|Review on Blue Exorcist by AnimeRokka18|
Although I’m only halfway through the Blue Exorcist/Ao no Exocist anime series, I can say that it’s so far so good. There were only a few twists and turns I encountered, but I enjoyed them as they were bone-chilling and exciting. There were times I got interested and shifted to a different anime, but I somehow get back to ANE all over again.The first few episodes of Blue Exorcist caught my interest quickly, and so my Blue Exorcist fandom started. I liked the story-line because it was so straightforward. I'm not saying that they jumped straight to the plot, I meant that they introduced the characters at the right time, they formulated the events in the right order, and they knew how to captivate an audience. Let's just say they put the puzzles pieces together, perfectly.
Blue Exorcist isn’t as boring as it sounds. It’s actually action-packed and has a handful of cliff-hangers. I liked the action scenes a lot, since it was drawn well, and you could understand most of its parts unlike other animes I've seen. The quality wasn't as good as I expected though.The art style of the anime itself is good, and the detailing is nice. I wonder how long they came up with the structure of True Cross Academy. It must have been a really long time.
The character art was okay-ish. I think they just overdid it this time, though. Rin's demon form wasn't that, let's say.. Appealing to the audience. I asked most of my ANE friends and they thought it was totally off. I have to agree with that. He looked like he was picked out from an alley, drunk, and had a furry tail attached up his behind. Other characters' art was fine, I guess.
Yes, it's all cliche now, since most shounen animes have the usual impatient and loud protagonist, as well as the emo-like and quiet type of character and the lighthearted damsel in distress. This was the only part that had disappointed me, so far. Everything about the characters were too expected, and it's as if they were just pulled from another anime and given different names. It's all very disappointing for the shounen fans.
Let's talk about the sounds. The voice actors fit perfectly along their characters, making it look as if they were meant to play that role. Well, they were since they WERE chosen.. =='' Eto.. I really enjoyed listening to the openings and the closings, and the sound effects were sublime. It wasn't too quiet, or too loud. I guess they really did a great job on that. They have my rare compliments for sound.
I enjoyed the first-half of the anime. I'm actually not sure what it'll turn out to be, now that they have a lot of twists. But I hope Blue Exorcist turns out to be as I expected and wanted. I wish it would satisfy me completely, since I rarely find animes that have. I'm looking forward to continuing the rest of the series sometime this week, since schoolwork and everything else get in the way all the time.
I know I can’t wait for the next episodes of Blue Exorcist. I’m actually on the edge of my seat, waiting for more of the epicness.
“Feel the thrill” -AnimeRokka18