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An Enjoyable Mecha Anime For What It Is
on April 1, 2011
If you like humorous action mecha animes like Full Metal Panic or Dai Guard than this series is a nice add on to those, but you have to take the series with a grain of salt if you're expecting some in depth strong serious storyline like with series Twelve Kingdoms, Moribito, or The Gundam universe series than you will be a little disappointed. The amazon editorial give pretty much the storyline of the series as again while you'll have the main enemy that wishes to enslave humanity and a group of mecha pilots who will stand up to the threat, of course you'll have the usual rivalry between the main character pilot and another pilot, the more than one girl who has feelings for the main character which causes friction between the infatuated females, and finally the twist that will cause our hero to doubt himself and someone to renew his self confidence again. Though the series characters are very endearing each with their own little quirks and hobbies that make them standout in the series, though some reviewers have said the main character pilot K'ichi Hayase becomes to egotistic from his power trip from becoming much stronger than he was I thought that he wasn't that to much of an egomaniac as written. At first Hayase does become a little drunk on his power but it doesn't reach the near narcissistic quality of the character of Light Yagami from Death Note. The series set was a nice price as you get the two added OVA's with this set unlike with the previous release as the OVA came separately from the two part series set, the animation and soundtrack fit nicely for the series and if you've seen or have another series called Fafner or Gundam Seed you'll see some similarities with the animation. The Japanese voice cast did a superb job and the cast that Funimation choose for the characters were picked very well too, the are little more extras with this set but all in all pretty much the usual so nothing to really shout about. So if you're a fan of Full metal Panic or just looking for an entertaining mecha series here's a pretty decent one to try out for your anime collection...