Anime Sunday: GoHS Episode 01 Impressions

This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with a Summer 2020 series. It’s my GoHS Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot: The plot is pretty good, and I wasn’t really expecting this to capture my attention the way it did after how thoroughly unimpressed I was by the Tower of God from last season. It’s got plenty of action scenes to fulfill my inner 8 year old that loved watching Dragon Ball, and is well written enough to interest me now. Though that is probably due to the various ties into different mythologies from across the world.

Characters: Our main character is Jin Mo-Ri and he’s a pretty fun guy. He’s much more laid back than some of the more recent protagonists I’ve watched which is nice. The rest of the cast is okay, but I have a feeling I’d prefer reading the original Manhwa to get a better handle of characters. That could be totally wrong though.

Art: The animation is done by MAPPA, who animated series like Zankyou no Terror and Altair. So while they are pretty good, they aren’t near my gold standard of ufotable sadly.

Music: The musical score fit the episode, that’s all I can really say here.

Overall: A fun first episode in a series that grabbed my interest when I didn’t expect it to.

For those who like: Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Mythology.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Manga Monday: Musketeer by Kim Joon-Hyung

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This week for Manga Monday I’m covering a Korean Manwha! It’s Musketeer by Kim Joon-Hyung!

Plot Synopsis: The King’s royal guards, comprised of warriors who possess the top skills in all the nations. People call them the “Musketeers”. If a Musketeer serves Korea’s king, they are revered and honored.

Plot: The plot starts off with an execution, and than get’s pretty much right into the action. The lead is Yi Soho, a swordsman on the way to the capitol in order to take the test to become a Musketeer, and while his reason’s for doing so are pretty mysterious at the moment I’m pretty darn intrigued. I’ll definitely be following this Manwha, hopefully it continues to be as awesome as it has.

Characters: Soho seems to be a pretty bad ass swordsman and I definitely enjoy it, the rest of the cast is interesting as well, but it’s rather small for right now.

Art: The art is awesome, something you don’t always see with Korean Manwha, but this seems to be an exception like The Breaker was.

Overall: If you enjoy a story filled with action and intrigue, Musketeer will be right up your alley.

For those who like: Action, Martial Arts, Political Intrigue, Excellent Plot, Fantastic Lead, Awesome Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.