What are /a/'s thoughts on this anime?
It came to me as ridiculously well-researched on the historical context — everything from dress, village and feudal customs, and even mediaeval weapon handling was very historically accurate.
But I've also heard some people absolutely hate it. Why?
It was above average, but nothing special. They didn't actually do much with the medieval fightan except for show it happening. The whole thing about Maria
losing her virginity but not really but still losing her powers but getting them back anyway because the power of lovewas dumb as hell. Or I might be remembering wrong.
Maria a best.
>in this moment I'm no longer euphoric etc.
I liked it, but I was triggered every time someone was saying "Maria like the virgin ?!?" because :
- In France the virgin is called Marie not Maria.
- It's the most common female name by far so they shouldn't be surprised to hear it.
I think something to that effect happens near the end. Where all the witches try to defend Maria.
I liked that the gods' power was determined by worship, and that even YHWH's power would fade if Christianity lost influence.
>Bernard so Salty
Made me laugh more than it should have.
I want to echo this sentiment.
It's true that the combat/battle scenes were really well done. Makes you wonder why instead of making their protag do impossible "cool" shit, studio don't use real combat techniques. It looks way cooler and better, and of course it's more believable
I liked it, but the pacing seemed a little weird at times (she was captured so far from the final episode you could see the 'revenge'/redemption coming from miles away) and the internal conflict Maria had when she was captured seemed very unconvincing. She never really doubts her anti-fighting stance, she just seems to repeat 'why do I want to stop fights again?' a few times and then strike back when she's rescued like she never doubted herself.
Most of the inner conflicts were kinda poor, the grandmother, Joseph, but Bernard randomly going evil seemed like a rushed version of what could have been a good side-plot.
Final episode was meh, too ham-fisted with the 'they lived happily ever after' thing.
maria was the first anime I tried supporting buying all the BD's. I was hoping they would at least make a figure of her but nothing! $450+ down the drain.