Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2010 to Sep 23, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - ChildrenL represents licensing company
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Sep 23, 2010
The problem is that all of the attempts thus far have not been as successful as one might hope or expect. One of the reasons for this is because the titles that have been adapted to date are already well known, and each has a wealth of existing storyline that makes reinvention more difficult (which some may find odd, but have a think about and you'll understand why).
It's strangely ironic that it has once more fallen to Stan Lee to light the way forward.
Originally a manga written by Stan Lee himself and drawn by Ota Tamon, Heroman tells the story of Joey Jones (a true Stan Lee name), an orphan living with his grandmother in Centre City. He spends his days attending school and working part time at a cafe (where Stan is also a regular customer), but all the while he wishes more than anything to be a hero.
In all honesty I wasn't sure what to expect from Heroman. The name itself is very typically Stan Lee in its simplicity, but one would expect a tad more complexity from the story itself. The plot is very, very straight forward and in true Stan Lee fashion, the story can at times be very "preachy". That said, the simplicity of the tale is rather appealing as there aren't any of the hang ups typically associated with East-West crossovers.
The main reason for this is because Stan Lee decided against using pre-existing material and started from scratch on a totally new idea. He wanted to create "a hero for the 21st century", and in a certain sense he managed to achieve part of that goal. The only problem is that while Heroman may be a different take on traditional heroes for the Western world, the whole idea itself is a throwback where Eastern media is concerned.
An orphan and a giant robot are nothing new in anime and manga. Giant Robo: The Day The Earth Stood Still showed just how good the format could be given the right setting, story and characters, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Other shows like Tetsujin 28, Gad Guard, Top wo Nerae and even Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann all play around with the concept to a degree. Anime and mange are rife with tales of humans and their super robot counterparts, so it may seem a bit strange that Stan Lee would use the idea to herald a new age of crossovers.
Thankfully Stan is a very clever man (I'll explain this in a bit).
Bones have produced a very good looking show for the most part. The animation is very crisp and fluid, and the numerous actions scenes are choreographed very well. The characters follow Ota's original designs for the most part, and are reflective of the shows Western heritage, although one does have to wonder about the patterning on Heroman as it seems a bit too US-centric.
One thing that bears mentioning is the palette used throughout the series. Bright, bold colours abound which, together with the distinctly Western characters, give Heroman an air more akin to traditional Western comic book adaptations (the original X-Men cartoon for example).
Unfortunately, while the visuals may be very good, the same can't be said of the acting. Komatsu Mikako and Kimura Ryohei play the roles of Joey Jones and Simon Kaina fairly well, but the series has one inherent problem when it comes to acting. The whole show is geared towards a Western mentality, a factor which will inevitably cause problems for any seiyuu unfamiliar with the mindset. Because of this there are occasions where the acting in just doesn't seem to mesh well with the on screen action, and there are several occasions where the actors either ham it up too much or become completely wooden.
That said, the series will probably receive an English dub at some point, but whether that is better or not remains to be seen.
A big plus for Heroman is the quality of the sound effects, almost all of which are crisp, clear, and very well choreographed. The series is littered with great noises, whooshes and explosions, all of which would become a veritable cacophony if they were mixed with music, so it's a good thing the majority of the show is relatively unencumbered in that department. The background music is often subtle and varied, and the tracks are used in a very intelligent manner.
Like many other anime out there, Heroman makes use of two opening and ending themes to highlight the midway point of the series. The first twelve episodes feature "Roullette" by Tetsuya (of L'Arc-en-Ciel fame) as the OP, and "Calling" by Flow as the ED. Both are upbeat, but very typical, J-rock tracks that work quite well with the theme of the series.
The OP and ED for the second half of the series, "Missing" by Kylee and "Boku no Te wa Kimi no Tame ni" (My Hands For You), by Mass Alert, are far less upbeat than the first two tracks. "Missing" is more of an emotional rock track, with all that entails, while "Boku no Te wa Kimi no Tame ni" has a slight feeling of angst. Strangely though, both tracks are equally well suited to the series, especially given that events become more serious later on.
As for the characters themselves, well, anyone who has read a Stan Lee comic will find many things that are familiar, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're good. Joey develops fairly well over the course of the series, but the main problem is that he is the only character who receives any substantial growth. What is surprising is the lack of attention given to Simon, Lina, Professor Denton, and even William. It would have been nice to have more insight into their respective characters over the course of the show, and while there are some efforts made in that direction, these seem more like afterthoughts than anything else.
My main gripe with Heroman is that William Davis, Lina's older brother and the guy who keeps tormenting Joey, doesn't get anywhere near the attention he deserves. Yes, he starts off as a bully, but his transformation is just as profound as Joey's, and it would have been nice to see how his character copes with the change.
Now while it's pretty obvious that the series possesses a number of issues, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. The truth is that even with all its flaws, Heroman is a rather entertaining series, especially as it's a throwback to the super robot shows of bygone days. Yes it has more cheese than Switzerland (and the plot has about as many holes), but the story is well put together and the whole thing looks good. Granted there are problems with the acting but they're mainly from cultural differences rather than a lack of talent.
Which brings me back to the reason why Stan Lee is a clever man. When one considers Heroman from a manga and anime perspective, it clearly falls short of the mark set by many other super robot tales. Likewise, when consider from the perspective of Western cartoons and comics the series is nowhere near the level of Stan Lee's more popular franchises.
Where people get it wrong is in assuming that Heroman is an attempt to cross the East-West divide. It isn't, and the proof of that is in the fact that we have a traditionally Japanese super robot show created by an American and set in the US. Heroman isn't an attempt to cross the divide, no, it's an attempt to bridge it. By choosing this type of show, Stan Lee is sending a message to both DC and Marvel that if they want to crack the Eastern markets then they need stop trying to re-invent existing heroes, and should instead focus on creating new content using existing manga and anime as inspiration.
Heroman may not be as good as some of the older super robot shows, but what it heralds may be a new dawn for anime and manga, especially if Marvel and DC get the message.
Oct 9, 2010
1. This is a Stan Lee work. If you don't recognize him he will feel left out during his numerous cameo appearances... and cry.
2. Ratings are a matter of personal preference, so i suggest making judgment by reading the points and not staring at my score.
-This is rated PG.
This matters on a number of levels. Don't expect any complicated plot; the first half of the show especially requires minimal internalization of what is going on. This also means when an enemy is destroyed they, hilariously, implode into their exoskeleton, as they are bug men.
-Bones animates awesome fight sequences, but leaves out logic.
I have to admit that the big showdowns between heroman and his evil foes were enjoyable. Heroman moves slowly as he is a giant tank and gives the impression of a wrestler more than anything else. He even parades in front of your screen and has his own victory sign.
Yet, there was always oddities that lacked explanations: How did he repair himself? Why can't missles affect the Skrugg, but his puny fists can? Even in a situation of aliens and toys turning into planetary heros, every story starts of by grounding itself to reality so we can understand it. This is one of the more selective points; you actually have to care about this a lot for this to completely ruin your enjoyment of the show.
-The second half attempts to compensate for a weak start.
The first segment is cliché as Heroman fights against the army of advanced aliens with their giant spheres, and yes i just said giant spheres. After you infer what happens, the plot thickens, and various encounters with human kind occur. Apparently this proves harder to do as he must keep his secret identity. If you make it through the poor first arc, the second arc will be more worthwhile; unfortunately the third major arc reverts backwards.
-Joey is an.. interesting character.
One must accept that Joey is not a women. While not bad animation, it lies more in the choice of his hairstyle. Personally, he must be one of the most unintentional ugly characters i have seen, but despite this adversity he makes his sojourn to manhood and becomes the hero he has always wanted to be. If you don't want to go deaf however, watch out for his blood curdling cry for heroman to attack.
-Other main characters don't get a lot of development.
Denton sensei, and Psy are helpful sidekicks, but don't get any personal attention and are always assisting Joey in his pursuit to save the world. Even Will, Lina's sister, gets no attention at all; If you make it to the end you will realize he is completely forgotten, while the context would be a spoiler i will say that it is odd if you consider how Lina has a brother complex.
-Comparing to average anime, it has a good romance.
In a world where tsunderes reign, couples can never relax and can never avoid drama, heroman is a breath of fresh air. The local cheerleader expresses interest in our hero from the start and provides a non-frustrating relationship. However, this is not the focus so this never turns for the worst.
-Psy gets no character development for a long time.
Now, this normally wouldn't bug people so much, and i had a point for development already. However, the fact that we have no explanation to the event that crippled him paranoid me throughout the series. Awesome character made personally awkward. I also always wanted to know where he got that awesome crippled person motorized skateboard too! read more
Jun 24, 2010
I found the story to be really mediocre and void of creativity, The protagonist is annoying and when it comes to the battles that Heroman is evolved in he does nothing but yell out the boring name of his robot "HEROMAN!"over and over while making needless hand gesture to activate some abilities with heroman's remote control. the name heroman seems like it came from a that of elementary student. The whole plot seems like it came from a child -.- the villains in the show the "Skrugg" are again mediocre, they are invading alien cockroaches with green goo guns. The battles between the military and aliens are nothing you haven't seen from Godzilla stock footage. I expected more from the show but it does seem to be targeted to a audience of 8-10 years of age with a lot of flash to keep the viewer hypnotized while the writers of the show just come up with the plot at the last minute before their deadlines.
Pass on this show if you want to see a good marvel show what "The Spectacular Spiderman" read more
Apr 8, 2010
So one day Stan Lee got up and said "I bet I can put those crazy Japanese to work!"
And so he did.
The result is HEROMAN, a throwback to old comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, teenage superhero shows and the 90's in general with glorious HD Bones animation. This shit is so nostalgic that when the overly elaborate commercial bumpers showed up I literally heard "Heroman will be right back after these messages!". This series is also most likely the most American(superior) anime ever produced. Taking place in CENTER CITY, CALIFORNIA, all the architecture, cars, people and etc are distinctly American. Like 30 seconds into the episode you see a traffic pile up, a Hummer, an oil refinery, several American flags, a garbage truck, a black person, a yellow school bus, Stan Lee having coffee, a most likely crime-ridden suburban neighborhood, a cheerleader, Flash Thompson and capitalistic toy commercials. I shed _tears_ when I saw that fucking school bus.
But yeah, basically it's about this kid who's suspiciously similar to Peter Parker. He gets picked on by jocks. One day he fixes up an action figure, the action figure gets struck by lightning and BAM, there's a giant, scowling Captain America knockoff looking at him like "the hell do you want, kid?". Then they go save the day after the kid punches his giant wristwatch. This giant guy is the titular HEROMAN, and he basically has one setting: Punch the shit out of stuff. Perfectly fitting for the most American mecha since Megas XLR.
Animation's obviously great.
The ED for this series is one of the best ever, because I know Stan Lee probably directed it. The whole thing is like a moving American comic book and you see Heroman playing baseball and the drums. It's just awesome as hell.
Then we come to the one flaw, most likely put in there on purpose by bones to get back at Stan Lee for making them do this. The main character, Joey Jones, is probably the girliest male lead in any robot show ever. Noriko and Nono were infinitely more masculine than this kid. Don't know who those people are? Get the hell outta here and watch Gunbuster and Gunbuster 2, and in the mean time cry that you haven't already. But yeah, Joey is a woman. He has a girl's voice, he dresses like a girl, his body structure is like a girl and all of his mannerisms and movements are those of a girl. It's almost creepy to know that this kid is a male. I bet there's a collective terabyte of yaoi featuring him already, and that's just awful.
But that's only on the outside. As of two episodes in, Joey is a competent and almost hotblooded hero. No fear, no whining. Hell, the kid runs at the giant cockroach aliens right aside Heroman like a badass.
Oh and his best friend is a cross between Tai Kamiya and Joseph Gribble. That's cool.
Verdict: Get to watching. And also start watching Night Raid, House of Five Leaves and RAINBOW too. read more
Jul 29, 2010
Written by the famous Stan Lee it would seem that his writing and studio Bones quality would go hand in hand for a successful series.
The first point i would like to make is that Heroman of all things isn't bad, it would seem that it had allot to live up two especially when people put this series with the names Bones and Stan Lee.
Bones has had a history of great series, of course they had flaws but they were enjoyable especially in their stories. Compared with their previous work this is why Heroman doesn’t seem to be as good.
this is where the story would seem to fall short. It is a very simple plot, kind of a homage to some of the original comic book concepts. Spiderman was a man bitten by a radioactive spider which created a superhero, simple but effective.
This is also the same with Heroman, a simple concept made into a story.
The reason why i give Heroman a 5 in story terms is its simplicity, its not bad but i can see why people don’t like it. What seems to really annoy people is its shounen cliché and it does have a lot. School boy, Bullied, orphan, superpower's, saving the world and some added school romance; we have seen them all in quite a lot of things.
But with this show they seem to work as i said it is a very simple story and it is very Shounen. But i found myself liking it does bring you back to the days where there weren't ridiculous plot twists and stupid Mcguffin which will somehow save the day but make you cringe every time you hear it. It also is a very well passed series. it doesn’t spend too much time explaining "what happened last time" and it isn’t too quick. However it does move quickly and gets on with what its about which i do very much appreciate and thank the gods too there is nothing more dull then watching a fight that lasts more than an episode and most of it is talking.
Overall though i like its story its simple, you don’t have to spend time thinking about how this power works or what not, its easily enjoyable.
this is where a lot of nerd-rage seems to be going on. The main character Joey Jones is very simple and incredibly Shounen, a orphaned boy who has a aura of good. He works for his money to surport him and his grandmother, He hates fighting and tries to avoid it and of course hes kind, his hole character screams Lawful good, his like an example of it. This makes him incredibly simple which in this series case is a good thing. It means he isnt hard to understand but he doesn't seem incredibly deep which leads to some of his actions becoming too predictable. There is some kind of story about his farther being a miner but this and why the bully's call him "useless" has yet to be explained.
Now on to the point which really annoyes people, his voice. Now to me it isn't much of a problem mostly because there are far more annoying characters with worse voices out there. But it is quite effeminate and it can be hard on the ear's when you keep hearing "heroman" being said over and over. It can quickly become a bit tiresome.
However though i find him quite a decent main character.
Second in main character wise is Heroman a toy robot Joey fixes and is then hit by lighting and turns into a larger more advanced robot..... Haven’t seen that one before. I could see what Stan lee and Bones were going for with this character a silent hero but it’s hard to like Heroman because he never speaks or reacts that much. He is portrayed with some kind of intelligence and he seems to know what Joey's thinking and saying.
However though i do like him as a hero of a kind, again the word simple comes to mind.
Now the other character's, Lina the popular cheerleader and love interest in the series. she doesn't really have much depth to her and doesn't really do much. While she not a bad chracter she doesn't have much that is interesting about her. However though it is good to see a romance that isn't mind numing in its stupiditly and they do have a bit of chemistry however though she really dosen't have that much significance.
Psy (atleast thats how i think you spell it) is the bad-ass best friend and support character. He gives moral support to help his friend and does do quite alot overall. He also has a slight back story about how he ended up being crippled or damaging his leg (whichever) which adds a bit but not much.
And of course a Science teacher (proff. denton or whatever) who migh as well be labled "Mad scientist" an alright character and does contribute and come up with most of the plans but apart from that hes just.... weird.
there are more but they dont real have much significance at all and are meer backround characters.
What the main problem is for this set of characters is there is very little to no character development. While there are changes and situations the characters don’t seem to be effect that much and get on with their lives.
Overall the characters are simple yet effective, while some are incredibly cliché it doesn’t get in the way of their interactions and what not.
Just one word "Bones"
You cannot go wrong with Bones's animation. it is very well done and as far as i have seen there has been no change in quality especially no changes to style or animation slip-ups. Its animation crisp and its use in colours are bright but not detracting .It's quite obvious that they had a large budget for this show probably the Name "Stan Lee" was used to get it.
Character designs are also well done; some nice attention went into them to give it a American feel without being too ridiculous. Though you still have the Shounen cliché of "never changing clothes" and some retarded hair but its not a major issue.
Heroman's design has also got a lot of flak from the community, and while i admit it is basic and has a patriotic hint of "American flag" on it. I don’t find it too much of an issue it isn't total stupid.
However though there is one quaral i have with this series in animation or "why put this in" is Transformation sequence. Once maybe but more than this is just a waste of time. its a stupid decision but thankfully it isnt always the same one.
no complaints really, opening and ending theme are good but not amazing and back-round music is aright sometimes meh.
so far i have enjoyed this series. It is one word: simple, non-complex you don’t have to get your head around some random Mcguffin they made up or ridiculous plot twists or even retarded characters its all non complex. You can easily sit down and relax while watching it without going "wait... What" or "oh for...." or even cringing at every line. so overall i have liked this series.
Jul 2, 2010
It's the perfect example of what happens when somebody who watched a couple of shows during the 70s and then, 40 years later, decided to try and make a show. The influence from Gigantor is tragically obvious, mixed with some Marvel shenaningans, and you've got something which is close to unbearable.
Story - 3:
It can be described in one word; yawn.
Evil cliché aliens from what could be the C roster of Marvel, invade earth and start fucking up shit because they want to drain the earth of it's natural resources (of course), and it's up to our unlikable hero and his uncharismatic robot to save the day, which they of course do with record speed, leaving the viewer with an even more uninteresting sub-plot, which instead becomes the main plot.
Art - 7:
This is where the show shines, Bones rarely disappoints, and such is the case here as well. The animations are fluid, the ether sparks and the fighting scenes, albeit completely uninspired, are visually appealing.
Sound - 5
No real complaints here either, the effects are fitting for the scenes.
The voice actors, aren't terrible with the exception of the main character, who manages to sound even more effeminate than the female lead. When I first heard him, I though it was a joke to be honest. I knew he was a boy, but his voice was absolutely ridiculous. Add him screaming HEROMAN at least five times during every episode, and you've got the recipe for something that will annoy most viewers to no end.
Character - 1:
Ah yes, and thus, we reach the core of the problem; a cast of the most unappealing characters ever produced. Can you spell cliché?
The hero is a young, effeminate boy obsessed with doing the right thing and upholding morals, the typical shonen lead in other words, but without any charm or personality.
We also have the cool and tough best friend character, the bossy/bitchy girlfriend who desperately wants to be tsundere except the writer doesn't understand the tsundere character, the good, scattered-brain mad scientist as well as the evil, elitist mad scientist and the obnoxious bad-guy-jock who isn't really evil and his truly evil as well as fat sidekick.Because you know, fat and rich equals evil.
The characters is a complete abortion, and make the show close to unwatchable.
Enjoyment - 4:
Even though the story is boring and the characters are horrible, the show manages to be somewhat entertaining, much thanks to the visual eye-candy present. It's the kind of show where you can turn off your brain and enjoy the action present. If I was five years old, retarded and this was on during Saturday mornings, I would watch the shit out of it. Sadly, if you're not five year old, retarded and watching this on Cartoon Network a saturday morning, there isn't much for you.
Overall - 4:
This show isn't good, at all.
I don't think anybody with half a brain could enjoy this any other way than ironically. The animation saves this from a lower grade, still it gets a 4, because it's [b]bad[/b] no matter how you try to twist it around, since there is no substance; the action, story and characters suck.
Watch this as an example of what happens when somebody who watched a few episodes of Gigantor back in the 60s decides to write a script for an anime that could fit into the Marvel/DC comics universe, as one of it's most generic and uninspired titles. read more
Apr 23, 2010
The robot, the titular Heroman, is disappointing. It looks like a direct tip-off of the Michelin man and whatever motion capture they used for the running of the thing is strange looking. Most of the time is spent listening to Joey's angst between shouting really uninspired attack names at the robot, which has to ask permission from the kid to to attacks that it already knows to do.
The antagonists are giant space bugs (yet again) and possibly the bully characters.
And Stan Lee also makes a requisite cameo to stroke his ego one more time.
I give it a great big Meh. read more
May 1, 2010
Anime is also amazing.
However, just because the two are amazing does NOT mean that they'll go well together.
When I heard about Heroman, I thought that it'd be awesome. I was utterly disappointed.
The characters do NOT react at all realistic.
"Oh look! There's Joey, this girly teenager, fighting aliens with this weird ass robot! You're such a hero, Joey!"
It just seemed half assed that the characters would just accept a random alien-fighting robot come out of nowhere. And the stereotypical bully's first thought is, "You better not become a hero! I will become a hero yada yada yada".
Why doesn't any one show actual surprise at a mother****ing robot coming out of nowhere?
And, how DID that kind of thing come out of lightning hitting some toy? Seriously...
Oh, and the characters are so stereotypical. Girly teen protagonist who gets used to having a giant robot at his control and shouts corny catchphrases like 'HEROMAN! ENGAGE!' and the dude with crazy big hair who just goes along with the protagonist. The girl who likes the protagonist. The guy who dislikes the protagonist. This is not how a good anime should be.
Overall, this anime has just been overhyped to seem good when all it is, is just some stereotypical half assed piece of work. read more
Jun 14, 2010
Heroman is about a weak boy who someday gets his hands onto something cool, and whats cooler than a giant robot.And like every weak hero he gets picked on by the jocks cuz this is an American anime.Guess who saves him every time his cool friend and his girlfriend who happens to be the big bully's sis.
The character selection in this anime is so not creative.
The art isn't bad that's why i endured it for a time but i can't watch this shit anymore.
I really don't recommend this anime to anyone. read more
Jun 24, 2010
While watching this anime you get the feeling you had as a child watching Goku beat the crap out of Frieza as you cheered him on relishing the triumph of good over evil.
While it does take at least 3 episodes to build it's way up to awesomeness that it is, you be glad you've stuck with the series.
The main character is likeable along with most of the main cast while I don't care for the herorine I realize I tend not to like alot of female characters so it could be just me.
This is a much watch series especially if you love the old classic type of hero vs villan story line.
Aug 14, 2010
Heroman is like watch a US serie about a super hero in an anime. And it works really well.
And if you add the fact its Stan Lee, it gains a lot of extra points.
The plot is about a kid,Joey,who rebuilds a toy, this toy is impacted by a lighting and it becomes in Heroman, very cliche for now. Then the alien attack, the militaries are useless.....we need a hero to save us all......Heroman appears and save the world....but with some consecuences, i liked that, its great that the perfect peace were something hard to get and it needs more than muscles. Then we have the classic Marvel plot, being the hero but being treated as a villian, thats always works and it worked in heroman.
Now the serie havent finished yet, we have Will as a skrugg who have a lot of potencial for a plot and Heroman with the the president as an ally, it have to be bigger!!!
About the other things, sounds, art, character..........Its Bones so as an anime is great, the character are fine, but Joey could be annoying sometime, incluiding his voice ¬¬
The music is outstanding, Their OPs and EDs are 10/10, my fav one is Kylee - Missing , ITS SO ADDICTIVE!! and an insert song that i dont know the name is great.
Its a great serie for people who likes good action, good plot with no mind mazes and amazing animation, i didnt like in the beginning but now its one of my fav ones of this year
HEROMAN!! FINISH!!!! read more
Apr 3, 2010
Collaboration with Stan Lee and Studio Bones.
Well here we have it. Heroman
One of the most anticipated anime series of 2010 and will probably be one of the best anime series of this year.
Just from watching the first episode, you get a slice of everything from action, drama and thrill. This anime series is packed with back to back action, which will surely make you hungry for more.
Story - 9/10
This story goes away from your typical action animes. Since this is a collaboration with Stan lee, the story will just go so far in 2010. In this anime, a boy, who has no super powers, suddenly gets thrown into a world of adventure and action. From there, we'll just see what happens right?
Character - 9/10
The characters in this story are brilliant.
Art - 10/10
Marvel + Anime = Pure awesomeness.
Apr 23, 2010
Overall, if you like watching old nostalgic cartoon, then I recommend you to give this a try read more
Apr 16, 2010
The animation is great and the story line is captivating as far as this time of anime goes. I really enjoy it, sort of like digimon with robots. read more
Apr 2, 2010
The storyline is above average from what I've read from the manga,
but the animation is awesome, considering it is Bones who is doing fma brotherhood.
Give episode one a try and you'll get what I mean,
it's kindda different from other animes, but what am I saying, all animes are different.
There's something unique in heroman that promises to entertain you for hours.
Apr 2, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
a big O
what,s the point of calling him heroman~
if he got a O like a posse...
big O is more super than him...
the fight sense are pretty lame,but i have more to see of the anime...
i think this qualify to be a america fanfics
well don,t know...
ill be back in like a moth to review the review~
but the art is pretty awsome and the music as well...
i hope hero man make my fav list
Feb 19, 2012
And animeha for children ... Level Pokemon and Digimon ....
Cмотря первую серию, у меня сложилось впечатление, что идею слямзили с какого нибудь современного убого-флешевского американского мульт сериала, причем который шел относительно недавно на одном из российских каналов. Даж могу припомнить... По ходу его звали "Бобобой" или "Робот-малыш", как-то так, там тож пацан чисто случайно находит игрушку робота, а этот робот оказывается настоящий!!!!! И они вместе косят мировое зло направо и налево... Я не удивлюсь, если глав злодей окажется какой-нибудь злой профессор в круглый очках =)
А так анимеха для детей... Уровня покемонов и дигимонов.... read more
Oct 28, 2010
Since I couldn't convince myself to put this anime under the category of "Good," I had to give it a "Fair" rating; which I think is more accurate.
Great production value and art style. The best thing about this anime is the last 4 episodes, which I would rate at 9/10 by themselves.
Unfortunately, the rest of the series is a bit of a bore. The social interactions are cliche, the humor misses the mark, the characters are generic, and the plot is not engaging. Even though every episode ended in a cliffhanger, I never wanted to see more than 1 episode at a time.
Bad points aside, this anime really is refreshing. It's not set in Japan, and it's not infested with ecchi. One of the reasons I stuck with this one is because it had such a unique feel. That, however, could not mask the bad progression of the story. read more
Oct 15, 2010
Art: BONES done it great. Smooth movement, clear color, easy-to-see artwork. The only recommended point of this anime
Sound: nothing special
Character: nothing special, typical superhero-to-be charter (weak at first, but gaining special power-in this case powerful minion)
Enjoyment: I'm not really enjoying this anime, shouting only heroman in battle really annoys me
overall: if you REALLY like old-school superhero movies, maybe you'll like it, the really annoying part is the battle scene.