Dr. Watson has created his masterpiece – a beautiful woman made of metal. A wonder of science, Antoinette is a childlike innocent who holds the key to an ancient civilization that could save the world, or destroy it. And when a mad tyrant kidnaps the man she loves, Antoinette finally discovers the courage – and the amazing fighting skills – that are her true calling.
This was aired before I was born and, to me, was one of the masterpieces of the 80's. I can't expect people to hold high expectation for it nowadays though... I watched it around age 6 and, just today, the name Antoinette and the memorable tune of the old days popped up in my mind. I still remember how much I enjoyed and was moved by this show when I watched it again at age 7.
I think the story was still innovative around the time it was made - a female android who develops emotion and holds the key to world destruction.
deeply moved by the characters' expressions when I was small. I can't have the same feeling as then any more but it's still good. Antoinette is the most beautiful artwork in this show. The mechanic designer did a great job.
This is exactly what brought my mind back 15 years to the past today. The theme songs are good and memorable. There's nothing to complain about the voices too.
Human moves by love, so does humanoid.
This was great enough for me or anyone as a kid .
Probably the most impressive thing about this is the cover artwork. And it's mostly all downhill from there.
Kind of a weird story -- it seems like there is a much larger story that is yearning to be told, but we can only get a 45-minute window of it. There's a conflict that crosses the stars, a rudimentary love story, android jealousy, ancient ruins hiding planet-busting technology, an evil governor, a brilliant scientist and his lovely granddaughter. It seems like there were the inklings of a possible strong story in all of this, but instead we end up with
these broken-down parts that fit together poorly.
And the somewhat subpar quality artwork paired with even more substandard quality animation doesn't help, either. The titular character, the sexy android, you would think based on the promo artwork has almost a Sorayama-type appeal. But as she appears in the story is...much less impressive.
This is an unusual anime. It doesn't say much, doesn't explain much and only hints at some things. Despite having dramatic moments in it, it feels strangely peaceful. Also, it is 80s anime, meaning the style is quite different from what is expected today. Regarding visuals, it is one of the beautiful 1980s animes, very well drawn.
I'd recommend to check it out if you have the opportunity. Detailed breakdown below.
IT is a sort of a exposition/glimps of the world in the anime. As I said, this anime doesn't really explain anything, just presents series of the events one after another. IN the end it all
kind makes sense, although prolonged explanations in opening and ending credits could be a bit confusing.
It is probably one of the best looking 1980s animes I've watched. There's a lot of details in background, and machinery is animated in high quality hand-drawn old style. Basically, I remember seeing Magic M60, and this anime looks better. However, the style of characters is old, and very different from pretty much any modern anime to the point where it almost resembles something like jonny quest. It is different from even gainax animations like Gunbuster that was quite old, and it does not resemble cartoonish visuals of Urusei Yatsura. Characters are tall, looks adult, and strongly resemble style of some of the Hanna Barbara animated movies (although, to be honest , it's been a while since I watched those, so it is possible that jonny quest looks much worse than this). Girls have large eyes, almost in faux-shoujo style, like that displayed in Maria X Holic in parody screenshots. Overall it looks good, but getting used to the old school visuals after watching modern anime takes a few minutes. Anything mechanical looks great.
1980s music that reminded me of original "Nagareboshi" intro from urusei yatsura. It fits the atmosphere, but is not very memorable by itself.
They're believable enough, but due to short duration anime doesn't really have any time to do any character development. Interactions and characters are formulaic, almost theatrical. They aren't incredibel, and they aren't bad. Something in between.
It was an interesting anime to watch.
I'd recommend to check it out, if you have the time. It is no masterpiece, but it is interesting nevertheless, and visuals are quite unique by modern standards. It also has a bit of a relaxing feeling about it.