Anime Editorials Reviews

Allison's Journey

Allison & Lillia: Generation 1 had potential.  The show was set in a fictional Germanic country and was based on the light novels of a noted author.  The two main characters, Allison and Will, explore a pastoral world with WW1 era propeller planes.  Their country is in a constant state of conflict with a neighboring country, but the characters never seem seriously at risk.  The setting is so happy and carefree that it’s hard to imagine that this series is based on a novel by Keiichi Sigsawa, the author of Kino’s Journey.  The connection to Kino’s Journey and the possibility that behind the ordinary adventure story lay a deeper plot is what made this show so alluring to me.  At the end of 13 episodes I’m still waiting.