Fifteen years in one of the possible futures, a violent battle using fictional technology takes place between two "time-spaces": La'cryma, a possible future of our own universe, and Shangri'la, another possible dimension fifteen years after ours, intent on the destruction of all space and time. The key to stopping Shangri'la's invasion is a mysterious object known as the "Dragon Torque". A group known as the "Dragon Knights" is sent through space and time to find it. In the present, twelve-year old Haruka and her friend Yū are contemplating running away from home when they meet a member of the Dragon Knights named Karasu, who is a possibly Yū from fifteen years in the future. Karasu believes that Haruka is the Dragon Torque, but vows to protect her rather than sacrifice her for his timespace, La'cryma. Other than the Dragon Knights, Haruka is targeted by the mysterious Noein, the entity behind Shangri'la who is intent on bringing her into his timespace to end all universes.
Pros: Fascinating premise, character development of the main characters, character designs, musical score, interesting fictional technology. Cons: Awkward pronunciations in dub, premise is never fully explored, weak conclusion, animation, under-developed characters, genre-mixing. Plot Summary: The Wiki article (see above) summarizes the series very well, so I will not be redundant and restate it. Review: Firstly, … more
Well I better clear the air right from the get-go; this review isn’t going to be very positive. And don’t for a minute think that it’s due to the property’s lack of potential. In fact on paper, this series comes off like a science fiction fan’s dream come true: Quantum physics, multidimensional travel, and converging timelines… There’s just so much to get excited about. Unfortunately, it becomes apparent fairly early on that the purity … more