Shu is from Datania, a country that makes young children work. He and his friends were trying to escape when they met the Returners. The Returners are some kind of rebels to Datania. Shu goes with the Returners to fight Zero, Nines, and his men who are after DT, a special substance inside humans.
I'm a huge fan of the Mecha genre, it is my second most favorite genre, but have trouble finding Mecha that hit high on my favorites, because when it comes to Mecha, I end up nitpicking every flaw I can find while not realizing it...
Seeing no reviews on the anime, I thought I might give it a watch, and write a review, if I could finish it, and I did, now, I'm sorry if my review is bad, this is my first proper review, I had reviews made before, but they were poorly structured, and not well written, so I deleted them all, and researched
for a while on how I could do better, I won't be deleting this review though!
If this review of mine gets nicely supported, I will consider writing more reviews later...
Story = 6, I don't have much to say with the story, I think it would have been fine to show awesome fights, but to say the least, there was actually little to no fights, and the fights could be summed up as mediocre or poor.
Art = 7, I don't generally go super analytical on the art and animation, I didn't see much in the way of bad animation, nothing looked great, and I do prefer 90s art-style to that of majority of other art-styles, so 7 is where I think it should stand
Sound = 4, and this was the part I hated the most about the anime, even the voice acting sounded bad, in which I generally can't tell if Japanese VA are good or bad, this is the first time I've found Japanese VA I can't stand, and music wasn't so great either, which also don't often find many songs I actually can't stand, it got to the point, I just muted the sound but kept watching!
Characters = 4, Okay so I do think that is quite a low score, and to be honest, my reason is because 75% of the time I was watching this, I thought I was watching a childish version of Evangelion, now I don't generally hate an anime for being generic, I can look over that flaw majority of times, but it was just too hard not to for this anime when most of the characters and even the art style looked exactly the same to Evangelion, and that's coming from someone who liked Shinji in the first episode! But hey even if the characters didn't feel like copy and paste, the plot didn't feel so great either!
My overall rating is a 5/10, I almost put it at a 6, but at episode 21, I had the feeling the ending would be absolute utter crap, and what do you know it was, it was like F- you read the manga... I could say how, it's not too much of a spoiler, but I will re frame, as I don't want my review to be taken down by someone who has a different opinion on what could be classed as a spoiler. Oh yeah and also good luck finding the manga, I searched 6 different sites, before I stopped caring, the fact that only 1 person has rated the manga, really does show how hard it is to find the manga!
Oh though if you think you may enjoy it more, then I think it might still be worth giving a try, despite the generic characters, bad sound and bullsh- ending, thank you for reading!
(This is my first review and i'm not english, so i'm sorry for my language)
I will be clear : this is not a bad series. It isn't a cosmic rip off like many others anime but this is not either a good anime.
First the story is fair, the world is quite intriguing but this is clearly not a revolution. The scenario is really slow, some episode are the same quality level as a filler episode in Naruto. This is unequal and sometime totally useless to the advancement of the story.
For the art, this is classic. Too classic... The animation is really static, and the background
The sound is one of the real problem. The voice acting is slovenly, some characters like Shuu don't act, they just read a text. And there is no english or french version, so we are convicted to ear one of the worst dubbing of history. And for the music, it's decent but there is only 15 tracks different, and we ear some of them every episode. The track " One of the Few" is exasperating ! There is only two tracks who are more than decent : "Resource" & "Brick in the wall".
The characters are like the story : too classic. And this is really difficult to be concerned by there action. May, Ein & Zero are clearly the best characters because there are well develloped. Xuan (maybe not his name in the english traductionl) is my favourite characters but, like Rosso, she's not really useful. Rosso & Xuan maybe deserve a better devellopment. Fear is a great deception, because she is the best character and his devellopment is totally stopped in the middle of the anime. Shuu is basically a clone of Shinji in NG Evangelion, but in more weak. The story don't progress because of him. And finally, Dolly is insupportable. He is a sort of comic relief and you will probably want to punch your TV evrey time he is here.
To finish, the biggest problem of this anime is that it's not pleasant to watch. When I watched it, I was bored and I look at my timeline everytime because this is tedious. And this is why I can't recommend this serie to everybody. This is too classic for an anime, a distopian story, a travel story or whatever. Clearly, only the more motivated people will continue to watch this after the fifth episode.