Been a while since I’ve seen a fantasy show that actually tried to be a serious fantasy and not just a wishy washy comedy or harem or boring in general. Hitsugi no Chaika has a lot of things that make it seem like a great investment of time. The universe for the show is not completely defined yet, but the premise and solid overarching plot seems to be strong enough and interesting enough to gather my interest. More than anything this first episode really showed me how interesting the characters look. Both Chaika and Tooru are mysterious characters with unknown power and background, both consider themselves useless and yet the two of them together seem stronger than most. Just the combination of those two characters is already enough for me to want to watch more.
It is refreshing to see a fantasy show that has actual content and is more than just mindless fighting, while not much was revealed this episode, I am fairly certain that the show will explain everything over time, the plot seems to be a major point of Hitsugi no Chaika and therefore I would suppose it has a few twist and interesting turn. I didn’t see any imminent problem with the show, it seems to define itself pretty well as an action, adventure fantasy and its been a while since I saw a good show that respect the fantasy universe in a traditional sense.
Something else that gives me hope for the show is the unicorn that we saw. We rarely get to see unicorns in a predator light and this one unicorn looked like it came straight out of hell. It was bony and you could see the rage in its eye. If this is the kind of fantasy we are getting into, I’m jumping straight in. I must say that the sniper rifle of Chaika is something that bothers me a bit in this fantasy setting, but for this first episode it wasn’t enough to deter me from wanting more.
I will keep watching this show closely for the first few episode, I have a feeling that if nothing goes wrong, this could be an interesting show to watch this season, I definitively recommend it for all fantasy lover all there.
ZeroGhj signing off.