... I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT SHIT CLICHE ANIME ARMY MILITARY ORDER!?
Oh I see. So the flashlight jutsu is specials of the Empire? Where the fuck is the Aldera knowledge when Kioka need them? Talk about only teaching but not learning, Jean.
And yeah yeah no need to explain the scene again.
Why not act like a leader, btw? I was hoping you'd be one of the cliche anime antagonist that keeps his/her head cool at any situation. Turns out you're just some shitty Gongjin wannabe. (Hell... even Gongjin kept his head cool.) A order freak that fail to understand chaos? Heuh...
And stop shouting, please. Not when the whole anime have failed to depict old soldier's (and modern soldier's, actually) habit of shouting almost everything.
I know you're supposed to be an idealist. But still you're a military tactician. Politician shouts their ideal. But a man of your calibre... I expect you to keep your calm against somebody "you have just met."
Eh... what's with the hunger to humiliate, btw?
Apparently the military dislike Lt. Gen that much? Even though he's leader of the northern army because the emperor told him so? You dare to question His Majesty's decision?
Apparently the Princess's a fool who thinks losing the war would mean breaking the old corrupt system, and going as far as willing to pay the price with not only losing her personal title and wealth, but also risking her people into slavery of a country that applies old days mercantilism.
Oi... stop reading your books and start trying to go to papa's court, Princess.
Well, no worries, Mr. Writer would not go that far into the dimension. He'll stop when the protagonists' roles in the story are over.
1. In overall, it's decent war anime. It's nowhere near special, but still a decent watch.
2. The main theme, and the main focus of this particular series and adaptation, is about how war affects people who knows little of it. Not a bad thing to show. At the least we know people buy.
3. But there's a lack of an exposure for a main antagonist, that serves as the dark hand that controls all. That made things felt like it's just Ikta & friends OP-ing everyone. The antagonists... are all mob bosses. While Jean is that nemesis character that the writer probably plans to turn into friend in the future (whether literally, or not.)
4. And there's a lack of proper world building, which is very unfortunate considering Ikta's studious personality is pretty much the tools to do so. He always talk science, now if that's the case then he should have, at some point, try to learn about that little thing on his shoulder more than the conventional knowledge of that world.
The politics, too, are messy. Mostly explained in early episodes of that useless Princess whose name I cannot pronounce, and also during Ikta's & Yatori's childhood episode.
5. Now, the reason for all of that is because they want the war tragedy to be the only thing we pay attention. (well, that and the battle and the Yatori killing people.) They don't dare to insert other elements, in fear they will ruin the pace. Now that's a good call on the staff' part.
6. But that doesn't excuse the main problem that, in a war opera such as this, details of the world is so important, because it'll serve as motive of the war, and basis for any tactic the commanders' may pull. So if that detail isn't explained... what the hell am I suppose to think about, after I watch this every week?
(or well, maybe it's the LN that sucks? I don't know. I don't read it. Either way, somebody's missing something in their story-telling.)
7. So, yeah, I'm pretty disappointed that the director paid more attention to getting top-class animation and vibe, and ignored the elements that should have turned this super convenient shit plot line into something good. 6 is shit, it is, from me.