Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito anime review

Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito anime review
Eve is one of the caretakers of the Great Library, a repository containing all of the worlds in the universe within books. Each episode of "Yamibou" details another one of Eve's lives among the many worlds and follows the adventures of Hatsuki, Lilith, Gargantua and others in search of the girl whom they've known by different names.

This would have been one great anime save for one thing. If only one can be bothered to sit down and watch it! But by THEM policy, we sit through bad anime so you don’t have to! How’s that for integrity?

The premise of the story is promising and the eye-candy is ... well, sufficient for the first episode to keep viewers like me satisfied. Then it all started going downhill and downright weird.

There are lots of females in the show and the only male is simply begging for a tutu – and an axe through the television. Oh wait! Make that is head. It’s really a feat that the creators managed to make him so awful. And if you are not offended by lesbianism, let’s get down to the review.

The plot. What plot? The creators simply throw you in the middle of it all, then use one whole next episode to explain and recap the previous episode. It feels like you are one step (or episode) behind the show the whole time. Now, if this were a thriller ala Perfect Blue, this would be fine, but it’s not!
It’s an anime based on a hentai game, so such gimmicks only serve to drag down the story and impede the flow. Perhaps the creators would have fared better if this anime were just outright hentai.

As for the eye-candy, the scenery is great and the character designs are good. We are, after all, dealing with Studio Deen. But the action scenes, which are actually few and far in between, could use a little more work. Granted, this is not an action anime but they could take some lessons from the likes of MadHouse. There are far too many stock images, stills, speed lines, and light shows.

The only saving grace of this anime is the treatment of the requisite not-so-kawaii mascot, Ken-chan, by Lilith (one of the main characters, if you *must* know). She’s always treating him ill and flicking him to one side, which is precisely what I felt like doing myself. Then there’s the irritating shrouded what-manner-of-creature-I-have-no-idea that always tries to blow things up. If there’s a point to its existence, it has eluded me completely.

The music is pretty nice and appropriate for the anime but nothing to shout about.

"But wait! You haven't even talked about the plot and the characters in this review!”

Well, yeah. That’s because they aren't worth talking about!

Better than review, is a Trailer video of: Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito. Watch it now:
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