Hey everyone! Welcome to a little series that i’m starting, called Pocket Picks! Basically, the idea is that every week, I will try to provide a watching option for you guys that is somewhat less mainstream, or a bit older, or just something that I enjoy… Basically, whatever pops into my mind at the moment, hence “Pocket Pick”. Remember, these aren’t reviews, just suggestions of shows to watch.
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere is one of my favorite shows, but it’s also a show that has relatively low rankings and a small fanbase. Many people find the show difficult to understand, off-putting, or confusing, which I can definitely understand. However, I believe that the value of the show far outweighs the difficulty of entry.
When I say difficult to understand, what I mean is that the world that the show takes place in is unbelievably detailed, and they use titles and terms concerning the various religions, political factions, public offices, and more, from minute 1 of the show. That amount of information can get a bit overwhelming to some people, and combined with the excessive amounts of pervy jokes and such, the show turns a lot of people off at Episode 1.
Get through all that, however, and you end up with a show that’s got a great story, a vast amount of worldbuilding, incredible visuals, and some of the coolest fights you’ll ever see. The pacing is great, the characters are funny, interesting, and unique, and the show in general will take you for a wild ride that you’ll enjoy every minute of.
But, don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what a few other anibloggers have to say about it:
A clusterfuck that is chaotic yet fun to watch since it has a lot of cool concepts. Be prepared for a lot of technobabble and exposition as well as awesome battles. Oh, and I really like the OP
The anime is confusing and hard to follow at first. The characters are funny though.
So there you go, a show that most people may not have seen, but that deserves to be watched. If you’re looking for a funny show, or some cool action, stunning visuals or a detailed world setting, give Horizon a shot. It’s not for everyone, but it’s a dang good watch, and deserves some recognition.