Daichi’s father was a captain. A space captain who fought to protect the earth from invaders. Years after his death, Diachi finds himself back on the last island his father was on. And ends up meeting, and awakening, a young girl who may be the key to earth’s last defense.
This is (supposedly) a mecha show, so violence is a must. That said, there’s not too much blood flung around overall. Aside from some bloody noses and gun shot wounds you never get a good look at, the violence is pretty tame really.
The usual TV14 stuff is here in force. The d-mns, sh-ts and occasional b-words. It’s not excessive, and no f-bombs as I recall, but there all the same.
Ok, so this is the worst aspect of this show. So, aside from more than a few absolutely pointless swimsuit scenes, thin nightgown scenes and Hana being naked in some weird lifepod of fluid before being awoken (without details, as usual), there’s a shower scene with the heavily endowed female enemy and she walks up to her partner completely naked, cause, ya know, why the heck not? Oh yeah, did I mention the whole end part where Hana has to be butt naked to control the ship jumping into hyperspace cause boobs and butts and, again, why the heck not? Did I mention that while there is no detail it’s still uber disturbing because a huge gun is riiight in the crotch area and it really makes you wonder why in the world did I even finish this show? Oh yeah, because I’m far too stubborn for my own good.
Aside from genetically altered psychopaths spouting the age old Hitler trash about being the “superior humans,” not much here to say.
Pride comes before a fall. Legit, kids. Listen and learn well from my mistakes. This show sucked hard. It sucked very hard. And I really should have dropped it around episode two or three. Because episode one really wasn’t that bad. But two and three pretty much destroy any good stuff set up in the first episode. I saw the warning signs and ignored them. Partly because I wanted to write a review for you all and partly because I really wanted to believe studio Bones could make a good original show. I’m sorry. They can’t.
Aside from the horrendous tub of clichés used in the show, the amount of actual mech combat is just plain pitiful. Most of the show is drama and technical garbage punctuated with the occasional bit of pure stupidity. “Designer children?” Really, Bones? And an enemy organization called “Salty Dog?” That’s a dive bar you go to drown your sorrows, not a group to be feared. Also, using a tin can to talk to your boss is something I expect out of a parody, not a show that’s really trying to be taken seriously as a mech show and a drama.
And ohhhh the drama. That’s what’s going down while mechs aren’t on the screen. Which is about 90% of the show. I hope you like flat chested energetic girls and big chested “pure” girls and overly cute and obnoxious mascot characters because you’re going to choke on them. A lot.
Oh and don’t even get me started on getting any answers to questions posed in the very first episode. See that blue haired chick in the screenshots? Yeah, noooo clue who she is. NEVER explained. It’s like the first episode was made by a guy trying to get funded for this epic idea, he passed out after making episode one, and then a half asleep manga writer hyped up on caffeine and too much ramen was pulled in to write the rest.
Suffice to say that this was one of the worst mech shows I’ve seen in a long while, even the art and music is mediocre, at best. So why did I stick with it? Pride. It’s a bad thing, kids. I was at episode 12, thinking I was about done and in the clear for review writing when they just kept coming. I realized too late the show was 25 painful episodes long. Had I known beforehand I would have to go through that much, I would have dropped it long ago. I should have dropped it regardless. But I thought I could power through. And I did. But at what cost? At. What. Cost.
Personal rating: Young adult
Official rating: TV14
Genre(s): Mecha, fantasy, drama
Official streaming: Crunchyroll