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on November 30, 2011
So, I picked up Gad Guard on a whim. It was cheap, I was broke, and I needed a new show to watch for a bit. I like some Mechas so I just decided to give this series a try, even though I had never heard of it. I watched it and fell in love with the show after a few episodes.
The show revolves around a kid named Hajiki. He lives with his mom and his sister in the poor area of town and Hajiki just wants to get enough money to get them out of town and into a better area. After he accidentily delivers a package to the wrong person, he catches them on the street and trys to get the package back. Some stuff happens and he gets a robot called a Techode. So its not a whole lot different from standard mecha shows, for now.
So with this robot he starts to try and clear out crime from the city while trying to figure out what techodes and gads (item used to make the techodes) are all about, and why people really want them. The action scenes are fairly good. They aren't anything to keep you on the edge of your seat, but they do a good job at holding your attention. There are some episodes though where there is no fighting, and while I don't mind them, some people probably won't like those that much.
While Gad Guard is just a normal mech fighting show, the series really takes off a little over midway through the season. Events happen and Hajiki ends up leaving his town, and even his country (I guess you could call it a country). This is my favorite part of the series as it becomes more of a reflection/soul searching story (its kinda hard to describe). This part of the story is where a lot of character development and questions about the gads and techodes are answered. I wish there could have been more of this spaced throughout the series.
In the end I feel that Gad Guard is a Terrific series. Even though it may seem out of place at first having different focuses about half way through the series they tie it together very well. I think you should definitely give it a watch if you like mechas or character driven stories.