10,000 years ago, acting as judge, jury and executioner, Dangaizer sealed the fate of mankind by reducing it to ashes. Slowly, mankind rebuilt their civilization and once again stands at its peak. Hiding amongst the survivors of mankind, the evil organization of Goma lies in wait for the return of Dangaizer. This time, it’s a race to stop the awakening of the 3 that can pilot Dangaizer and subjugate the world to their rule. Will the 3rd pilot learn her true destiny and awaken in time, or will the world find a new destiny in the hands of Goma?
The plot itself was lacking some serious substance. This may be partially due to the fact that Dangaizer 3 is a four episode OAV and therefore not given enough time to develop, or it may be due to the fact that the writers tried to cover too much ground without the ample ability to properly clearify what was supposed to be happening. Regardless, because of this huge misfire, the veiwer is left unsure and unconvinced of the actions taking place before them.
As the world nears its end, our three main female leads, try to undermine an evil corporation
named Goma, who want nothing more then to use the power of Dangaizer for their own purpose. Does this sound familiar?? Nothing specifically original in the story concept, and certainly constructed poorly enough to warrent a tedious and drawn out watch.
The characters themselves are all very one dimentional. The series does not spend any time on character development and instead expects the viewer to believe what is laid out before them. And what is that?? We are expected to believe that three very beauiful, very young, and very like-minded individuals are mankinds saving grace. That these three women are the only ones that an ancient God-Like mecha has chosen to do his will. Very improbably, but not impossible. However, because of either the poor voice acting or poor script writing, the girls come off as nothing more then attractive, nitwits, who think of nothing more then their next snid remark aimed at each other or one-liners aimed at the enemy.
The art style of Dangaizer is somewhat below standard for the timeframe when it was produced. The late 90's held some epic and groundbreaking styles that paved the way for future series, however, Dangaizer chose to skimp out of some necessary details that could have made up for other lacking areas. The costume designs were original but completely absurd, the backgrounds were very generic and lacking any detail, and even Dangaizer himself looked like any number of mecha's found in far better series.
All this being said, there were a number of things that the series did well. The jesting between the girls seemed real and was well thought out. The fanservice and nudity was not over-the-top and did not feel out of place. And a number of secondary characters lightened the mood with genuenly enjoyable humor.
Comparing the positive points of Dangaizer 3 to the negitive ones, the latter would certainly outweight the former. The odd boob shot and rare snicker don't hold a candle next to the certain lack of plot, ill portrayed female heroines, and sloppy art form. Not worth your time.