Stupid anime glorifying the ugly business of whaling, hiding in the guise of dragon hunting. I started watching in spite of the whale killing theme because I was hoping there would be a major plot progression wherein they’ll start saving whales -errr- dragons instead of unnecessarily killing them. I’m in the 6th episode and they’re still killing gentle giants. The only time whales -errr- dragons are actually seen attacking anyone/anything is when they are provoked. This anime is so single-minded in its agenda to promote whaling -errr- draking. There are moments when it seems like the characters are about to redeem themselves but it just ends in yet another major facepalm. In one episode, a whale -errr- dragon leads them out of the storm. They didn’t kill the whale -errr- dragon but the episode ended with a shot of one character eating bread with whale -errr- dragon meat. The characters are annoying and uninteresting. There’s this one character, Mika whose only bent on hunting, butchering and eating whales -errr- dragons. There’s also this girl, Takita acting naive and actually enjoying all the slaughter of innocent gentle giants. I find myself rooting for the dragons in every episode, hoping everyone would get killed by the whales -errr- dragons.
In the 11th episode, just when I thought Takita was starting to develop compassion for the whales -errr- dragons because she befriended a baby whale -errr- dragon, she actually eats the MOTHER WHALE-ERRR- DRAGON RIGHT IN FRONT OF ITS BABY. AFTER, SHE EVEN ASKED FOR A SECOND SERVING!!! THEN, SHE FEEDS THE BABY DRAGON ITS OWN MOTHER. They were supposed to show a warm, lighthearted moment but it just came out as sick and disgusting.
THIS ANIME IS HOPELESS.
As a reader of the manga I've really enjoyed this light-hearted story about an alternate world where instead of hunting whales they hunt dragons. Personally the anime captures the same tone and atmosphere of the source material perfectly with a really complimentary OST that really pulls you into the scenes. I also really loved the watercolour style and diverse colour palette used on the clouds. Personally I think this has gone under the radar and probably still will due to how it was in the annoying Netflix jail.