Vampires come to Japan
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Action, Historical, Supernatural, Vampire
- Airing Date : July 2018 - September 2018
- Studios : P.A. Works
Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger Introduction
In the year 1930, a group of vampire hunters known as the Jaegers, chase a group of vampires from China to Japan. The Jaegers are also looking for an item called the Ark of Sirius. The group soon learns they aren't the only people looking for the Ark of Sirius and are forced to fight against the vampires who also want to get their hands on it. The eccentric group of hunters includes the leader Willard and Yuliy, a werewolf determined to get revenge on the vampires for destroying his village and killing his mother. Although Yuily and the other Jaegers set out to stop the vampires, their quest is hindered when someone from Yuily's past appears to be working alongside the Vampires.
One of the ways Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger stands out is with its visuals. All of the character designs are great with some different human designs and a very interesting approach to the vampire designs. Alongside the character designs, there is a world that can be both dark and gritty while also having a beautiful and realistic design to the buildings and other set pieces.
With the story being centered around taking out all of the vampires, you are in store for tons of action scenes. There is a nice variety of the different scenes from one on one fist fights against the vampires to a very impressive car chase scene. Along with the stellar animation, each fight scene looks spectacular with some impressive visual effects to keep the fight scenes interesting.
1. Boring Characters
Unfortunately, many of the anime's characters are incredibly bland and do little to excite you over the course of the series. We get little in terms of character development and many of the characters seem to just be around to fill in their particular character archetype instead of feeling like an original and well-developed character. Yuliy is especially bad, with his only defining character trait being his desire to kill all of the vampires. Outside of a few good scenes involving Yuliy and Mikhail, we don't get much in terms of excitement or drama from the cast leaving much to be desired.
2. Unoriginal Story
While not necessarily bad, the story of Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger is unoriginal and boring. Rarely does the story attempt to mix it up, instead deciding to stick with the cliches of the genre. is also let down by the poor world building and lack of any interesting characters to help carry the few dramatic and meaningful scenes.
3. The Vampires
We have seen a variety of different incarnations of vampires introduced into the anime world with many of them being interesting takes on what a vampire is, but we get a vampire that is far from interesting. Outside of how the characters look, the vampires have little going on in the story. The vampires end up being little more than the bad guys the Jaegers have to take down with little explanation given to their motives or any attempts to develop them in any meaningful way
Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger has some fantastic action and visuals that really carry the series. With a lack of interesting story elements outside of the relationship between Yuliy and Mikhail it is easy to grow disinterested with the anime. If you are willing to excuse the faults in the anime's story, you will be treated to one of the best-looking anime of the season. What did you think of the Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger? Leave us a comment telling us what you think of the series.