Sacred Seven Episode 1: Smashing Start [First Impression]

Alma Nidoshi is young man who has a dangerous power where as when he gets angry or frustrated, he loses control and causes severe destruction. He finds himself confronted by a girl named Aiba Ruri and her butler requesting him to help them defeat their enemy with his power.


Eva’s First Impression:

NOTE: I apologize in advance if i make no sense because seriously I swear the heat is getting to me =_= too fucking hot.

Holy shit, that was pretty sick – but I’m going to be honest, it felt pretty rushed. From “OMG WE MUST FIND HIM” to “OMFG LEAVE ME ALONG” *GOES BERSERK* to “OMFG THERE’S SOME WEIRD MONSTER THAT PETRIFYING PEOPLE AND SMASHING THEM INTO BITS I MUST SAVE THEM!”. I think maybe they should’ve taken it a bit slower.

It looks like Sunrise is trending ‘Thumbs Up’, ‘Superpowers’, and ‘EPIC BATTLE SUITS THAT ISN’T A KNIGHTMARE/GUNDAM’ for the main characters. It definitely something that seems to have been picked off of Tiger & Bunny just a little bit, but it’s definitely refreshing to see their famous traditional animation for both the suits and look-alike-Knightmares-from-Code-Geass, rather than their 3D one that is mainly use in Tiger & Bunny while they do in fact use the 3D feature with the jewels/gems. My favourite part of this animation so far is the eyes. OMFG, THEY ARE JUST DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! But I do find that the other characters are kinda ‘bland’ if you get what I’m saying (again it’s the eyes that really stand out).

So far I like what I see in Alma’s character (not to mention he’s REALLY TALL AND RIDES A TINY SCOOTER!!!). A young man who has been through alot, lives alone, has a terrible reputation – my kind of ideal main character because it makes the story a lot more interesting. Ruri I wonder if she can fight as well, that’ll be something I’d like to see. What we do know about her is that she has this insanely powerful gem that the enemy wants, she’s mega rich (bought the school Alma goes to), and isn’t afraid of taking risks. Although when you look at her character and giving Alma a more pure gem or whatever (because he was a Darkstone and wasn’t using his full potential) it reminded me awfully alot of C.C. making a contract with Lelouch.

When I saw not only the servants are all female except for the butler (who slightly resembles Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji (definitely not the face!)). I kind of went like, “LOL WUT? MAID SOLDIERS OR WHATEVER?”, seeing them barged into the museum announcing emergency evacuations, interfering with phone calls and all that… That was pretty damn amusing.

As for the villain, can I say I absolutely LOVE its design? OMG THOSE WINGS, THEY ARE JUST LAHGK:ASHGA LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see this guy mess with them in person it’s going to be so sick. XD You just watch I might end up rooting for the villain instead *SHOT*

Now before I make this any longer: Am I blogging this? OH HELL YES.

Possibility of Blogging: YES
Possibility of Watching:  YES

 

ZeroG’s First Impression:

This show looks promising. It is a real eye candy, it is really beautiful to watch, but not only does it looks good, IT IS GOOD. The story only just started, but we already saw how things work in that world. Alma is an interesting character to follow, because while he seems to want to do good, he was always unwillingly doing wrong to people around him. He hates himself and punish himself constantly for what he did in the past. This is someone interesting to follow. I love complex characters and see their evolution over time, he looks like the perfect candidate for a slow and wonderful transformation.

It was also really fun to see a mech that looks a lot like the old knightmare model in code geass, they were awesome in code geass and I expect them to be just as fun in this show. For the transformation of Alma, I am not sure yet if I like the power he has, but we shall see. I think I just don’t know enough yet to judge if it is awesome or overdone. I liked the original form he took of an uncontrollable monster, I’m just not sure if I like the “good” version of his transformation as of yet.

The one thing I’m really curious about is if we will be explain why all the special agent dress in cute maid-like outfit. I know it is mostly for the cute-ecchi value, but they must come up with a reason in the show or I will find it annoying. random ecchi in a serious show is just random and I dislike it.

Otherwise this show looks solid, let’s just hope it stays that way and that the main character stay a mess and don’t become too much of a white knight, I hate white knights.

Possibility of Blogging: YES
Possibility of Watching:  YES

 

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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8 Responses

  1. Vantage says:

    I couldn’t help but compare this to Code Geass throughout – from the contract to his red eye, not to mention the Sutherland err, robot thing xD It didn’t disappoint, I’m definitely interested.

    Not really a fan of Alma’s generic superhero suit. *facepalms*

    • Eva says:

      Trust me you’re not the only one. XD The whole “I shall give you this gem/stone whatever” is like, “We shall make a contract and you will obtain POWA!” *SHOT*

  2. contractlol says:

    contract… kyubey… problem…?

  3. Golvmopp says:

    I just felt that they kinda skipped the introduction somewhat? He went all berserk and some very emotionally heavy stuff happened before you even got to know the guy. Like, the pain he feels when they bring up what happened 3 years ago, or why he’s so distant from everyone. When he rages and screams “leave me alone” I just felt like he was a stupid brat rather than a man who wants to protect people from himself.

    Also, the great scene when he realizes his newfound friend is in danger would’ve been SO much better if they had shown how much she actually meant to him. I mean, it didn’t seem that common for people to reach out to him.

    Seems promising, but that first episode was too heavy on the action-and-explosions trigger. Gotta love those eyes though. Kinda saves the whole episode from time to time (like when his eye went red. The Geass nostalgia made me all giddy!).

    ..I still want more though. More! MORE!

    • Eva says:

      Lets cross our fingers for some background story at some point. We’ve been only given a brief summary of what he had done and how it got him the reputation he has now, but I do get what you mean by how it felt like it skipped the intros.

      YES GIVE US MOAR, AND SUNRISE DON’T DISAPPOINT US PLZ! :D

  4. sam1456 says:

    well the whole contract thing was really stupid i didnt like it i mean his outfit was cool and then when the contract happened he looked like a power ranger lame super lame

    • Eva says:

      And thus as soon as an abridged series happen for this show, there will be several power rangers references. *SHOT*

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