Pretty good, just wish this seiries was finished... can't wait to watch the whole story
Great Base, But Some Minor and Major Issues
I mean, all of the countless cliche anime characters and moments aside, it's art wasn't the greatest. Animation was pretty choppy and not so great either, however the action scenes were very well-done. Voice-acting was very good, along with the dialogue and overall script.
Unlike TOME, this seems like it's definitely going to actually go somewhere, and I'm looking forward to the next episode.
Entertaining, not precisely excellent.
Okay, first off, I'm giving you an 8 because I think this is good work, lots of people working on it and apparently a lot of thought put into its story and execution.
Since making suggestions and critics will make a very long and confusive paragraph I'll just evaluate each area separately.
Direction: It is a well directed movie, you change cutscenes well, "film" from interesting angles and make every character express itself the appropriate amount of time with well tought expressions. If there is anything that the direction part should be worked on is on making it develop faster at some points and making fights more dramatic or at least more coreographed.
Music & Voice Acting: The music is good, no weird or dramatically unfitting tunes whatsoever, everything kind of goes smoothly, but some of the tracks aren't even noticable, maybe using more dramatic or ear-captivating noises to make scenes have the feel you want them to, The voice acting is great, all your voice actors do an splendid job, but some voices are really similar and it becomes a bit monotonic if such characters dont even make unique expressions.
Animation & Drawing: Very well animated at some points, some movements look really smooth and the way the characters "stand" and interact with the creative and well colored. (the background's overall lighting and detailing need more work) But some of your character drawn expressions and tricky things like hands, proportions are just off, you also mention this is heavily anime inspired, the characters eyes, hair and overall body proportions need some work then, the colors are fine and the way they act is fine, but you need to have more detailed hair and eyes, and really smooth skinny and detailed bodies.
Story, Setting & presentation: It is well put together, some of the names are hard to remember and understand but it all sounds well, your characters seem to be fitting in the story both wardrobe-wise and attitude-wise. The way you present scenes, the title screen and the credits its all very proffesional and well constructed, if anything I'd suggest checking subtitles again since I could spot a few types like "we're already for your training" I think it should be: "we're ALL READY for your training"
Anyways, good animation, terrific voice acting but your drawing skills need some work, other than that you will improve naturally I'm sure.
in addition to anime its also heavily inspired by many western style cartoons so i think alot of my drawing style comes from that as well - - thanks for the review.
good story in this, very well done, animation was well executed as well hope your series become successful.
This was really enjoyable. i looved the acting, the storyline is good. Its the first of the series and a few places i'm lost at so it kinda threw me off but i think the unanswered questions will be answered later. but you set it up phenomenally. Plus: the ending left me hanging. I cant wait to see how this series unwraps itself.