I swear this is why I try not to get hyped for new anime, all too often what I end up being hyped for ends up either mediocre or a complete and utter disappointment. The original anime adaptation of the light novel series is one of my all time favourite fantasy anime! So yeah I unintentionally hyped myself up for this anime and I was just so disappointed with the opening episode. It’s just so generic, not to mention it kind of gives away the answer to one of the shows mysteries in the first five minutes.
The over arching mystery of the true relationship between Childman and Azalie was one of the more fascinating plot threads of the original series and to show him there the night of he transformation just takes away a bit of that mystery. Then there is the design of the dragon she transforms into. In the original anime series Bloody August had a really cool design for a dragon, but in this remake it looks so generic it could be from any isekai anime from the last year.
I know I am comparing this opening episode to the original series but this is because that series had a really strong opening episode that fed you enough information about the world the anime took place in while keeping enough a mystery to make you want to come back and find out more. I did not get this feeling from the opening episode of this adaptation. I really hope this one get’s better otherwise it will be the first series I drop this year.