Anime Review: Zettai Boei Leviathan – 3

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Yes, it’s very big but flattery won’t get you anywhere but deeper!

Sigh, I give up. I can’t escape this… 

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Ahem, well, that was entertaining. It was like watching an episode of The Magic School Bus when Ralphie gets sick, forcing the girls to do some Ozzy & Drix shenanigans with a magical twist while inside what seems like the inside of Pinocchio‘s Monstro. All that while the big bad swamp dragon turns out to be a very docile creature with a soft spot for Leviathan. (Why not Bahamut? She wears cute scales!) The swamp dragon, appropriately referred to as Yurlungur for the sake and purposes of having the girls traverse his digestive system, actually ends up being more comical than intimidating. And for the sake and purposes of this series, I don’t see why not because it’s just good old fashioned fun. And yeah, the tavern is busted up again! 

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The mini-plot takes care of two birds with one stone: Retrieve Jormungand’s weapon and cure Yurlungur’s tummy ache. And what does this achieve? Actually, it achieves a lot of things like reminding us of those bugs. Strangely enough, the girls seem to recognize it as “Toripu” but never identified it with such name before, ticking my inconsistency nerves a little bit. However, I found the adventure to be quite entertaining, deserving of some good chuckles. From wanting to eat their host’s giblet to Leviathan being Leviathan. I think it’s final: Leviathan is a better deadpan comedian than a water mage, although she comes through in the end, Katara style! (Or is that a barley tea Spirit Bomb?) 

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This episode was particularly enjoyable and showed some pretty decent synergy amongst the girls. I don’t know if this entire episode (or perhaps the entire series) is supposed to parody a number of pre-existing works but I’ll keep the references to aid my way as needed. Besides, it wasn’t like I yelled out Mega Flare and Tidal Wave when Bahamut and Leviathan went on the offensive or anything. 

GO Rating: 3.5/5

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Jeez, and not a single mention for little Syrup, the best interpreter in the dragon world! 

“That’s a lung.” 

Anthony Kim

Anthony Kim

Former Senior Anime Reviewer (09-2010 – 04-2014)

Anthony majored in Japanese. Try guessing why.

He loves his sports, adores kittens and currently resides in South Korea working as an English teacher. He has been a part of Population GO since its relaunch in 2010, having contributed to mostly anime news and reviews.

He’s currently playing Pokémon Y, and his Friend Code is: 4570-7572-3456.

Anthony Kim