Lance N' Masques

TV (12 eps)
Fall 2015
1.963 out of 5 from 1,615 votes
Rank #9,914
Lance N' Masques

Youtarou Hanafusa is a descendent of the “Knights of the World.” With the Knight’s Code of Chivalry hammered into him since childhood, Youtarou cannot stop himself from saving damsels in distress. He wears a mask, and is known on the street as “Knight Lancer” but he has always kept his identity a secret. While on an outing, Yotaro saves a 6-year-old girl, Makio Kidouin, the only child of a powerful business tycoon. When Youtarou discovers that Makio leads a lonely life in a huge estate, he resolves to protect her. He and his friends disguise themselves as lodgers and move into her mansion.

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Episode 1

He's a Real Hero

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Episode 2

Are You Prepared?

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Episode 3

I Am Here Now, My Lady

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From Now On, We're Family

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Just This Once!

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Be Mine

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Give Me Courage

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Be Who You Want to Be

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Episode 12

That's Why I am a Knight

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---THIS IS PRETTY MUCH COPIED FROM A REVIEW I WROTE ON CRUNCHYROLL--- Why all the unreasonable hate? I haven't written many reviews, but I felt it was necessary to write one for this because there seems to be an awful lot of hate for this series, but no one has actually bothered to explain why.Basically, it's a fun story about a young knight in the present day who suffers from 'white knight syndrome', i.e. whenever he comes to save someone in their time of need as a knight should, he often goes a bit over-the-top on the courtesy and chivalrous aspects of knighthood. It follows said knight (called Yotaro) and his interactions with a young girl called Makio whom he saves, whilst in his knight garb. The driving force of the plot is essentially Makio's unawareness that the hero 'Knight Lancer' (as she dubs him) that saved her was actually Yotaro.Now I'm not saying this is the best show ever, by any means, but I'd say it is a solid 6/10, arguably more like a 7/10 for most of it (though there certainly are slow/dull patches, as with most series). Although it has serious sections, it isn't a thriller, or an edge-of-your-seat adventure filled with dramatic twists etc. etc. etc., it's just a nice, fun, modern-day fantasy adventure(ish) series. Some of the more astute criticisms of it that I've seen are that it has a lot of plotholes and that there is not much character development for several of the characters. I have not really noticed any particular plotholes or weak character development, but as I've already said, it isn't the type of series to deeply analyse and critique based on the strength of its writing. It's just meant to be fun. The other main reason, and seemingly the main source of hate for this series, is the art style. It is admittedly a little weird, and most of the cast have very childlike faces, so it is often difficult to gauge the age of the characters, but to me at least, it doesn't seem bad enough to warrant the level of apparent hate towards the series. It isn't as though the animation is particularly bad, and it is not hard to simply look past the art style, so it seems that this is more an excuse people have been using to explain away their unwarranted hate.As with any series, I would say to watch at least the first three episodes before judging or criticising it, as with Lance N' Masques in particular, it really doesn't seem bad enough to deserve the ratings it's getting. On anime-planet at least, it hasn't gone above 2 stars the whole time it's been airing... something around 2.8 or 2.9 would be understandable, but the current 1.8 just seems ridiculously low.Also, a disclaimer - I've seen a lot of bad anime. I would not consider this one of them.

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