The bottom line, is Crystal Blaze is just decent; you can tell they were trying to do something here but just fell short. It’s definitely not a series that breaks new ground, but it does have little glimmers of greatness. The art style feels a little awkward at first, but it grows on you. As the series progresses, it naturally gets darker to match the overall tone of the story. And as I mentioned before, I waited three months for the conclusion. So if you’ve got the time, give it a chance.