M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane
I really didn’t want to write about this one today, then again… I can’t keep putting it off forever. I need to complete my collection, duh. I saw that this piece got rated between a six and a seven on various websites… Pretty darn generous for such an uninteresting show…
The artwork is so-so. It’s not all that impressive and I the mechs, especially their most important weapon, looks rather stupid and plain. I say this because the way they use that spear or lance (or whatever the hell it is) is just too damn lame and certainly not very efficient.
The story is just a huge let-down. I just don’t find it interesting at all. I saw the first two episodes and I’m already thinking about giving up. It’s not at all exciting and it gradually becomes annoying to even watch to the end.
Do I recommend this? Not really. I did not really enjoy the first two episodes and I certainly can’t imagine why people would give this a seven.
Plot Summary: There is distorted, deep blackness everywhere. That place, in which blackness swallowed everything and took away everything, has become known as the Avidya Zone. Strange beings assume the very form of the despair and chaos of humanity. They are known by this name: Imashime.
An expedition surveys the Avidya Zone which consumes human spirits. So, in the intricate intersection between the present in impending crisis and the destiny of the past… can eight boys and girls, assembled to confront the Imashime, find the bright future that lies before the Avidya Zone?