Nabari no Ou – 01
Episode 1 – The Awakened One
(dang that is one cliche title =_=! )
Rokujou Miharu is a boy who has a hijustu (hidden technique) living inside of him. This hijustu is the power of creation. Many ninja clans are seeking it as the one who posesses it becomes the ruler of the ninja world. Rokujou’s classmate Kouichi started a nindou (“Way of the Ninja”) club at school with Kumohira, his English teacher. Both Kouichi and Kumohira are secretly ninjas. They tried to persuade Rokujou to join the ninjustu club. At first, he was reluctant, but after being attacked by group of ninjas trying to get his hijutsu, he joins. He must become the Ruler of Nabari in order to survive.-ANN
I have to admit that I am pretty much totally confuse about what is going on in this episode so I might have to wait till the subs come out before I can actually review about it.
However, without further a due, I decided to upload screen captures instead. Enjoy!
The below shot is from a scene in the past. Probably when Rokujou was still a kid.
The anime starts off with a scene from the past followed by the OP and then we are into the present where Rokujou is a student. On the left is his classmate and on the right is his (eccentric) teacher.
I just love what they did with the background of this anime. The pastel look and painted feel is really nice and pretty. However, I dont really think that it suits the anime. Especially since the atmosphere from within the school and outside changes so much (due to the background).
Ok, I am pretty sure I am not the only one who thinks this. He looks like a girl!! right right?
This anime has its cute/fun moments too.
An action scene! Counting the beginning of the anime this would be the second fighting scene out of 3 in this episode.
Just look at how beautiful the pictures are. Looks like a scene out of a picture book.
The kid looks freaky and possesd here.
And I have no idea yet who this girl is.
3rd fighting scene of the anime
What happens to our hero?
Watch and find out.
The animation of this series is really nice. However, some might hate the way the background looks. While it may be pretty and different, it spoils the exciting mood of the anime.
Storyline wise, I am still confused (I don’t think it is because the storyline is confusing, it is more of my lack of Japanese language skills.) However, while it may seem interesting at times, all the talk about boy and his innate power can get really cliche at times.
The characters are fun and alright, but nothing really special.
There are some fun and cute moments in this anime that lightens up the mood as well. It is cute seeing the way the teacher tries to suck up to Rokujou. Lol.
What I do like though is the way the words seems to appear all over Rokujou’s body. (Does look gross at times, but cool still).
I just hope that this anime would be something that is interesting and not something really cliche.
I still think that Rokujou is too much of a girl really. And his character in this anime seems like a female character rather than a guy(or so I feel). But if you think about it, the voice actress for Rokujou is the same one as Shana from Shakugan no Shana, so it is little shock that he might sound girly at times.
At times, Rokujou can appear to be quite cool, but at other times he just fades into the background.
Anyway, I will be waiting for the subs to come out before deciding if this anime has a storyline that is worth watching. I would most likely still continue to watch it even if not for the storyline just cause the animation is pretty.
2 Pro factors:
Kickass fighting scenes.
Overall, it is better than watching Naruto Shippuden.
-ra out! ^_^