Laura’s Anime Journey: Loveless

Plot (Via Wikipedia):

In his first day at his new school, a then twelve-year-old Ritsuka Aoyagi meets a mysterious twenty-year-old male named Soubi Agatsuma. Soubi claims to be a good friend of Ritsuka’s brother, Seimei, who was murdered a 2 years earlier. Upon the inspection of Seimei’s abandoned computer files, Ritsuka discovers that an organization called ‘Septimal Moon‘ (Nana no tsuki 七の月) was responsible for Seimei’s death.

As Ritsuka quickly discovers, Seimei and Soubi acted as a pair involved in spell battles invoked by carefully selected words. Now Soubi is Ritsuka’s ‘sentouki’, or Fighter Unit, and Ritsuka is his ‘Sacrifice‘. Together, they challenge Septimal Moon to find out the truth behind Seimei’s murder and the reason for Ritsuka’s amnesia, and form an intimate bond as they unravel the mystery.

My Thoughts:

Okay, so this ones going to be a bit different than the rest. Normally, I watch one episode and then explain my thoughts on it, but this time I watched the available episodes.

I first heard of the anime because of my younger sister, who is much more into things like this than I am. She tried to explain to me about the fighter and sacrifice, and other aspects of the show, but I didn’t quite get it. I’m not 100% if I even do now, but wow is it entertaining.

I think what I liked most about it was that it had a romance in the storyline, but it wasn’t exactly the soul focus. It focused more on Ritsuka trying to figure out what happened to his brother, and I loved that. Focusing on JUST the romance seems to make anything, whether it be anime, book, movie, or TV show, a bit substance-less, which is why I loved that it focuses on more than that.

I also believe it was so enjoyable for me because I grew up with Pokemon, and am a huge fanatic about it. I liked watching the battles, and the battles in Loveless are somewhat like the ones in Pokemon.

The only thing I had an issue with is something that seems to happen to many animes I’ve gotten into: it ended on a cliffhanger.

The anime ends with Ritsuka’s brother making his first appearance, watching Ritsuka and Soubi from a hiding spot in the bushes. After spending an entire season trying to piece together of the mystery of his murder only for him to show up and it not be continued was beyond frustrating. I wanted to know. 

Despite that, it was a create anime was a nice plot and creative world building. I highly recommend it!