Between the exceptionally well-received Supergiant Games title Hades and this upcoming Netflix original animated series premiering on October 27, it seems as though Greek Mythology is having a late-2020 renaissance in pop culture. But instead of the heterochromic warrior son of Hades, this particular venture stars the blue-eyed son of Zeus, Heron, dealing with the rise of so-called "demons" fueled by the remains of giants of legend.
With the new heyday of anime-style adult animation helmed by Powerhouse Animation of Castlevania and Seis Manos fame, as well as the familiar paths treaded in Greek Mythology-based storytelling, the excitement for this series is palpable.
So here's a bit of a taste of what's to come - what works, and a little of what doesn't, in the upcoming Parlapinades Brothers and Powerhouse Animation-helmed Greek animated epic.
Since this review is coming out before the premiere, it won't spoil too much of the plot and plot twists of Blood of Zeus, but will still dive into some elements as of yet unrevealed in the trailer.
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