Lord Omberus (post: 1389965) wrote:Chrona is fairly explicitly male. Male voice actor, male pronouns. This might not be an issue for most people, but canonically, Chrona has neither sex nor gender. It is an It. Not a He or a She. If you don't mind that it's pretty good. Voice acting could use work. Blackstar sounds like a twelve year old girl.
If I may, I'm going to correct you on one thing. Chrona is voiced by a woman in both the Japanese (Maaya Sakamoto) and the English (Maxey Whitehead). Also, per the commentary, the only reason they gave Chrona male pronouns is that you can't keep pronouns neutral in English without it sounding affected - or calling Chrona "it" all the time, which has a whole different connotation - and "he" is what is often used in English when gender is not specified, just in general. So, they weren't trying to say Chrona is a boy, it's just far more awkward to keep gender neutral in English than it is in Japanese. Which is annoying, since Chrona's gender ambiguity is so carefully preserved in the Japanese...but it's just one of those things that doesn't cross over very well, unfortunately.
Also, to 99+1, if it was the fanservice that bothered you, I can't speak to it being identical to the manga, since I've only seen the anime, but I can tell you that the fanservice is pretty heavy - in places. Blair, for example is nude several times, and only her body position hides anything at all - and that isn't much...after a while, it's not much of a problem any more, but in those first few episodes...yeah, it's not easily overlooked. It would be really difficult to skip over the fanservice stuff, since it is almost all in the very beginning, where things are being explained and set up for the later stories...you'd probably just have to fastforward, honestly. They don't last long, a few seconds at most, so you'd be missing a lot of other things that are plot relevant if you skipped the whole scene, or episode.