I watched -Levius-
Levius is a Netflix series and is startlingly average. As much as I like it, it’s average.
The story takes place in some steampunk version of Rome. It sorta reminds me of FMA where the show has taken as a steampunk take on a era.
Levius follows this boy named Levius Cromwell. He has lost him arm trying to save his mother during a war. (The FMA joke wasn’t lost on me but it’s not super similar) Levius along with his uncle Zach join the world of Metal Boxing. Regular boxing but with people with metal arms and steam.
Each fight kinda has about 2-3ish episode minus the two end fights. They all are about how Levius has PTSD from the war were he basically lost his mother. Even though she’s still alive, she’s basically dead to the world.
Levius is fighting to get rid of the thoughts that plague his mind from the day that he lost his arm and his mother. (Holy shit why didn’t I realize that some of the basic set up of FMA and Levius share similarities?) He is trying to do this by Metal Boxing.
The plot has some interesting twists. The fact that Levius is basically ￼ indestructible is challeged so often but Levius basically is. The characters help everyone think how Levius could lose. Levius is the underdog.
The characters are not as well written. I feel like they all fall flat. I liked Bill but his arch felt half finished. This show definitely needs a season 2
The final two fights are well done. I actually like most of the fights. They remind me a bit of the fights from RWBY. I feel like they mimic actual professional fighting. In some other shows they feel fake. Yah is an informal street fight it’s gonna be quick, but professional wrestlers/boxers are a tad slower. The final fight’s soundtrack is great.
It’s fairly oblivious that a ton of effort went into the Animation. It’s like RWBY, Dragon Prince and a Disney movie a child. The fights are helped by this simple but elagent animation. Characters are unique for the most part but background characters are pretty simple.
Decent show that will benefit from a season 2. Good long weekend watch if your doing a project. I personally was doing homework and drawing during the binge. Good average show. Also for some reason Levius has no gifs so sadness.