Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis – 01


Shingeki no Bahamut’s first episode was a breathless and unrelenting assault on the senses…in a good way! From a beam- and explosion-packed prologue to a highly-caffeinated chase through a Renaissance-era town, this show doesn’t let up for more than a few moments before it springs back into action.


Mind you, I’m still processing everything that happened, but basically, Favaro Leone is a maverick bounty hunter who does what he wants when he wants it, and somehow because of him the wealthy Kaisar Lidfort has also become a bounty hunter. Favaro tracks down his target, Garth, then celebrates at the bar, where he boasts of heading to Helheim soon. A mysterious but beautiful woman overhears this.


She asks him to lead her to Helheim, and he agrees, in exchange for a kiss. Before that kiss can happen, Garth’s brother Ghos shows up, summoning an even bigger beast than his brother to batle Favaro. The pink-haired lady steps in and transforms into a monstrously-powerful demon woman who takes care of the summon as Favaro kills Ghos, another bounty for his godlike patron Bacchus.


The woman reverts to her human form and give Favaro the kiss he desires, and he passes out, entering a dream world of crumbling earth and ferocious Bahamuts. When he wakes up the next morning he has a demon tail, which is an unusual, frightening thing even in this world—and there’s no doubt the woman is responsible.


It’s one hell of a loud, boisterous, and elaborate opening salvo for Shingeki no Bahamut. It’s great to hear the always-hilarious Yoshino Hiroyuki (Bossun, Sket Dance; Meow, Space Dandy) voicing a lead role, and the brash swashbuckling rogue Favaro is a perfect role for him. The setting is lush in detail; the action frenetic, and the pace is fantastically brisk. I’m not exactly sure what’s going on, but I like it.


Author: braverade

Hannah Brave is a staff writer for RABUJOI.

2 thoughts on “Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis – 01”

  1. okay! This is why, more than anything, I would probably drop Vanadis! (and not bother with Chaika) Tip top animation, fun, interesting, sexy and a character of color (which yes, can go very very badly) but MAN! that was a treat!

  2. Initially, I was really disappointed. The first battle scene (and a few subsequent ones) featuring Bahamut was too dark! I could hardly see anything. I couldn’t tell which were the good guys and which were the bad. Suddenly there were spells thrown about. A giant seemed to emerge from the sky, but I couldn’t tell if it was the personification of a spell or not. After that, it was the introduction of Favaro and Kaisar. I really dislike Favaro’s character design. Even now, I wish it was Kaisar instead of Favaro being the hero, only because I get pretty annoyed with Favaro’s ridiculously goofy hair every time he appears on screen

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