After an intense week of new anime coming out, I saw most of what this fall season had to offer and decided I needed to give some love to a couple more show which I didn’t immediately pick up but I totally should have. Shingeki no Bahamut – Genesis is one of them, the show might not be exactly what I am looking for from an anime in general, it’s characters are not quite relatable, but damn is this show beautiful and well made. At some point, when an anime reach a certain level of greatness and quality, it is impossible to look the other way no matter your preferences.
Before we even go into the actual story and universe of Shingeki no Bahamut, I have to mention how incredible the Opening and Ending theme were. It is very rare that I will form an opinion on an opening on my first watch. Usually I want to the middle of the season and I simply watch every single opening to determine which one I like most, but sometimes you are just presented with such a cool opening that it is impossible not to take notice of it and be impressed. The same goes for the ending theme, it is rather rare that I’ll even bother watching the ending of a show, I’ll simply listen to it while looking at other stuff and go back to it once we get the preview for the next episode. Once again, with Shingeki no Bahamut the ending was much shinier and more interesting than anything else surrounding me.
As if I had not talked about the beauty of the show enough as it is, I just cannot go on without mentioning how great the atmosphere of the anime is. As a direct example I want to talk about the dance scene, when Lady Amira is drunk off her ass and learn the joy of dancing. Shingeki no Bahamut does not have a “traditional” anime style, or at least not from this era. The show looks a lot like an older western cartoon with its style. It makes the animation for the dance a bit more choppy, but it also improves the way we can witness the feelings of the characters. If you mix those feeling with a great soundtrack you get a marvelous scene like that one, where you get to fall in love with a character instantly. If there is one thing we learned about Amira, is that she can hold alcohol well and she isn’t afraid to dance like there is no tomorrow.
I must admit, I have no idea exactly where Singeki no Bahamut is going. As far as I’m concerned right now I know there are angels and demons going after Lady Amira because she holds a “God Key” what ever that means. All I know is that I really enjoy the characters and I want to see more. Even if there is no bigger picture to their adventure (and their actually seems to be) I already enjoy the anime as it is. Bravo.
ZeroGhj signing off