Regardless of Gonzo doing the CR/YT thing, I still managed to find this elsewhere. I was worried. But y’know. So now we wait. The battle for supreme mecha girl anime is on, Sky Girls.
(tl;dr, illogical rant ahead)
Unlike in Sky Girls, the baddies in this series seem a little more threatening that the WORMs in Sky Girls. That might make this series step away from the slice of life feel then Sky Girls had. But for serious, the op song ‘Strike Witches’ does not compare to the ultimate win of ‘Virgin’s High’. Actually, it’s painfully generic.
One thing I noticed and disliked was how the ecchi took away from the seriousness of the fights. That’s something that seperates it from Sky Girls right off the bat.
Actually, you know what, I’m sorry for comparing the two. Sky Girls was a great series, despite the flaws of it’s action slice-of-life style that just didn’t work for me and the longevity. This series is garbage. I don’t know what I saw in the OVA but this is just rubbish. Fanservice wrapped in melo-dramatics wrapped in pedo-bait.
Also, I cannot stand characters like Yoshika for main characters. Nobody starts off strong. Fuck that. You have to start off weak and scared and unprepared. You need to develop into something strong. I’m sick of ‘I must be strong!’ to ‘OH NO, I was careless because I need to get stronger and now my partner got injured’ to whatever the hell comes after. Now, a Simon-esque hero… give me an anime that has someone like that in it and I’ll be happy.
Is it really necessary to not wear pants everywhere? I mean, jesus. Am I going to have to slap a bitch at Gonzo? I think I will. Now if a company like Gainax was producing this… might be watchable.
Also, again ranting about how much I hate fat ass Yoshika, what the fuck is her logic? The logic of her people? War is war when it’s against other human beings. When malicious contempt is the fuel for their actions. When their concious of their actions, knowing that what they’re doing goes against human moral! How can space monster demon thingies possibly be in war? Has the military seen their consciousness? Or are they mindless, pointless villains bent on destruction? Then wouldn’t it be instead like fighting a virus that is killing people in huge epidemics? If the monsters have no regret for what they are doing, unaware of what they are doing, do not wish to stop what they’re doing, WANT to keep doing what they’re doing, killing people and destroying countries whole then… how can you possibly have regrets about entering a fight with them? How can you possibly call it a war?
Although, I understand Yoshika’s reasoning. The ‘war’ killed her father. However, seeing as it is just a fight between humans fighting for ALL humans against mindless killing machines wouldn’t she feel better avenging her father?
I do kinda like Sakamoto. I saw her at first as the cliched Setsuna type popular character. However, she does things that are kinda out of that character class. Especially when she hit Yoshika. I kept playing that part over and over and over.
I love how many stars are in this cast. It’s nice to have Rie Tanaka and Miyuki Sawashiro working together again. Especially because Sawashiro has her Shinku voice on. She plays my beloved Perrine, if you must know. Rie Tanaka plays Minna-Dietlinde. Also, Mie Sonozaki is there. I love her, y’know? She was Claves in Eternal Sonata. Chiwa Saito plays March (my favorite character) in Eternal Sonata. She’s there too. There are a few other big names there too Ami Koshimizu, Mai Nakahara, Mai Kadowaki and Saeko Chiba. But I’m most happy about Suigintou and Shinku’s seiyuu’s being back in a series I bothered watching again. Oh how I miss Rozen Maiden.
Hmmm… I’ll give this series a second chance. But if it fails me again…