Forget about it!
Aside from the very start and end of this week’s episode, this episode was largely anime original. So, a lot of what takes place during this one doesn’t mesh well with the ongoing story. Some of it is frankly confusing, but fear not. One may consider this episode as a fevered dream. Everything mostly goes back to normal by the end. Regardless of how one may view anime original content, it’s time for some closing thoughts!
Gleipnir is definitely not for everyone. The source material requires one to stomach a lot of mature content, and the anime doesn’t shy away from it. On top of that, not every character presented is likable. Depending upon how you view teenage emotions, this may be a difficult view. However, if you can get pass all that, then you’re in for one wild ride. From start to finish, we’re presented a mystery through Shuichi. Using him as a vehicle, we were given thrills, plenty of fan service, and even some much-needed character growth. He’s not the same spineless main character he started off as. Still, just remember not to take this one too seriously. As long as you do that, you’ll be in for a fun one.
This show is really a mixed bag when it came to its art and animation. It had a really strong start and end, but we hit some rough spots in the middle. As of this post, I’ve made 551 stitches for Gleipnir. So as one can imagine, some of these episodes had a lot of panning shots. I’ll let some of it slide, though. The current global crisis has hit anime hard. Despite a few blemishes here and there, Pine Jam did an excellent job. One can tell they enjoyed animating this content. There are many shows similar to Gleipnir that don’t even get a fraction of the love shown here. It makes me truly happy to see this show get a deserving production.
I’ve been a fan of Gleipnir since chapter two, and I have to say I loved seeing every moment of this adapted. It’s not a perfect adaptation, but it far surpassed my expectations. Even with an original ending, I hope to see Gleipnir again one day. There’s not quite enough source material currently, but the best has yet to come. It only gets wilder from here on out.
We’re closing out on a solid 8/10. It has been an absolute pleasure to cover this show. Until there’s word of a season two, I highly recommend reading the manga from the beginning. Though this was mostly faithful to the source, there’s plenty more in the manga. That goes especially if you’re seeking further eye candy. Anyhow, the mystery behind Shuichi’s memories shall go on. Enjoy a taste of what awaits at the crash site!
The ultra-rare Claire up-skirt shot.
It’s been a blast, everyone. Please look forward to more here at, Anime Solution.