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Japanese Title: 七星のスバル
The group ’Subaru’ is made up of elementary students became a worldwide legend in the MMORPG Union. But then, Asahi dies at the same time she experiences a game over in the game. With that, the game Union was closed and the members of Subaru split up. That was six years ago. When Haruto, who is already a high school student, locks into the new game ‘ReUnion’, he meets his childhood friend Asahi, who was supposed to be dead. Is she a ghost of this electronic world? This is the story of a promise between friends in an online game. Look forward to the story!
We are all in for a good story. One with a bit of mystery around characters we care about and a theme that we are more or less familiar with. Seven Senses of the Re’Union is not exactly the masterpiece anime I have been waiting for all my life (well, we all need an impossible goal) but it is definitely a series which has potential. For a start, it has a theme I am familiar with: online video games. Second, the characters are close to your standard run-of-the-mill but the plot gives them enough space to show their unique colors. Third, there is an actual story:
A group of elementary school friends is the most powerful guild in the MMORPG called Union. The peculiar trait of this game is that a Game Over results in permadeath both of character and account. If you die, you can’t log back in the game (which is not a very good business model for an online game). After rushing to one of the most dangerous monsters in the game, one member of the group, Asahi, loses all her hit point. Not only that, but she dies of heart failure in real life the moment she loses her character. Before you start crying SAO, Asahi’s case was a one-off and the company did close the game after the incident. Subaru, our adventurers’ guild, disbands and Haruto, the protagonist, blames himself for her death. 6 years later, a new version of the game is released and Haruto is dragged into it.
I will probably give this anime the rule of the 3 episodes (always check up until Episode 3 before you drop a series you are not certain of) and see where it goes.
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