Anime Review: Scarlet Nexus: A Story Full of Mysteries. There is quite a lot of anime adapted from game series. However, the Scarlet Nexus anime is quite an interesting case because the game version was not released long before the anime aired. What is the anime like?
Synopsis Scarlet Nexus
The Scarlet Nexus anime is set in 2020. Not because of a pandemic, the world’s safety is threatened by the presence of alien creatures called “Others” that prey on humans. Yuito, the son of a prominent family, finally joins the Others Suppression Forces (OSF) as a reward for saving Yuito’s life when he was a child. On the other hand, Kasane, who also joined OSF because she has good Psionic abilities, turns out to have a connection with Yuito’s past.
English: Scarlet Nexus
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2021, too?
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:30 (JST)
Genres: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Super Power
Duration: 24 min.
Review Scarlet Nexus
The first episode of the Scarlet Nexus anime still contains an introduction to the story and its worldbuilding, a reasonable choice so that the audience doesn’t get confused by the story (and maybe so that they are interested in trying the game). Here, we are introduced to Yuito, the main character who turns out to be the son of a prominent family who occupies an important position in the government and OSF troops. Likewise with Nagi who is his side-kick, Kasame who seems to have an important role in the story because he has a past with Yuito, and his teammates who have Psionic abilities are both unique.
One of the highlights of the Scarlet Nexus anime is the “unusual” design of the Others monster. When I just watched it, I thought the monster design might be like an alien in an anime/film with a similar theme. However, it turns out that the design looks quite “artful”, with an appearance that looks like a mannequin with a flower vase. With the presence of Others who are said to be able to prey on humans, there is a possibility that the story in the next episode might be darker to make the Scarlet Nexus anime more exciting, complete with action spices that hopefully will bite more.