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First impressions of Ishura | OtakuPT



On January 3rd, the anime series adaptation of the novel debuted in the Disney+/Star+ catalogue. Ishura in Keiso It is Kureta.

The animation is from the studio passion (Interspecies Reviewers, Joshikousei no Mudazukai, Citrus), directed by Yuki Ogawa (FLCL Progressive, Mieruko-chan) under the supervision of Takeo Takahashi (Hinako Note, The Island of Giant Insects) and the argument is Kenta Ihara (Mieruko-chan, Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy-).

The anime’s original voice cast consists of Yuuki Kaji as Soujiro the Willow-Sword, Reina Ueda as Yuno the Distant Talon, Jun Fukuyama like Ars the Starrider, Akio Ohtsuka like Hargent the Silencer, Romi Park in the role of Taren the Punished, Sōichiro Hoshi in the role of Dakai the Magpie, Showtaro Morikubo like Regnejee the Sunset Wings, Sora Amamiya like Enjoy the Clear Sky, Aoi Yūki in the role of Kia the World Word, Mamiko Noto like Elea the Red Tag, Rie Takahashi like Nihilo the Vortical Stampede and Kōichi Yamadera like Shalk the Sound Slicer.

Synopsis of Ishura

In a world where the Demon King died, a series of demigods capable of overthrowing him have inherited the world: a master fencer who can discover how to defeat his opponent with a single glance; a spearman so fast he can break the sound barrier; a wyvern rogue who fights with three legendary weapons at once; an all-powerful wizard who can turn thoughts into reality; and an angelic assassin who deals instant death. Eager to earn the title of “A True Hero,” each of these champions pursues challenges against formidable enemies and sparks conflict. The battle to determine the mightiest of the powerful begins.

Currently, it is possible to understand what is leading some anime series to choose to release two or three episodes right at the beginning of their broadcast. Sometimes the story of the work only makes sense after showing a series of events and waiting two or three weeks can cause the public to disperse from that work even though it has a large animation production. This is the case of Ishura.

The first episode of the anime works more to show the good level of animation quality. Even though the anime has lush settings inspired by Middle Eastern cultures, grand fight scenes and violent scenes right from the start, its beginning ends up not revealing a clear objective. If you are to draw conclusions just thinking about the few dialogues between Soujiro and Yuno, the series seems to really be heading towards a Battle Royale style story path with the characters seeking the title of strongest, which may turn some people off.

As said in the paragraph above, in terms of animation this first episode manages to hold its own well. I really liked the look of the scenarios shown throughout the episode, the style reminiscent of buildings from Middle Eastern countries is very beautiful and draws a lot of attention. The look of the characters is interesting, despite being a bit different from the rest of the scenery, with a mix of Arabic looks and more modern clothes. There is the use of CGi on the enemies, but the choice to use darker photography camouflages the strangeness of the mix of CGi and traditional animation in the main part of the episode.

Overall, my first impressions are that Ishura There was a first episode that presented very little to really attract attention. Even with an animation with lush scenery, its story seems to follow a Battle Royale style path. Only over time, and over the next episodes, will we be able to say whether the series will really be worth it.

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