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Rage of Bahamut Genesis: a review

Warning: spoilers ahead!

Looking for an anime that’s not too long or too short? Fear not! “Rage of Bahamut” will have you binge-watching and munching on snacks and soda in no time.

“Rage of Bahamut: Genesis” is the anime spin-off of the popular, card-based game “Rage of Bahamut” developed by Cygames. The anime takes place in in the land of Mistarcia, where humans, gods and demons coexist somewhat peacefully.

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It was only two thousand years ago when the humans, gods and demons had to unite in order to stop the almighty Bahamut, a dragon of imaginable strength and power, from destroying the Earth. Bahamut was locked away with a special key, which was then split in two and a piece was given to the gods and the demons, so that the key may never release the evil dragon. That is, until one of the keys is stolen.

The anime follows protagonists Favaro Leone, a hot-headed perverted bounty hunter, and Amira, a demon in disguise. Amira places a curse on Favaro. In order to lift the curse, Favaro must fulfil his promise to take Amira to the land of Helheim, all the while fighting evil creatures, zombies, and the occasional demon. Favaro starts off thinking only about himself and just wants to get rid of the curse placed on him, but over time, he begins to see Amira as more than just a demon. She becomes a friend that he wants to help.

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I literally sat down and binge-watched this anime in less than a week. The characters had their own distinct personalities that really shined through. The plot was absolutely wonderful; there was never a dull moment in the show. There was even the occasional laugh. This show is a fantasy-filled world of action, romance, humor and everything that I could possibly enjoy rolled up into one show. It’s only 12 episodes, and it flows in a consistent storyline. I’m trying not to spill too much of the beans here because I want all of you to be able to see how amazing this  show is yourself!

Sadly, I don’t see a second season of this show coming into play. They wrapped it all up pretty nicely in the end, it even brought a tear to my eye. =’(

So please, take my recommendation to heart and spend your free time watching this show and then come back and comment so that we can discuss it together. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the anime!

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