Hey guys, how’s it going? Rahul here coming in with a brand new blog. I hope everyone is having a great, safe, and healthy week. So, let’s begin.
Set in the future, Japan is under the Sibyl System that maintains peace and order in society. This is enforced with the help of inspectors. There are enforcers as well who are convicted criminals that are given permission to help with the inspectors to capture other criminals. However, an error in the system allows one man to run free of any consequences to his evil actions. The inspectors and enforcers must di anything they can out of the Sibyl System to stop him while also learning more about this system.
A lot of mixed opinions about this show. For the most part, while I do appreciate the action and plot, the story was bland and boring. I couldn’t come to appreciate the dark theme this anime was a going for and that caused me to find myself losing focus and in worst cases falling asleep.
First off, while the main plot of the story was related to the catching of our villain, Makishima, I do feel that this plot is overshadowed by the Sibyl System. We dwell more into the secrets of the reliability of this system and the people working behind it. Of course, our main character, Akane, an exemplary student, learns more of the deep and dark secrets behind the Sibyl System but I came here to watch a regular high-tech, action anime and that’s where I felt the anime lacked. While whatever action was portrayed to us was pretty intense and fun to watch, it was certainly not up to the mark considering most of the screen time was related to Akane being juggled between the enforcers and the Sibyl System.
Next, coming up to the character of Kougami. Now here’s an anime I want to watch. With Kougami as the main star and a full background story of where he comes from and what he’s done to reach that point in the anime. I feel like that would build up the intensity and quality of action in the anime for sure. While Akane is by no means a “boring” character because its fun to watch her struggle with her life changing dilemma. It still doesn’t change the fact that the show was dominated with Kougami’s great action and a desperate attempt at looking beyond the title of an enforcer. Although, the whole ending where he tries to take matters into his own hands was just a stretched out plot design, the beginning portions of the anime would’ve forced me to quit without him.
One of the biggest areas that the anime lacked in was character development. I felt that the spider characters were very under represented and this caused us to be able to enjoy a selected few characters. We get a slight back story of Akane, Kougami, Makishima, and others but it wasn’t enough for the audience to empathise with their emotions. I couldn’t even relate much to the side characters because of limited screen time. But even whatever was shown didn’t allow me to make any of them a “favourite” character in my eyes.
I don’t feel like there’s much to discuss more about this anime. I had a lot of expectations because I heard good reviews but it didn’t really hit the mark for me. The opening and ending songs were very average as well. The animation was just regular, nothing spectacular. With my expectations low for a short second season I expect my response to be quite different. And now that I know the show should’ve been called “Sibyl System”, I’ll be going into the season with different expectations of my own as well. Although I feel that there might be people who appreciate this show a lot because of the fact that there is such a well developed system with such an intricate past story. So, I guess I would recommend this anime to those set of people. Overall below average.
I would give this season of the anime 2/5 stars.