Anime review : God Eater

BurnsyCEO
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God Eater is based not off a manga or light novel, but a game of the same name. The animation studio is Ufotable which you should know are the same guys who did Fate/zero, and Kara no kyoukai. But unlike them this anime is done completely in CGI......and it looks BEAUTIFUL.

Story: 7/10
The story is the weakest part of this anime as its very similar to attack on titan.......the remnants of humanity living behind a wall, protected from creatures known as Argami who are impervious to all conventional weaponry and can only be killed using weapons known as God Arcs, the ones who wield these weapons are the God Eaters.
The story was initially a turn off for me and I was gonna drop it after watching 1 episode because it looked super generic and cheesy and a clone of AOT but luckily I ended up watching a couple more episodes and I got hooked. The story is not the main reason why though although it gets a lot better when they start explaining the origins of the aragami, the god arcs and the backstory of the characters.
But the one flaw that remains is the lack of much realism......our protagonists basically being superhuman when they fight, their weapons doing pretty impossible stuff and lenka surviving and fighting after sustaining what should have easily been fatal wounds

Characters: 9/10
The first thing the main character says in the anime is "I want to kill the aragami" and I was like oh another Eren, But Utsugi Lenka is a much more cool and composed main character. He doesn't talk much, isn't very stupid or headstrong like other shounen heroes, and is more mature and likeable.
This goes for every other character too, none of them falls into any generic anime trope though you might have seen some of their traits before, they feel so much more real and fleshed out in this anime. Especially Lindow, Johannes and paylor. Alisa started off a really badass character but they turned her into a little bitch and that alone makes me angry.

Animation: 10/10
Like I said, the entire anime is CGI and its the best looking CGI I've ever seen. And being CGI, you can do these really cool tricks with the camera which lets you zoom and pan without the animation going to shit and they use it plenty in fights to really good effect and gives it that live action movie feel. Most of the time you'll see CGI faces end up falling in the uncanny valley but ufotable manges to pull it off somehow and the characters look really good. I saw some inconsistency here and there but its forgivable. A side effect of having such nice looking characters is that all the female characters are very much used as fanservice.But I can't take a point off of it for a reason like that. The level of detail in some scenes is also amazing..like this for eg. 
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Soundtrack: 8/10
I'm no expert on this but I really enjoyed the songs that were used here, they were mostly English and always complimented what was on the screen. It was both hype and emotional when it wanted to be. But this is topic most subject to opinions so I'll leave it at that. The opening is nice but a little forgettable.
One of the nice songs
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Final opinions: Over the top fights, explosions, sexy female leads, shallow (but not bad) story, amazing visuals, the linkin park esque music......yes if Micheal Bay made an anime this would be it. I would watch it till episode 3 before deciding weather you continue or drop it because ep 3 is what blew me away. I would definitely say this anime deserves a better score than what MAL gave it.

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MadaraUchiha
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Is it like a N-stop action anime from start to finish. Anddoes it have scenes in which characters literally narrte plot points and slow down the story?

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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BurnsyCEO
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(07-13-2017, 11:43 AM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: Is it like a N-stop action anime from start to finish. Anddoes it have scenes in which characters literally narrte plot points and slow down the story?

No and No. Story is told via dialogue or shown.

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(07-13-2017, 12:47 PM)BurnsyCEO Wrote: No and No. Story is told via dialogue or shown.
I see. But, it does have pulsating action sequences throughout, right? And, ones which aren't dragged out, but are fluid. Kind of like the Madara Uchiha sequence in Naruto Shippuden(not expecting that level of quality, but the excitement and exhilaration).

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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BurnsyCEO
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(07-14-2017, 04:47 AM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: I see. But, it does have pulsating action sequences throughout, right? And, ones which aren't dragged out, but are fluid. Kind of like the Madara Uchiha sequence in Naruto Shippuden(not expecting that level of quality, but the excitement and exhilaration).
I don't know what you're expecting, if you're interested it doesn't hurt to watch a few episodes.

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Nel
Sometimes the duplicate gets more cool stuff. Like log horizon. I will watch it and I love the detail

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BurnsyCEO
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(07-18-2017, 07:15 PM)Nel Wrote: Sometimes the duplicate gets more cool stuff. Like log horizon. I will watch it and I love the detail

I posted this as a suggestion for july anime and you were like "seriously?"

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Nel
(07-19-2017, 04:44 AM)BurnsyCEO Wrote: I posted this as a suggestion for july anime and you were like "seriously?"

Don't post suggestions. Only your suggestions are getting picked. So leave me a month or two. And what's that seriously thing?

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Nel
[Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] I thought he posted a review about seirei no moribito. But it's just god eater

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(07-28-2017, 12:12 PM)Nel Wrote: [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] I thought he posted a review about seirei no moribito. But it's just god eater
Yes. We can have it as our August anime.

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