What does the crowned prince of a kingdom do when his family is overthrown in a revolt? Well, in Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, Lux enrolls in an all-girls school. No, seriously, he really does that.
Look, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is a harem anime. As such, the plot can get a little silly just to allow the situation to happen. Anyway, after Lux’s family is overthrown in the revolt, he has a ton of money he has to pay to the new royal family. In order to pay it off, he works as a handyman and would likely just fade into obscurity if this weren’t entertainment. However, being that this is a harem anime, Lux of course falls through the roof of the bathroom and sees Lishe, the current princess, in a state of undress. As a result, she challenges him to a Drag-Ride duel. Unforeseen circumstances occur and Lux actually protects Lishe from a dragon during the battle. As a result of his actions, he is enrolled in the all-girl school. I guess all-girl-plus-Lux school now. Just a wee bit convoluted of a plot, huh?
Anyway, now that he is in the school, we can get on with things. The following episodes feature battles on a regular basis where Lux must don his Drag-Ride suit again. But the episodes spend just as much and often more time focusing on the characters. As this is an ecchi harem anime, we must have those interactions. The show gives adequate time to set up interactions that causes many awkward moments with the female students and opportunities for most of his classmates to fall for him. Along the way between the battles and the character interactions, we learn more about Lux and his past is eventually revealed as well as more information about the former royal family and the revolt.
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle is not truly original, but it isn’t bad either. I’m sure fans of the genres will be quite happy. The overarching plot is relatively interesting despite not being fleshed out too deeply in favor of driving the genre more. The ecchi is obvious, but not as overdone as it could be for those who aren’t fans. But those who aren’t fans, probably should find another robotic suit anime. Beyond the genre, the story is enjoyable enough and so are the battles. The characters are decent as well and the animation is pleasing too.
Picture Quality: 4/5
Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle has some pretty solid artwork in it and the action battles are enjoyable to watch. Thankfully, Sentai Filmworks provides a good picture on this blu-ray. The colors are pleasing and the artwork looks sharp.
Audio Quality: 3.5/5
The DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track is somewhat limited, but still pleasing. Dialog is always solid and so are the action scenes. Power is effective in the battles, but the track never reaches the feeling of being immersive.
Packaging and Special Features: 2.5/5
Clean Opening Animation
Clean Closing Animations
Trailers for other titles from Sentai Filmworks.
This is a pretty standard set of features for Sentai Filmworks. The clean animations don’t really do much for me, but they are probably an easy thing to include that plenty of fans like, so no reason not to include them.
The packaging is also pretty standard for Sentai Filmworks. A standard two-disc case with art on the discs.
While Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle isn’t really my thing, it is still a decent anime. I’d say it is above average for its genre. The overall story is interesting enough and the artwork is plenty solid. The technical aspects don’t really disappoint even if they don’t truly stand out. Extras are pretty much about the same as they always are from Sentai Filmworks for these series sets, but that is ok. Overall the release is pretty solid. Any fan of the show or the genre should be satisfied. However, anyone who doesn’t like the genre will probably be turned off. I recommend a rental for the uninitiated.