Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2013 to Mar 29, 2013
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 6.681 (scored by 12176 users)
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SynopsisFriendship is the key to protecting the world.
That is everyone's wish. Here in a world where science has solved all questions.
This story is set in Oshima. The happy, carefree 14 year old Akane Isshiki lived a poor, but well loved life together with her reliable little sister, Momo, who does all the housework, and her grandfather, Kenjirou, a genius inventor who only created useless devices. When the weather is clear, they can see the artificial island, Blue Island, across the sea. In the center of that island rises the revolutionary Manifestation Engine, a discovery that solved the world's energy problems.
It is a peaceful future, just like everyone dreamed of. One where everyone can smile and be happy...
But suddenly, the world is visited by danger. An unknown enemy, the Alone, appear, targeting the Manifestation Engine. As none of their weapons worked and they fell into despair, a lone girl takes a stand wearing a red "Palette Suit" which wields a great, hidden power. Before long, allies gather around her to fight.
And their friendship becomes the only hope for saving the world!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Vividred Operation
Characters & Voice Actors
Vividred Operation has become the butt of a lot of jokes since it aired. In a manner not dissimilar to its spiritual predecessor, Strike Witches, this anime has been dismissed as bottom-of-the-barrel pandering trash, an asinine attempt to cash in on the sexual obsessions of those gross otaku. This seems terribly unfair to me. What ought to be taken into account is how well Vividred Operation succeeds on its own terms when you more closely examine the contours of its plot and characters. It seems unfair to hold Vividred responsible for not following conventions that it had no intent to follow in the first place.
Vividred Operation is well produced. The visuals are soft, round and pleasing to the eye, and the animation has the glutes to pull off well-choreographed fight scenes. For a show with such a half-assed premise (a quasi-magical girl spin on the moe militarism trend in which middle school girls use powerful technology to fight giant enemies called Alones) and obvious use of stock characters (you'll peg Kuroki as the Fate/Homura of the show instantly), there's no expense spared on making the visuals nice and meaty. The music is dull but functional.
The main characters are cute moe archetypes who are characterized solidly enough for the purposes of the show. Their individual arcs are predictable but they're nonetheless consistent—well rounded and fleshed-out quite sufficiently. Of course, the hungry gaze of the otaku is omnipresent, pupils dilating as Akane squirts mayonnaise all over her food.
My major hump with this show is that while it succeeds completely in achieving what it so clearly set out to do, there's only so much value in that. If short shorts and explosions were the highest of high art, this would be a 10. read more
Vividred is a bootylicious party with a mix of action porn and, well, softcore porn.
A-1 brings us the touching anime-original story of four shapely butts as they fight off aliens, or monsters, or something. Oh yeah, there are girls attached to these butts and they have characterization and stuff. And there’s a beach episode with boobs, but they give way back to butts. And then there’s a fifth butt, this one gets a close up within twenty seconds of the show starting, really setting the tone for the rest of the show.
Now seriously let’s have a review.
It isn’t entirely obvious, but you will notice pretty quickly that this is a mahou shoujo. Even though the characters get their powers from technology and friendship rather than magic, it is pretty clearly mahou shoujo, and a pretty unoriginal one at that. Honestly, most people will have predicted the end within a few episodes. The stakes are high, but the power of friendship comes through in the end. The story adheres strongly to clichés of the genre.
The story is frankly not too important in this anime. You watch this anime to have a good time, not to hear a riveting story. It holds together well, and arguably this unoriginality is actually a plus. The story may not bring anything new to the table, but it pulls it off with great skill. The way it delivers such conventional mahou shoujo story is actually very satisfying. This may not be the most intellectual anime ever, but the story is never opaque. I never once had to guess why a character did what they did or what the hell was going on, making this a great anime to watch if you aren’t very smart, or are drunk.
Vividred operation is a very pretty anime. The sci-fi elements show excellent attention to detail. Characters and backgrounds are both attractively designed. There are very few parts that were lazily animated and although there were a couple of hiccups, the show was fairly consistent throughout. The action scenes are great and not padded with too much dialogue. The show in general does not shy away from difficult animation and provides plenty of excellent action.
There is a lot of fanservice. It doesn’t really detract from the show, but it will annoy some people.
The music is upbeat and fits the mood of the show perfectly. The OP and EDs are good, but not stellar. Voice actors adequately fill their roles.
The first thing you will notice about the characters (if you speak any Japanese) is that they are named after their hair color. Unfortunately, every single character is shamelessly copy/pasted from another anime. The worst offense is with not-Homura, I mean Rei. The characters do play off each other splendidly. Being an anime about the power of friendship, the friendships between the girls are well-developed, if a little too sunny. Like the story, there is nothing new to see here. Their personalities may not be nearly as molded as their glutes, but they manage not to be emotionless boards.
This brings me to the fanservice. If you are one of those people who can’t stand it, just skip this anime. There is a lot of fanservice, giving special attention to the posterior. A huge portion of Vividred is devoted to close-up shots of sweet, sweet booty.
Vividred is a high-octane, feel-good anime that is perfect if you just want to have a good time watching. Generous action and glorious ass shots make this one of the most fun animes I’ve seen in 2013. This category is necessarily subjective, but I would recommend this to anyone who wants an exciting, fun but not very intellectual show.
Vividred Operation is like going to a concert of a really good cover band, like the Strolling Bones. Sure it may be completely unoriginal, but it’s executed almost perfectly. You may not have done much thinking, but you leave with a smile on your face. read more
Lolis flying in the air fighting aliens with tons of fanservice; seems about right.
They have the same feeling like in the VO there is a 'Alone' while in the SW there is a 'Neuroi'. Also loli girls fighting it and flying.
Bright color scheme in a futuristic utopia, until enemies come to invade. Protagonist is a young, eager girl who is always looking to help others, related to a scientist that seeks to better the lives of everyone around him. Drawing style is somewhat similar. Same ol' lolicon elements, too. Both are great.
If you want to return to the Strike Witches world, with a couple of different twists, this is your show.
If you want to see what Vividred was probably inspired by, this is your show.
Both of these have girls fighting enemies to mankind.
The main females in both don't wear pants on a regular basis.
Both have a fairly out-going, kind (I guess) main character.
Both have nice/similar animations.
Both anime revolves girls who use machines and do aerial combat.
During episode 1 of Vividred Operation, I had many moments where I though I was watching Strike Witches. They are very similar and I can already see that if you enjoy one, you will enjoy the other.
From the same people, this anime has a heavy influence on to it such as girls fighting mechanical monsters, the military and navy, and tons of fanservice and Yuri into it.
I'm excited for this with the Director from Strike Witches and he's doing the character designs!
Basically Strike Witches meets Power Rangers!
Girls flying. Aliens. Same art style. Panties.
Both animes are technology based and they have a similar common goal to defeat their sworn enemies.
In an alternate timeline, humanity has struggle to fight these "Aliens" that is occupying around Earth. Thanks to the advance technology, scientist had created these power suits that will repel the alien invaders. These power suits are highly advance aerial dogfight combatants that will engage and eradicate the aliens, having the advantage for military support. There are funny moments, cute, yuri and fanservice.
The difference is that Vividred take place in a future like setting, using a Vivid Power suit, and fight the aliens called "Alone". Strike Witches take place in history, where they use "Witches" as their suits, fighting "Neuroi".
In many ways, Vividred Operation is the spiritual successor to Strike Witches. Despite the fact that Strike Witches leans more toward moe/military themes and Vividred Operation is more of a sci-fi oriented magical girl series, both share the common themes of love and friendship. Much like Strike Witches, Vividred Operation is a character-oriented series, and shares the same quality of character development as Strike Witches. It should also be noted that both main characters Yoshika Miyafuji and Akane Isshiki are both energetic in personality and strive to do their best despite the harsh circumstances. Both shows have their fair share of fanservice, however the fanservice is more present in Strike Witches, whereas Vividred Operation's fanservice is more tamed. If you want more action with your moe, you will not be disappointed with Strike Witches. However, if you're looking for something like Strike Witches that is a little lighter on the action, while still delivering the same quality of character development, then Vividred Operation will not disappoint.
Opening Theme"ENERGY" by earthmind (eps 2-11)
Ending Theme#1: "ENERGY" by earthmind (ep 1)
#2: "WE ARE ONE!" by Akane Isshiki (Ayane Sakura) & Aoi Futaba (Rie Murakawa) (ep 2)
#3: "STEREO COLORS" by Akane Isshiki (Ayane Sakura) & Wakaba Saegusa (Yuka Ootsubo) (ep 3)
#4: "Stray Sheep Story" by Akane Isshiki (Ayane Sakura) & Himawari Shinomiya (Aya Uchida) (ep 4)
#5: "Arifureta Shiawase (ありふれたしあわせ)" by Rei Kuroki (Maaya Uchida) (ep 5)
#6: "Vivid Shining Sky" by Akane Isshiki (Ayane Sakura), Aoi Futaba (Rie Murakawa), Wakaba Saegusa (Yuka Ootsubo), Himawari Shinomiya (Aya Uchida) & Rei Kuroki (Maaya Uchida) (eps 6-12)more
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