Netflix’s The Idhun Chronicles Review: A Spanish Fantasy Anime Which Misses the Mark!

The Idhun Chronicles premiered on 10th September 2020 on Netflix. The web series is produced by Zeppelin TV and is based on The Resistance, the first volume of the bestselling YA novels Idhún’s Memories saga by Laura Gallego and Andrés Carrión.

The World Of Magic!

The Idhun Chronicles revolves around Jack, whose parents are killed at the hands of two cosmic traveller warriors named Kirtash and Elrion. But luckily enough, Jack is saved by Shail and Alsan. After this emotionally draining incident, Jack wakes up in a strange world that is magical and he has no sense of what’s going on or why his parents were killed. He is later told that his parents hailed from a world called Idhun but settled on Earth so that they could pretend to be a nuclear family and escape the clutches of evil. Those killers are now after everyone who escaped and trying to kill them.

The Idhun Chronicles features dragons, magic and mythical killers but there are various other animes belonging to the same genre which have more to offer. However, The Idhun Chronicles, being Netflix’s first Spanish fantasy anime is an overall interesting watch.

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  • The Idhun Chronicles

The anime has its fair share of flaws like its villain. In various other animes, the villainous character holds your attention in the first episode itself. But here, it feels as if the only bad things the villains could possibly say is “Wherever you go, I’ll find you.” The first episode does not compel us to watch the full season.

As soon as you start watching the series, you know what’s coming your way. The premise is fine, the animation, characters, and their powers are fine too but the predictability and the lack of things compelling enough to make you watch pull the series down. It gets tiresome at times because it lacks flair.

Stream It or Skip It

The Idhun Chronicles

SKIP IT! The Idhun Chronicles is a good attempt but, in an overall view, fails to convince viewers like many others of the same genre. The fantasy-anime series has its fair share of flaws and after the first two episodes, you’ll know what is going to happen!
You might watch it for the sake of it but again, there are better things out there!

The Idhun Chronicles is now streaming on Netflix.

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The Idhun Chronicles is Netflix's latest Spanish Fantasy Anime! Is it worth watching? Read Here.

1 COMMENT

  1. I’ll never understand why Netflix decided to split the whole season in two mini seasons, leaving the first season being just half the book the show is adapting. Like for example, the villains you are talking about, Kirtash is not a villain, more like an anti-hero but you can’t develop that and can’t see that because that happens in the second part of the book. So you’re leaving this season not really knowing what’s up with him. And I disagree, with two episodes you can’t know what’s going to happen, because the prophecy isn’t talked about until episode 4.

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