First Episode Review for: Dantalian no Shoka
Summary : A young lord visits his dead grand fathers estate, only to finds a young girl and a mystery involving phantom books
Animation : Good quality subdued animation, a pleasure to watch and really captured the English countryside well
Plot Potential: The Japanese obsession with the Elizabethan age meets their obsession with English Librarians , chuck in a load of magic and you have a fine time for all.
Characters: Excellent characters with both depth and a surprising amount of originality, nice to also see an Englishman portrayed in a way that I was not ashamed to be associated with.
Music: Nothing special, but a nice use of brass instruments, which wither intended or not matches the area in England it is set (looks like Yorkshire to me)
Reminds me of: Black Butler meets Read or Die
Overall: A definite one to watch, I was riveted to the screen.
Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!