9 October 2010 | silvrdal
More decent but repetitive battle beast drama...
Although a fan of anime and manga, I'm continuously disappointed by the writing. Onmyo Taisenki is actually pretty sharp for this style of TV show -- endless battles between opposing animal avatars. There is the usual plot weakness of continuously introducing new characters in order to keep the audience interested, but the overall quality of the anime doesn't suffer as a result.
The art, animation, and fight choreography are more than watchable. The character design, however, is what makes the show a winner. Fans of Bakugan, Dinosaur King, Digimon, Pokemon, and on and on, should find this a bit edgier and a good stepping stone to more serious anime dramas. I'm ashamed to admit this, but I became so involved with the characters that I teared-up a couple of times. . . . I'm a dope.
Anyway, this one seems to be getting very little in the way of press, so I have to grudgingly review it, and admit to being a fan. >_< doh!