Horizon In The Middle Of Nowhere – 01 (First Impression)
October 21, 2011 § 1 Comment
Hey guys!!! Since I have nothing to choose from the Fall anime season, I would might as well pick a random series from the list and one of them is Horizon In The Middle Of Nowhere. This is the synopsis of the show taken from MyAnimeList.net:
“In the far future, humans abandon a devastated Earth and traveled to outer space. However, due to unknown phenomenon that prevents them from traveling into space, humanity returns to Earth only to find it inhospitable except for Japan.
To accomodate the entire human population, pocket dimensions are created around Japan to house in the populace. In order to find a way to return to outer space, the humans began reenacting human history according to the Holy book Testament. But in the year 1413 of the Testament Era, the nations of the pocket dimensions invade and conquer Japan, dividing the territory into feudal fiefdoms and forcing the original inhabitants of Japan to leave.
It is now the year 1648 of the Testament Era, the refugees of Japan now live in the city ship Musashi, where it constantly travels around Japan while being watched by the Testament Union, the authority that runs the re-enactment of history. However, rumors of an apocalypse and war begins to spread when the Testament stops revealing what happens next after 1648.
Taking advantage of this situation, Tori Aoi, head of Musashi Ariadust Academy’s Supreme Federation and President of the student council, leads his fellow classmates to use this opportunity to regain their homeland.”
The episode begins similar to the synopsis above, a devastated Earth with a cityship flying over the ruins of a once metropolis. On the ship, Class 3 Plum starting their P.E lessons at the Academy. The P.E becomes more of a fighting when they were told that they are allowed to be absent for 5 times if they can beat the teacher before she reaches the office. The students used spells and weapons like swords to slow down their opponents. I don’t really want to describe the fight scenes as it is too difficult for me to describe. In the end, all the class students did not made it and passed out due to exhaustion.
It was later discovered that the teacher went to the office to take revenge of a creature called archdevil which kicked her out of her house recently and she managed to defeat him. She was interupted by a student called Tori Aoi which is the President of the School Council. He makes a fool out of himself by telling everyone that he has bought a erotic game novel and grouping the teacher’s boobs. He told everyone that he will change the future and has big plans ahead of him. He got kicked by the teacher and got knocked out.
This episode is more like a preview than an actual episode. The PV looks promising at first but its dissapointing after I watched the episode. There are way too many characters to be introduced to the point I can’t keep track of them. The one thing I HATE the most in any anime I watched is crappy censoring like light rays and it already appeared on the first episode when Tori was grouping the teacher’s breasts. I’m gonna stick around for the second episode to see if there are any changes to the development of the story as it is still too early to drop this series yet.
Rating: 4.5/10 (5.5 to 6 is there is no censoring)