Spring 2018 Anime Season in Review: Hakyuu Houshin Engi

The show that started out about our hero Taikobo descending to the mortal realm in order to defeat the witch ruining the Shang dynasty and spent most of its run time with sennin fighting other sennin while the whole new dynasty thing took care of itself underneath the heavenly light show.

And it’s a good thing, since the godly fisticuffs at least manage to maintain some sense of a consistent tone while everything else was stuck between a gag manga and a very cynical snuff film…

HHE intends to be a character drama with a pretty large and visually varied cast, but in all honesty, it feels like there’s no time to really develop anything as the show rushes forward, while at the same time, nothing meaningful happens for most of the damn thing.

Overall rating: It happened, I think…