AD 3567. Mankind has lost its once great civilization, now living in the ruins of the aftermath. But even though their lives are threatened by Gardeners — mysterious unmanned mobile weapons (of different ranks) sent from the Moon — brave teenagers have to become Gardener hunters to earn their living. And although human civilization at large lies in ruins due to high-tech maintenance free technology, some parts of the remaining cities still work in limited ways, supporting the humans living there.
One fateful day Tokito Aizawa meets Tea, awakening a power older and beyond that of the Gardeners, and inadvertently opening up the door to a possibly much brighter future for the remainder of mankind...
Please note, that Giniro no Olynsis contains time travel, thus the plot makes barely any sense when you try explaining it, so, read the description or watch the show if you want to make sense of it yourself.
Gin'iro no Olynsis is a Gundam clone. That's pretty clear. The art style bears massive resemblance to the ever attractive Gundam SEED. Whilst the plot takes notable similarities to Gundam X. However, Gin'Iro no Olynsis tried to be original, but failed on a high note.
GnO mostly focused on a cliche romance between two completely uninteresting characters, Tokito and Tia.
The plot begins with, of course, an explanation of the bland, postapocalyptic world they live in. The earth is completely in shambles and civilization is back to point one (Except for their weapons, of course) The people who survived whatever disaster hit the earth are plagued by mechs (Supposedly unmanned) called Gardeners who came from the moon for no clear purpose. There are people who travel around what's left of the earth destroying these gardeners and selling their parts to make their way in life. Tokito, our main character, is part of one of these many salvaging groups. Let's just face the facts. They're just Vultures from Gundam X without a real name for themselves.
Our cast is what you would expect from a Gundam clone; a bunch of people on a traveling ship. They pass by a village, and through a course of events, Some braindead girl named Tia comes out of nowhere and believes Tokito to be her lost boyfriend "Koichi." The plot advances by her being more attracted to Tokito than the Koichi, who is currently lost to history.
My main turnoff was how terribly bland the characters were. You have Tokito, also known as Brunette Naruto. He's the typical do-gooder that makes for a terrible character. He lacks personality in every way (He thinks like a girl; Blames himself for every damn thing and never thinks with his balls for once) Tia is a bit like Stella from Gundam SEED Destiny. She's totally unnattractive, and is in fact, a bit annoying. She's absolutely brainless.
Now lets get to the good.
The art style, although stolen from Gundam SEED, was very well done, although the clothing choice was terrible. Its like they all wear the same outfit, except the "Mysterious Sexy Bitch" (I'm not shitting you. She actually addressed herself as that when she came into the plot.) who dresses in full black while being blonde.
The Music is pretty damn good. I personally love the opening theme. Though I notice it sounds very similar to a certain Gundam opening.
This is one of those anime that were better left short. It feels like the episodes last forever, yet they're the average 24 minutes you see in any anime.
I wouldn't recommend watching this unless you are completely out of options. read more
Gin-iro no Olynssiss has nothing to do with Sunrise, Bandai, or the Gundam franchise but at first glance, you'd think so. Character designs are very, very similar to Gundam Seed and the story bears great similarity to After War Gundam X: humanity salvaging scraps of the past on a wrecked earth, extraordinary mecha, accidental teenage pilot, romance, jealousy, a nasty satellite system on the moon, sacrificial characters, slightly uncertain ending . . . . . I think they even tossed in a little Blue Gender for good measure. Character designs and animation is a little lacking, but not bad. It starts off a little slow but ends up being a very satisfying 12 episodes if not a masterpiece. If you are a fan of the genre, it is worth the time. It's probably a 7.5 but I can't make the numbers do that.read more
Ok... first off im going to say that I didn't hate this series. However, because of the fact I was watching about 7 different series at the same time, this one could not hold my interest. I get how it can be considered a good anime, and I did like the first few episodes a bit, but it just didn't seam like it was any different from any other mecha series. It made me feel like I already knew what was going to happen, and 50% of the time I did.
Now, I didn't watch the whole series. But the feeling I got from it was that It was made by someone what loves mecha and wanted to try making his/her own series. Needless to say, in MY opinion they failed at making it original. However, if your thinking of watching the series, then do so. It is not my place to say weather or not YOU will like the series, just weather or not I did.read more
The story is a bit backwards similar to other animes it has time travel yes but by the middle of the anime you understand everything so anyone who says you cant obviously never finished it. The gundam like design is also false its more like bandai's power rangers then gundam.
if you like mecha romance action with drama and plot twists then i highly recommend it. The bad part is how short it is they had to cram quite a bit into 12 episodes. The anime itself is well put together its similar to line barrels of iron in the sense of time travel and futuristic mecha action.
But over all it was a great anime so if you feel like you would like to try it feel freeread more