Feb 6, 2008
What a gem this is to stumble upon! As a fan of the metal hero genre of tokusatsu, I was delighted to run into this anime, which captures the spirit of it very well indeed.
The story isn't anything terribly complicated. The jist of it is, boy transfers to school, angers the local rowdies, saves girl from rowdies, evil monsters from another dimension attack, transfer student transform into super powered hero of justice, kicks ass, saves day, rides off into the sunset like the badass he is. Cool. Like I said. Nothing complicated but for what seems to be an animated tribute to the Uchuu Keiji
series, no problem there at al.
The art is a bit dated by todays standards. But then this is fairly old. Whatever I dig it. The transformed hero, Gakuen Tokusou Hikaruon reminds me alot of Jikuu Senshi Spielban and also some Uchuu Keiji Sharivan thrown in for good measure. No idea what I'm taling about? Wikipedia or Henshin Justice Unlimited is your friend.
I really liked the characters. Their pretty basic, and not alot of character development is done, since this was only one episode.
For enjoyment purposes, I think it great. A bit fanservicey at times, but thats not really much of problem. If one can throw away their seriousness and let loose that part of them that longs to be a true hero of justice then you can join be for a ride!
Thats my two cents and I sticking with it.
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