Key takeaways from Heavenly Delusion review:
- Surprising Depth: Heavenly Delusion surpasses initial expectations, offering a compelling story and well-developed characters amidst its post-apocalyptic setting.
- Mysterious and Engaging Plot: The anime keeps viewers hooked with its intriguing storyline, sparse yet impactful revelations, and a sense of unease that adds to the overall atmosphere.
- Memorable Characters and World-building: The main duo receives significant development, while side characters leave a lasting impression through their interactions and mini backstories. The fascinating world of Heavenly Delusion leaves viewers craving more answers.
When I first started watching Heavenly Delusion, it was because of the memes. I thought it’d be some edgy show with a lot of gore and stuff. Just plain enjoyable is nothing else. But to my surprise, I found a weirdly compelling story and some good characters.
This anime is definitely not for everyone but for people who can put up with the weirdness and can tolerate some gore, this will be an entertaining experience.
So welcome back to another one of my reviews. Today we will be talking about Heavenly Delusion or Tengoku, whichever name you prefer.
The series is set in a post-apocalyptic world. These monsters that like to ‘eat’ humans have terrorized the world. One guy and bodyguard accompanying him are tasked with finding ‘heaven’ by the guy’s dying, mother. So they leave on a journey across Japan to do just that.
The plot is very mysterious. It leaves you thinking about what you just saw for a while after almost every major scene. Yes, important revelations are few and far between but when you finally get some answers, it is a big deal. The progression is pretty well paced with some big moments here and there.
The world Heavenly Delusion is set in is truly fascinating and leaves you begging for more answers. You cannot shake off this uneasy feeling while watching this anime, which is really good as it adds more feel to the plot. This anime is also kind of horni in the weirdest way but funnily enough, it fits well with the plot like Chainsaw Man.
The character writing is also pretty good. The main duo get the most development of course, as you see them the most. The children in the mysterious facility also get quite a bit of character development as they learn more and more about stuff. The side characters manage to be memorable as well because of the interactions they have with the main duo. They also get their own mini backstories which adds more to the world-building.
Animations and Soundtracks
The animations are pretty good. They did a good job of showing the ruined state of Japan and the stark contrast of that with the sanctuary where the children are kept. The character designs aren’t my thing a lot of the time but I can put that aside. The soundtracks are pretty amazing as well. I really like the opening and ending themes of Heavenly Delusion. The ending theme is especially memorable.
Here are my final scores for Heavenly Delusion
- Plot – 8/10
- Characters – 8/10
- Animations – 7/10
- Soundtracks – 8/10
- Enjoyment – 8/10
- Overall – 8/10
So yeah, definitely not an anime for everyone. I can see people being turned off by the slow nature of the plot, the gore, or the fan service. So give it a try, if you can take it, I promise Heavenly Delusion will provide a memorable experience. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!
Also, check out my Skip and Loafer review right here!