Tsushima isn’t finished yet!
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Action, Drama, Historical, Military, Samurai
- Airing Date : July 2018 September 2018
- Studios : NAZ
Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki Introduction
With a group known as the Mongols looking to invade Tsushima Island, Princess Teruhi turns to the Dazaifu magistrate for help. The magistrate sends a group of skilled prisoners to help fight against the invading forces. Although the group of prisoners fight amongst each other at first, they start to help the people of the island in preparing for the battle. With the former Kuchii Jinzaburou leading his fellow prisoners, they help the clans of Tsushima Island fight against the invading army.
1. Bloody Action Scenes
If you came looking for action, Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki has you covered. The action scenes are exciting and look great, with plenty of blood and gore to spare. Despite being featured heavily in every episode, the action scenes never get boring and are able to keep themselves fresh and interesting with the different tactics we see used throughout the series.
Many historical anime focus on the same few major time periods, Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki brings a whole new time period to the world of anime. The series brings everything you love about historical anime and focuses it on the Mongol invasion of 1274. The action in the series does a great job at capturing the dark side of a war with the amount of bloodshed and damage war causes.
3. The Characters
The group of exiled prisoners brought to help against the invasion are all unique and have their own skills that we get to see them use. The characters include Jinzaburou the samurai, Onitakemaru the club-wielding pirate, the young thief Amushi and much more. Each of the characters is able to use their unique skill set and gets their time to shine during the battles. Not only are the prisoners all interesting characters, but there are also great characters like Princess Teruhi who, despite her status, is shown to be able to fight and is willing to put herself in danger to protect her people.
1. Screen Filter
The animation in Angolmois is not bad and the action scenes all look nice, but the filter the show uses may be very off-putting to some viewers. The anime uses an unmoving paper-like filter that stays on the top layer of the anime at all times to give off an older feel to the anime. While this may not be a deal breaker to everyone, it can take quite a bit to get used to.
2. The Story
The story can be quite interesting at times and the ever-changing dynamic between the exiles and the Islanders is one of the best parts of the anime, but there are times where the story fails. Many of the events that happen throughout the series are predictable and can feel quite boring. The story also fails with some of the characters and their relationships like the clumsy way the anime shows off Teruhi's romantic feelings for Jinzaburou.
3. Lack of Development
Hardly anything is ever said about the invading Mongol army, leaving much up to the viewer to figure out. Very little development is given to the Mongols and they are just there to do bad things without any reason. The Mongols come off as one-note villains and could have been replaced with anything and the story wouldn't have been changed in the slightest.
Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki's strengths lie in its action and its main characters, but falls short with some of its story elements. If you are looking for an action show with a unique feel to it, this may be the perfect show for you. If you are looking for something a bit deeper with a focus on story or if you can't stand seeing an abundant amount blood and killing, you won't have much to love about this series. What are your thoughts on Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki? Let us know that and more in the comments below.