Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
Synonyms: Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Japanese: 最弱無敗の神装機竜《バハムート》

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2016 to Mar 28, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: LantisOrange
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Lerche
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Synopsis

Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier, accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, incurring her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.

(Source: ANN)

Review

Every converted anime fan has a harem that breaks them out of the cycle of watching nothing but anime harems. While you might hate the show that causes this change you can look on it later with a look of thanks as your last goodbye to the genre. So that’s why I have mixed thoughts towards Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, it’s the show that caused that change in me.

I remember being a fan of the harem genre and being a little dissatisfied with it. I enjoyed the comedy more than anything and liked the comedy of tropes, but then I always had the thought that everything is just copying everything else. I would often think “Oh this is just copying Nisekoi” or any other harem show without thinking of the genre as a whole. Well this show was the ultimate moment where every single thing in this show was derivative of every other harem I had seen, with a bafflingly stupid and incoherent plot at that. But that wasn’t where this ended.

I saw the fan feedback for this show, and people actually wanted a sequel! I was then even more amazed when I saw news (I think it was fake news now) that there was actually a season 2! It made me think about the shows I had seen and I made a few realisations.

While not all harems could have done this the only reason why Nisekoi was my favourite show at the time was that it was my first. If I had seen everything in a different order then my attitudes would have shifted entirely. I would have been baffled at the people wanting Nisekoi season 3 while wanting this show to get a season 2! Then everything fell apart and I may as well explain why.

Every character in the show was someone I’d seen before. Not only that but every plot I had seen was something I had seen before. What I mean is that not only were the mechs copies of everything else but the whole marriage plot and ending was also the exact same!

This is obviously an exaggeration since I don’t think I’ve ever seen a harem this confusing but on the whole this is proven to be correct.

Just repeating things that have already been said isn’t necessarily cause to call a show bad. There isn’t a lot of original things anyway so if you’ve consumed so much of everything else of course things are going to start repeating. It was the fact that everything was so boring and nothing made sense.

I felt like I was watching the whole show out of order. In fact I probably was watching the whole show out of order since the app I was watching it on actually had done that before. There was this one episode which ended on a cliff-hanger after the characters had been exploring a dungeon for the whole episode and I made a stupid remark thinking that they’ll all be at a party in the next episode. Well I was right.

I understood nothing about the plot by the way, it’s exposition was like SAO but also worse since what they were explaining was so stupid you had no idea what was happening.

So should you watch this? Not if you have taste. But if you like harem anime I would call this a must watch since maybe this might be the one to finally break you!

Recommended

No recommendations today, nobody should like anything like this. You know what you want if you liked this anyway.

Shows from the same studio: Lerche

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