The plot in Scarlet Nexus is so on the market, over-the-top, and filled with anime parts that it’s simply begging to be tailored into an precise anime — and that’s precisely what’s taking place this month. There are such a lot of surprising (and at occasions unbelievable) twists and turns all through the sport which can be actually out of this world, and I really like that.
Even placing the plot apart, the usual anime tropes are there from the get-go. There’s the childhood good friend who likes the protagonist, loads of friendship power-ups, characters who’ve lore-related causes for wanting a lot youthful than they really are, and a villain who threatens to destroy the world however is one way or the other only a bit misunderstood. And that’s not even the half of it.
The insane narrative simply wouldn’t be doable with out the “Mind Punk” sci-fi setting. The world of Scarlet Nexus is a futuristic one the place most technological developments are tied to the psionic powers discovered inside peoples’ brains. Those that lack any form of mystical thoughts powers are left behind in society, as they’re unable to learn from brain-powered expertise.
It’s a compelling base to have as a backdrop for the conflicts that come up. The principle enemies in Scarlet Nexus are brain-eating monstrosities referred to as Others, and the 2 protagonists, Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall, be part of the Different Suppression Power (OSF) to battle again in opposition to these creatures with their telekinetic talents.
Members of the OSF are given anti-aging medication to have the ability to battle for years on finish, so a lot of them look far youthful than they need to. It’s principally a navy division full of kids, youngsters, and younger adults doing battle with psychic powers. If that doesn’t scream anime, then I don’t know what else to let you know about Scarlet Nexus.
Certain, the characters have cool powers. However extra importantly, they’re participating and enjoyable to observe round for nevertheless many hours it’ll take you to finish the sport. Wanting past the sport’s premise, Scarlet Nexus actually reveals its anime parts each time characters work together with one another outdoors of fight.
There are some slice-of-life parts that make the characters lovable in distinctive methods which can be solely actually seen in anime. For instance, Luka Travers is a grown man obsessive about understanding, however he seems like he’s about 10 years previous. Seeing him try to do pull-ups and raise weights within the platoon’s hideout is all the time hilarious.
On the flip facet, we have now Gemma Garrison. He’s been with the OSF so lengthy that the anti-aging medication are sporting off, making him lastly appear to be a fully-grown man. He commonly makes an attempt to grasp his youthful teammates, even going as far as to hitch them in a cat café whereas not understanding the aim or enchantment of it.
The colourful solid of genuinely attention-grabbing characters provides a lot to the sport’s anime vibe. There are many comedic and calm moments between all of the motion, and it’s in these extra informal moments that Scarlet Nexus feels prefer it’s letting you play via episodes of an precise anime.
There’s not even a lot enjoying concerned should you allow auto-scroll for the dialogue throughout lengthy cutscenes. That’s when the complete anime viewer expertise actually begins.
There’s undoubtedly a little bit of emotional whiplash when going from the moments talked about above to saving the world from mind-eating monsters. However, truthfully, that’s additionally simply one other means the anime parts in Scarlet Nexus shine via.
It’s not nice for the pacing, however you simply must snort to your self and smile when these youngsters use the facility of bonds, friendship, and psychic hyperlinks to cease a world-ending disaster. It’s too troublesome to get into the small print with out critically spoiling the story, however belief me, issues get uncontrolled after only some hours in. The infinite plot twists make for loads of thrilling, albeit complicated, situations.
And the powers that be appear to agree with me since Scarlet Nexus is getting an anime adaptation a few week after the sport’s launch. I wish to assume that somebody took one have a look at its plot and setting in a boardroom someplace and instantly greenlit the present. That is one which I’ll be watching on day one, undoubtedly.