So, I’m gonna be honest: I’m not completely 100% sold on this anime just yet. I mean, yes, it’s only the first episode, and yes, nothing substantial has happened as of now but… IDK, I don’t FEEL that urge to watch next week, you know? Promised Neverland, Ep. 1, It left me wanting more. W’z Episode 1, I may have dropped it, but it left me wanting more. Kimetsu no Yaiba, IT LEFT ME WANTING MORE! I mean, most original anime tend to be hit-or-miss in general (eyeballs Chaos Dragon with hatred), and like I said, it is only the first episode, so let’s see where it goes.
I mean, at least I get to hear Takehito Koyasu play Jesus at the end. And he sounds more invested than he does in Jump Force.
Now, to give you a basic rundown, about 10 years ago, there was a war called the Unification War, in which the people who fought in it were called Fairy Soldiers. The village Suna was burned down by a general named Lay Dawn, and only two girls managed to escape. a few years later, the war ends.
In the present day, Marlya (or Maria) one the girls who escaped Suna’s destruction, is in the Mafia, attending an auction, as one of the auctioneers. Then, Free comes in (the character, not the show), and we get an exposition dump about fairies.
After that’s over, the auction is attacked by a random girl, who kills a majority of the people there for a tome, which was being auctioned off. Marlya notes that it is Veronica, the girl she escaped with some 10-odd years ago.
Marlya tries to convince Veronica to come back to the village with her- oh wait, wrong anime, but that was the gist of it. Veronica says that the old her is DEAD and GONE, and she’s never coming back. So after a fight, one of the Fairy containers falls, and Marlya touches the Fairy, getting one herself.
So after all is said and done, she joins Free, who is in the Mafia, but only as a double agent.
Like I said, I’m not 100% sold on this show yet, because nothing seemed to fit well. We don’t know who any of these characters are, yet, we’re supposed to care about them? I think that we may have skipped a few episodes ahead, or otherwise this could have made sense, but this whole episode felt disjointed, and feels like we leapt into the middle of a story, rather than the beginning.
Another thing I have to say is, I thought this would be a WAR anime, not… This. The tone feels super off, and it feels like they lied to us. I’ll watch at least an episode or two to see if it gets better, but… I just don’t know about this one, chief.
Fairy Gone is available on FunimationNow.
Until next time, I’ve been Aze, and I hope you come back to my vault.
Stay Twisted, People.