Dances with the Dragons

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  • 3
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2.8
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  • 28 out of 37 people found this review helpful:
    People in Japan aren't even giving this series a chance, and for good reason
    I absolutely couldn't believe how bad the opening monologue was, so I just had to look up the source material. It turns out this show isn't even worth hate-watching.

    The light novels that this show is based on has around 20 volumes. Each one has around ten reviews on Amazon Japan, all mixed. The positive reviews are on how "realistic" it is because it tries to explain all the magic and focuses ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Not the worst ive seen, but it badly needs a new writer.
    while the writing is admittedly terrible, i cannot say with a clear conscience that the show will be terrible forever.

    the start-
    its clear that whomever wrote the story has absolutely no idea how to introduce exposition and world building. it's painfully clear that the source material was written without even fundamental writing formula or structure. the show should have had a second writer ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Incompetent storytelling
    The producers seem to be asking: can we get away with putting zero effort into making this coherent?

    The world-building exposition is choppy and awkward to the point that the show feels like a parody. But the tone is dead serious.

    The characters and dialog are flat, and what little story there is here feels like somebody's very first work of fan fiction. The one that the author later ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Too much story, too little time
    2.5 stars, rounded down.

    I watched the entire run of this series in the hopes that the rest of the story/backstory would appear. It doesn't. What you get instead is a rushed conclusion, no understanding of the true motivations of the characters, and way, WAY too much plot for just a few episodes.

    Who are the dragons? Are they sentient? How are the Drakes connected to the dragons? Why is ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    An chaotic mess with random bits of interesting action thrown in.
    This show plays with a lot of interesting ideas. But it tries to do too much, in too little time. The pacing is all over the place.

    The show has flashbacks at random yet fails to make the characters look younger.

    But worst of all, is the show lacks context. In a totally fictional universe, we need context and that context needs to be introduced naturally through story progression. This show ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Bad or good? It depends of how you watch it.
    This show isn't bad nor good. It really depends how you watch it.

    This show should be watched without giving it much of a thought. The visual are beautiful and flashy so the scene with action in them are pretty nice and the characters design are interesting too.

    The part where the show is "bad" is mostly because of two points.
    1- The writing : The story isn't really explained or ...
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  • 5 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Throw everything at the wall and hope something sticks
    I'm saying this right at the top that I will not be watching another episode.

    I'm not sure how they made magic and fighting dragons boring but they did it. Really I'm not sure because they threw so many genres and tropes at the viewer that I was just plain confused as to what was going on or what even the plot was. It's as though the story board was written by an algorithm that compiles ...
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  • I waited to write this but..
    I waited to write this review because I figured I needed to digest what happened. I didn't hate this show, but it went through waves of being really fun to watch to being boring... but I feel like I was left without much to give it. It felt like it went from 0-100 really fast and wasn't well done for that.
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  • Just plain waste of time even if you have all the time to spare.
    Just go to sleep instead of watching this crap.
    I wanted all the episodes and never have I come across such bad storytelling. They try hard to explain some things and you can connect it well to the rest of the elements of the anime. The twisted "realistic" politics aside, they don't even explain magic and techniques used in fighting well. I would rather watch them fight with fireworks if you ...
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  • Decent but requires another season.
    Hoping there will be an second season to help flesh out more of the plot and build the character back stories, also could do with flushing out the lore more. This series is not help by the lack of access to an English translation to the source material so limits those who will actually to be able to fill in the gaps on there own.

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