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A breath of Fresh air
on 22 January 2015
Befor i start. I just want to say that the amazon price is a little to high. So if you looking to by this, Then look at the other buyer options to find a cheeper one. Now onto the anime itself.
If you've seen Baccano, this is from the same director and studio and even the same author of the light novels. So in may respects is very similer. It even cameos Issac and Miria From Baccano. Like Baccano, theres no specific protagonist for the anime. instead it centers around a group of different characters, who's stories eventually overlap one another. Its identical to Baccano, with the exception that its more chronological then Baccano. The main focuses of the story however, revolves around three friend, the mystirous 'Black Rider' and a weird information broker who is pulling the strings behind the seens. The story itself is too complicated to write, but it is a very well written, deep and compelling story which makes you feel a connection to all the participating characters.
The animation is very unique, with gray charicters for the none important characters, which helps set the tone of the series
Theis comes with the english dub for the series. Since i am one of those people who like dub's, this parts just for those who are like me. For everyone else, it naturaly has the original voices so you don't have to worry.
The english is very well done with outstanding performances from the cast. The cast, in terms of voice acting is a star studded cast, with well known voices like Crispin Freeman (Alucard, Itachi), Johnny Yong Bosch (Ichigo), Yuri Lowenthal (Saskue), Patrick Seitz, Michelle Ruff (Rukia) and even Steven Blum. The best performance goes to Johnny Yong Bosch and Crispin Freeman brilliantly portray Izaya Orihara and Shizuo Heiwajima respectively.
Overall, this is a deep, exiting and fresh anime that i would recommend to any anime fan.