Why? Why did they decide to air two Oda Nobunaga-related shows and on the very same day? I have to admit that they were both quite amusing and that I am interested in both of them, but still… Two of these shows on the same day? We’ll see…
I’m actually satisfied with the artwork. All the characters look pretty good and the details are uncanny. Those mechs (yes, mechs) look good, too. The only bad thing about the artwork is that Jeanne looks way too plain compared to the other characters. I definitely wouldn’t be able to recognize her out of a ten character line-up.
I don’t know what to say about the story… Accuracy? Now such thing here. Oda Nobunaga must be turning in his grave because of this. I still fail to understand why the Japanese continue to create stories about this man. Honestly…
It’s really mediocre. It has nothing to do with the period in which Oda Nobunaga was alive. Hell, that man is considered a villain if I’m not mistaken. People refer to him as a tyrant or a fool, which probably inspired this title. And yet the author’s describe him as a hero of sorts… Very strange. I suggest you watch the first episode and decide afterwards if you want to continue watching or not.
Plot Summary: The Western Planet and the Eastern Planet.
Once upon a time, the two sides were bound by the “Dragon Pulse” spanning the heavens.
The civilization that once had prospered has now turned to a tale of dreams, as the inextinguishable flames of war tear the realm asunder. The two planets remain engulfed in endless battles.
The return of the super technology known as “sacred treasures” could revolutionize the world order, but no one knows of them but one person—a “heretical girl.”
A girl from the Western Planet, Jeanne Kaguya d’Arc, saw heavenly visions of the birth of a “Star Messiah” who will save the world. She embarks on a journey to the Eastern Planet with Leonardo da Vinci, “the one who observes the world.” They come across the heretic of the Eastern Planet and “the greatest fool of the day,” Oda Nobunaga.Read More
This is going to be a close call. The first episode went exactly like I imagined when I first read up on Buddy Complex. But hey, Infinite Stratos: IS and Kakumeiki Valvrave just ended, so I’m guessing that Japan needs a new dose of mecha anime to keep their community running.
The artwork isn’t bad. The mechs look good, the characters look good, although not that ‘special’, and it’s quite detailed. They even nailed the character expressions. Everything seems to be just right for now.
The story… Meh. It’s done plenty of times… Time travel, mechs that require a partner with whom you must synchronize and main characters that suddenly end up on a battlefield without realizing it. They are going to have to do a lot of stuff in order to impress me when the foundation of this story has been done so many times that it almost makes my eyes bleed.
Mecha fans will watch this for sure. Do I recommend this? I really can’t just now. It didn’t make a big enough impact. I’m sure action and mecha fans will give this a go either way, but those that prefer other things might not enjoy it as much. Did you like the terminator movies or series? Give this a chance.
Plot Summary: The story will revolve around the friendship and coming-of-age of two boys. It begins with Aoba Watase, a boy who goes to high school in Tokyo and lives a carefree daily life. On the morning of his school’s opening ceremony after summer vacation, he goes to campus as usual, but he has a chance encounter with another boy.Read More
I’m afraid that this is another one of those reviews that will cause my cheeks to glow red. I, during my review of the first season, made a premature judgment by comparing Kakumeiki Valvrave to Gundam Seed because they had similar beginnings. I was wrong in the end.
I have seen most (if not all) of the Gundam series, and I can honestly say that these Valvrave mechs look a lot better than most of the mechs in the Gundam series. You tell just by looking at it that they worked a lot on these series, no doubt about that.
I made a mistake before because I thought that the story looked way too similar to that of Gundam Seed. That was absolutely wrong. They’re nothing alike. This story is packed with action and mystery, I love it!
I absolutely recommend that you give the Valvrave series a try. Watch the first season if you haven’t already and prepare yourself for something good! They are definitely worth your time.
Plot Summary: Thanks to the development of the Dyson Sphere, The majority of the human populace lives in space. The Dorssia Military Federation, and the Atlantic Rim United States exist as major Military countries, while JOIR is a neutral principality, the story follows Haruto Tokishima as a normal boy going thru high school in T.C (True Calendar) year 71. This all changes when Haruto meets the humanoid weapon Valvrave.Read More
Uhmm… No. I’m kind of disappointed by this one. They took something that was awesome and interesting and turned it into some kind of childish cliché. What a damn disappointment. I had expected a lot more from Gundam-related anime.
The artwork isn’t really the problem. It’s not impressive and it’s definitely not great. They even used quite a lot of scenes from older Gundam shows, which is something that I despise. You can’t devaluate Gundam Wing like that, man.
The story is just not there. It’s like a bad mixture between the Gundam series and the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Do I really want to watch kids play with their miniature Gundam toys? Thanks, but no thanks.
I cannot recommend this. You might be bitterly disappointed if you are Gundam fan. I know I was. I cannot watch this with a smile on my face as a lot of other Gundam series get mocked by this disaster they call a show.
Plot Summary: The story is set in the near future when GunPla Battles, competitions that pit Gundam plastic models against each other, have become popular worldwide in the “Second GunPla Boom.” Sei Iori, a first-year middle-school student and the only son of a model shop owner, is talented at building GunPla, but inexperienced in the GunPla Battles. He encounters a mysterious boy named Reiji, who happens to be an accomplished Gundam Fighter. Together, they strive for the GunPla Battle world championships.Read More
So Infinite Stratos is finally back again, huh? That means that we’re going to see a lot of comedy and a single male character that all the female characters lust after. Let the harem commence!
The artwork is still pretty much the same. I think that Infinite Stratos is pretty known for its unique characters and cool mechs. I really like to see that in a show. I just hope that they someone cut back on the amount of comedy and focus a bit more on action and romance.
The story is still as good ever, so no point in discussing that. It’s a continuation where one boy is capable of operating something that only girls normally operate. It allows for an interesting and lengthy story.
I do recommend this, but only if you’ve seen the first season. You cannot start watching this right now without having seen season one. The show wouldn’t make sense at all if you did.
Plot Summary: Infinite Stratos (IS), a weaponized exoskeleton system, has become the dominant tool of warfare and conflict. Unfortunately for the men in society, only women are able to operate Infinite Stratos…with very few exceptions. One of those exceptions is Ichika Orimura, an orphan raised by his older sister, who is herself a famous IS pilot. When his compatibility with Infinite Stratos is discovered after he accidentally touches one at the age of 15, he is given a scholarship and enrolled in a school that specializes in training IS pilots. Which means an interesting life surrounded by girls for this shy, unassuming boy.Read More