Studio: Studio Hibari
Director: Ichikawa, Kazuya | Air Date: 10/10/2015
Monster strike, hold any pocket sized monsters all in the palm of your hand!.
That opening line of mine pretty much describes what monster strike is. It’s quintessentially a modern version of pokemon via the use of smartphones and apps, instead of throwing pokeballs and finding pokemon.
The story follows Ren Homura, a teenager that has returned to his child hood home town. However he suffers from memory loss and doesn’t recall much whilst living there. From what seems like a normal day for him, changes drastically. When he spots an app on his phone and ends up getting challenged to monster strike by a man. From there he meets his battling monster; Oragon. A pun on the word dragon no doubt.
This show is predominately aimed at children. Since the length of the show is only 8 mins long.
It isn’t bad, the charm is there. Will it do better than any other kids show, in order to replace the king of pocket-sized monster show pokemon. I doubt it.
For me, this anime is a: