Fairy Gone

Title:Fairy Gone
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Notables: Animation - P.A. Works
R1 License - FUNimation
Fairies possess and reside within animals, granting them special powers. By surgically removing and transplanting the organs of a possessed animal into a human, humans can partially summon the fairy and use it as a weapon. Eventually, such individuals were used for war, and were called "Fairy Soldiers." After a long war, these soldiers lost their purpose, and had to reintegrate into society. Nine years after the end of the war, Maria is a fresh recruit of "Dorothea," an organization dedicated to the investigation and suppression of fairy-related crimes and incidents. Even in peacetime, the government is still unstable after the war. Many criminals still have lingering wounds from the previous conflict, and there are terrorist groups bent on revenge.
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Series premiered on April 7, 2019.
Animated by PA Works.
Licensed by Funimation.
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Unevaluated Stretch [series:3667#628]
(One episode watched):

Based on the title, I had assumed this show would be a silly comedy about whimsical creatures, but nothing could have been farther from the truth. While there are some elements of fairy lore, these beings behave more like demons than fairies. As we are introduced to the concept of 'fairy soldiers' I was immediately reminded (and not in a good way) of the anime a couple years ago that was set during WWI but included soldiers with magical powers who made mincemeat of conventional ones. The premise of this show never drew much interest from me and I quickly became bored. Perhaps that was because, as is often the case, the principal characters don't get much of an introduction and as a result I can't feel much concern over how they fare. Mariya's personality, for example, seems to consist of the fact that her home village was once burned down by bad guys, therefore she must be a good girl. Maybe the reason I couldn't get into this show was because I didn't sense much originality in it. Other than the fairies (which seem more odd and implausible than intriguing) this show was pretty stereotypical. The rich and powerful shamelessly exploiting the poor, a heroine who discovers she has a supernatural talent, a secret government crime fighting unit--etc. I knew that neither Free nor Veronica would get killed or seriously injured as they dueled, since all the signs were that both would be good guys working for different factions. Also typical, the show attempts to 'wow' us with magic (in this case the magic of fairies), even though shows with magic are dime-a-dozen nowadays. A good guideline would be: First, create characters that would be interesting even without magic or fairies, then, once that is done, you can add supernatural stuff. I struggled through one episode even though my interest quickly evaporated, and saw no reason to watch another.

Last updated Saturday, June 29 2019. Created Thursday, April 11 2019.

Other Sites
Official Japanese Series Web Site https://fairygone.com/

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