At no point did I feel the conflicting genres ever meld together to form an enjoyable anime. It’s like you’re watching two different shows with completely different storylines. The police procedural detective thriller story is pretty good, but on the other hand the supernatural sci-fi plot just doesn’t ever stick.
I have to give Children of the Whales credit for being original in its setup and world building, but there is a little shit head child on the enemy side that killed off most of my excitement for the show. I had high expectations but the moment this overused crazy stereotype stepped foot on the island any hopes for a decent story fell through. 24/7 crazy is not good character writing. Given the context of what the enemy has to give up for their powers, it hurts even more how much he ruins the feel of the show.
So this is where the missing story is. Mandatory viewing before starting the actual game. While Kingsglaive is the best Final Fantasy movie of the bunch, it’ still not saying much. You’re here for the beautiful CGI and action scenes, though the story isn’t that bad.