I honestly thought it was going to be a serious anime. I’m not saying that it should be or I hope it would be one, it’s just that the PV somehow made me think it will be dark. It’s not a big deal for me, but sometimes when it’s too goofy in this kind of setting it’s a turn off. A quick example of my last supernatural show is Kekkai Sensen. I didn’t have a problem with it being that goofy because they were able to set the tone for it. I’m not sure if I am clear to what I was trying to point out, but it did feel a little awkward here in BSD. I just hope the direction will improve. (No complaints on the opening/ending though.) I am still excited to see what it has to offer. I like trying out shows that has the supernatural tag in it.
One thing I noticed in their ability names is that it doesn’t exactly directly tell you what they can do. When Dazai announced his ability, I was seriously pondering what the heck is “No Longer Human” only to be told he nullifies abilities. I guess if you think about it, the name is more of a clue? I’m intrigued what the rest of the members can do. I just realized as I was looking for screenshots for this post is that during a flashback of Nakajima when he was being “chased” by the tiger (@ ~11:03), his shadow was actually fused with the tiger making Daizo’s explanation of him being the tiger more sensible.
Amusing VA cast, if I may say. There are a few who’s saying they get a Durarara!! x Kekkai Sensen feel from BSD, and I think the cast also contributes to that. A few of them have previously worked together in Durarara!! most especially. I like some of the seiyuu but in their characters here, I’m not feeling it. Art and animation is decent at most; I like the character designs though. (I wish I could rock Nakajima’s hairstyle!)
At this point, between the two that I’ve watched for this season, Joker Game had the more superior pilot episode. This one was a tad bit unexciting; we’ll see next week.
Sound/VA cast: 2/5
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