So this kid is Buddha, right?
A prince that had all the luxuries in the world and he's naive but he feels other people's suffering and might end up being a pacifist?
I'd like that, so much.
I think you may have posted in the wrong thread, or misunderstand the words 'good' and 'plot'.
Glib piss-taking aside, this was a very strong first episode, with good exposition and character setting. It's easy to see where it's going, but I'm looking forward to the next one nonetheless. Nice to see an anime in a fantasy setting that isn't complete dogshit.
Hand holding, anon
It was pretty good but Kekkai Sensen tops it.
Arslan is so lewd.
Not that anon, but I thought Plastic Memories had a strong episode 1, I thought the characters were likable and its set up its premise pretty well, and visually looked nice. I haven't watched this yet to compare, but PM has my attention.
Best first episode goes to Kekkai Sensen.
He's was getting called a prince throughout the entire episode, i'm guessing you haven't even watched the show yet so i'll let this slide.
The CGI was fine, except for that one bit where for no apparent reason they decided to make some dudes running down an alley be CGI. That was on a par with the CGI bananas in T&B.
If you can ignore (or, better, enjoy) it being a bit harem-y, it's a piece of decent low-magic fantasy, with fairly interesting characters. Also its attempts at humour generally work.
Plus it's set in Fantasy North Korea, which is something new.
Lazy ass person that made the shitty one. Here it is the non shitty one.
Current Arslan is objectively superior. Just look at the difference in shine of their armor. Arakawa Arslan can sell his chest plate for enough money to fund 2 battalions if he finds the right idiot to scam.
Meanwhile old Arslan's helmet is already rusting and clearly has seen action. At best you just put it on someone's head and use them as a decoy.
You could crop it so we know who it's talking about.
Erm, I wasn't promoting Akatsuki, it's still in my back log. I'm just saying while there aren't many anime that fits the same genre as Arslan, there's a lot when it comes to manga with minor differences.