Hey all, another post. Another completion.
Original work. 2seasons 12eps and 1 OVA. Production I.G helped producing the show.
Storyline was decent. Introductions were in place, but as the show goes on, it does get slightly messy and far-fetched. The first season pacing was ok, character development were ok, comedy can be rather lowkey. Ending felt like there was no second season planned. It was a rather decent setting and concept, execution can be rather wonky, but it doesn’t feel that bad.
Season 2 came with a rather dark twist. The story turns serious, lowkey comedy still exists, character development becomes better, pacing turns slightly quicker. Climax was pretty epic and the ending was rushed though. I realized how they like to push out very underhanded fanservice then I saw Xebec on the list, no wonder. Overall, it’s a decent work, feels very I.G, but slightly ruined by Xebec. OVA serves as a fanservice episode, as usual.
Animations by Xebec. One of the most well-made show from them, since Fafner. Quality is just top-notch and proves that Xebec can do it, if they wanted to. Character designs were nicely done too. Combat scenes are great, their 3DCGI-rendered scenes were top-notch too. Keyframes were pretty fluid too. Mecha designs were decent, not as bad as Aldnoah.Zero.
Music were decent. OPs and EDs were nice.
The cast list is great. Ishihara Kaori, Seto Asami, Kayano Ai, Noto Mamiko, Hamada Kenji, Asakura Azumi, Iguchi Yuichi, Tanaka Rie, Kanemoto Hisako, Nakamura Yuichi, Nojima Kenji, Yoshino Hiroyuki, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Ise Mariya, Nakajima Megumi, Ono Daisuke, Okitsu Kazuyuki. They did their jobs nicely, well-picked cast
Scores: S1 | S2
Story: 8/10 | 8.5/10
Music: 7/10 | 6.5/10
Recommended. Some might like it, some might not. Mecha lovers… might wanna watch it? I guess.
Next post will probably be my 300days worth of anime watched special post, coming soon.