s-CRY-ed

Posted on 08. May, 2014 by in Review

Hi Guys!

It’s been awhile since I’ve given any semblance of an update, so I’m going to try and watch some new anime weekly and give you my thoughts on it 🙂

So here’s my first of hopefully many!

It’s been some time since I’ve seen some anime, my work and social life exploding a fair bit in the last year. So it was nice to find myself with a free evening last week, and sit down to something that I love so much.

Flicking through the library of anime at my finger tips, I come across s-CRY-ed. Now, I had heard of this through Momiji-Dono when he’d showed me the DVD’s at HMV some years ago, but never got around to watching it. So on it goes, and I must say, I am fairly immediately impressed.

I don’t like giving away story, so I’ll do my best at a premise. The story is set in a near future version of Japan, on an island known as The Lost Ground. It is a prefecture near Tokyo where something happened during “The Great Uprising”, and they became the first independent state of Japan.

Now a portion of the population born to The Lost Grounds have the special ability to deconstruct, reshape, and crystallise matter at a molecular level, using only thought and willpower. Those born with the ability are known as “Alter” Users, and these are split into two groups. You have the Native-Alter Users, who live in the wilderness outside the central city run by the government, and those called HOLY, working for an organisation called HOLD, whom act as the super police for the central city and The Lost Grounds.

Now, as far as I can tell, the Alter Powers are each unique to the user, and are usually shaped by the strongest characteristic of that user’s personality. For example, there is a user whom values speed and saving time above all else, so has the ability to increase the speed of anything he wishes, and another user is strong, agile and to the point, so his alter takes the form of an altered arm, greatly increasing his strength and speed, and keeping him sleek and agile in combat due to it’s compact size.

The series manages a fun and light air to it, akin to FMA I think, but also has more serious and gripping deeper story lines that keep you hooked, again, much like FMA, (I love FMA if you couldn’t tell ^.^) The art in my opinion is gorgeous, and I’m loving the sound track too. So without wanting to give too much more away, I’d definitely recommend s-CRY-ed, and hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

And to tie it off, here’s the opening 🙂

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