Chrono Crusade – Review

Anime of the day – Chrono Crusade

chrono crusade

Sypnosis – The year is 1928 A.D. The place is New York, U.S.A. The economic prosperity brought forth after the Great War also heightened the presence of something far darker and much more sinister: the demonic Sinners. The Magdalene Order is an organization that tries to counter this force. Two of its exorcists are Rosette Christopher and her assistant, Chrono. Both appear out of place in an organization like this, and they are in a quest to find Rosette’s missing brother, Joshua. Their relationships, secrets and fates can only be revealed in time…

(taken from Anime News Network)

I would rate it a 3.5 /5 maybe a 4/5

it is not the best in the world but i do like certain aspects of it.

Pros

It started off quite nicely, action almost all the time. I like the animation, it is nice and neat, nothing superb or fascinatingly about the animation but it is clean and nice and so i like kinda like it. The colors used in the animation is nicely balanced with dark colors being used for certain scenes and bright colors for others. It does not have an overall dark color tone or bright one either.

The story? Nice, i like the way they did the whole god/devil/right/wrong thing. It played out real nicely. The story has a little bit of everything, romance, action, a little magic, some history manipulated into the anime, as well as the whole religious aspect.

Cons

The characters look weird sometimes, (from certain views they either look fat, or not like the usual)

The story , while nice, can be slow at times, they could have sped up the process, sometimes the characters stay still for too long, or they talk too much, either that they are doing too much of nothing. Each episode is important and so there are no redundant episodes but it could do with a little bit of a pick up pace wise.

Overall

It is a nice anime, i like the way it is done, there are no characters that i love a lot but none that i really hate. Though there is this one character that is cute but can be really whiny at times (esp her voice… ^^;;) still, it is a nice anime to watch to past some. A tip, make sure your finger is placed over the fast forward button. I could have lived with watching the whole show at fast forward mode. But dont forget to slow down for the action scenes with the devils in them! I am a sucker for powerful winged characters (hence, me loving the character Dark and Krad in D.N. Angel, lol!)

MAJOR Spoiler ahead…. i mean like, BIG one, HUGE! think godzilla big, think… universe big! j/k, but it aint smaller than the size of a star…

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let me rant alittle bit here, omg omg omg omg omg omg omg, i cannot believe that the main leads died at the end! i want them to live, the impact is greater when they died, but it was not necessary to prove any point at all, well, maybe a small one, but they could have not let them die anyway!!!! and what is with the whole going missing!!! T_T and i dont really like the way they made the thing go around in circles at times… it is cool but at parts where they could have done more explanation they decided to not say a thing. whats with that? aaaaa, why must they die??!? i ended up crying through that scene all the way till the end of the anime. it was sweet, but so sad. and i have no idea why the guy even died. i mean, i understand that she die cos of her life being used up by the guy and she ran out of time, but then, he did not have to die what. Did he commit mental suicide or smth?! explain!!!! someone!!! explain to me!! the last time his contractor died he lived, he does not need to live on a contractor if he is in his human form what….. only when he is a demon he absorbs the life of the human, am i wrong to say that? i mean he did live for god knows how many years without a contractor in the first place. hahaa, nevermind, shall get someone to explain next time…

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Ok, overall, not a bad show, not a great show, quite a good one though.

enjoyed it

and now to think of what to watch next!

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Posted on December 29, 2007, in Chrono Crusade and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hello there,

    I’m new to this site.
    I’m looking for a place to read anime’s review so I check out the review people did on the anime I liked…so I could’nt help but answer to this review hehehehe

    Chrno Crusade is one of my favorite anime, it made me laugh, it made me cry, I had a bunch of emotion watching it…so I totaly understand you comment in the “spoiler part” of your review. (and I do like the review you made, it explain the series very well)

    But I think I can answer your question.

    (I also realy love that you do specify when there’s gonna be spoiler…I so hate when I read a review and that they threw away the main plot XD …)

    so…***SPOILER***

    …..
    ….

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    .

    You’re right when you say that Chrno did survived is last contractor.
    But at the end of the contract with Rosette he was injured due to the battle.
    Rosette did try to save him by opening the watch but Chrno refused to take the time she had left.
    The only posible explanation is that he died of his wounds. Without power, he couldn’t heal himself.

    Hope that give a reasonable answer =D

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  2. i like the Manga ending way better

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  3. If this ending was painful for you, I assure you that the ending of the manga was way more tragic. Mainly because you’ve invested soooo much in the characters (not just Rosette, but Chrono and Stella and the others).

    Spoilers:
    In the final battle scene, Rosette decides to get inside the demon core to prevent the spread of demonization. However, Chrono freezes her and goes alone so he could fight his brother. Time also flows differently in Pandemonium so there is no telling when he will be able to come back but be promises to return to her. Fast forward…a few years has passed and Rosette is still alive though already very frail due to the shortening of her lifespan. She is still waiting for Chrono. One day, while inside a Church, her lifespan ends and she does slowly. Chrono arrives and the last scene is of Rosette using her last remaining strength to run and embrace Chrono. Fin.

    I know. It hurts. *sobs* I last read the manga in 2009 and damn I literally went I to tears and up till now it still pulls at my heart strings. In my opinion, one of the best manga in creation. Though they both died, I think the tragedy is what made it perfect. *sigh*

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