Normally in a review I give a brief summary of the show. Here I’m not going to bother trying, because Horizon is utterly incomprehensible. Apparently the light novel series even has a thousand page prequel, which couldn’t be covered in the anime.
I read a lot of people saying that this means Horizon has a great setting, with a ton of detail. But they have it completely backwards. This means that Horizon has a terrible setting, that takes a thousand pages to understand! We could compare Horizon’s setting to Lord of the Rings, which Tolkien also wrote thousands of pages of background material for. The difference is that to read the Hobbit, you don’t need to be fluent in Elvish or understand Middle Earth’s cosmology. This is what Horizon seems to expect from its viewers in order for them to achieve the barest minimum of understanding.
Horizon is boring, too. Three quarters of the show consists of people shouting gibberish at each other. I have no idea who these people are, either. There were probably fifty characters in this show. I can name two of them.
The rest of the show’s time is spent having the main character grope breasts. Here I can go into more detail, because despite the enormous cast, there were only two types of breasts. Half of them were disgustingly enormous, bigger than the characters’ heads, while the other half were non-existent. These were, of course, also groped.
I’ll end on a positive note. The show was a trainwreck, but it was the kind of trainwreck that you can’t peel your eyes off of as you watch it derail and blow to smithereens.
- Plot / Script – F – Incomprehensible.
- Characters – F – Too many, and I didn’t care about any of them.
- Production – C – It looked decent, I guess.
- Overall – F
Recommendations – Anything Else