The catastrophe, "Hammer of Eden," resulted in the loss of six billion lives and the flooding of 90% of the land. The New United Nations were formed to pursue peace on the ruined lands 14 years later. Keel is a boy living in a town called Yabitsu, an area which prospered due to the energy from the nuclear generator brought by the catastrophe. His next kin, Aoi, is the secretary general of the New United Nations. She views the catastrophe as an opportunity to create a new world in which nations can help one another overcome differences in races and religions. However, her efforts to realise that vision fail because of the unwillingness of the nations to change. Gould, a military officer, feels that the only way to make an order is through the military. Using Ulysses, a nuclear submarine, along with his crew, including Keel's brother Tean, Gould carries out a coup to declare war against the New United Nations in his attack on Yabitsu.
No awards for this anime anytime soon, so hey if you like obsucrity this is it.
This story's plotline is a very sturdy, but boring. After the "Hammer of Eden" hit in this anime's world the world became flooded. The world seems at peace until the Ulyses begins to strike the small island that Isla and Keel, the main characters, live in. The thing about this anime is that it's just a military drama. It's just too boring. Nothing ever really happens and when it does it's at the very end of the episode. The whole "world is split up into alliances" bit is
just so odd that I couldn't even tell where they were. Some times it was India, sometimes it was Japan. Honestly, the whole storyline tries to be deep when in reality it isn't anything big. There are some gags that just aren't funny, but I did crack up at the idea of Keel being a father figure for Isla's baby when he is so immature himself.
Let's get to the art. Keel looks like a big Ed (FMA) rip-off. Everything from the pony tail to the hair color. Boy, do the captains look familiar. Picture every asshole in anime as the captains. It seems like all the characters' designs in this anime were ripped off from another series. Honestly, this REALLY turned me off. The submarines are well designed and that's where this anime truly shines. I was about to fall asleep during that last few episodes but this REALLY woke me up. It was like seeing CGI for the very first time.
The characters are nothing special. Aside from a few gags, none of the characters stood out. Teen was so faux-stoic that it was hillarious. It was obvious he was covering for something from the very beginning. Keel is so hot headedly stereotypical that the jokes WERE funny. Isla was a bit of a fresh air. Despite being the mother figure attitude the fact that she was a pregnant anime character seemed oh so novel to me.
Golly, this anime's dubbing couldn't have been more disturbing even if they tried. I normally defend dubs, but gosh Keel sounds so gay. I mean literally he sounds like a flamer, no offense. Isla is...who played Isla? All the other characters are flat line. The audio is 2.0 but it sounds worse. The BGM isn't really that bad. It goes well during the sad moments and well during the happy moments.
This anime is all over the place. I seriously can't place one single grade on it.
Tide-Line Blue is basicly a military drama, action is included but its mostly just watching torpedoes being fired at back and forth. Therefore what really makes up this series is the characters, plot and drama.
The story is nothing great, its rather quite simple but its ingenious in its simplicity.
Simple but touching, not complex but still intriguing because of this it flows very naturaly and at a high pace which just draws you in.
I dont have much so say about this, its average, I think the characters movement and motions seem more fluent and detailed then usual otherwise its good but not great.
Just amazing, I
almost never noticed the music while watching the series the music just flowed naturaly with everything else, enhancing the enjoyment considerably. Looking back at the series now its almost always a good piece of background music being played.
Here is where it starts getting interesting, there's a bunch of characters in this series offcourse and at a first glanze everyone seems like a run of the mill character.
We've got the typical rash and hot-headed shounen main character, the lost twin brother, the first-aggresive, later-loving girl with the perfect love triangel buildup and the perfect "sensei" to always be there and guide everyone.
However none of these characters will fit into the molds that you think they will, the characters of this series will always come out of nowhere and surprise you with their depth.
I enjoyed this series tremendously, I just got sucked into its pace and after that it was over in one seemingly very short night.
Something I haven't mentioned yet that really made this series great is its humour, yeah thats right, you cant see the genre "comedy" associated with this series anywhere can you?
But its in there, its not very frequent at all but when its coming its coming to squeeze the shit out of your stomach muscles believe me XD Those rare short moments really brightened this series up considerably and earned it the overall 8.
This series has decent drama but bad action however what wins me over is the "feel" of the show. How I just cant wait for whats coming up next, its not that i really care about whats going to happen its just that once your stuck in its mood you just feel that whatever is going to happen you know its going to be one heck of a ride.