Zettai Boei Leviatan: Final Review by Skie

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Format: 13 episodes
Allegiance: Gonzo
Director: Kenichi Yatani
Vintage: 2013
Intelligence Agency Report by: Skie

Leviatan is a water wielding mage with a missing brother living in a quiet village populated by dragon-scaled, elf-eared people.  It is during her daily magic lessons that Leviatan meets a fairy named Syrop bearing dire news: the planet is being invaded by monsters bent on world destruction.  To counter this, Syrop invites Leviatan to join the Aquafall Defense team and repel the invading insectoid creatures.  Along the way she meets fire mage Bahamut and the axe wielding Jörmungandr. Together they embark on adventures, befriending Guardians, restoring temples, and pondering ways of getting stronger.

Field Agent Report by: Skie 
Overall 4.50
(not an average)
Zettai Boei Leviatan is a show that sets itself up to be a classic fantasy adventure romp and fails miserably at following through.  The characters are bland and what little character development there is gets crammed into the first few and last episodes.  That’s not saying much, however, since Leviatan’s content is boring, slow, and irrelevant the entirety of its run.  We start off expecting the development of a magical team of lady dragon fighters and are instead dragged through episode after episode of nonsense, snore-worthy and poorly animated combat, and thinly veiled fan service in the form of scales for bras and panties.  The dragon Guardian designs are uninspired and their animation is clunky at best.  The most interesting portions of the show were the few seconds of lore at the beginning and the future implications laid out at the very end of the series.


It felt like Zettai Boei Leviatan was a series of filler episodes that forgot about what the premise actually was, leaving the viewer wondering if the Aquafall Defense would ever actually end up defending Aquafall at all.  If you cut out 90% of Zettai you might get a few decent episodes out of it.


The animation was mediocre at best and the action scenes, what few there were, featured a slide show of poses and stiff bumps and knocks that did nothing to support the characters’ expressions of success.  As far as success goes, it was a rare bird indeed for the daring trio as they failed time and again to be anything but useless.  Music is strongest aspect of Zettai Boei Leviatan with the most stand out piece being the opening song.


If you have time to kill and nothing else better to do or need something to bore you sleep, check out Zettai Boei Leviatan, otherwise skip it.