Unlimited Fafnir - Reviews

Alt title: Juuou Mujin no Fafnir

birdlandmemories's avatar
May 14, 2022

*Some spoilers* Also, I highlighted some parts of the review bold if you'd like to get through it quicker. I'm not crazy about long reviews myself so I get it, and I apologize as this one will be quite long. Well, this series was about everything I expected it to be. The reason why I started this series in the first place is that other users voted it as similar to Bladedance of Elementers and Absolute Duo, 2 anime that I've seen already. Bladedance was good in my opinion and Absolute Duo was decent enough. For it to be similar to those 2 anime isn't a bad thing then. It does make you feel like you've seen everything in this anime before however. That can be a good and a bad thing.

This anime is rather predictable. You know right from the start how the main character will be in terms of adjusting to the all girls academy. His "sister" is there (Mitsuki, they share a bond like siblings and I guess they're like adopted siblings but they're not blood related), there's the girl who is ice cold to him but you know she'll warm up to him in the future (Lisa), there's the girl who's not the smartest but will be the primary heroine (Iris), the tomboy (Ariella), the girl who's scared of guys (Ren), the bookworm (Fyrill), you get the idea, pretty much the same tropes, it's nothing too new. I don't think that's a bad thing because sometimes sticking with a formula that has worked before can work again, but like I said, you know how the interactions will be with each of the girls.

The story itself is pretty straightfoward. Yuu, are main protagonist, is the only male D is the world (real quickly, I dislike how they're called "D's". It sounds terrible. They couldn't think of something else? Even something like Cleffingers or literally anything would've been better. I chose Cleffingers because the mark to signify the fact they're D's looks like a treble clef). Anyways, he's transferred to an all girls school to be with all the other D's. The D's have to fight monsters called "Basilisks, and each D is paired to a basilisk. If the basilisk paired to them meets up with them, they turn into that basilisk

The story is fine enough, the fights are a bit predictable, you have the tragic backstory for Mitsuki (2 years before the current time, her best friend turned into her respective basilisk, you have the first fight for Iris, and then the main boss fight between some tortoise looking basilisk that takes up the final 3 episodes. A Quick subplot I forgot to mention, Yuu is also affilited with the NIFL and therefore he faces some pretty extensive pressure from them to succeed in all his missions. 

The other main plotpoint involves a character I haven't mentioned, and that's Tear. Tear is a couple years younger than the rest of the main cast, and quickly falls in love with our main protagonist Yuu. There's a whole "she calls Yuu her husband" gag that's stupid and I ignore, but what makes her character key is that she thinks she's a dragon when in reality she's a human. Our secondary antagonist, Kili, a girl who is from some affilitation I can't remember, wants her to believe she's a dragon and goes to great lengths to succeed, even posing as Honoka, a student in the academy. Anyways, I was confused as to whether or not Kili has control over the basilisks or not. It seemed to be implied she did but it was never specifically stated. I'm going on a bit of a rant now though and over-complicating things, just know that I thought the story was okay but kind of predictable.

The animation, decent. Nothing much to say about it. It was started 2015 animation with quality slightly decreasing in the latter episodes.

As for the characters, I liked Mitsuki. The whole "I'm his sister but I have a crush on him as well" part was weird, but her character does develop a bit from the beginning to the end, and she does learn quite a bit throughout the fights. Lisa (the stone cold girl at first) also has some good character development, and was solid. Iris, I didn't really care for her. Early on she is just basically played for fanservice, though that thankfully does stop later on. You can tell there's a going to be a slight rivalry between her and Mitsuki over Yuu. As for Ariella, she was cool but doesn't get much screentime. Ren and Fyrill are mostly background characters though Fyrill gets a few moments in episodes 9 and 10. Tear was easily my least favorite character. She was annoying throughout.

Overall: Like I said, this was about everything I expected. As someone who enjoyed Bladedance and thought Absolute Duo was decent, this one being similar to both is not a bad thing. But I did thing Bladedance was better, and so I thought this was just kind of a slightly lesser version of it. Not bad, but not too memorable either. I would recommend this anime to fans of the action and fantasy genre, but not really anyone else.

5/10 story
5/10 animation
?/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall
SEGHE's avatar
Sep 21, 2023

"Unlimited Fafnir" - A Generic Take on Supernatural Battles

Story (5/10): "Unlimited Fafnir" takes place in a world where some individuals can transform into powerful dragons known as "Dragons." The story revolves around the special girls known as "D," who possess this unique ability. While the concept of supernatural powers and mecha battles involving dragons is intriguing, the execution is disappointingly generic. The plot often relies on typical high school settings and harem elements, which detracts from the potential depth of the story. While it has moments of excitement, the series doesn't manage to stand out in a crowded genre.

Animation (6/10): The animation quality in "Unlimited Fafnir" is adequate. The battles involving the Dragons are where the animation shines, with well-choreographed sequences and flashy attacks. However, outside of these action scenes, the animation tends to be less impressive, and character designs are somewhat forgettable.

Sound (6/10): The soundtrack of the series provides suitable background music for various scenes, but it doesn't offer any particularly memorable tracks. Voice acting is decent, with characters' voices matching their personalities. Sound effects during action sequences are appropriately impactful.

Characters (4/10): The characters in "Unlimited Fafnir" often fall into predictable anime archetypes. The protagonist, Yuu Mononobe, is a typical male lead who finds himself surrounded by female characters with varying supernatural abilities. While some characters have intriguing backstories and powers, they are often underdeveloped due to the harem nature of the series. Many character interactions revolve around Yuu unintentionally walking in on the girls in compromising situations, which can become tiresome.

Overall (4/10): "Unlimited Fafnir" delivers a rather generic take on supernatural battles, mecha action, and harem elements. While it has its moments of excitement and action, it fails to break free from well-worn tropes and clichés. Viewers who enjoy supernatural battles and harem dynamics in a high school setting may find some enjoyment, but those seeking more originality and depth in their anime might be disappointed.

5/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
4/10 characters
4/10 overall
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kingofdemons's avatar
Jul 4, 2015

Story: So it was a good start and I mean good, no great I mean to meet a girl swimming with nothing. that is a guys dream. But on the the real thing now. so it when well for a good 3 or 4 eps and then the characters just go a little to I do not want to see them any more kind of thing I do not know why, but i just was not happy with it, But when the fights happen dam did it get hot as hell up in hear crazy fights and there powers the kids have are pretty good as well.

Animation: it was you same animation as most ya know good in some parts and others where on so okey

Sound: spot on with the sound great job.

Characters: So the main characters 

<h1>Yuu MONONOBE was like crazy good and a badass and so is his sister is pretty good as well.</h1>
7/10 story
7.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
7.2/10 characters
8.3/10 overall
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6killing6ana6's avatar
Nov 21, 2015

From what i heard many don't like this series but i enjoyed it. I did for see what was going to happen in the plot but even with that it was still highly enjoyable. I would recommend ^^
This series kind of reminded me of a mix of Rosario + Vampire and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
i would love another season in the future! ^^

5/10 story
7.5/10 animation
7/10 sound
8.5/10 characters
9.5/10 overall
LordReedson12's avatar
Nov 16, 2019

Everything was great with the anime until the mc couldn't do wa t his power was meant for and that's kill every dragon. He should be able to kill every dragon by himself but doesn't he struggle the mc i completely useless not competent at all. I watch this anime cuz it was on someone lost with having overpowered mc's but I was greatly disappointed the anime is complete trash just bcuz of the very weak as mc. I hated it from ep4 on after. The only reason why I kept on watching it is to see if the mc was going to get his head out of his ass and start activating the power that can destroy all dragons and being th e mc for a change but nope he's a complete worthless good for nothing failure

7/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
3/10 characters
5/10 overall