Let the record show that I at first thought this show would besome kind of artsy-fartsy mishmash that would leave its audience so totally confused they felt like they were swindled by a snake oil salesman, but this proud trump supporter cannot say that's here the case.
I first got a glimpse of this show on Toonami some yeares ago; i was woodworking and my grandson was walking round arms at his side with his damn undies at his ankles. "what in tarnation!" i exclaimed, and i asked right immediately what the hell was his issue. "im imitating a megadeus," he explained. a mega-what? Thats when
he showed me this show playing on the tube, and since it was a giant robot fighting a mosnter, i was floored. i understood immediately why my son walked aroud like me when i forgot to get a new roll and have to wander to the other side of the room to get to the goddamn closet--he was immitating big o, and that thing is a cool friggin robo, lemme tell ya.
The show has an obvious noir vibe, which normally id detest, but it was done so well i was effivetly glued to the screen as i watched the story unfold. the story is fantastic: there's a great deal of mystery going back to the old 1950s mysteries of who killed who and who forgot to turn the gas off for the stove and what not. i for one aint in with ambiguous series--without spoiling i will say this is one of them, but i didnt feel cheated stickin to the very end on what the fuckin tarnation was going on at all!? in other words, i was given enough information without being spoonfed explanation, and i was totally satisifed with that.
The style is slick and cool. the human characters are detailed comparatively less than the megadeuses (megadi? i have no Idea) and its that very contrast which works out PERFECTLY. my friend Jerry tried to show me a show similar to this one, about some tentacled robot controlled by these human children. the styles were similar, but they did not blend right together like this hear toonami/going on to adult swim classic. im a fan of gospel, country, hard rock and arena rock like no other, but the jazz-influenced soundtrack (which i disapprove of for a plethora of reasons, ill go into it later) accentuates the mystery further as well as the character dialogue that otherwise would be less enjoyable without the jazz. The propagonist Roger Smith, by virtue of his personality, is not very interesting, but his voice actor has a voice thats like velvet on velvet riding a motorcycle through the desert (Steven Blum i know that name!!).
What else is there to say? Well, it is damn short. Another four episodes wouldve satisfied my fill of giant robots destroying liberal cities HAH HAH take that! But seriously now, this is a very very GOOD show. I recommend it with my stamp of approval if at all i could; just tak e my word for it.
SIDENOTE: Schwarzwald, in spite of having a professional i would not trust unless he was working for Breitbart or Fox, is ONE OF THE BEST DANG VILLAINS OF ANY SHOW EVER. Hands pup, seriously. Better than the main villain, who i wont reveal. Just watch, dangit!