Peach Boy Riverside - Reviews

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Sajonji's avatar
Aug 13, 2021

I won't go deep into animation, art, sound or the characters because all of those are OK imo, nothing outstanding but also not the worst (read grusomheds review for more details on those aspects). It would make for an allright anime show around a 4/5 or 8/10 score, wouldn't it be for one thing: the airing order is completely messed up.

For some reasons the director thought it would be a great idea to air the episodes in seemingly random order. One reason given was that they didn't wanted to end in the middle of an arc. Which doesn't make sense, since if you have 12 episodes, no matter how much you jumble them around, it will not change the amount of content you are airing.
Another reason was to shift the focus of the entire show onto one specific character. Putting aside the issue if you should change the source material, i wil raise the question: did it work to shift the focus ? My answer is a big NO. All focus is lost. The only thing you will be doing while watching is trying to guess at which point in the story we are now and which episode was before the current one and which was after the current (since often we have already seen the epsiode after the current airing).

If you're unsure of how impactful this whole issue is to your entertainment, here is how you can recreate Peach Boy Riverside: take any novel you got laying around at home which features one coherent story and has chapters. Now go read chapter 4, then chapter 10, chapter 7, chapter 3, chapter 5, chapter 2, chapter 9, chapter 1. Did you have fun ?

My recommendation to anybody interested in this show: wait until it has fully aired, google the 'correct' chronological order, and go watch it in that order. 

1/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
2/10 overall
BrokenSparks's avatar
Sep 19, 2021

I mean, its not a bad anime, its just that the episodes are ordered as if someone rolled a dice to decide the sequence. I took the time to peice it together properly and the chronological order should be 4, 1, 2, 7, 11, 12, 5, 6, 3, 8, 10, 9. I really have no idea why the producers would decide to sequence the show the way they did because not even the manga is mismatched. The manga goes in perfect chronological order.

8/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall
Ryuga10's avatar
Aug 13, 2021

pretty basic story, monster nd stuff, the plot is every where so it becomes a bit hard to  mke some sense out of it.(literally, u cannot figure out shit)

we got a op character like in all monster anime so it gets a bit boring . wont be suprised to see ppl drop the series after the first 2-3 episodes as there is basicaly no plot and it is very rushed. rushed endings are understood but it looks likt tthye want to cramp a lot of stuff in the starting few episodes. 

should u watch it? maybe , maybe not . its upto u its nothing out of the ordinary 

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
3/10 overall
ShadowEminence's avatar
Aug 17, 2021

well thw story is typical adventure ,fantasy with a slight touch of op main characters, it a so so anime could watch if you found nothing to watch. but IT HAS A HELLA MESSED UP TIMELINE and the episodes dosent have a proper order . You wouldnt understand  which event in the anime comes after in next episode. Like there is boss fight and in the next episode you see that it has no relevence with its privious episode.

2/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
5/10 overall
KazeVongola's avatar
Oct 15, 2021

Before you watch it, know that the episodes are nonsensically and randomly out of order. It is incredibly jarring so check wikipedia for the episode order, if you want to get any enjoyment out of this anime.

Would normally rate it a 4/5(ish), but since the director insisted on airing it out of order, it gets a 1/5. I believe in respecting the director's vision and this "director's" vision deserved a 1. I will say that at least the production staff deserve some praise.

Some other complaints: Added unnecessary ecchi scenes. The final episode (chronologically) was extremely dumbed down compared to the manga. They made the interesting and nuanced "big bad" into some cookie cutter mute schmuck. 

TL;DR: Just read the manga.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
2/10 overall