Breimh’s Anime Review: Fortune Arterial

Fortune Arterial

After a childhood full of school transfers, Hasekura Kouhei’s parents finally send him to a traditional boarding school where friends from his earlier childhood attend, so he won’t have to move with them.
Publisher: Kadokawa Pictures Inc.
Videos: 12
Year: 2010

A Brilliant series!

A high caliber, well fleshed out animation with a finely developed plotline, the characters lead you through a setting that is both fantastical, yet believable for mixing of elements both traditional of the past and modern, as they learn and share insights along their road through a year attending an elite, private high school, which is set between a temple and an island town. While some people might compare this series to Twilight or Harry Potter, watching it all the way through (and knowing something of the style and feel of anime cultural traditions and stereotypes) will show that it is definitely it’s own tale with a rich, powerful backdrop to draw upon.

If you like a mixture of modern and myth, a smattering of humor, romance, slice-of-life drama – and even a dash of horror – you will find Fortune Arterial to be a well balanced formula that will satisfy you thoroughly, and may well leave you wanting more.