Dragon Crisis anime review

Dragon Crisis anime review
A normal high school boy Kisaragi Ryuji's peaceful life is turned into an adventure by the return of his second cousin Eriko. Ryuji and Eriko seize a relic box from a black broker. In the box, they find a red dragon girl Rose. In order to protect Rose from the black organization, Ryuji decides to fight using his power as a relic handler.

Granted, it has been a while since I watched Dragon Crisis. So, this review will be in the same vein as the others, but based on recollection. Back when I decided to watch it, the only bits I knew of Dragon Crisis was what I heard from a friend. However, it didn't leave much of an impression, but deep enough that the name stuck in my mind. So, after finishing rewatching Skip Beat and some Squid Girl. I decided to watch Dragon Crisis in a sitting.

The story, while some points were pretty unique, it didn't feel to me that it was as good as it could have been. A few things felt tacked on such as a couple of the episodic episodes. When it focused on a particular story, that's when I felt that the story was improved. I have mixed feelings on whether or not this could have benefited from a few more episodes to really flesh out the characters, their relationships with each other, and to advance in the story. However if it were treated in the same way as a few of these episodes, then I'd rather not.

The music was a plus in this series. The opening sequence is energetic and does a good job showing glimpses of the characters. The ending is, like the opening, energetic. There's more of a bounce to the ending than the first, and while it's not bad. It's not my cup of tea. As for what was shown in the series, at this moment it's hard to remember. However, it does play during those tense moments and I remember it added to the atmosphere quite nicely.

Characters was something like a hit and a miss at the same time. With the way the series was introduced, it just felt thrown together and was hard to really sympathize with any of them. After that rough start, it was a little easier with the characters, their introductions, and the trials and tribulations that followed them throughout the series. It was easy to forget some of the extra characters, but those in the main fold of the series is a different story. I just wish that there could have been a bit more of a balance.

With Studio Deen animating the show, it's easy to say that the quality was pretty good. While it was a little awkward getting used to the character designs with their large eyes as well as bold lines that make up the eyes themselves. Everything else was great. At least for me, the animation quality of this series was its saving grace that ultimately kept me going throughout the series. The effects of the many forms of magic in this series was definitely a step up compared to a few others series I was watching at the time.

Now that it's been a while that I've seen this series. A re-watch is definitely inevitable as I'd like to reform this review to reflect a more accurate representation that this series deserves. It wasn't too bad to watch, the character designs felt a little awkward to me, and it had a weak start. From a relative new director, something like that's easily forgivable. Perhaps it would have left a better impression if I didn't watch it all in a single sitting.

Better than review, is a Trailer video of: Dragon Crisis. Watch it now:
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