Amagi Brilliant Park Review – Let’s Save the Failing Amusement Park

Amagi Billiant Park AnimeAmagi Brilliant Park has been creating waves in the anime circles in Fall 2014 (I pretty remember that this anime was received good popularity), and it’s not hard to find the reason why. An intriguingly goofy concept put together with the fact that it is a Kyoto Animation production sets up rather high expectations. And I’ve got to say that Amagi Brilliant Park overtaken my expectation in just about every way, and that’s why this Amagi Brilliant Park review was published in Anime Bibly.

Amagi Brilliant Park, or Amaburi, stays to be one of the KyoAni’s strengths. While it is low in drama and without bishounen characters appear, as a slice-of-life and light-hearted story about a group of magical creatures managing an amusement park, it is well worth a watch. You can also find some pretty girl characters, or we always call them as Heroines, for example, Sento Isuzu who apparently become the most attractive heroine in this series (At least for my opinion).

Anyway, this Amagi Brilliant Park review will includes:

  • What is Amagi Brilliant Park Anime?
  • Amagi Brilliant Park Anime Review

This can be a nice anime that is distinctive from many others. There are moderate fan-services in case you were an audience that might require that information. The content has heavy dialogue, has several absurd circumstances, which combines comedy and fantasy in the setting of a magical amusement park. The plot is pretty straight forward, save a failing amusement park, or watch it approach its coming disaster. To aid break up the suspense and drama, you can find satire and fan-service that serve as comic-relief. So, what is this…

Amagi Brilliant Park Anime

Amagi Brilliant Park Light Novel
First light novel volume cover, featuring Seiya Kanie and Isuzu Sento

Amagi Brilliant Park is the Japanese Fantasy and Romantic Comedy anime TV series produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto. The anime was broadcast on TBS and other networks in Japan starting from October 6, 2014 to December 25, 2014.

This anime is based on the Japanese light novel series written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Yuka Nakajima. So far, there are 8 tankoubon volumes published by Fujimi Shobo under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint since February 20, 2013. Several manga adaptation have also been published by 2 different publishers, Fujimi Shobo and Kadokawa.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime in North America and released the series on Blu-ray disc, DVD, and limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on February 28, 2017.

Amagi Brilliant Park Anime Review

Amagi Brilliant Park Blu-ray
Amagi Brilliant Park Blu-ray
Released on February 28, 2017


The high school student Kanie Seiya is asked out on a date by the transfer high school student Sento Isuzu out of the blue. This actually is just a recruitment selection of saving Amagi Brilliangt Park from being shut down. As the result, the fairly smart and narcissistic ikemen Kanie Seiya takes on the job of managing and tries to save the failing amusement park. Time is running out, as their agreement states that the amusement park has as few as three months to meet a quota of 250,000 visitors, or else the park is going to be permanently closed down and to be replaced by real estate company.

However, this is not a standard and ordinary amusement park. Almost all of its employees and staff members are mysterious magical creatures who live in the human world. Furthermore, they are nourished by the happy feeling of people in the amusement park. Kanie Seiya is tasked with the heavy task of saving the place. If he fails, he has no choice but to witness it come crashing down.


Just like many other slice-of-life anime, you will find a heavy focus on interactions and relationships. This implies to the truth that life commonly centers around the social connections of others and building various relationships. Not surprisingly, the story focuses on some of the characters. While Kanie handles and manages the park, Sento supports and assist him in some ways.


I think Amagi Brilliant Park provides some of the best artwork in 2014. The sceneries are surely eye-grabbing, and also the details in them, the vibrant colors picked picked and the lively feeling portrayed by the background characters. You will find numbers of visual effects shown which are very great, such as miraculous sparkles or the rustling of leaves. The character designs are detail, memorable, outrageous and nice-looking. The non-human character designs are cool and interesting, and also the facial expressions are well down.

Amagi Brilliant Park Artwork


I’m impressed at how much character development they managed to fit into a single season. The show truly makes you feel the characters’ feelings and their willingness to keep their park open. It has been a little while since I’ve engaged by the character development alone.


The music is cheerful and lively, and it provides hope as well. And with this concept, that is completely vital. Background music is not really repetitious at all and isn’t really noticeable, but I personally quite like the style of it.

  • Opening Theme: “Extra Magic Hour (エクストラ・マジック・アワー)” by AKINO with bless4
  • Ending Theme: “Elementario de Aimashou (エレメンタリオで会いましょう)” by BRILLIANT4

Overall (78/100)

This can be a heartwarming story with really unique and very funny characters mix with really entertaining episode plots. I recommend it to anyone who wants a feel good type of anime.

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