Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight – Second Chances (Episodes 5-8)

What’s happened since last time? So much has happened that it’s hard to really get a grasp on it. Montmorency continues to use Jeanne as a figurehead for the French fight against the English. Various members of his own side have abandoned them, Richemont and La Hire included.

France is divided and a former friend has activated another philosopher’s stone and become Ulysses Noir. Some other people go off in search of the Excaliber’s scabbard, which was hidden inside a nook in a tree…

Also, some other fancy warriors, working for the English defeat Jeanne, taking her heart so that she cannot heal… oh, but she can…

Have your feelings changed? After the first impression, I was a little disappointed. This had all the signs of being something entertaining, but my opinion has dropped considerably since then. It is completely and utterly boring.

They are trying to squeeze in so much stuff, it is becoming bloated and tired. There are too many characters popping up all over the place. They killed Jeanne, but not really. The story just bounces around all over the place. It’s impossible to bond with any of the characters.

Favourite character so far? Ulysses Noir. She doesn’t have much to say, but she looks good fighting. A totally impractical battle suit, but who cares she has a philosopher’s stone so she can get away with it.

Who do you want to see more of? Honestly, I’ll just be glad when this is over, but if I have to, I want to see some actual fights that aren’t the same two animation shots over and over again. I know the scale is big, but it’s so lazy when I can see the same animation walking beside itself. Argh! This is just such a bad series.

Are you going to continue watching? Only because there are only twelve episodes and I’ve already watched eight. I’m actually more disappointed with this than Conception because that was always going to be stupid. This series is bad on so many levels though. Heed my warnings, watch something else, anything else…

2 thoughts on “Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight – Second Chances (Episodes 5-8)”

  1. I struggled through the first episode, but I couldn’t even finish the second. Just plain bad.

    1. It’s a shame because on paper all of the aspects should be a winner. Magical knights in corsets with with fairies and historical legends. At first, I thought that it was just the story that was lacking, but it’s terrible across the board.

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