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
I would like to apologize beforehand if my review isn’t very accurate this time. I watched the first episode and a few episodes of Danball Senki and Danball Senki W. neither of one those really interested me. Danball Senki was very average and still the best out of these three.
The artwork hasn’t changed much. A lot of overrated action and boring-looking mechs. Those mechs, which are an essential part of this show, could use a lot more work. They look dull and make the action seem kind of dull too.
I must admit that the story seemed interesting though. The second season (if I’m allowed to call it that?) was kind of disappointing, but this seems like it has a bit of promise. I don’t think it’ll surpass Danball Senki though.
Whether I recommend this or not depends on several things. Have you seen the first two seasons? Well, try out Danball Senki if you haven’t. You might not like it, plus you wouldn’t be fully caught up if you suddenly started to watch Danball Senki Wars. The rest kind of depends on whether or not you like mechs.
Plot Summary: Year 2055, 4 years after the events in Danball Senki W. LBXs have become the world’s largest hobby, big enough for pro leagues to be established, and people to make their entire living off being an LBX player. 14-year-old Arata is a new transfer student at Kamui Daimon Integrated Academy on Kamui Island, near Japan. Known to be the most prestigious institution in the world for raising LBX players and mechanics, entrance to the academy requires an extremely competitive hurdle of being the champion of at least 3 official tournaments. Along with other members of his platoon, they face rivals and delve into the secrets lurking within the academy.Read More
Is this a new series or did I watch a Gundam Seed remake? The start was almost a complete rip-off from Gundam Seed. Is it really that hard to come up with something original? One has a lot more possibilities with these types of stories, so why?
It’s a good thing that the mech, Valvrave (if that’s actually the mech’s name), looked pretty awesome. The artwork will definitely lead the way. You can clearly tell that they put a lot of time in creating that mech, but I’m not so sure about the rest.
The story is pretty interesting, although that’s probably because it looks a lot like Gundam Seed. I liked the part where Haruto had to give up his humanity to become something else, something that’s capable of protecting his friends and family.
It’s difficult to recommend this one. On one hand I enjoyed watching it, but on the other I cannot help but feel that they got the idea from Gundam Seed. It just looks too much alike. No doubt that mech fans will eat this up, so I definitely recommend this to all mech fans. It’s quite strange that this show already has a second season coming.
Plot Summary: True Calendar (T.C.) 71 – A new age where 70% of the human population lives in space thanks to the development of “Dyson Sphere”, a city in space.
The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements. The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintains its peace through economic prosperity.
Within the JIOR’s Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as “Module 77″—until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion!
But the whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!Read More