A group of enigmatic white-haired children has been spotted at different times and places in Europe for over 500 years. Always with the appearance of 11-year-olds, they behave far more mature than they should be, never grow old, and seem to have supernatural power. What they have been seeking is a girl, and the only clue they have is a picture with a crescent moon. Now, in the year of 2012, an athletic boy named Tohma is about to be involved in this centuries-long mystery. – My Anime List
Based on 10 review scores:
I am very fond of this show. If you go in expecting something specific, I think you will be disappointed but if you can take it for what is then I think you will have a good time.
The Nihon Review
Fantastic Children may not be fantastic (in The Nihon Review sense of the word), but it is an awesome anime nevertheless. If even one anime per year had a plot as good as this one I would consider myself a blessed individual. Epic in its scope, but down to earth in the way one can relate to it, Fantastic Children is one title that everyone can enjoy.
My Anime List
A lot of people would probably just ignore it after looking at the front picture alone, which is too bad because it’s a pretty damn good show with a unique and interesting plot along with a great cast and a solid OST, you might not like it as much as I did but I guarantee it’s definitely worth watching, it’s only real flaw is how lame the name is.
A breath-taking anime with an excellent story and a consecutive feeling of nostalgia, a musical score that worths awards and…emotions. Many, and bitter emotions.
Brilliant — ashame that it has been overlooked by many.
The average visuals are compensated by the excellent story. It starts of somewhat slow, but it does gather momentum. What seems like a simple premise will soon develop into a much more complex and epic story.
Watch it — you won’t regret it.
Anime News Network
Despite its youthful look, Fantastic Children is a series aimed at older audiences which shouldn’t be allowed to slip through the cracks. It can suck you in with its strong musical score and well-paced and involving storytelling, but its dub is only tolerable to the most hard-core dub fans.
The mystery is more than enough to hold the attention, it’s downright compelling to boot. You’ll be “just one episode more”-ing your way through the collection before you know it.It may seem as if I have been unfairly harsh on Fantastic Children, but it’s easy to talk about the negative sides. The positives about the show are the story, and the mystery, and if I even scratched the surface of those aspects, the show is then spoiled, and you may as well not bother with the discs. Fantastic Children is thin, exceedingly thin, but it manages to stand up well regardless. It’s twice the length it really needs to be, some of the secondary characters that could have been developed more in the runtime, simply aren’t, but taking the time out to watch the show is all justified by the conclusion. And even with all the spoilers and whatnot, I still found at least one genuine, unexpected plot revelation to appreciate. The trouble is that it’s a one time only deal. The first time may be a blast, but I can foresee that re-watching Fantastic Children will be a severe disappointment. Fantastic Children is definitely worth renting. With discs authored this poorly though, and a rather flawed execution of a fascinating premise, I wouldn’t recommend a purchase.
With better visuals and faster pacing, and perhaps better action, this could be a masterpiece.
Someone had a really great idea for a story here. Unfortunately in this case a great story idea did not result in a great anime, due to flawed execution.