Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo
I actually read somewhere that this was a cross between Gundam and dragons. Yeah… It’s not. I can’t remember where I read that, but that b*st*rd really needs to stop saying stupid stuff like that. Do not ruin Gundam’s name by comparing it to this.
The artwork isn’t that bad. I saw a couple of things that could certainly use improvement, but I would have no problem whatsoever watching this. People need to stop complaining about every little thing.
The story is what interested me at first. It is very vague right now, but I got as much that the royal family hid from their people that their daughter was a non-magical being or something like that. Now she’s in prison. You don’t have many stories like that, which is why I will be watching for the time being.
Do I recommend this though? I’m sure sci-fi fans would enjoy watching something like this. Is it amazing enough to recommend it to your average anime viewer? No. I don’t think so. That is why you cannot compare to this to any of the great Gundam series.
Plot Summary: Humanity has advanced to great heights since it obtained the information technology known as “Mana.” With that nearly magical power, problems like war, food shortages, and pollution have been eliminated. This age of peace and freedom, the Empress Angelese of the Misurugi Empire is a privileged girl with no disabilities. She learns, however, that she is a “Norma,” a kind of human who cannot use Mana and are outcasts of society. Having lost everything, she is sent to an isolated island. There she meets other Normas who ride in humanoid weapons called Para-mails, protecting the world from dragons invaders from another dimension.