Altair: A Record of Battles
Best Summer Anime 2017
Altair is an action/drama anime that started earlier this month. It follows Mahmut, a young orphan of war who is doing everything he possibly can to ensure that war never ravages his country again. Unfortunately, that’s much easier said than done. The only way he can help is to seek out alliances to stem the advancement of the dangerous Balt-Rhein Empire, while also keeping an eye out for possible political schemes that may threaten its home.
The art style is a bit more serious than a lot of popular fare out there, focusing more on delivering something with a more mature tone and serious political intrigue. It’s a great series to watch if you’re in need of something a bit more serious that offers decent action but doesn’t overdo it with the gore (yeah, we’re looking at you Attack on Titan). It may have a slow burn getting into, but give it time and we think it’ll grow on you. You can catch it streaming on Amazon.