Rokka no Yuusha Episode 1 Notes

July 12th, 2015.

First Impressions:

Production:

Rokka no Yuusha / Braves of the Six Flowers anime episode 1 - Adelt Mayer faces the world

So many colours! So many different styles!

The show is off-model quite a bit, but it usually covers it well. I really like the colour palette, and just how many colours there are. We’ve got all sorts of cultures being represented, from northern tundra “barbarians” to meso-American feathers and flat pyramids. It’s a very colourful show, the music is quite good as well, and while the character models aren’t “special” per se, aside from the off-model work they pop off the screen, with vivid colours and all.

Also, it’s not pushed in our faces non-stop, but the artists clearly love breasts, and they are somewhat in focus, and the show does give them a bit more time, and a bit more, ahem, space. It’s relatively classy, for light fan-service, but it’s there, and it’s looking good, overall, as the rest of the show does.

Also, opening with mosaic art and having Sawashiro Miyuki? I can’t say no to that :P I liked the voice acting in the show overall, the actors sold their characters quite well.

OP – So colourful, such vibrant colours and sharp and sweet character designs. The song is pretty forgettable though, nice sound to tune out as it plays though.

ED – I’m a big fan. It’s not too quiet, and it’s not too noisy, and it alternates between being more jingly and happy with an almost Irish tune, to being more calm and soothing. Nice tune, nice lyrics, good atmosphere, what’s not to like? It doesn’t stand out and grab me, but I could listen to it for quite some time in the background.

Story / Theme:

Rokka no Yuusha / Braves of the Six Flowers anime episode 1 - Nashetania Loei Piena Augustra knows Adelt Mayer is dumb

Preach it, sister.

Noooooo! Wait, what am I objecting to? The main premise, of there being 6 heroes but 7 appearing hadn’t made an appearance yet. But I think it might be for the best, to give it an entire episode. It also makes much more sense with regards to the fiends removing potential Braves, as it means they know what is up, and knowledge is power.

I liked this episode, and I liked the characters. They were cute, and they were cute together. The Princess’s spunky attitude, how she just goes and does what she likes, how the show wasn’t afraid to have old men be strong, and then little girls be even stronger. I also really liked the Princess’s sarcastic replies to Adlet, who was oblivious, because the reason he’s getting mocked is exactly his self-infatuation and focus.

But there’s not a lot to go about here, still in setup, still in cute characters, and chemistry, and a character who’s talking big about making a name for himself but it seems when it comes down to it is actually interested in doing the right thing, in saving the world. It was mostly fun, it was well-made, but will need to watch at least one more episode to see what the show actually wants to do, and if all it wants is to give us a fun romp? That could be fine too.

Return to the Rokka no Yuusha Episodic Notes page.

One comment on “Rokka no Yuusha Episode 1 Notes

  1. Fyre says:

    This particular series is a slow, slow burn, mostly thanks to the light novel taking its time with things and the anime being quite faithful but doing its best to adapt. I’d give it until Episode 5 or 6 to make a final decision, simply because you really won’t be seeing the backbone of the show until then. ;)

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