"PES: Peace Eco Smile" is a Sci-Fi/Love Story created to sell the Toyota brand.
The animation is very good, some of the designs and events are quite imaginative.
The character designs remind me of Kino no Tabi, they are very good as well.
The music is well implemented, and the some of the songs are catchy.
The Seiyuu are good. And the SFX fit the series.
I assume that this is a children's series, or at least I hope so. That would go against their advertising though, why would a 8 year old want to buy a Toyota vehicle?
PES is an alien who has crashed down to earth for whatever
reason, with his alien friends named "NaSuBi".
After Pes saves a random girl from falling off a bridge, she kisses him for no reason (it looks ridiculous in the show), her name is Kurumi.
His space ship crashes into a river.
Ken is Kurumi's brother, and Sho is Kurumi's friend who plays in a band, you never hear their music.
The story is bad.
Just cause people call an alien space craft a UFO, does not mean that an alien would call it a UFO as well. UFO is an acronym for Unidentified Flying Object, that could be anything that is flying in the air and you don't know what it is.
I wish someone told the writers things like this before they released the script, most of the events in this anime are preposterous, and silly. Not in a good way like Gurren Lagann.
No matter how shiny and creative the visuals were in each episode, I was very bored, and that is sad.
This series would have worked much better if it were 7 music videos with catchy, fun songs, like most of the last episode. That was much more entertaining than the story they told.
I don't like seeing time, effort, and talent wasted in productions like this. Especially when everything except for the script is talented.
This is merely an advertisement for the Toyota brand. I believe they missed their target audience.
This series would have worked much better as 7 music videos for catchy and fun bands.
The only people I would recommend this series to are people who are interested in animation and want to use this series as a bit of inspiration. But that is even stretching this series pretty thin.