In all seriousness however, given that I've never been a fan of anything seinen, I began watching this show with close to zero expectations. I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of the show. I'm trying to figure out if the storyline is just extremely poorly executed, typical of BONES's recent works, or if it's just too complicated to be effectively fit into one episode, which is probably the case.
The story follows Fuwa Mahiro (Toyonaga Toshiyuki) and Yoshino Takigawa (Uchiyama Kouki), two childhood friends who appear generic on the surface, but possess some rather complex layers underneath their bland skin. The main premise of the show essentially revolves around Mahiro embarking on a journey in an attempt to hunt down his sister's murderer.
Moving on from the actual premise of the story, and onto the art and character design of the show, and it's instantly evident that this is some real, quality BONES animation. Pair it up with an astounding orchestral soundtrack which creates an apocalyptic aura which truly makes this show just that much more entertaining to watch. With that being said, these subtle nuances certainly give the show a much bigger visual impact with hints of action, fantasy, and mystery all mixed in. Whether or not BONES can keep it up and develop these themes to their full extent is another story, but it's probably safe to say that Zetsuen no Tempest will surely not be a typical generic seinen adaptation.
Possibility of watching: 3/5