Anime is real.
Let me just plagiarize Garlock’s tweet about how I feel:
That story felt like garbage in the latter half but that doesn't make me not feel like I just lost a bunch of friends
— syrup sandwiches (@cptngarlock) September 24, 2017
The main story was really dumb and the final villain and the main character felt totally half-assed. Still, it was a lot of fun to watch and it made you attached to all the characters from the various fictional anime and their creators. Really a shame that the higher level story couldn’t hold together better than it did. Even more of a shame since all the side-stories were great. The multiple deaths were all used to great effect, the gun guy’s story was a tearjerker, the harem girl was hilarious, and even the guy with the stand, Shinji, and the cheap Monogatari ripoff turned out pretty well. But the main overarching story wasn’t too hot.
It reminds me a lot of Guilty Crown. Looked amazing, great music, and it seems so cool that it makes you really want to like it. Thank God Re:Creators didn’t even come close to the levels of stupidity of Guilty Crown.
Also, I love how at the start everyone thought Selesia was the main character, and she totally got upstaged by Meteora. Also one of my favorite episodes was the recap episode. Never thought I’d say find myself saying such a thing…
- Storytelling – C – Main story was very weak, rest was good.
- Voice – B – Super stylish.
- Characters – B – Great, but main villain sucked, and MC was meh.
- Attention Grab – B – Kept my attention.
- Production – A – Looks amazing, great soundtrack.
- Overall – B
Recommendations – Guilty Crown, Princess Tutu
5 thoughts on “Re: Creators Review — B”
I rewatched the recap episode like three times haha
Fun fact – Hiroe Rei confirmed Re Creators was inspired by the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Last Action Hero, which featured action hero characters discovering the real world.
Re Creators just dipped stronger into the meta philosophies of creating, creations and its impact on an audience (sometimes too strongly, I think.).
I know people said the way they dealt with Altair sucked, but it does make sense in a way. If the charismatic villain is physically undefeatable, then you need to fight them mentally and take away their motivations for fighting in the 1st place.
Plus, Aoki did say it reflects how in real life, sometimes you’ll fail no matter how hard you try.
Interesting, I didn’t know that! I don’t mind how they defeated Altair. I just didn’t think she was a particularly good villain in the first place.
I liked it…
but I also felt something was missing…in the end….
like the feeling they could do better with that story and characters…