Amagi Brilliant Park | Worth Watching?
Hi! Welcome! Tonight, we’re going to be looking at Amagi Brilliant Park, an Anime that I really enjoyed watching (Regardless of what I rated its different parts, I still really liked the anime, just fyi).
There is this trend I’ve been seeing recently in myself. I tend to review a lot of Anime that aired during 2014, which I thought was really interesting. Anyway, let’s get started! Amagi Brilliant Park is an Anime that aired in the Fall of 2014, created by the infamous Kyoto Animation, the Anime has a total of 13 episodes and touches the genres of Comedy and Magic.
Let’s get on with the review and decide whether or not the Anime is worth watching.
I really enjoyed the opening to the Anime, something about it really appealed to me. Like all Anime that I like, their intros are on my phone and this one is no exception! The anime sounds just like you’d expect a show about a theme park to sound. The music is lively and cheerful, and at the same time, it delivers hope. Background music isn’t repetitious at all and plays an essential part in making each scene seem full.
As far as characters go, Amagi has a solid line-up. Kanie (male protagonist) is quite different from the dense male leads you’ll often find in anime today, and the rest of the cast is pretty solid as well. Sento Isuzu (female protagonist) does a great job in supporting Kanie’s character throughout the duration of the show. And all of the mascot-men are there with extremely strong personalities to provide sufficient comic relief for the theme park.
This was probably a given as soon as Kyoto Animation’s name was put under the title, but Amagi Brilliant Park delivers some of the best artwork of its year. Character designs were outrageous and easily memorable, and the theme park as a whole, even when it was decaying, was a sight for sore eyes. It’s refreshing to see KyoAni constantly improving and not just taking advantage of their position in the industry and settling down in a “safe spot”. They are constantly pushing themselves to create something better, and it has been succeeding. As a reference point, please direct your attention to the Ferris wheel above. Isn’t that the best damn Ferris wheel you’ve ever seen in an anime? You’re damn right it is. Amagi has zero issues when it comes to appearance, and that is vital in keeping the audience’s interest locked in.
They are constantly pushing themselves to create something better, and it has been succeeding. As a reference point, please direct your attention to the Ferris wheel above. Isn’t that the best damn Ferris wheel you’ve ever seen in an anime? You’re damn right it is. Amagi has zero issues when it comes to appearance, and that is vital in keeping the audience’s interest locked in.
What’s disappointing about the storyline of this show is that they throw in a lot of information that seems like it’s important, but is never mentioned again. The viewers never find out what exactly happened to cause Kanie’s fallout of the entertainment industry. Sento’s affections never get let out and ultimately become meaningless when you look at the bigger picture. And then Kanie goes off on this rant about how he is terrified of heights and wants to hide it from everyone but it plays no part in determining how you look at the story. And then there was the whole thing with how
And then there was the whole thing with how Kanie somehow ran into the princess when he was a child and now felt like he was destined to save her life. It just started to seem forced, like the writers wanted there to be a story when in all actuality the show was just there to be fun. The idea was good, but countless attempts to make it deeper than it should have been really ruined its legitimacy.
So is this Anime worth watching?
I mean, that’ll be up to you. Typically Anime that only revolve around two genres don’t really sit well with viewers because everyone wants variety. Surprisingly enough, despite what I rated the Anime, I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a really refreshing Anime for me at the time because back in 2014, all I did was watch romance and drama Anime.
So my heart itself needed a little bit of happiness to get rid of the sadness, that’s why I watched this Anime. Give it a look, it doesn’t hurt to try.
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