Sep 23, 2009
The late 90s; a golden age of anime. When anime was licensed and imported all over the world with almost no regard for whether or not it was actually any good. Since this is De:vadasy we are talking about it definitely falls in the not very good category. De:vadasy can best be described as erotic Mecha, except without any real eroticism. It’s typical of the crap that cluttered this era. I am not sure what is more exasperating; that a company wasted the time and money to necessary to make an English dub or that people actually purchased this tripe.
plot for De:vadasy revolves around alien creatures that have invaded the earth and can only be combated with special Mecha units. These Mechs are piloted by naked couples using their sexual energy to power it. No don’t worry you didn’t read that incorrectly. Basically our pilots are getting masturbated and fighting the good fight against aliens! It sounds like a hentai plot but there isn’t anything sexy or remotely interesting about any of it. Even if you like this kind of thing you’re unlikely to be satisfied. The action is boring, the story fails to deliver anything of substance, and there isn’t enough sex or nudity to appeal to fans of hentai.
For a Mecha title there is a shocking lack of any exciting Mecha action. The battles are dull and uninspired and seem to be over almost before they even begin. Much of the story centers on the main characters trying to become one as a team in order to operate the Mecha effectively. But given its embarrassing nature its obvious how things are going to play out. The story also fails to resolve any of the plot elements. Neither the character relationships nor even the ultimate war effort against the aliens ever seem like they are adequately resolved.
De:vadasy's characters are equally uninspired. You have your classic tsundere lead that loves the male lead Kei but can’t honestly admit her feelings to him or herself. Not that Kei is all that interesting of a guy anyway and honestly I don’t know what she saw in that dork. He ignores her and pines after the mysterious green haired girl, who I am sure had a name and I might even go back to see what it was if it didn’t mean I had to watch any more of this shit. Besides basic introductions little is explained in regards to the characters, their backgrounds, or their endings. Most of what they do provide makes little sense.
Visually De:vadasy is really ugly. The colors are washed out and the character models and action are unappealing. It really looks like something you would expect to see from the early 90s and given this show is not even 10 years old and it looks so dated already is the main reason I give it such a low score. The acting and musical score are as equally uninspired and lifeless.
I can’t recommend anything about this series. It is pretty much equally horrible in every category. If you’re looking for boobs and sex just find some hentai and if you’re looking for Mecha action there are literally hundreds of better ones than this. Seriously don’t waste your time like I did.
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