“Humans have designed countless worlds—each one born from the unique imagination of its creator. Souta Mizushino is a high school student who aspires to be such a creator by writing and illustrating his own light novel. One day, while watching anime for inspiration, he is briefly transported into a fierce fight scene. When he returns to the real world, he realizes something is amiss: the anime’s headstrong heroine, Celestia Yupitilia, has somehow returned with him.” -MAL Rewrite
Ok so the synopsis doesn’t make the story song very interesting, but I promise Re:Creators is a masterpiece waiting to be found.
The typical “boy gets caught in an anime world and brings back anime girl into the real world” cliche returns in Re:Creators, but I think the “creator” of the show was using it as a reference to the very generic scenario. After this, we see “creation” after “creation” appear in the real world. With a variety of characters, it’s awesome to see a diverse cast of characters from different anime and game genres. The realism that accounts for their presence is actually quite nice as well, for example when Mamika would use her Magical girl powers, which looks very cute with all of its heart shapes and light shading might I add, would actually destroy objects and hurt people. I also love this idea of “acceptance” for the audience to “accept” a story element that allows elements of the story to come to the real world such as a power upgrade and such. The story is a very creative twist on the all the mainstream genres in the anime world brought in to make a very action-packed show.
Artwork & Animation:
The faces felt cookie cutter shaped, most of the characters had a similar facial structure. Although I say that, it’s masked very well with the different “styles” of each character. Mamika rocks the signature pink hair as a magical but then there’s Alicetaria with her blonde hair and crazy armor. So it’s not as noticeable if you don’t look for it.
As mentioned above, the show presented a variety of both creators and creations. It was interesting to see the relationship between creation and creators, I found it to be intriguing to how each creator handled their creation.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
The composer for the show is Hiroyuki Sawano, that’s all you need to know. Sawano continues to create these dynamic and powerful tracks that immerse you into the moment of each and every scene.
I fell in love with every second of the show and yes that includes the cliche parts, only because I haven’t seen a cliche anime in a while.
Overall: Score 10
As a huge reference to the mainstream storylines in the anime industry right now, with a crazy twist using the idea of “acceptance” the story creates an exhilarating plot the brings you further and further into the story. A definite recommendation from me, although a veteran would appreciate the story a lot more if they already know the different genres of anime. I would not recommend it to a newbie, for the fact that a lot of the references would go over their head.