Life and Death: Hitsugi no Chaika

Good afternoon~ Time to change the mood of my blog with something nice to watch.

Originated from LN, 12volumes and completed. Anime lasted for 2 seasons, 12 and 10 eps with 1 OVA.

Storyline is pretty smooth. The comedy elements are pretty well done, and the unique way of Chaika’s speech is also pretty slick. The ep span is pretty ok, 22eps was pretty well done, they managed to use all the eps wisely and it progresses at a pretty stable rate. Ending was pretty well wrapped, a slight pinch of feel but the ending was a happy one, and finally Chaika speaks normally now. Then the OVA came and was hoping for some epilogue but ended bring me back to season 1 and added quite a few comedic gags… But still not bad. Another season would not be needed as the wrap up is pretty well done already.

Artwork done by Bones. Not bad but there is some cases of inconsistent frames and drawings, its feels a bit like Production IMS doing Twintails all over again. Whats worst is that they did not correct them in the BD ver. Combat scenes are average but i have seen better.

Music is pretty well done. Both OPs by Nomizu Iori and EDs sang by Coffin Princess, consists of Anzai Chika, Zogo Saeko and Makino Yui. The OPs are exceptionally good, one of the best from Nomizu Iori herself. BGMs are pretty awesome too.

VAs are pretty nice and long too. Majima Junji, Anzai Chika, Saito Chiwa, Hosoya Yoshimasa, Nomizu Iori, Zogo Saeko, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, Makino Yui, Toyama Nao, Okitsu Kazuyuki, Tange Sakura, Sakurai Takehiro, Murase Ayumu. Nothing much to point out, they did their jobs well.

Score

Story: 8.5/10 (S1), 8/10 (S2), 7.5/10 (OVA)

Art: 7/10

Music: 8/10 (S1), 8.5/10 (S2, OVA)

VAs: 8.5/10

Recommended, but some might enjoy, some might not. Its pretty neutral and it does not have much positive points to make people remember it, but its pretty decent already.

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