The writing and direction in the episode were very cool and the pacing was excellent. The characters still need to develop a little more, Porta, for instance, was pretty much redundant during the episode, but the voice acting particularly from Masato’s character, Haruki Ishiya was really good.
It has a good start and the silly-factor made it interesting and there was lots of fun stuff that I really enjoyed. Alas, in the end, the show was less innovative than I thought it would be and this will be the last review.
The episode is called the Dragons daughter and we were introduced to her as the show opened. She assists her father or guardian, to run an orphanage and they both look after some sweet little orphans.
In this episode (called The Heart of a Fire Soldier) we are introduced to a new character Arthur Boyle. Shinra and Arthur grew up in the same academy and Shinra, who always had trouble with communicating effectively, suffered a little jealousy because of the seamlessly easy manner that Arthur managed relationships with people
Before watching I was frightened that it could be a silly fan-service, crime flirtation full of girly blushes and macho stupidity – all knickers and guns. I was pleasantly surprised. The two main leads were equals in every respect, both with clear personalities and motivations and completely different cultures. It was over in what seemed like 5 minutes
We weren’t allowed to see anything other than their two dimensional personas which seemed flat and shallow. I found myself not caring of any of them managed to accomplish the levelling exercise or not. I guess the over the top nice dude with the allergies was just about tolerable, but …. naa not really, he was a just a limp dick where as all the others were just dickheads
The show was watchable and personally I like OP (over-the-top-powerful-and-almost-freakin’-indestructible) game player stories where they get sucked into their own game (jeez, hasn’t anyone dreamed of that!)
This is a great show, the graphics are great, it’s set in space and space sure feels vast and intimidating. The character design is good with clear personalities capable of displaying a broad range of emotions and reactions all acted by excellent voice actors. There are elements of drama, comedy and suspense.
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