The story takes place during a conflict between the Krakozhia Dukedom and the Grania Republic. In the midst of the fighting, a savior appears to the Krakozhia Dukedom, and it is a high school student named Yano Souhei. Two female soldiers, First Lieutenant Ruto and Second Lieutenant Haruka, appear in tanks to intrude on Souhei's everyday life, followed by the enemy soldier Shachirofu, all of whom use firearms without hesitation at his house.
Military is a miniseries of short clips and are meant to provide a short laugh in it's joke of the day style.
If you happen to have a few minutes to kill just short of enough time for a full anime episode, give Military a shot.
Each episode comprises of a scene of the characters interacting with each other in over the top ways using different forms of World War 1 to modern to made up weaponry. However at the end of each episode they'd give a nice informational clip of a description of the actual military technology that the characters used.
People I'd recommend Military to: warfare fanatics and people with short spasm of free time.read more
Military is a series of 3-minute shorts, containing chibis, heavy weaponry and tanks.
It consists of basically non-stop slapstick humour, over-the-top violence, sexual innuendos and military references. It's not really the kind of show that will make you laugh uncontrollably, but it does consistently manage to put a smile on your face when watching it.
Moreover since every episode is only about 3 minutes long, it's not like you will be losing out on much time for watching it so I reckon you might as well just give it a shot. It's a pretty reliable way to cheer up yourself if nothing else.
"Military!" isn't going to be winning any awards for depth or inherent intelligence. It won't go down in history as a landmark anime that broke down barriers for TV Shorts about lolis that are soldiers in the military.
Yes, that's right. Lolis that are soldiers in the military. That is the entire premise of the show. There are a bunch of lolis, they're in the military, and the have to guard a lolicon named Souhei, who's the son of a Krakozhian war hero.
"Military!" was a, if nothing else, humorous and somewhat enjoyable anime that, while not exactly a standout even among TV shorts, still kept me watching, and amused to a certain degree. Honestly, I think the entire anime can probably skate by on pure enjoyment factor. It's a fun show to watch, and it's even more fun to talk about.
I can't honestly say I'll remember "Military!" in a year's time - or honestly, even a month's. However it was a fun ride while it lasted, and I can't say the experience left a bad taste in my mouth. Which counts for something, I think.
In conclusion, while pretty much "meh" overall, "Military!" is pretty much worth watching. The entire series is only half an hour or so, so it can't hurt to check it out, if nothing else. read more
Absent minded and weak. The benefit is that there are full-length series with far less value to their story than this one had, but that's a review for another day.
This story is really just an excuse to watch elementary school military personnel fire weapons at each other. In that regard, it works. In every other regard, such as proper linearity, theme, or character development, this is definitely not the show seeking to satisfy those needs. That said, choosing not to use those things for a story does not inherently disregard the need to review such content (or lack thereof).
The real issue comes in with the Ecchi, which again, just because that's the intended purpose doesn't mean it cannot be a problem. It's used as the joke far too much, rather than allowing absurdity and comedy evolve into something laughable. There are periods in which things are rather funny, and I will admit to chuckling at times, but the ecchi is mostly just crowding an otherwise potentially comedic military sketch.
We're at a time when simple works have the potential to look decent. This work is able to keep up with itself pretty well and I never felt distracted by poor animation or anything of the sort. This works out well enough for what it is, and that's, quite literally, all anyone is asking for.
I enjoyed the use of grand military songs, but I would have preferred some more. It would have made things a little more exciting.
VA work is fine. No complaints.
What character? No, there's some character, but there are only tropes. There isn't enough time to write any character at all, so it's to be expected that everyone is just a place-holder to watch elementary school students fire weapons at each other. Nothing else matters in this narrative anyway.
Kind of boring, and a little offensive. Ecchi can be a joke, and it's been done before as fairly decent humor (a la Panty and Stocking), but ecchi for the sake of ecchi is a nuisance. It crowds the time-span that could be filled with different, funnier sequences.
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