Title: Senyuu., 戦勇.
Producers: Ordet, LIDEN FILMS
Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen
Duration: 5 min. per episode
Long ago, there lived an evil being who reigned over the world through fear, called Satan Rchimedes. One thousand years ago, this menace was sealed by the hero Creation, and peace returned to the world.The king discerned that the menace Satan had returned after being sealed away for a thousand years, and decided to send the hero’s descendants to battle him. He found 75 men. As one thousand years had passed, you see, it was difficult to tell who the hero’s descendants were.
Fansubs watched: Crunchyroll
Another short anime series, running at about 5 minutes long is Senyuu. This anime is actually quite good, much better than the other shorts so far. It depicts the usual overused RPG genre and tropes and parodies them quite well. For this short it was quite hilarious in many places with lots of jokes about RPGs in general, and being a RPG veteran I got quite the kick out of this.
We start with the supposed hero of the story fending off a slime, which really takes a toll on him. Then enters the best character of all anime: Ros the Royal Soldier. He is like that friend you have that takes the perverted way of things, stays on the internet too much and is actually quite a down to earth guy. The hero is a weak unknowledgeable boy and the typical MC that yells at people over minor inconveniences.
Apart from the amusements between the hero and Ros, we learn about the backstory of the anime- which too is quite funny. A hole has emerged in the world and demons are pouring out, the King is concerned that the demon king has awakened, who was sealed 1000 years ago. Now he must find the descendent of the hero who imprisoned the king and do it all again! Expect now that 1000 years have passed, there are quite a number of descendants- opposed to normal RPGs. See, the anime makes fun of all these things and that’s what makes it great and fun.
I assume that much of the series will be the hero taking on typical RPG hero tasks then be taken down by more literal and realistic means rather than normal RPG tropes. It is suppose to make fun of the RPG genre in ways you don’t expect and question things that you normally wouldn’t. As such is the normal battle dialogue, which has a twist and displays one option as ‘who gives a crap.’ It’s that fun.
The animation has a slight charm to it, and the giant yellow giraffe is quite adorable. The main hero seems like a lowly character and Ros seems to represent Zack Fair, not that I’m complaining. There is the Ending at the end with a good song. The visuals at the end depict a new character, as well as the giraffe and happy suns.
Senyuu. So far is the best short of the season/year so far, with its wittiness and take on RPG tropes make it amusing to say the least. I like it 😀