The summer 18 anime season is one of the worst anime seasons I have ever seen period. Yes the summer 18 anime gave some shows that I really liked such as Banana Fish, Planet With, High Score Girl and Chio’s School Road but at the same time it was a season that gave us a bunch of anime shovel-where to a point it overweight the good meaning this was indeed a shovel-ware anime season. Seven Senses of the Reunion is the embodiment of the summer 18 seasonal anime shovel-ware because not this is fundamentally awful in every way possible but it simply does not care that is ripped off Sword Art Online and Anohana without giving a damm. Now with that said let’s dive in into this shitfeast shall we.
In 2034, There was once a legendary party named Subaru in the globally popular MMORPG Union. The group was made of elementary school friends. They earned fame in the blink of an eye for their unparalleled abilities in the Sense system at the core of the game. However, there was an incident where a player passed away inside the game. As a result of the death, Union ended service. Six years pass. Haruto Amō, who was a key member of Subaru, has become a hopeless high school student. His personality has changed, and he has no friends or ambition. A classmate gets him to log in to the new Re’Union game, and he ends up having a “reunion” that is hard to believe. He meets his former in-game partner and real-world childhood friend Asahi Kuga. The girl who was supposed to have died six years ago was there.
Am just going to say this right now if you have seen Sword Art Online and Anohana then you already have seen this anime. Why because this is easily one of the most uninspired animes I have ever seen from this decade. Seriously there is not a single that is original about this show as it shamelessly recycles story elements from SAO and Anohana without giving a second thought about trying to be original.
Like with any other bad isekai anime that came before the world-building is shit as it rather shows avoid presenting it’s own MMO world in great detail in favour of crappy character drama and crappy rule of cool elements that is done better in other animes that this show ripped off. The pacing and writing as horrendous as the show only took thoses two shows worst elements and somehow make them downright insufferable.
Am so sorry if you thought the story selection of this review is so short but let’s be real here this show story wise feels like a horrendous fanfic where the person who wrote this shit feast only seen those two shows aka Sword Art Online and Anohana.
The characters aren’t much better they all bland and uninspired Anohana and SAO knockoffs.
Our main character is a generic husk He suffers from (quote) “depression” (unquote) because he couldn’t save Asahi from death. The reason why I quoted depression because that shit only last 3 before he completely dropped the depression act where he magically goes back to his old self again completely killing of what little character that he had to begin with.
The of the characters are all just as bad as Haruto walking cliches, void of actual personality and they all just Anohana knockoffs.
Overall like with the story the characters are awful.
Now let’s be honest with ourselves. This anime was made in 2018 however when you actually start watching the show you can easily tell that this anime could have been made in 2004 and even then the show would still be outdated. The characters deigns in this show are nothing but character rejects from Anohana that the director decided to scrap during the production of Anohana back in 2011. While the art in this show is bad the animation is actually was pretty okay than again the show uses crappy cgi on the monsters.
The soundtrack like with every bad isekai anime is generic and boring to listen.
The same things can apply for both of the opening and ending themes of the show as they feel like every other Isekai opening and ending that you heard before.
So there you have it Seven Senses of the Reunion is horrendous. This is probably by far one of the most uninspired animes I have ever seen.
The story is unoriginal and lazy. The characters were nothing but Anohana/SAO rejects, the visuals are outdated and the soundtrack is generic.
I strongly don’t recommend this show to anyone as it will not only bore you to tears due lazy the show writing but it also insult your intelligence greatly as the show never at one point gives a damm of what it’s ripping off.
Final Score 1.5/10