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Time to go back to the 1410's as we head into the next anime I am watching this season. Though the designs are a lot more badass than the ones in 1410's, but whatever, they look cool.
1.Spoilers are abounding here folks. If you want to watch it blindly... go watch it. Spoilers are here.
2. Depending on the Anime, this can get NSFW.
3. I am watching the subbed version.
This is my first impressions of Ulysses:Jeanne D'Arc and the Alchemist Knight.
France and England have been at wars for 80 years. In the future, this will be known as the Hundred Years War.
The year is 1415, and a young man named Montmorcery go to meet up with a scientists named Nicholas Flamel so he can learn Alcamaly, but he refuses. The intro plays at the end again, so I will speaking about it here.
Liberation is a really good theme, and I think it suits the war tone well. Some of the visuals seem a bit more in place of a harem anime than here, but I think it works never the less.
Anyways. we move on to a class that focuses on 3 girls, Richemont(pronounced Richmon), Charlotte and Philip. After class, they go to see Montmorcery, as he has been skipping class to learn about Alcamly, as well as the fact that he wants to become immortal, so that he can help people and so he can stop people from dying. I am sort of getting Kouta vibes from Montmorcery, he's a good kid that just wants to help people, even saying that, he doesn't to be a knight because he doesn't want to take lives.
Anyways the four end up in a forest, and they have to fight off some English Solders, and while there the 4 ponder their futures, and vow that they will stay friends. Oh boy, with a vow like that, I can tell this anime is going to deep into the feels, and it has already started. Richemont is sent to fight the English, and this hits the dark spot in Montmorecy's heart. As such, he asks Flamel one last time to help him, but he still refuses, however, he does mention that he was trying to change his fate. However, he manages to summon a fairy from the stone called Astaroth, and the episode ends with seven years passing while Montmorecy tries to make the Elixr that will give him power. I know that timeskips are a hated anime trope, but at least this was the backstory for all of it.
The music feels atmospheric, something which suits this anime, with the sound of France always in the back ground. The anime has some really good designs and visuals, and I think that designs are still very modern while complementing the time period.
Overall, this was the back story episode. However, it was a great start, and I can't wait to meet Jeanne.
The triple header is over. Whew. This was a bit more stress-inducing that it should have been due to some outside factors(my computer breaking down being one of them), but I still enjoyed it neverless.
Anyways, that's it for now! Thanks for reading,have a great day/night, share if you enjoyed and take care.
Written By Nana Marfo