Wow, this anime starts so bad O.o I am really surprised. Let’s go with it this way. I’ll just write down what I was thinking while watching the first episode.
First, there was this opening. It offends me. It is so generic, so deprived of anything that might make me be interested in the show. The music is ok. But I had hard time waiting for the opening to end. Tough in that sense in conveyed the idea of the first episode quite well.
After the opening we saw the main character. I was interested here, because even so I have never seen the show, the look of the mark that this guy has under his eye and his bird, all that was familiar.
After that we see all this stuff with the cursed building (it was church, I think?). Then there was this scene with a very stupid and uninteresting cop. I wasn’t really interested but it was ok, I was ready to watch on. If you haven’t watched the anime, what happened is that two cops was trying to inspect the church and one of them got killed, and the other one, a girl, was saved by our hero.
But then the stuff started to fall down. Our protagonist (Allen Walker) reveals that the crimes that were committed in this cursed church is the work of akuma. And he, Allen, is the specialist in dealing with akuma. Ok. Then, with no pause we learn that the akuma in question is the husband of the sister of the girl, whom Allen saved. I must say, it sounds like a typical story from FMA series. But here it was done with no taste whatsoever. We just are told that this is an akuma and a few minutes later the thing attacked.
Then they are again in the church (again, no reason or explanation). Then the akuma and police are there, the akuma kills off all the policemen, and Allen stands and watches. The girl, whom he saved, is shocked, a dozen people she worked with were just killed in front of her. Allen doesn’t care and starts lecturing her on the nature of akuma. By that point I was really eager to end it, it was so dumb, it was almost unbearable.
We learn that the akuma is, in fact, the girl’s sister. He saw flashback of the marriage of this sister. During the ceremony the chandelier fell on her and killed her. That is so idiotic, I can’t believe that someone would put such a lame scene into an anime that is not supposed to be a comedy.
Then Allen kills the akuma with no difficulty. Witch makes him responsible for the deaths of all the police force, whom he decided not to save.
I don’t know if I will be able to go through two more episodes of this thing. I don’t want to. Though, I think it probably gets better, or it wouldn’t be so popular. We will see. Till the next time (^_^)/
Here is what all this thing is about: “Take a peek”. New series here.