While the young Angelique lives out her days peacefully in her school, attacks from the monstrous Thanatos has been increasing everywhere else. Two Purifiers show up one day, men with the power to exterminate the Thanatos. One of them, Nyx, attempts to convince Angelique to join them in their work, as she has the power to be the only female Purifier. As Angelique hesitates, a Thanatos shows up in their school. Nyx and the other Purifier, Rayne, fight a losing battle. With her classmates falling prey to the Thanatos, and the Purifiers beaten to submission, Angelique's desire to save everyone awakens. She became the only female Purifier in their land of Arcadia, the one known as the "Queen's Egg".
I wasn't expecting a lot from this series, and got roughly that.
Story: Simple. Select people have the power to fight off the monsters produced by an omnipotent evil being, who just is. In comes the heroine who has the power to completely vanquish said evil. Oooh. Never saw that coming. Adventuring, etc. Nothing special.
Art: The animation is fairly good through most of the series. I liked the character designs for most of the characters, and they were unique enough that you wouldn't confuse one for the other. The "action sequences" weren't anything special.
Sound: Aside from the OP and ED, the music was boring and annoying at times. The OP is adorably cheesy and catchy, and the ED is just adorably cheesy, but I liked them both. The VAs for this series were one of the main reasons I decided to watch this, and they lived up to my expectations. The casting was good for all the characters, and the acting was decent.
Character: Angelique drove me insane from the moment she appeared on screen, to the last few seconds before the ED in episode 13. While I know good heroines aren't terribly common for this sort of show, Angelique is exceptionally annoying until roughly halfway, where more development and personality is brought in for all the character. The four "knights" Angelique gathers around her took a long time to grow on me, and by the end of the series, I still found the side characters to be overall more interesting and fun to watch. The main cast does seem to have history beyond what this first season was able to dig into, though, they just weren't all my cup of tea.
Enjoyment: My obsession with Erenfried's VA was one of the few things that kept me watching through the first part of the series, but by the last 6 episodes, I was more or less hooked. I liked the series more as things grew darker, rather than the shiny happy people episodes in the beginning. I was a bit disappointed in how the series ended, as the last few episodes basically forgot about some of the cast.
Overall? I'll give it a 6. Decent, light, easy to multi-task to anime. Abyss left me with a cliffhanger, and I liked this season enough to try the second, but if the pace slows up again I'll probably drop it. read more
I watched this series and during the entire thing, I could predict each and every single one of the events that occurred. The ending was something that's quite shocking (but not completely, since it's relatively predictable) and disappointing. It's something that makes you say, "What. On. Earth. Just. Happened."
Hmm... Overall, it was quite a trivial anime; Good for passing time, but not much more than that. Reverse harem is one of my favorite genres (e.g. Ouran HSHC, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge) and I started the series because of that. However, the romance in this was quite shallow. The entire anime was much too sugary. If you are looking for anime with a good plot and romance, I do NOT recommend this. If you are looking for an overly-cute anime with many yummy bishies or to pass time, you might want to give this a try. Personally, I wasn't pleased with the anime. read more
I had high hopes for this series. Right away I thought the plot was amazing and i was very excited because i haven't watched any similiar ones. I believe it had great storys and amzing characters. My only problem with the anime was that it could have had a lot more action. Having such a great plot is hard to maintain and it would have been so much better if they had alot more action going on. Even in the last 3 episodes the action was lacking The last 10 minutes of the final episode was probably my favorite. I can't wait to start next season which I am about to do. Hopefully they have more action. I also felt that it had good characters and that the ones that needed to grow did. Rayne started out distant but soon become a close friend to Angie. It could be more specific with the romantic parts aswell. I have higher hopes for season two! =]read more