The second Aniplex of America launch for Record of Grancrest Battle covers the second half of the collection, which consists of episodes 13-24 That’s not to say that the finishing is an entirely satisfied one; like the very first half, the second fifty percent includes a couple of fatalities of considerable long-standing personalities amongst Theo’s allies and the loss of a handful other small however called allies.
To get there, the 2nd half plays out like an old-school epic flavored with elements evocative a console video game. Set fight items are sprinkled with scenes of diverse leaders plotting or fretting over their circumstances, with little bits of romance stuffed into the splits. For as lots of moving items as there theoretically are in this grand game of crest-making, the story in the second half is actually reasonably simple: the hero should win over his homeland in order to develop himself as deserving of leading the Altirk Treaty, then his most potent martial adversary should be beat, as well as then two previous enthusiasts should be brought back with each other in order tore establish the originally-planned treaty that would unite the continent. That activates the final event, in the kind of real masterminds behind the Great Hall Misfortune ultimately exposing themselves and also having to be handled. There are some side problems as well, yet nothing that sidetracks a lot from the main story.
In total structure, the tale is somewhat reminiscent of fare like Tears to A Pretty Tiara, and also it takes the very same kind of “streamline the huge photo” technique seen in big-battle titles like Lord Marksman as well as Vanadis The second half likewise proceeds one of the larger defects of the very first fifty percent: attempting also difficult to make its lords colorful and distinctive.
On the plus side, several of the personalities can be compelling in their motives and also activity. The best instance is probably Milza, he of the seemingly-indomitable will and combating expertise, though this fifty percent does at some point expose that some of his seeming invincibility originates from exactly how he’s been using his crest. He’s so enamored with specific stamina and self-discipline that he has difficulty accepting that he can refrain from doing it alone, that there are various other ways to eliminate than head-on fights,