Fairy Gone (Episode 1) – Ash-Covered Girl

Fairy Gone Title

After a long war, the Fairy Soldiers find themselves in a society that no longer needs nor wants them. Those that can use the power of the fairies are hunted as criminals.

What did you watch?

When I looked at the spring 2019 schedule, this was the first title that jumped out at me. It looked dark and gritty. I was then convinced to watch Fruits Basket and then found myself watching Demon Slayer: Kimetso no Yaiba. So, that’s it. These are the only shows that I will be watching and reviewing as they air. This should give me more time to binge older shows and write some of my own fiction.

What happened?

There were various flashes of the war, villages burning, children fleeing into the woods, and then the surrender. Nine years later, the story begins with Marlya working as security at an illegal auction where various fairy items from the war are being sold. One particular item causes a bit of a stir with the bidders only for a girl to rush the stage and steal it, causing the security guards to drop to the floor with black goo spewing out of every orifice.

Marlya rushed out to help and discovered that the thief was the girl that saved her from the burning village (back in the flashbacks). Anyhow, she’s a Fairy Soldier and so is the head of security. They fight, their fairies fight, and then Marlya ends up bonding with another fairy that had been in the auction and disrupts their fight. The thief, Veronica escapes and the head of security, Free reveals that he works for a secret government agency and that Marlya can join him or be arrested.

Fairy Gone Episode 1 Marlya Free

What did you think?

I wasn’t blown away, which is a shame because I was expecting more. It was interesting and has a lot of potential, but it spent a lot of time explaining the fairies and how it all works. On top of that, I really didn’t like the animation of the fairies. It was obviously CGI and really stood out from the rest of the animation.

What was your favourite moment?

It was probably during the fight between Free and Veronica. Free, realizing just how strong Veronica is, says that he’s not going to hold back anymore and draws his second sword. Well, I’m a sucker for swords so that was a good start, although I would question why anyone would hold back rather than just hitting them with all you have to begin with.

Fairy Gone Episode 1 Fairies

What was your least favourite moment?

That would be the CGI fairies, although it’s worth noting they look much more like demons than fairies and Demon Soldiers would be much cooler than Fairy Soldiers. I also find it annoying when they show the flashbacks and put the year in the fantasy world. So, on top of watching the animation and reading the subtitles, I’ve got to do some mental arithmetic at the same time. Just say nine years later.

Who was your favourite character?

Veronica, the thief with the long dagger and freaky looking fairy. She looks like she’s hard as ice and just a cold. I did have a little chuckle when she was running in the leant forward position like any other anime ninja, but it also looked cool so I’ll allow it.

Fairy Gone Episode 1 Veronica

Who was your least favourite character?

At the moment, it’s the protagonist Marlya. She just seemed a bit clueless and unprepared for someone that was supposed to be a security guard for an illegal mafia-run auction. I’m sure she’ll get some growth, especially now that she has a fairy of her own and has teamed up with Free.

Would you like some more?

I had already made up my mind that I would see these shows through to the end. On top of the usual need to complete the series, I now have the need to complete the series of reviews. I can’t just stop in the middle. That said, even though I wasn’t completely blown away and the CGI is a little off-putting, there was enough to make me want to keep watching, even without my completion anxiety. I hope it gets better, because I had high hopes for this series.

Fairy Gone Episode 1 Marlya

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  1. This does sound kind of interesting but I’m not absolutely sure about seeing it, since I’ve never seen or heard of it. I’m a bit on the fence, especially if the mc isn’t as likeable, I may not dig it. But looking on the bright side, hopefully she can develop! I may give this show a try and see where it goes. Overall, really good review. And btw I’m also watching fruits basket & demon slayer!! Really good shows so far.

    • Lynn Sheridan

      Yeah, Demon Slayer and Fruits Basket have been better so far for me. I think this one has potential if it can come up with a good purpose. If nothing else it will have lots of cool fights.

  2. This episode threw a SHIT ton of stuff at me and I don’t know how to feel about it.

    • Lynn Sheridan

      Agreed. Lots of history flashbacks that mean little at this point. I’m still not entirely sure what the story is about. Surely, that should be in the first episode.

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