Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash at first glance looks exactly like many Fantasy anime out there but in actuality is something unique in the genre that is extremely convoluted with really generalized characters. With a very heavy emphasis on the actual weight to the fights, the emotions that each characters feel go into increased dept that most anime simply do not do.
This video explains just how well the anime does it’s fight scenes. Each fight in the anime really do bring a lot more to them rather than just simply oh we killed this monster and here is it’s loot. The anime has almost completely no plot compared to others in it’s series but a gigantic emphasis on each and every little event making the characters seem more human. The weight that each scene carries is almost worldly, like you are holding their world on your shoulders as the viewer.
The characters are refreshing in the fact that the group all has dept, while we still focus on the main character mostly throughout the anime, each and every person within their group has a complex emotion associated with each event that is sometimes similar but often completely different to others in their group. These layers of emotions really give the feel that the characters are almost real with the uniqueness that is almost unmatched within the anime community. With my last post on Guilty Crown I mentioned the plot development between Shu and Inori and how it actually takes time to develop the relationship between the two before they become a thing. Well Grimgar develops the relations with each character as almost the entire point of the anime.
Very early on the group incurs an event that is often looked back at even to the last episode and the weight that that event gives a very heavy feel to the generally brightly colored and fluidly animated anime. As mentioned in the video above, the only real dark colors that exists is that of the blood of the monsters that the characters kill, sort of truly revealing that they have killed something that was given a sense of humanity. They have murdered a sentient being and just that is felt when watching the fight and action within the anime. I generally enjoy everything I watch, but this anime really stood out as a deeply impacting anime from the rest within this genre and has my stamp of approval as one that by the end kind of hits you even though it really does not have a very defined ending.
You can find this anime here on KissAnime.
~Just a note from Notes.