As Code:Breaker continues to deliver PVs, it becomes increasingly difficult to continue to dislike it – the series definitely looks like shounen pablum, that hasn’t changed, yet the direction is admirable.
Besides the notable lack of originality in some areas, and the ridiculous animation in others, it can be said that the aesthetic quality of the animation is admittedly superb for the most part – which becomes more so clear the further one indulges into this series’ preview material. Now as for what takes Code:Breaker from the dumps and turns it into something all so lovable, this PV exemplifies well – and it also leaves one realizing a critical point in retrospect. The animation may never have actually been “ridiculous” – but instead, the series may be so itself, and in a positive way.
Whatever this series decides to show, it goes all out in embracing it as per the preview clips – particularly, this latest one of course. The character introduced within this PV excellently exhibits how the Code:Breaker crew of leading characters are collectively segregated from the “normal people” in the background – not merely as they have some special arcane abilities granted to them at birth, yet specifically as they’re just odd in general.
It may have been a fatal mistake to think anyone in Code:Breaker is simply “male protagonist A” or similar – rather, they’re acting themselves, and their banality in personality, if any, is just a split between something of a trait native to the character in question, as well as a misjudge in their persona.
Forgetting the others for now however and focusing on the man of the hour, the white-haired character seen in this PV is excessively powerful for an outcast highschool kid – yet his tea partying legitimately makes up for that. This fellow has charisma which makes his strange actions enjoyable to watch, and highly amusing as well. And if he’s entertaining, as well as meaningful within the story, both of which this PV proves to be true, then there’s nothing to dislike besides his appearance – although that’s bound to be the most subjective factor of them all.
This fellow satisfies all criteria for being generally respectable – and such being the case, the route from there only goes upward, regardless of where it stops. Code:Breaker may ultimately be a laudable experience even if lesser in some areas – especially if this character receives his fair share of screentime.