I generally tend to play it pretty safe lately as far as what anime I pick up to watch. In other words, going with the anime that isnâ€™t likely to be spectacular, just something that is good, funny, and a clichÃ©d story. Now, I still very much enjoy those anime, the typical school/romance/comedy can be very good no matter how many times its done, if done right, but watching the first episode of Dantalian makes me wish I took a few more chances. Dantalian really drew me in with the first episode. Iâ€™m not sure how itâ€™ll turn out, what exactly the overall plot will be like or anything like that but so far it has me interested in finding out.
While I have definitely been drawn in by the show, Iâ€™m still not exactly sureâ€¦what it will be about. It seems of course the basic premise is that the two of them pair up together, going around sealing these renegade books, perhaps each time using a different one of their own books to aid in the power. Iâ€™m not sure; there are a lot of things that seem to be going on for it, although so far the fights have been, well easy. The guy just read a book and the dragon got defeated. Iâ€™m curious what they will do for future episodes to make things harder and put a sense of urgency to them. It kind of kills the suspense if you know at any time a giant monster appears you whip out a book, read a eerie (yet kind of cool) poem while some live action pictures go by and defeat your enemy. Again, Iâ€™m not saying anything bad about how they did this episode, but Iâ€™m just not sure what they will do for future episodes now.
I do have to mention the EDâ€¦it was creepy as hell! What was up with that? The live action bit itself was pretty odd by itself, itâ€™s not something you usually see so while I was taken back when I first saw it I figured itâ€™s just because its live action. But even ignoring that part, it was just weird and creepy. It gave a very ominous feeling which probably fits the show very well in a lot of regards, but was still just odd to see. Doesnâ€™t mean the show will be bad or creepy, but the ED still was just unexpected.