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.
Just so you know, you can vote too! Select users tab above the review block and rate the epsiode yourself. This review is prompted from the news article ‘wishlist of anime for the Summer Season of 2019‘. Episode 1 was also reviewed HERE. So, I was nervous that the first episode was too good and ..
This is a showcase anime. It’s a little like Gegege no Kitaro in that it’s 50 years old and has been done a few times, it’s therefore highly respected as a story and also an important part of Japanese Anime culture. There were never going to produce a cheap and nasty version of Bem and I gotta say, it definitely lives up to the hype!
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
I thought it would be really useful to recommend a couple of shows that you should see when your wish-list begins to look alarmingly low. These two shows are both foreign language and both fun/col/sexy and at the same time have a great story. I commend them for your viewing pleasure
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.
One of a series of posts to recommend some science fiction TV shows to you. Maybe you have seen them and maybe you haven’t. Hopefully the list will give you pause for thought