So when i finally put down Tomb Raider (I need a Gaming Mouse cos it’s not full controller support and using a pad to move and then having to use the track pad to shoot is getting on my nerves) i decided it was time to see Re:Creators.
There was a lot of noise made about it last season and the season before and it was one of the fussier anime on the roster. I was initially uninterested but i decided to give it a shot.
Humans have designed countless worlds—each one born from the unique imagination of its creator. Souta Mizushino is a high school student who aspires to be such a creator by writing and illustrating his own light novel. One day, while watching anime for inspiration, he is briefly transported into a fierce fight scene. When he returns to the real world, he realizes something is amiss: the anime’s headstrong heroine, Celestia Yupitilia, has somehow returned with him.
Before long, other fictional characters appear in the world, carrying the hopes and scars of their home. A princely knight, a magical girl, a ruthless brawler, and many others now crowd the streets of Japan. However, the most mysterious one is a woman in full military regalia, dubbed “Gunpuku no Himegimi,” who knows far more than she should about the creators’ world. Despite this, no one knows her true name or the world she is from.
I’m 3 episodes in and i don’t know how to feel about it yet. The truth is: I don’t particularly care about the characters just yet. The thing with anime is that it is very character driven. A lot of times what makes anime memorable are the characters you meet from the eccentric to the uber cool. I saw Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito and by the end of the first episode i already cared deeply about Chise. That hasn’t happened with Re:Creators yet.
Souta Mizushino seems like a cool enough, he’s normal and whiny and so on and Gunpuku no Himegimi or “Military Uniform Princess” looks supremely badass (i’ve seen enough fan art to know she’s a fan favourite). I really liked the premise though, the idea that people who draw and write and so on create living, breathing worlds and then those things come into play in the world they live in. I write, so for me it’s fascinating to imagine having a world burst forth from the things i write or imagine.
I won’t say Re:Creators is good or bad, i guess i should give it a couple of more episodes before forming an opinion on it, what i do know for sure is that it won’t be going up on my top anime list anytime soon.