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Sirius the Jaeger – Anime Review

Sirius the Jaeger, aka Sirius, is a Summer 2018 anime that aired 12 episodes from the 12th of July to the 27th of September. It falls under the Action, Supernatural, Historical and Vampire genres and has a 17+ rating.

The show follows the story of Yuliy, a remnant of the Sirius and a member of the vampire hunting Jaegers. It is set in 1930 in Japan primarily. The story explored Yuliy’s life and the battle of the Jaegers vs the Vampires.

My Anime List Description:

The series takes place in the Imperial Capital of 1930. A group of people known as “Jaegers” landed on Tokyo Station. They carry musical instrument cases and came to hunt vampires. A man named Yuliy stood among them with a striking serenity and unusual aura. Known as a werewolf who had his home village destroyed by vampires, he and the Jaegers engage in battle against the mysterious holy arc known as the “The Arc of Sirius.” What truth awaits them?

My Review:

I actually really enjoyed watching Sirius. The show kept me interested and always wanting to know and get more. 

As always I would like to put a small disclaimer here. These are all my opinions and views on K, I am in no way opposing any views anyone else may have about this anime series. With that out of the way, let’s begin.

Story: 7/10

The story of Sirius is probably my favourite part of the show. It has a very enticing story and gets me invested in the characters. It makes want to root for the characters and groups in the show to accomplish what they’re trying to do. The story is paced well throughout the show and each episode has it’s own importance and none of them feel like filler. Each episode wraps up nicely and leaves nothing unexplained or feeling like a loose end. Despite that each episode left me anticipating the next.

However, it is a very generic plot and that does affect the rating here in the end.

Sound: 8/10

Damn, yet another area where the series nailed it to perfection. The OST is a spectacular pickup just for the series alone. Both the OP and ED helped set the pace for the series to follow, shadowing the events that lie ahead for everyone (especially Yuliy and Mikhail) and is a blast listening to. As with any action series, the SFX really gets loud under load so much so that it causes some distortion and causes a major distraction sometimes. It’s noticeable, yet it feels just about any other action anime would be at its best caliber.

Characters: 6/10

Don’t get me wrong. I loved the characters in the show. Yuliy was given a lot of character development and his backstory was thoroughly explored to the maximum. His relationships with the other characters had great potential and was also used to its full extent. We got to know Yuliy very well and it made us invested in his cause. My only issue is that many of the side characters were not explored at all. Mikhail got his fair share of development and so did the Professor. However, the rest of the characters got zero of their own screen time and it really irritated me because they were all really interesting and cool characters on their own as well. More development for the other characters would have made this show much much better.

Animation: 8/10

The animation for Sirius is fluid and looks great. The dynamic action sequences are well animated and fit the premise well. It flows well and makes the fight sequences extremely exciting. There’s not much else to say about the animation as the style is beautiful and fits the historical aspect well, the art is beautiful but this is where my issue comes in. The animation is not unique and is something similar to the My Hero Academia one. There’s nothing special about the art or the animations and is very regular except for a few moments, such as during the city shots and certain fight scenes. I wish that that uniqueness that we got in a few scenes had been consistent as it would have made the anime a lot more enjoyable and captivating. 

Enjoyment: 8/10

Despite what I said in the previous segment, Sirius was thoroughly enjoyable and captivating for me. I loved watching Yuliy progress from what he was in episode one to the Yuliy we had at the end of episode twelve. It was fun to watch and certainly worth it. Not much more to say except that watching the fight scenes was certainly my favourite part of the series. 

Final Verdict:

Sirius is a fun and enjoyable show with a captivating and intriguing story that questions the balance of powers in the world and the fact of equality of different races within a fantasy setting in the past. The characters feel like ones to root for and the lead character Yuliy is someone you get invested in. The score is great and the animation makes the show much more fun and dynamic. I would definitely recommend watching it but it is not a show that trumps everything else. It is not amazing or extraordinary but it is well above average. 

Final Score – B Class

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Aviraj Newatia

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