Kuroi Souya is a high schooler living a peaceful life despite having no memories of his past. One day, however, his town is attacked by one of the mysterious Nebula Weapons. Together with the cat-like "Sensei" and the gothic lolita Ginko, Souya gets dragged into a battle against... seven superheroes who protect the town! What is Souya's reason to fight? The answer lies in his memories.
Am I the only one who is totally in love with this series after 4 episodes? Every completely absurd moment that is played completely straight with 0 fanfare cracks me up to no end. Souya absentmindedly staring into a bucket of chicken wings while a sentient cat and dog have an argument about the best way to affect the future of the human race. Is this not the greatest thing ever to other people?
This Show reminds me of power rangers in the best way possible, the stupid fun kind of show where the powerups are a beautiful mix between completely stupid and totally awesome. It
walks that perfect balance between making no sense at all and making complete sense. Am I making sense? Has this show broken me? Maybe it was the upside down giant babies that did me in.
I love the twist that souya is fighting the people that in any other show would be the good guys fighting off alien invaders but nope. Its something I haven't really seen before and by episode 4 they've shaken up the status quo completely before that format had even a chance to get stale and I can't wait to see where it goes from here.
The character designs for this show are on point, especially ginko, souya and sensei. Some people will be turned off by the CGI mechs which is kinda valid but I think you're missing out on the ludicrous fight scene animation and the way that the characters are animated brings them to life in the best way. But I would say this is still the show's weakest aspect.
Sound: THOSE SOUND EFFECTS ARE FUCKING HYPE HOLY SHIT. You'd be hard pressed to find more bass at a dubstep concert. The opening is pretty dope too.
Character: All the psychics are interesting in their own right each with their own personal hangups, with none of them being totally original they are still well written. I think souya is a great protagonist, one fueled entirely by rage but he's still a little kid, in a way he's a lot like eren from attack on titan except the plot is a lot less serious and instead of becoming a titan he becomes a giant cat robot. Ginko and Sensei are fucking great, that's all I really have to say about them.
Enjoyment: Can you tell that I like this show? I can't wait to see where it goes but for now I'm on board for pretty much anything.
In conclusion: This show is completely bonkers and I love it.
update: Just watched episode 5. Holy shit. What an episode, I'm upgrading my score to 9/10. Wow! This show is criminally underrated! The sealing factions true purpose and that cliffhanger just elevated the show to the next level. The only reason i haven't given it a 10 because it is possible they could screw this up but so far its everything I want and more.
It's quite shocking how little attention this anime is getting and how many of the score reviews are so low. After watching the episodes up to this point, I was shocked to find it only had a 6.79 on MAL and was so low on Crunchyroll's anime listings. I'm not suggesting it's the greatest anime I've ever seen, but it's actually really well done.
The premise is quite unique. It's initially confusing, but in a good way, a way that keeps you interested as they fill in the gaps and keeps you wanting to watch.
The humor is great, and the way it's baked into
the plot is really well done, reminiscent of something like FLCL or Mob Psycho 100.
The art is pretty good imo. I feel like the characters are expressive and all have unique aspects to them that really shows through in the art. And the CG stuff doesn't look bad. It's still clearly CG, but totally within tolerable range.
Overall, I'm really enjoying this anime and I really think it deserve more attention than it's getting currently.
This anime series comes to me recommended sorely based on Mother's Basement and the famed creator Satoshi Mizukami, whom his works are so good that neither of his works are translated into anime and this is the first of his works to be adapted. All of these sound good on paper, but I'm still very confused at the execution of this series, because so far it felt like while the pacing was somewhat rushed and inconsistent at best, I still want to keep watching based on the quality alone. So with all that said, what is Planet With actually all about? This series is info-heavy,
but at least it gives some clarification, so here we go!
Kuroi Souya, a teenage boy whom has survived some wacky sci-fi mech situation when he was young, deems to have been traumatized by the events that happened within the recurring dream of the world around him, and has been taken "hostage" but taken care of the weird girl, Kuroi (just as self made-up family) Ginko and Neko-sensei, whom are part of the world called Nebula, whom they are protectors who want to keep the world in its status quo, with Souya wanting revenge against the foes who killed his parents in his childhood, which are 7 extraordinary people and the organization behind them, whom look like ordinary people with mech powers who enter in these so-called big-object UFOs that contain memories of regret and fulfilment from their past as its core and if not careful, will attempt to break their powers and their apparent selves. Then, the twist with Souya claiming these 7 individual powers right after their battle is indeed amusing, while being claiming that he will be Nebula's avenger against them and stealing their powers to shreds. The story isn't super clear, but yet it does answer some confusing heads, but for now it's decent.
Characters here are simplistic, but yet their hidden agendas are what gives life to them. Souya is indeed salty towards his enemies while not holding back his desire for revenge, while Ginko and Neko-sensei provides help in the most protagonistic of ways. The 7 people also live out their daily lives until the call to defeat the UFOs and help one another out...and probably just be left on the wastepile after losing their powers? This area, backed by the story setting, is also left with a lot of questions, so like the story, hopefully it can be consistent too.
What is not surprising is the area of art and animation. I have no idea if picking veterans J.C.Staff is a good choice for Mizukami, but what I am certain off is that this series is fluid and attempts some CGI-rendering in its animation and art design to the fullest, making sure that the overall aesthetic look pleasing to the eye, and it certainly does that well. And that is backed by producers whom are using Mizukami's art and character designs, which are pleasant-looking. So J.C.Staff has had quite the production with this original series.
Sound-wise, what better music and sounds to have with the atypical action mecha genre with songs that sound close to it. Minami's "One Unit" for the OP plays a part in giving the narrative of the series, and it's good to say the least, and others backed it up for the surreal sci-fi elements which are astoundingly good and keeps you invested in the not-so-epic reigning saga of battles.
So far, this series still piques my curiosity due to it being an original series, which means it can open the loop for many possibilities. But after 4 episodes I can certainly say that this series has me hoping that this could be either held onto Mizukami's standards, with Youhei Suzuki as director (Shimoneta, UQ Holder) co-helming the project. Will this turn out the underrated promise show that we and Mizukami wanted? Keep watching to find out, and for recommendations, if you find yourself questioning this series' motive, just watch and see the world unfold.
This is definitely going to be the overlooked gem of the season. Written by Mizukami Satoshi, the mastermind behind "Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer" and "Spirit Circle", some of the greatest manga written in the past decade, his style of writing the absurd shines through in this anime. With sound direction done by Iwanami Yoshikazu, who did sound direction for the Berserk movies, every attack has a satisfying sound of metal on metal with it. Planet With is the type of anime that people will drop quickly due to A. it's absurdity and B. it's lack of immediate explanation, but I plead people to not
abandon ship to soon and miss out on another amazing story from Mizukami.