unfortunately, the attempt is not well executed.

    The pacing is bad, to the point that the show can be hard to follow at times. Being a condensed version of the manga means that many scenes are skipped, and scenes jump in time unexpectedly. It's ...
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