First Episode Review for: Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
Summary : Future looking world where no one seems normal (like a world populated only with super heroes), a practical and violent school exam takes place on a giant ship floating though the atmosphere
Animation : Very very good animation, the first versions that have come down off the wire are not doing it justice, this maybe worth a blueray import
Plot Potential: An incredible, packed 24 mins for a first episode, but there is no obvious plot, they obviously realised this and crammed the history and most of the future plot in the end credits, weird, but who am I to grumble.
Characters: Very good costume design, and excellent original settings, there are some stereotypes but well done, completely over the top and often inspired
Music: Good pumping battle music and some soulful singing by the main character
Reminds me of: err, sort of like the hectic parts of Oh my goddess with a bit of Slayers in it and then added to Blue Exorcist
Overall: Just on looks alone I will be watching this, the start up credits were such a mix of character designs that I initially thought is was some sort of vehicle for a marvel vs Capcom style game (so much so I went and looked the series up, but no it is apparently a genuine series), good fun
Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!