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Plunderer is a Japanese anime series based on the manga of the same name by artist/illustrator, Suu Minazuki. The anime adaptation was adapted by Geek Toys and aired from January 8 to June 24, 2020.
- Just like the manga that was based, it is considered to be the fantasy anime equivalent of DC comics' Superman: At Earth's End, Countdown, Futures End, The Culling, The Clone Saga of the Spider-Man comics.
- It still has the same clichés found from manga, but worse.
- It looks too similar to Fullmetal Alchemist, with the Alician Royal Military being rip offs of the State Alchemist of Amestris' State Military.
- The story is very convoluted where it is set in post-apocalyptic world dominated by numbers in which every human being has their worth measured by a special "Count" imprinted somewhere on their bodies, which defines any number related to an important aspect of people's lives. If a Count decreases to 0, a person will be dragged down into "the abyss", and said to die for all eternity.
- Hina is an annoying female protagonist, who makes all the male protagonists look tolerable in comparison.
- The Alcian Royal Military and the Special Service Unit (SSU in short) are unheroic governments that act like Nazi stereotypes.
- The anime adaptation suffers from low quality animation and abysmal production values.
- It is somewhat meanspirited.
- Sargeant David of the Alcian Royal Military is a sadistic molester who steals Hina's Ballots and lies about being a legendary Ace who is 300 years old. But before the events of the series, he was actually part of the Special Service Unit and cares about them.
- Same as the manga, they still have holographic screens towards people which are annoying and will give you on the nerve.
- The villains are narcissistic individuals that have no motivation of being evil that makes Fairy Tail's villains look like amateurs.
- The characters can be downright too psychotic.
- It suffers the same case from Sword Art Online, Magical Girl Site, and the Clone Saga from the Spider-Man comics.
- There are some meanspirited moments here.
- It treats soldiers as sadistic bullies and sociopaths who kidnap, enslave or kill children in a mean-spirited way.
- Has no connection to the author's previous work, Heaven's Lost Property. Unlike this series, it tries everything to be very tear-jerking but it's ruined with an inconsistent tone that is either dark or light-hearted to be the least.
- Licht Bach used to be a normal military student named Rihito Sakai, who comes across as less of a pervert than Tomoki Sakurai (from the author's previous series, Heaven's Lost Property).
- Of course, it's not an isekai series.
- Hina's backstory about her mother's death was sad.
- It did adapt some of the chapters 1-35.
- The animation and artwork can be nice to look at.
- It did have some interesting concepts, but kind of poorly executed.
- Likeable characters like Licht Bach/Rihito Sakai, Jail Murdoch, Lyne May, Pele Poporo, Nana Bassler, and Mizuka Sonohara.
- There are funny moments here similar to the author's other series, Heaven's Lost Property.
- Same as the manga Taketora Doan does redeem himself from his arrogant bullying nature and does become likeable when he rejoined Licht Bach from defeating Schmerman Bach.