Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 1080p Dual Audio BD HEVC
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis 1080p Dual Audio tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves caught in the middle of an epic clash between gods and demons, forced to carve their own path in the face of the imminent storm.
Thousands of years ago, the ancient dragon Bahamut wrought havoc upon the land of Mistarcia, a world where both gods and demons live amongst mankind. Working together to prevent the world’s destruction, the rival deities barely managed to seal Bahamut, agreeing to split the key between them so that the dragon would remain eternally imprisoned.
With the world safe from the destruction of Bahamut, it is business as usual for bounty hunters like Favaro Leone. Living a laid-back, self-serving lifestyle, the amoral Favaro goes about his work while on the run from fellow bounty hunter Kaisar Lidfard, a righteous man who swears vengeance upon Favaro. However, Favaro’s carefree life is thrown into chaos when he meets Amira, a mysterious woman who holds half of the key to the world’s fragile peace.
- Type: TV
- Episodes: 12
- Status: Finished Airing
- Aired: Oct 6, 2014 to Dec 29, 2014
- Premiered: Fall 2014
- Broadcast: Mondays at 23:30 (JST)
- Producers: NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan, Cygames
- Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment
- Studios: MAPPA
- Source: Game
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural
- Duration: 24 min. per ep.
- Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Having nothing but character illustrations as their starting point, the production staff MAPPA have crafted some very lovable characters that are all distinct in their attributes and eccentric personalities. It’s not all about the action as the main characters are given fleshed out backstorys and motivations.
Animated by the Studio MAPPA, the amount of quality put into this series places it among the best looking shows of the season. Drawing inspiration from Western fantasy aesthetics, the art style is atypical of the standard Japanese anime look and has that classic Dungeons and Dragons vibe to it. The attention to detail to the various locales and props really help immerse the audience into the world of Rage of Bahamut. The stellar cinematography which lends itself to be more of a Hollywood film than standard anime show.
Yoshihiro Ike comes in with a full orchestra and choir to deliver something that didn’t really live up to the epic action on the screen. His work, by all means, was well-composed and of high quality but I couldn’t help but feel that the music was rather uninspired and lack the punch to bring the show to the next level. More specifically, it may be due to the lack of variety when it comes to just relying on strings and vocal as I found hard to recall anything memorable. Perhaps, if he had used more instruments in his ensemble, it would be an given the visuals the accompaniment and energy it deserves.