Naked Japanese people fight against the Spanish Armada in spaceships.
I’ll quote what I wrote about the first season:
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.
The second season has the exact same problem.
So what else does Horizon offer, aside from too many characters and a senseless plot?
Well, we have some “comedy”. Generally this consists of people running around naked, groping breasts, and making breast jokes. We also have “fanservice” which consists of disgustingly large breasts jiggling. You’ll note that the world of Horizon has two sizes of breasts: ginormous and loli.
This was so bad I could hardly bring myself to make fun of it in our colloquium. Queen’s Blade was a meaningful, intelligent anime. This show? Not so much.
- Storytelling – F – Awful.
- Voice – F – Has the creativity and consistency of a ten year old writing their own fantasy epic.
- Characters – F – Who are these people? I have no idea.
- Attention Grab – F – Goes at a pace fast enough to kill people, but I have no idea what’s happening and don’t care.
- Production – F – Does it matter, when everything else is so awful?
- Overall – F
Recommendations – The Silmarillion