Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 Review: The Spiritual Successor to Code Geass?

The title is high praise for a show that has only run for six episodes so far, but I feel like Battle Game in 5 seconds has been criminally overlooked by almost everyone this season. Let’s see how the latest episode in the anime faired in this Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 review.

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 Overview

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 Title

Battle Game in 5 Seconds is a Death Game style anime produced by Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions in collaboration with Studio A-CAT. Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions is known for producing several well-known anime series of the past, such as Monster and Pokemon, to name a few. On the other hand, Studio A-CAT is mostly an unproven commodity. The series is based upon a web manga written by Saizou Harawata.

The series is known by multiple names, some of them being- Battle in 5 Seconds After MeetingDea5, and Deatte 5-byou de Battle in original Japanese. If you want to catch up on our previous reviews of the series, you can do so by clicking here. This episode is thus also known as Deatte 5-byou de Battle Episode 6.

– Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 review does not contain spoilers –

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 Review- Plot and Characters

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 Akira Yuuri

It feels like the show’s efforts are finally paying off. All the hard work it did in establishing how powers, specifically Akira’s, function and their limitations that the show painstakingly set up during the previous episodes are finally being put to good use. Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 utilised its setup in a fight scene that lasted for about half the episode and is still ongoing.

The character moments between Akira, Yuuri, and the leader of Team Green were great, and it is nice to see that Akira has finally decided to trust someone with the secret of his power. Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 made full use of the unique concept it was based around, and this came out to be a fine episode. The episode was quite funny at times too, and Yuuri works very well with comedic moments, alongside Akira being the usual unaware anime protagonist.

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 Characters

The villain characters, Team Red, are cartoonishly evil in some cases. There is no war crime they will not commit to achieving their ideals. As of now, they have no redeeming qualities about them. That could very easily change in the later episodes, so I won’t hold that against the show. Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 did mess up in one place, though. We’ll talk about that in the art and music section.

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Mion is back, and the show is obviously setting her to be the final antagonist for the protagonists to defeat. I’m not sure if I can take a few more episodes of her cackling all over the screen in her annoying as all hell voice. I can’t stand her, either as an adversary or as a character in the show. Do better, Studio A-CAT.

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 Review- Art and Music

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 was let down by its animation, big time. The monsters that Team Green was fighting were 3D animated using CGI, and they didn’t look good at all. They stood out like a sore thumb in the background of any scene and thus made the entire episode look bad. If an entire episode is centred around battling these goons, you might want to animate them better. Or here’s an idea, use traditional animation like you have done until now instead of relying on something like 3D.

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Battle Game in 5 Seconds is a show that changes its art style a lot for comedic purposes, but the scenes have to be well animated to hold our immersion in the show. It feels to me like Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 failed to do that. If the animation is bad, most people can’t look past it to follow the story and characters, so this is a major problem that the show needs to address.

Verdict

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 was a great episode that its animation department let down. The show needs a pick-me-up in that department, but the rest of the episode ranged from good to great. I am still excited for the next episode, nevertheless.

If you liked this review of Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6, you’ll also enjoy our review of the next episode in the series, available right here!

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Overall

SUMMARY

Battle Game in 5 Seconds Episode 6 was a great episode that its animation department let down. The show needs a pick-me-up in that department, but the rest of the episode ranged from good to great.

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