How would you rate Episode 1 of of
Giant Beasts of Ars?
starts off with a solid bang, with enough personality to hook me. Now the premise is not uncommon: Behemoths ravage the world, and hunters must stop them. The best of these are paladins who use powerful abilities to slay behemoths. But that’s not the only threat facing the common people of Ars, as a war of conquest is brewing. Against this tumultuous backdrop, the young archetype – Kumi – escapes from the prison where she is held and meets Jiro, the taciturn and highly skilled hunter.
This is a fairly formulaic series of entries which type, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Obviously, psychics fighting behemoths are always fun, so I’m eager to see where that goes. The problem is that we don’t have much premise to go on.
Our young runaway priest is a unique formula . Typically, stories in this production feature sinister intrigues from cunning individuals or groups, but it was a bit of a surprise to have a fugitive on the loose in the first episode. I thought we’d get more monster-hunting action-adventure stuff from the get-go, but that’s a tiny fraction of the premiere compared to her flight. The prophetic stuff is what you’d expect, but the cute little shopkeeper, centered on cat puns, is a delight. Honestly, for me, the real highlight of the episode was all the silly puns in the dialogue. I hope we get more of this little friend and/or other goofy side characters, because the main plot and cast seem grim.
Community Score: 3.7
again One episode from. The stakes are still low, both on the ground and personally, but we’re learning about who the characters are and their dynamics under pressure.
Jiro and Kumi are cute leads, this has helps a lot. Anytime you have co-leads and there’s some friction between them, finding the right amount of salt and sugar can be a difficult balancing act. Jiro and Kumi have a great balance of caring for each other and comedic conflict, and I hope they keep that dynamic as the series continues. Myaa is a terrific third-rounder; her poking and prodding is a little jarring, but her comedic beats do a good job of masking any potential annoyances.
The real star of this episode is the visuals. The concept of a paladin and priest fusion is cool, and the visuals that go with it are pretty exciting. Jiro’s