14 thoughts on “Re:Creators Review | And Yet Again, Another Formulaic Anime”

  1. I’ve watched Re:Creators because I am a fan of the composer Hiroyuki Sawano and I understand what you mean. The first 2 episodes are actually good, and throughout the first part there are some fights here and there which I enjoyed, but the plot makes you confusing. The second part however, has a lot of talking and you will actually understand why and how everything happen, but I was actually a little bit disappointed with the the action scene’s. I do think it had a so much more potential, but it didn’t use its potential to its fullest.

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    1. Yeah, I imagined that they ended up wraping everything in the second season and to be honest the recap they did on the first episode of the second season was one of the best I ever seen, but yet again… Time is too precious and they were not able to grab my attention enough to want to spend more time with RE:Creators XD
      Really? Well, Action Animes are not really my thing so I don’t know what to expect, but I thought they were well animated 🙂 However, I believe you when you say that they didn’t use the potential to the fullest xD

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  2. At this point I’m just grateful for any excuse NOT to add a new series to my to watch list! I am really looking forward to your thoughts on Kiss him Not me. I’m still not sure what to think of it myself.

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  3. If I were to describe Re:Creators using the fewest amount of words possible; I’d say it was all about “hype”. Beatiful fight sequences, striking character designs emphasized further by using the “real world” as a backdrop, (arguably) good music, great seiyuu casting — all in all a production treat (I actually like TROYCA as a studio and was my primary reason for picking up the show, lol)

    I’d say Re:Creators does redeem itself somewhat during the second half (in that the “reveal” is not actually what we all think it is, and a lot of the questions raised here does get answered as a result), but your points are indeed valid in that characterization is very poor, especially for Kouta who’s just insufferable in the early-goings. So much so that I was mostly invested in the Military Uniform Princess and Magane than the main cast

    “So if these characters are not in their world […] who the hell is the main character now in those stories?”
    — The way I interpreted this particular mechanic was that the “real world” and the “fictional world” were two separate continuums. We see this in effect in the first episode, when Kouta sees the Vogelchevalier and Selesia before his eyes yet on his tablet Selesia is still present in the anime. So it’s not so much that they cease to exist in the fictional world when they cross over, but they become both real *and* fictional — with their existence still being tied to their fictional worlds yet having a corporeal body in the real world. Like.. a 2.5D existence, if that makes sense.

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    1. I figured that they would answer the questions sooner or later, but I was just not able to put more effort into this Anime 😛
      Oh great catch!!! I missed that detail entirely! Well, that makes sense! But brings me the question what happens when everything ends, but of course since I didn’t watch everything I can’t say that the Anime does answer that or not

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  4. I think they did with the mech pilot’s creator. And the military uniform princess is revealed to be called Altair. The whole question being asked is; what would you do if you could meet your creation in real life. How would you react to your own creation being sentient. Your characters are fundamentally your children, as you are a god in their world. The fictional cast are shaped by their world in which they were created in – they can’t escape that as easily since free will isn’t a thing for them, their fate is already determined. However by acquiring free will they want a better world from their creators. So they can be better. Funny thing is Megane killed her creator to obtain free will.

    To envy is to be human. You can’t escape that feeling. The feeling of inadequacies, the hardest feeling is being left behind by those you wish you could share something with. To be at their level.
    Both sides feel the pressure; the talented ones and the not so talented ones.

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    1. Great comment and really well put! 🙂
      I ended up not addressing the question of meeting the creator, I thought the post was lennghty enough xD However I do think that none of the characters would just forgive their creators. I mean, being the reason it could be, if you come from a World that there is war everywhere would you be ok with it? In my idea I don’t think so and probably would just do the same as Megane ahah
      Regarding the envy, I don’t agree with you sorry. You can escape that feeling, I was able to do it, so everyone can do because I’m not that special. I was able to transform envy into feeling inspired to work more and develop myself and I can say that I don’t feel envy to no one at the moment. Yeah there are people that are way better doing what I do and I want to see myself as equal as them in the future, but instead of envy I talk to myself just to push even harder, learn more, work more, give myself more. To be honest I think you can only get full happyness when you adopt this way of living. Maybe I’m sounding cheesy, but that is what I really believe 🙂

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      1. You’ve misinterpreted what I meant by you can’t escape envy. Envy is a feeling that comes naturally to everyone. How you deal with it, varies from person to person.

        I rarely talk about myself, let alone show what bothers me or pains me. I won’t go in to details. How do you escape this feeling. I work hard, learn, evaluate (criticise myself) and push myself hard in things. Yet the pay off to all that….doesn’t match the effort put in. Rinse repeat.

        From envy comes something even more dangerous….apathy.

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      2. Ah sorry! I didn’t understand that! Well yeah I can dig that! Although feeling inspired that feeling came out from feeling envy and wanting to me as someone else… Yeah it makes sense… Although I think when you live by this rule if you feel envy it would be too frail to even thinking about that.

        Regarding the subject of your cycle… Oh I can completely relate to that! My father died when I was pretty young so I put myself the pressure of being the perfect kid… As an adult I continue to pressure myself in being the best I can in everything I do (not perfect, I’ve learnt that you just can’t be perfect) and well let’s say that a lot of effort I’ve put in getting life going right had small retribution… It has been 10 years and only know it seems things are starting at least pointing to have a normal life, however it is still not great and I will need to continue push forward!

        And regarding about apathy, well it surprised me for you to point that out, because it’s completely true. Although not from envy I had a huge phase where I was just apática to everything around me. I wouldn’t get sad when I was suppose to but I wouldn’t get happier either, so yeah… It is way dangerous since you just stop living

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  5. It can get a bit more confusing and worse in the later half where logic disappears don’t wanna spoil too much but main issue at least for me is Altair, sorry if this is too much of a spoiler she becomes massively OP.

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    1. Well, that doesn’t really come as a spoiler for me! From the beginning I was expecting her to even become more and more powerful ahah It is one of those Animes from the beginning if we look carefully to it xD

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