Trinity Seven | Ruined by Harem?
Trinity Seven was an Anime I really liked, mainly because it involved magic and I love magic Anime. Trinity Seven aired during the Fall of 2014, but like all promising Anime, anything that has a ‘decent’ story must die the pointless harem. Today, we look to see the answer. Was Trinity Seven ruined by the Harem?
“One day, the bright red sun stopped shining, causing the “Breakdown Phenomenon”—the destruction of Arata Kasuga’s town and the disappearance of the people inhabiting it. All, however, is not yet lost; by utilizing the magical grimoire given to him by his childhood friend and cousin Hijiri Kasuga, Arata’s world gets artificially reconstructed.
In order to investigate the phenomenon, Lilith Asami appears before Arata, whose artificial world suddenly disintegrates. He is given two choices: hand over the book, or die. However, Arata chooses the third option—enrolling in the top-secret magic school Royal Biblia Academy, where six other magical users await him. Together with Lilith, these six form the Trinity Seven, the elite of the school who each bolster their own power and skill.
With the ambition to save Hijiri and the help of his newfound friends, Arata stops at nothing to prevent the destruction of his beloved hometown and to bring his best friend back.”
Ruined by Harem?
Maybe, just a little bit. I think so. Here’s why I think this Anime was ruined by the harem. Like all promising new Anime that air whenever they’re aired, each of them has the potential to be something great, to be the next ‘big’ thing. However, somehow, someway, the studio finds a way to sneak a harem into the Anime. Completely ruining the actual story of the Anime and making into something not really worth watching anymore, unless you watch for the ‘Plot’.
I believe this Anime had something special. It was originally a story where Arata loses his sister in this horrific event. So then Arata embarks on this journey to get his sister back. Now would this make for a good story? I think so. A brother doing whatever it takes to get his beloved sister back, harnessing his anger and turning it into something powerful. But no, it wasn’t supposed to happen like this.
Arata goes to a magical school to learn the skills of magic and to control the power he has stored inside of him. But along the way, he meets members of the group ‘Trinity Seven’ whose main goal is to fight off evil doers who threaten the stability of the magic world and of the real world. The only problem is each one of them eventually in some way, shape or form they get into an ‘erotic’ situation with the main protagonist Arata. It all goes down hill from there. The Anime for a period of time just focuses on the harem itself and the different relationships.
Referencing the main objective that was lost some odd episodes ago, which was to save his sister. Then it pulls to different side stories that make each member of ‘Trinity Seven’ fall in love for Arata. HOWEVER, eventually, the Anime does get back on track for I think one episode? Towards the end of the Anime, Arata finally sees his sister. Only to have her push her away as his sister falls into the darkness, paving a new story to be made. This is the studio’s hope in saving the Anime that they themselves ruined. It hasn’t exactly worked just yet because there isn’t a season two, but we’ll just have to see what happens in the world of Anime.
So was the Anime ruined by the harem? Yeah. Pretty much.
I didn’t make it very far into Trinity Seven. While I liked the initial set up, it quickly just became a stock standard harem story and it wasn’t a particularly interesting harem. Once it became clear what the real focus of the show was, I dropped it.
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