Gleipnir is a dark and somber show that features some dark characters. Before we dive into the plot we’ll talk about Gleipnir’s manga. The manga was written and drawn by Sun Takeda.
The manga is published by Kodansha who is the creator of some of the best manga such as AoT, Gleipnir first started in the month of October 2015. The manga was later adapted to the animated series with the same name. It was aired from April through June during the otherwise disaster-filled year 2020.
Gleipnir isn’t the perfect show that is suitable for all viewers. There are a lot of things that are mixed up and are a disturbing watching experience, to put it mildly. The characters seem to be semi-psychopaths if they are not true monsters.
There are some things that the first season hasn’t explored fully and there are numerous disturbing moments. Without further delay let’s get into the specifics of the saga of Gleipnir.
What Is Gleipnir About?
As we’ve said before, Gleipnir is hardly for those who aren’t confident. It tells the tale that of Shuichi Kagaya, who has the ability to transform into an animal. Yes, you read that correctly. He is able to transform into this creature-like toy for reasons that are not even known to him.
In addition, Shuichi leads a pretty ordinary and routine life. He would rather not be exposed for his frightening and hilarious capabilities. But, as stories can be, this one isn’t without some twists.
Shuichi’s story takes a turn to the worst or odd when he stumbles upon the burning of a building. To save a girl from flames, he takes on his terrifying avatar and plunges into the scene so that she can live.
While doing so the rescue, he loses and loses his phone. This triggers a series of situations in which the girl he saved, Claire, hunts him for him. He confronts her regarding his skills but Shuichi simply declines to answer all questions.
The situation gets a little tense when she throws his body off the top of the building in order to prove that he’s the ultimate monster. Without a choice for the survival of her family, Shuichi transforms to save his life. Claire receives answers, as well as evidence that he is who he claims to be.
She asks him to assist her to locate her sister, whom she believes to be a terrifying monster. She blames her for the demise of her parents. She is also keen to learn more about the world of monsters and their creatures from Shuichi who is clearly in a state of ignorance about the whole thing.
Is It Worth Watching?
The answer is difficult to answer. If you are a fan of body horror, nakedness, and straight-up grotesque moments, and grotesque scenes, then Gleipnir will please you, to put it mildly.
Beyond that, it’s not much positive about the film in general. Although it offers an intriguing and compelling storyline, it fails to convey it effectively. The show is awash with fan interaction since Claire is naked in the majority of the episodes. But, it appears to have lost its way due to this.
A lot of aspects remain unexplored. A lot of time has been spent the study of Claire and Shuichi’s romance, which is clearly destined to be a saga of doom only. As we mentioned earlier the first season aired in 2020 and featured 13 episodes.
This is an anime that is quick to complete. But beware, it may cause you to feel uncomfortable. Some have said that it was the kind of program that made people want to switch their televisions off. It is evidently is not for anyone.
Where do we fit into the moment?
The last episode was filled with lots of confusion for the main characters, and an awful amount of manipulation of memories. Elena erases the memories of Shuichi his parents’ death. It was the ghostly woman who was responsible for the entire disaster However, Elena cannot afford to allow Shuichi to find out that.
The most important thing is that if Shuichi does remember, he’ll die. Kaito was with the girl in order to protect everyone from the alien spaceship. Shuichi is already aware of the ship and could be targeted should he recall.
So the only method for him to be saved is getting him to forget. Shuichi is confused but stubborn, and Shuichi goes into the mountains time with Claire as well as Sanbe.
Gleipnir Season 2 Release Date
The animated series Gleipnir Season 2 will be launched sometime in the fall of 2021. It could be delayed even more because of covid19.
We will however keep you informed. As of now, there is no official announcement has been made regarding Gleipnir season 2. In the present fans must keep an eye out for an announcement on season 2.