I've seen about 100 animes now and about 80 of those have bored me to tears. This wasn't one of them. It was actually interesting enough for me to watch without jumping through parts or walking out on early.
I watched the dub, and after the first episode I was a bit interested. The characters and environments were very well illustrated (the princess was kinda hot), the voices were alright, and the story wasn't a bore.
But the thing that really turned me off was how bizarre the fictional world was. Well drawn, but bizarre. The Bulter is a gnome of some sort, Dr. Akamashi's head looks like a cabbage, Dominikov looks like the offspring of Yu Gi
and he can talk without moving his mouth (like Marvin Martian!
), and there are two squeaky voiced annoying Robot Girl
assassins. God I wish I made all that stuff up. Did the creators of this really
expect us to take this seriously? Seeing all this made me overuse the phrase "WTF am I looking at?"
Despite having problems (no anime is perfect) its still an ok watch. A lot of the characters are portrayed well like Falis, Pete, and so on. Me personally, I liked Dominikov, I mentioned earlier that he first looks too weird to take seriously
but he is shown to be a witty, likable, and interesting character.
For the fight scenes, I'm hanging on the fence. I didn't think they were bad at all but I can see where Silver 2195 was coming from in his review. Silver explained how Falis doesn't use any strategy. Well, she is a really tough Blood Knight
and not a strategic fighter, shes not supposed to fight the way hes talking about. Still, I agree its not interesting when shes somewhat of a Boring Invincible Hero
: Fantastically well drawn, good characterization, hot princess
, mediocre story, bizarre
setting, short, good ending.
Its ok. Personally I liked it a lot, but it still doesn't compare to bigger stuff like Code Geass
, or Death Note
. It is worth the watch since it wont take much of your time (six episodes).