Genre Tags: Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Synopsis: Five hundred years have passed since the humans went extinct at the hands of the fearsome and mysterious ‘Beasts.’ The surviving races now make their homes up on floating islands in the sky, out of reach of all but the most mobile of Beasts.
Only a small group of young girls, the Leprechauns, can wield the ancient weapons needed to fend off invasions from these creatures. Into the girls’ unstable and fleeting lives, where a call to certain death could come at any moment, enters an unlikely character: a young man who lost everything in his final battle five hundred years ago, the last living human awakened from a long, icy slumber.
Unable to fight any longer, Willem becomes the father that the girls never had, caring for and nurturing them even as he struggles to come to terms with his new life, in which he feels the pain of helplessly waiting for his loved ones to return home from battle that his ‘Daughter’ once felt for him so long ago. Together, Willem and the girls gradually come to understand what family means and what is truly worth protecting.
Plot Rating: 8/10
Character Development Rating: 8/10
Progression Rating: 8/10
Animation Rating: 9/10
Conclusion Rating: 9/10
Technical Overall Rating (based on average of above ratings):8.4/10
*This rating is unbiased and based completely on the honest ratings for each category and so may often be lower than my personal rating. This is the rating you’d probably like to go by when deciding if you’ll watch a series or not, unless my explanation for my personal rating of why it deserved a better rating is one you agree with
Personal Overall Rating (based solely on my personal enjoyment): 9/10
*This rating is totally biased and based completely on my personal feelings of the anime. This will often be higher than the technical rating because sometimes I love certain series despite them being kind of bad. My reasons for the higher rating will often be given here or in the GC.
Should You Watch: If you like a blend of romance and tragedy in your fantasy anime, for sure!
General Comments: SukaSuka was one of the more talked about shows of the season and if you watch the first episode, it isn’t hard to understand why. It’s certainly got a interesting plot that grabs you from the start, but then it mellows out to a more SoL theme, all while secretly plotting to destroy you by it’s conclusion. The plot may not be action-packed every episode, but there are serious moments and when the action really kicks in, it hit you hard. The romance between the two main leads is a gradual, but certain journey and it becomes something really special, even with the heartwrenching back drop of the last half of the series. I can definitely say it’s one of the better ones of the lacking Spring 2017 season, but for me, not the best of the season. My top three are probably more obscure, but that’s how things tend to go for me. I definitely can recommend everyone give this one a go, as I don’t think you’ll find yourself dissatisfied.
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