Apr 15, 2015
RoarkTenjouin (All reviews)
Since I recently finished what is now my favorite anime, xxxHolic, and I have a tendency to start a show I end up hating after I discover what becomes my favorite anime, I decided to try and watch something short that looked really bad so I wouldn't waste too much time; so, I chose to watch this show. Man what a mistake that was!

What is Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de (which translates to mean World War Blue, and as such, I will be referring to the series as it's translated name), you might ask? Well, have you seen Excel Saga? Have you seen Wreck-It Ralph? Have you ever inhaled paint fumes to get high? If the answer to those 3 questions is "Yes", then congratulations! You've seen World War Blue.

The story of World War Blue is basically a fantasy version of the console war between Nintendo and Sega, with Nintendo being the villains. It's pretty basic from there.

For characters, we have Gear, our main character who is supposed to a parody be Sonic the Hedgehog (insert joke about going fast here), standard strong female character Oppai-I mean Opal (who's supposed to be a parody of one of the characters from Fantasy Zone; I guess she's supposed to be the love interest for Gear; and if you couldn't figure it out from the "nickname" I gave her, she's also the show's "Ms. Fanservice" character), Nel (Gear's younger sister who's an extremely useless character, and a parody of Nei from Phantasy Star 2), Til (who's a parody of Tails from Sonic; he dies at the start, so we feel no connection to his character due to the fact that we didn't get to know him, and we are unaffected by his death) and easily the most bizarre character of them all, Tejilof, a gigantic pervert who's a parody of Tetris of all things (I'm not kidding) - in fact, Tejilof is such a pervert that one of the first things he does is literally grope Ramsus, the general for the army of the country that represents Sega.

The only action scenes that were actually remotely interesting were the ones involving Opal, mainly because she seems to undergo the closest thing this show has to character development - she decides to push her ability, which allows her to fire bursts of energy from her fingers, to her limit, which causes her pain.

One of the few good things about this show is that it actually does look good - and the sound isn't bad, either. It's a shame that the rest of the anime doesn't look as good.

Lastly, there were 2 franchises that seemed absent that had a good reason to be present - the first was Mortal Kombat; I feel it was absent, since both Sega and Nintendo got a copy of Mortal Kombat, but Sega did not censor their version. It would have made much more sense to have a character who's a parody of Mortal Kombat instead of one who's a parody of Tetris - and some might argue that having a living parody of Mortal Kombat would make this show too violent, but the amount of fanservice already makes this inappropriate for kids.

The other franchise that seemed absent was Megaman - but I actually consider this a good thing, since I grew up playing Megaman. And I would have hated for Megaman to be associated with this piece of work.

I guess if I had to say one good thing about this anime, it has made me kind of curious to try the manga, which looks a lot better.

Alternative recommendations: Log Horizon, Excel Saga, Wreck-It Ralph, Ixion Saga DT