So, I didn’t watch Re: Creators when it was coming out because I had far too much to be doing but after seeing a few recommendations for it and having a sick day I decided to go and watch it. Part of the reason I didn’t watch it when airing is because it’s only available over in the UK through Amazon Prime and I mainly keep up to date through Crunchyroll and Funimation so.
Re: Creators is an anime about characters from various anime coming to life, they’re brought to the real world by the Military uniform princess Altair. With those from anime brught to the real world dubbed the ‘creations’, some join her side in the aim to destroy the real world and some of them join the side of the Creators or gods in a hugely fantastic battle for humanity. Protagonist Sōta aims to do all he can to help the creations Selesia and Meterora find a way to stop Altair in her plan as both more creations join her side and more creations appear.
This anime is striking for multiple reasons, firstly that it’s plot is infact really interesting. Characters such as the magical girl realising that her attacks do actually cause damage or the creators realising the effects that their design choices have on their characters is really interesting. The show breathes creativity and it’s focus on the idea that our collective belief in an idea can make it true is really interesting. The show also can be praised for it’s use of archetypes, the show works so well because the creations for the most part are cut out anime stereotypes from various series, this works becuase you can imprint certain characters from different shows onto them as you go through.
The show also boasts stella visuals, the team from Troyca boast very strong striking designs from their previous shows but this show really did stand out, the sound design from Hiroyuki Sawano also left a strong impression through out the show.
I also just want to touch on how clever the story design is, certain characters abilities are incredibly complex when thought about however the way in which they’re presented and how they work all makes sense within the bounds of the show and all meshes quite nicely, I had huge appreciation for this.
All in all if you want an incredibly entertaining battle royale added with some interesting thought provoking looks at story writing then Re:Creators is definitely the show for you!