“If I am promised to the princess, then I will fight for her sake.”
In 1939 C.E., the imperialist nation of Germania invaded a neighboring country. All at once, that war spread throughout Europe, and the era was dragged into a spiral of a great war.
Then, in 1940, Germania’s attack turned towards the Principality of Elystadt, a small Alpine country abundant with beautiful water and greenery. – My Anime List
Based on 17 review scores:
I’m very excited for next week to see Izetta in action, and I’m thrilled to watch this show evolve over the coming weeks and months. A fantastic start to what’s sure to be one of my standbys for the season!
A magical beginning to an enchanting series.
It’s the first anime I’ve seen from the studio Aija-do Animation Works, but I’ve been very impressed with the show so far.
To sum it up, Shuumatsu no Izetta was an amazing anime with great characters, great animation, great music, and just the right kind of yuri to keep you coming back for more. Though, I still feel like the story could have been extended to a few more episodes, which is why I�m now at least waiting for some specials or something similar to this, because let�s be honest here, everyone wanted to see Izetta and Fin� be united again at the end, didn�t we?
This was not a bad anime by any means and I think it is definitely a must-watch from this season. Elliot and I loved to watch this during the cold season as it helped warm us up; I think my cold-frosty heart actually beat for once! So despite its short comings, I think if you�re looking for something sweet to watch, watch this raisin cookie.
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Izetta: The Last Witch has the makings of a really enjoyable series. It’s got at least one and potentially two good main characters, and the story should be ready to take off running now that it’s gotten a fair amount of exposition out of the way. Unless something really spectacular comes along, I’m parking it at the top of my streaming queue for the foreseeable future.
Based on the first and second episodes I thought this was going to be great, but fan service has been substituted for the development of the main characters’ relationship. The animation quality also drops significantly after a gorgeous first episode.
I’ve watched the first ep and I have to say it has promise the animation is great the setting is amazing if u are wondering weather to watch this I would say to right ahead
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Fans of war-themed entertainment, especially those who have been looking for an anime with a (passably) vanilla depiction of World War II in Europe, should definitely give this show a go.
If “fan of war-themed entertainment” doesn’t describe you, I’d strongly recommend watching something else. Not that this show won’t have anything to offer you, but I have a feeling it’d mostly fall flat.
Given the fact that this is set in an alternate 1939 and features a witch defending a country one might be forgiven for thinking that it is somehow connected to ‘Strike Witches’ but it isn’t; this is different in many ways. Most obviously the villains are very much human and secondary characters can die. There is plenty of gripping action which is well animated and looks great. The characters are distinctive and believable� within the context of a world where witches are real; the good guys are likable and the bad guys are suitably villainous. There is a conclusion that nicely wraps up the story so I wouldn’t expect more. Overall a solid series that features plenty of impressive action, a good story and interesting characters.
Characters are bland, it does a poor job at setting up the story and the aesthetic is all over the place. It is pretentious, braindead otaku fodder in every way, and it’s trying to portray itself as something much smarter and more inspired than it is. It even has the nerve to get a close up on a golden luger held by a nazi, and then it says “Who dares wins” on the grip. That’s downright insultingly bad!
I mentioned fanservice, but what it has is pretty mild. You get one instance of Izetta hand-bra-ing herself after one of the maid girls literally yanks her dress right off her, and there is the groping scene later in the same episode, as well as some commentaries and comedy about how Fin�’s entire staff are made up of very buxom girls, and she’s envious of their buxomness. It just stands out a bit more since the show is otherwise relatively clean.
I can�t broadly recommend this series, which is frustrating, because with less reliance on trying to sell trite story tropes through blatant sex appeal, it could have been great. Not historically accurate, but an imaginative start. Instead it�s a disheveled mess that I might revisit.