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Epimondas

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Last crusade had remarkable charm, humor, and one of the best kinds of romance settings: fate.  This is a fantasy romance series Al Romeo and Juliet in the sense they are on opposing sides of a conflict but fate keeps causing them to meet each other.  What's better than a fateful karmic romance? Well few romance type stories can reflect this sort of apex romantic setting.  Their frequent encounters adds to the subtle modest but quite fitting humor moments.  It does a fair job of drawing the viewer in and anxious for the next episode.  The guy is essentially the strongest fighter while the girl is the strongest witch aside from the Queen.  Their encounters eventually leads to happenstance dates which further the awkward growing mutual affection and the comic moments.  The comedy is more about the irony of the encounters and their often unexpected surprises bumping into each other time and again.  It's brilliant in it's simplicity plot wise with respect to the budding lovebirds.  Adding to the story depth, are the grey areas both sides come across, like the awakening of a human side soldier or the duplicity of the family on the witches side.  The murky grey areas cross each other's sides as events for enemies to form temporary truces to combat mutually offensive actions or in ways that blur who's side is what.  

It might look cloudy to some viewers but the muddy lines between sides is one of the reasons the story stands out from average.  War and even love often bear such fuzziness between options or factions in life.  It's a perfectly reasonable expectation.  Such events are seen in some of the best classics such as "All Quiet on the Western Front" or a few select civil war movies, where sometimes troops from opposing side's fraternized in between battles.  Such intricate detail, while perhaps missed by some viewers, not only taps upon such classics but fully claims it's own version of such minute lifelike details.

10/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
7.5/10 characters
9.3/10 overall
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