What was this anime about….I DON’T KNOW! The struggles to keep any semblance of coherent storytelling. Y_Y Excluding the killers sent after the rebels I have no idea of what the government was doing to the people inside the empire yet, by the end of the show you are expected to be happy that the people have been freed…..from what? They looked well dreed and well fed whenever you spotted them in the background.
Don’t you think it might have been good on the shows part to show slums and people struggling to pay for food (one random guy mentions it at the end). For my view point I just saw people going to watch public killings for fun along with living in really expensive houses.
You also have to love how the rebel group who say they are there to save the people never help any people in the empire throughout this entire show.
Also “People die when they are killed!” There are too many moment’s throughout this show where main leads should have died earlier.
Out of all of them the one that got deep under my skin was Tatsumi; this boy just joined a group of vigilantes and suddenly wants to take down an entire government the first day he turns up in there city. He spouts off about how they are the good guys and how they are evil and all bad things must be killed……do these people sound much better than the bad guys? What do you deem as evil and good? Do you kill someone for going against your new government? Sure they must be evil If they wanted to go against what you deemed as good.
O_O Some of the ways these “Good guys” kill people is really disturbing.
Oh, god is evil……the anime just wanted to though that in…….don’t ask why.
I think my biggest problem with this anime is that everything is way too simplified for the kind of topics they are trying to tackle. If you want to do a story about government corruption show how it affects normal people, if you want to show corrupt brain washed armies tell us what propaganda is being said and if you want to do rebel groups don’t over romanticized them.
I don’t even know how the rebels got that army at the end….and how did the people know about how the fight in the stadium went down when there was no members of the public to witness it.
let’s not forget that amazing ending where the emperor destroys his kingdom for no reason.
The show pushed and pushed it’s evil v good plot all the way into a deep pit of insanity. Even are final survivors last words is I love killing as she walks off with a new group….what am I meant to take from that? Was the group original formed to kill people for pleasure and just like the excuse of fighting evil?
The action was fun, but the story was abysmal.
2014 O_O Wow! It’s taken me a long time to finsh this anime.
good thing I still have my old 2014 score sheet on this computer (2015 onward are scored 1/500 while the 2014 are scored 1/100).