Fall 2014 is without a doubt one of the best seasons of anime that year with interesting and eye-catching shows after one another.
This one was a complete surprise to me since once again, this is a fantasy anime or at least an anime with fantasy elements in it and also based on a game. Now, sometimes this can backfire and bore me out of my skull (hint-hint…this year’s Rokka) but what made this work is…..
Well……play the music. Our #12 is….
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis was a ride from beginning to end. The anime felt like what if Pirates of the Caribbean was an anime….only with all the fun and excitement of that and minus whatever shit Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley got. A rousing adventure anime with a charismatic lead Favaro Leone (with a nice afro if I may say so myself) with help from his partner/rival Kaisar Lidfald and the demon woman Amira and the fantasy aspect actually made the anime more interesting in my eyes rather than just a generic JRPG-ish throwaway title and it was a great effort from studio MAPPA, who are quickly becoming one of my favorite anime studios for unique anime.
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
Animation by MAPPA / licensed by FUNimation Entertainment