Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, evil for evil.
Fight evil with… evil?
Before watching this anime, I read up on it. All of the synopses that I read made it seem like I would love this anime and that I should check this series out. Sadly, I found myself bored for most of the first episode.
There wasn’t much that stood out to me. It was all pretty average — the art, the music, the characters, and plot. All of them seem mediocre. Nothing too fantastic going on in most of this episode.
I have fallen in love with a few anime series that start off slowly, so I would not turn away or give up hope just based on one episode. Code:Breaker did get better towards the end.
The main female protagonist is named Sakura Sakurakouji. She is, what seems to be, a “perfect girl.” She is pretty, smart, popular and she can probably kick your butt.
The new boy in town is attractive and full of mystery. He is good at sports, immediately winning the attention of all the other girls at school, including Sakura. She knows better though, and she knows that there is more to him then he is letting on. He goes by the name of Rei Ogami.
Oh yeah, there is also a gang in town, called G-Falcon, that the police do nothing about. To be honest, I think the main turn off of this episode was the fact that there was animal cruelty in it. There was a part where the gang was kicking around a dog like a soccer ball. The gang was assaulting Sakura and the dog jumped in to protect her.
Rei came and saved the girl, only after he killed the dog to put it out of its misery. Poor thing was hurt badly by the guys of G-Falcon.
Rei turns to the gang that attacked Sakura and then this happened.
An event took place that I did not expect but without spoiling too much: the last few minutes of this episode made it clear that I would be back for more next week. The last five minutes of Code:Breaker changed my overall opinion on the series. I would put money on the fact that once this story progresses a bit, we are going to be in for a lot of plot twists and action-packed episodes.
GO Rating: 3/5
Continue to Watch? - Yes
Continue to Review? - Yes