In the year 1945, the most terrible creatures in existence visited the earth: bug-like entities soon to be known as Phantom Beasts. In that time of peril, mankind joined together to expel the threat, only to find that conventional weapons were useless and further damaged the earth. It is now 1999, and the student-wide draft has changed the lives of thousands of teenagers across Japan. While unwillingly fighting in an endless war that started before their births, one group of friends will experience the tragedy of death and the bittersweet joy of love as they struggle to survive.
First of all, I think it's important to clear up what type of show Gunparade March is. I've already talked to a few people who picked up Gunparade March, watched one or two episodes, and promptly put it down. The reason? That they didn't want to see another mecha/fighting series. Indeed, the first episode does make it seem like that will be the focus of the show, but like many series, the first... read more
Gunparade March is a blend of sci-fi, drama, romance, mecha, slice of life, and action. That's a lot of categories to fit one anime under but Gunparade March pulls it off admirably. It stars a group of teenagers from the ages of 16+ that maintain, pilot, and other things that were poorly mentioned. Although there was much to love about this anime, such as the romance, there was also much to... read more
|Gunparade Orchestra: Ao no Shou - Hikari no Umi kara Tegami o Okurimasu||OVA||2006||TBD|