This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering the first half of the hour long premier of my most anticipated Anime of this season! It’s my ReZero Episode 01 First Half Impressions!
Plot Synopsis: Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked.
Plot: Subaru is a huge nerd and it’s quite amusing to see his reaction to his sudden transportation to a different world. It’s not nearly as sophomoric as KonoSuba from last season which is great, but it’s not nearly as serious as Grimgal either, though I’ve only watched the first half of the first episode since it’s an hour long.
Characters: Satella is a great female lead, and even though we don’t know too much about her back story yet, I’m pretty sure she’s dealt with huge racial discrimination from just being who she is. Subaru on the other hand being someone from Modern Earth, isn’t so hung up on it so it’s refreshing to see a character who just is happy to be somewhere new.
Art: The animation is done by a studio called White Fox, a studio I’ve never heard of but I’m loving this first half thus far so I’m happy for now! The art is wonderfully animated, although one small complaint is that the random people on the street that just pass by seem to be CG rather than animation. That is really my only complaint and I’ll probably get over it quickly.
Music: The music in this first half was wonderful, and while we didn’t get to experience the opening or ending themes yet, I’m hoping it will match the series well.
Overall: I’m pretty sure that this doesn’t feel like the calm before the storm sort of episode, but damn if it isn’t well done and I’m super excited for this series to continue. It will also be a 2-cour series, which means plenty of time for plot pacing to be properly done.