Dragon Crisis 5 moves me

OK. I’m a sucker for stories about saving Christians and facing trials. I’m particularly weak against a show having Kugyu and a man who complains “why God, must I face such trial?”

That hits close to home, except the “having Kugyu” part, unforunately. I mean, if Kugimiya Rie is close to MY HOME, damn I’d be happy! XD

It’s Rose’s (played by Rie) performance that balances it all out. Without having her as the heroine, the aforementioned confession would seem rather bland and uninteresting. Rie can really play innocent and emotional. She’s got a great range.

The series really started out OK. Like I said, I had to constantly remind myself that my favorite voice actress is in it, otherwise, I’d just yawn and shut it off. In this story arc, they even have Hoc-chan (Horie Yui) playing the Princess of the White Dragons. That’s two expert female voice actresses holding the show up. Honestly, and I know a certain staff member (who will remain anonymous) will hate me, but I’ve never found Yui all that interesting as a voice actress. I remember her most from Love Hina, which is an oooooooooold show. I dunno, her style and voice just don’t move me. But Rie really does her best and saves the show for me.

Rose is the only “person” in the story arc that figured out the real issue, or non-issue behind it all, and she is not afraid to confront George, the priest, about it. That’s why it moves me.

Bottomline: It’s Rie’s acting skills that makes the show fun. Of course, twintails and Kugyu voice kick everything up a few notches for fans of her.

5 thoughts on “Dragon Crisis 5 moves me”

  1. Really!? How can not Hocchan move you!!? That’s just unimaginable!!!!!!!!!!!! I was screaming when white dragon empress appeared, jumping from my chair! But rather than Love Hina, School Ramble, Eri Sawachika, really made a huge impact on me. Well, alright, different aesthetic taste…

    George seemed to be a Catholic priest. What’s his nationality? Irish?

    1. @ MLA – You’re right, I’m an idiot. I really really LOVED Sawachika in School Rumble! Damn, how could I forget? XD

      As for George, I suspect it’s sorta a reference to St. Georget, the man who slayed a dragon in medivial tales.

  2. Well i like Horie Yui song anyway. Not to mention her becoming the voice actor of white dragon empress. Well for Rie, she is amazing in a lot of ways. The way she presenting Rose is awesome…

    1. @ Itachi – yes, Kugyu rules.

      Yes, Yui sings very very well. I don’t like the OP to Dragon Crisis but I like her other songs. Well, used to like them, anyway. She’s a great seiyuu. But Rie is definitely something else.

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