Our second review under the theme of ODD COUPLES was a bitter sweet tale. Once more the Beauty is an orphan girl. Once more the Beast is an oppressed race. In this case, fairies. Once humans found they could just easily enslave them it was game over.
In the Kingdom of Highland, a country where fairies are slaves of the humans, Ann Halford, a Candy Craftswoman, decides to purchase one in order to arrive the once-yearly Candy Fair to achieve the title of Silver Sugar Master.
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
What did our group think of this love-hate relationship in Sugar Apple Fairy Tale?
The premise of a “benevolent” slave owner has been done before, so this is not exactly new. The twist that she only needs him for a short time and then will free him is also fairly cliched. That having been said, this premise is executed fairly well, so it is worth a watch if you are okay with the slavery angle. There is some fun to be had with the characters and how they interact, particularly the “childhood friend” who serves as comic relief.
Somewhat classic style fantasy romance, using fae and human relations to stand in for race relations and slavery. Upheld for their beauty, enslaved for human interests. Treated as servants and things, rather than as people. A world where crystalline sugar is used to make high art. A young woman must travel to attend a contest to become a master artisan, saves the life of a worker fairy from a man going overboard, and needing protection, purchases a (tsundere) warrior fairy to escort her, promising him his freedom in exchange. Characters are done with the cg being more noticeable than usual. Colors and backgrounds are quite good, animation is of a decent level.
… Mr. G
Surprising good first episode. The play of the two main characters together leaves a sweet taste in spite of bitter attitude of warrior fairy Shall Fen Shall. This show is now on my watch list.
… Michael Eh?
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