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Alice to Zouroku Anime Mystery Review

Now in this post I will review the anime Alice to Zouroku by J.C Staff which in my opinion is different from other J.C Staff works. and this is what made me interested in watching this anime, for some reason when I saw the synopsis I was immediately attracted to it and in my mind I thought it would be interesting anime, and whether this anime is really interesting and according to what I have in mind, in here I will discuss it for all of you.

Title: Alice to Zouroku
Release Date: April 2, 2017
Episodes: 12
Duration: 23 Minutes per Eps
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Seinen
Story Source: Manga
Studio: J.C. Staff

Alice to Zouroku 01Alice to Zouroku Synopsis

The anime is based on the comic titled the same by Tetsuya Imai, whose comic was published in December 2012 in Monthly Comic Ryu, and to date has reached seven volumes, and won the Japan Media Arts Festival’s New Face Award in 2013.

Tells the story of a child named Sana, an orphan who has no memory of who he is, but Sana has a mysterious power called “Alice Dreams” or Alice’s dream, the power that can create various kinds of objects she imagines.

Alice to Zouroku 0Alice to Zouroku Storyline

At first I thought that this is an Action anime, because in the first episode you will be presented with a pretty exciting battle between Alice Dreams power users but here instead a drama between Alice and Zouroku, is that wrong? Or is it not interesting what is Alice to Zouroku serving ?.

Apparently not, in fact this is what makes this anime so interesting with a science-fiction theme but it is more like magic in my opinion, combined with Alice and Zouroku’s relationship which is quite intense actually has its own charm for me personally.

There is Alice who is described as in Alice in Wonderland, but here she is just a kid who doesn’t know what to do. he doesn’t even know how to eat and this is where Zouroku appears and teaches Sana various things, the relationship between Sana and Zouroku makes those of you watching will see them as if they have a special bond.

Alice to Zouroku 03Alice to Zouroku Characters

If usually the male protagonist is a junior or senior high school and middle-aged teenager who has special abilities, but here the male protagonists are grandparents. Even though Zouroku is portrayed as an ordinary grandfather, he is presented like a teenage protagonist, generic, and firm, and sticking to his stance and always looking straight ahead makes one of the most interesting things about this Anime.

And I had thought that Zouroku was a frightening grandfather who was in a dark world, but in fact he was a loving person and only a flower shop seller even though he was doing business with the Yakuza.

Alice to Zouroku 04Alice to Zouroku Art

For honest Art, Art and the Alice to Zouroku characters intrigued me on anime that I often watched on private TV as a child, well around the 2000s, but with image adjustments for today it makes it nice to look at but a little nostalgic at the same time.

Alice to Zouroku Ost

The opening music with the title “Wonder Drive” by ORESAMA is nice to hear with the fantasy lyrics combined with the music that intrigued me to the music about the anime Mahou Soujou, the past anime made me personally reminisce about this anime.

For the ending with the title “Chant (Kotringo edition)” by toi toy toi, the melow sounded and the video clip was interesting.

Alice to Zouroku Overall

Storyline: 8/10
Characters: 9/10
Art: 8/10
Ost: 8.5 / 10
Alice to Zouroku: 8.5 / 10

The anime that is worthy enough for you to watch with a male protagonist that is different from most other anime, with a fairly balanced story from the beginning a little serious, turning into a relaxed and fun tone or vice versa from a relaxed tone to a serious tone in a smooth transition.

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