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Noblesse: Awakening

Feb 15, 2016

I had no idea what to expect from this as I had never heard of Noblesse before, but I was not disappointed. It seems more of a prologue or a first episode to a 12-episode run, and if the episode number 0 is anything to go by, more episodes will follow.

A fair warning to those of you who've never read the manhwa, or heard of Noblesse, don't listen to the people claiming this is not worth watching - be your own judge on that. I don't know how 'amazing' the webtoon is, or how incomplete the story as a whole is unless you've read it, but this OVA? It's a complete experience by itself and doesn't require you to know any background info.

Who knows, maybe it feels incomplete or rushed if you know the whole story - the whole 'noblesse universe' - but personally? I didn't feel any of that. The story and characters are pretty self explanatory and you'll know what's happening and why the whole time.

If this is really the result of a summary from 80-ish chapters of the webtoon, it should be praised. To get this kind of quality from that much material is not easy.

P.S. And yes, I am a critic by heart. If I were to place Noblesse in my top anime list, it wouldn't even scratch the top 100 list. I'm quite sure it'd fall somewhere in the range of top 250-300. Regardless, Noblesse is definitely worth watching especially since it's only 30 minutes long which means you won't really spend any time on it... The short length is also its greatest downside but I'm hopeful that we'll get more OVAs or maybe even a full-blown season later on.


7/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
8/10 characters
7/10 overall

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