In this anime based on the book series, our main hero Sero is a Master and Commander in the army. He is sent by his king to a remote kingdom to protect his daughter and himself from the evil Dalius. The story follows Sero's difficult efforts to achieve his goal and find the power to save his daughter from his dangerous enemies.
This particular anime starts out well with a fast-paced action flick. The action scenes are exciting and the first half of the movie has a lot of it. I found myself watching this movie more than the others, so you can expect the same. There are some interesting characters who also play important roles throughout the story.
After the action begins it seems like the storyline gets too confusing at times and that may deter people from watching this movie. I was confused enough and I know people who didn't even finish the whole thing. There is a lot of information to absorb and it's hard to get into it if you don't have a deep understanding of the story.
The different characters of the movie are interesting and you feel as if you are experiencing all of their specific things. For example, there is one character who always carries a gun, yet he keeps telling people not to shoot him. He has a sense of honor, and he refuses to get shot until the end of the movie. I guess that's why he was chosen to be a Master and Commander of the army.
Sero is an original character and that's why I'm really enjoying his story. He has a lot of problems and he becomes a master through the help of his friends. Each character in the movie is unique and interesting. In the end it seems that the film ends up being too long for some people.
The visual effects are very good and the scenes are exciting and well drawn. It would have been great if they could have done something to cut down the length of the movie but I guess it doesn't matter because it's still entertaining. I was worried about the graphics getting dull but the first half of the movie gets quite exciting and captivating.
There are some minor inconsistencies in the plot and I'm not sure if these are the fault of the director or Sero. It took me a little time to catch the inconsistencies, but after a while they weren't an issue. I found the story easy to follow and I'm glad I watched the entire movie.
There are plenty of reviews available online forums and review sites. Make sure to read them before you decide to buy the movie. With the great reviews this movie is getting, I'm sure to come back for more.