First Impressions: Zettai Boei Leviathan


Social Game Adaptation by Gonzo
Simulcast on Crunchyroll

Premise: The world is going to end so a fairy named Syrup recruits magical girls to save it.

Lifesong’s Verdict: More Boring Than Aku no Hana

This thing is boring, poorly animated and without charm. Even Kana Hanazawa’s acting can’t save this one. I should probably find more to say about this, but seriously this isn’t worth anyone’s time. Even if you love everything being presented here you should pass this one up, it’s that lame. This thing might even be worse than Aku no Hana if only because it isn’t even worth taking the time to insult.

This is the best thing to happen in the entire episode.

This is the best thing to happen in the entire episode.

Jel’s¬†Verdict: Marketing Move

Leviathan¬†narrowly meets the requirements for an animated television program with it’s barely functioning dialogue, lazy animation and dreadfully boring pace. In one scene two characters chased around a bug for a few minutes with hardly a word spoken, and at another point the main girl turned into a dratini? Actually the dratini part sounds kind of awesome, but I can assure you it most certainly wasn’t.

There can be no other explanation for this thing other than they are trying to drum up interest for the GREE game. Throw in some cute and colorful girls and big name voice actresses and that’s all it takes, right? Well I suppose it did get us to watch it, but still. Brains Base proved last year you can make a pretty great mobile game adaptation with a little ingenuity, but clearly there is not the slightest hint of that creative energy and passion to be found here. Avoid this at all costs.

Marlin’s Verdict: Is It The End Of Times Yet?

‘Cause this show’s about to get SERVED! Obscure Biblical Slam!

In all seriousness, I don’t quite understand how this was ever greenlit. It’s barely got anything remotely resembling a story. It fails so completely at getting that you’d almost have to hand it to them for making the most literal adaptation of all time. Except you can’t, because it sucks. I can’t believe this is a good marketing tool for your video game. If it is supposed to be a social game shouldn’t you make your show a bit more social? Barely anyone talks to each other because they want to, mostly opting to do weird passing glances only to run off in another direction. Another show for the pyre of this season’s hope of surprising us.

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