Gokukoku no Brynhildr Anime Review

Indotechboy — Gokukoku no Brynhildr or Brynhildr in The Darkness is a science-fiction anime series adaptation from a manga with same title. The anime story plots covered the first 100 chapters of the manga.

Main characters
Gokukoku no Brynhildr anime main characters cover art.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr anime is filled with blood and unsightly scenes. I don’t recommend you who are under 18 years old to watch this show.

Murakami Ryouta is a 2nd grade high schooler whose love to watch the night sky, just to seek proves of the existence of aliens. Suddenly, a female transfer student that very resembles of his dead childhood friend transferred in to his school and what’s more, she is saving Ryouta’s life from a mudslide using her superpower and foresight magic.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr anime info

title Gokukoku no Brynhildr. Alternative title: Brynhildr in The Darkness.
studio Arms
genre Science-fiction, Supernatural, Tragedy, Gory, Ecchi, Comedy, School Life.
status completed (April – June 2014), 13 episodes + OVA.
music soundtracks Opening:
• Vice and Virtue (episode 9 – 13)

• Ichibanboshi

Gokukoku no Brynhildr anime review

Kuroha and Ryouta
Ryouta VS Neko in an unofficial arm wrestling match 😂

As one of fan who comes from the manga, I think Gokukoku no Brynhildr anime did an “okay” works. Most of the review of this anime series I read out there is probably like half of them negative, but for a fan who is already grown attached to the characters I found this anime of a good show.

The character design in Gokukoku no Brynhildr anime while it is not great, it is still good. I feel like the character design is not done too well on adapting the manga. There are still on some scenes that the chatacters looks really alike in the manga. Mostly the character design looks greats, in term similar to the manga, when it is zooming in to their face.

The story pace in this anime however I too, as a fan of Gokukoku no Brynhildr manga found it too rushed. Characters speaks very fast and probably like, 80% of the scenes are filled with the characters dialogue so the feels of it is too rushed is unbearable. There are some arc of the manga that is being cut on some, and even being cut completely (Too bad because it is one of most epic arc in the manga).

Kuroha face close
Kuroha’s face close up. The best scene really depicting the manga art from my opinion.

If the anime really could not able fit 100 chapters into 13 episodes, honestly I feel much better if it ended in the halfway, instead trying to crammed whole the 100 chapters but removing some important arc and epic fight scenes. If an anime sold well, then they just can make another season, right 😉 ? Because the anime project is different from the manga which must keeping up with its magazine release schedule.

And finally, there is one spot I found really interesting from Gokukoku no Brynhildr anime, it is the soundtrack song. The first opening “-Ver.EJECTED-” is really an awesome, epic and unique experience in my anime watching history. The first opening is some like lyricless techno music remix with dynamic beats, trully moodbuster when everytime I hear it.

While The second opening soundtrack “Vice and Virtue” is not something I like, I found it very interesting after I watched a fan creation of a hillarious “misheard lyrics” video based of this soundtrack on Youtube 😂.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr anime story sinopsis

Ryouta and co.
Ryouta and co. study together.

Murakami Ryouta and Kuroneko is such a close friends and talways together everywhere they go. Kuroneko loves to watch the night sky which made Ryouta also love it too, their friendship is going smoothly, until Kuroneko suddenly say “I have seen Aliens” and that tragedy appears, Ryouta “killed” Kuroneko.

Now 10 years later, Ryouta still keeping his promise to Kuroneko to help her to prove that aliens are exist and He’s doing night watch every night and aiming to become a NASA researcher to do so. Just when every little days flew by, suddenly a female transfer student transferred to his school. Not only she shared physical similarities with Kuronenko, the new transfer student named Kuroha Neko.

Just when Ryouta think Kuroha is just another person with similar appearance to his dead childhood friend Kuroneko, on a night Kuroha appeared dramatically in front of Ryouta saved him from a mudslide using her superpower ability and introduce herself as a “magician”.

By Disaru

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Doesn't like to interact with many people, Disaru has manga and anime as his loyal friends. Sometimes he felt empty about 1 week - 1 month after finished reading his favorite manga, that's how much he loves manga.

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