Good day. My review as promised.
Manga origin. 2Volumes and its over. I’m quite surprised that TNK decided to pick this one up and CHANGE THE PLOT. Its just a simple manga series and they change it. Shows in the post-2000s have a weird tradition of picking up a series and change the storyline, like Erementar Gerad for example. Well, even after changing the storyline, the yuri elements are still there or maybe better. Anime only had 12 eps…
Storyline is… erm… unique? I’m still not happy about the changed storyline but luckily they managed to do a good job pulling it off. Yuri elements can be quite high, it feels like Strawberry Panic all over again, in a positive way. But I expected more Yuri interactions… The random Mecha combats with magic spells can be kind of awkward at times, but it blended pretty ok. The show may have only 12 eps, but the story manages to move at a steady pace. The ending did have some feels, but it felt pretty mild, was expecting more actually. But overall, it was a nice show.
Animations by TNK. Quality is ok, well, it’s TNK so can’t expect much from them. But damn, I wish they could remaster this series into BD, watching this show on DVD quality is a pity.
Music is extremely good. Kotoko sang both the OP and ED. I listened to both the songs for more than a decade but they are both equally addictive.
OP Full ver
ED Full ver
The cast list is pretty awesome. Kawasumi Ayako, Shitaya Noriko, Matsumoto Yasunori, Otani Ikue, Kase Yasuyuki, Ueda Kana, Noto Mamiko, Nonaka Ai, Majima Junji, Tanaka Atsuko. They are all equally impressive, but I think Shitaya Noriko’s pure girl voice hits the spot.
Highly recommended for those who are Yuri and Mecha lover hybrids, like me.