In the not-too-distant future, Earth was attacked by mysterious beings and before long over a third of the world's population was destroyed. Even after bringing to bear its full, united military strength, humanity was unable to repel the assailants and forced into using weapons of mass destruction. This was successful, but the war and its conclusion resulted in the deaths of a crushing percentage of all fighting-aged males, and Antarctica being melted, causing much of the Earth's land to sink underwater. Years later, three young girls - Otoha, a headstrong country girl; Karen, a technical genius; and the highly-disciplined and strong-willed Eika - are being trained to pilot Sonic Divers, weapons being developed lest humanity be caught off-guard once again.
Sky Girls was a very light-hearted, feel-good anime that left a smile on my face at the end of nearly every episode. The interactions between the three main characters and their antics made this series a lot of fun to watch. Otoha was the quirky tomboy. Karen was the introvert brainiac. Eika was the serious disciplinarian. And later on, they're joined by Elise, the sharp-tongued tsundere. The... read more
I think of this as being like Evangelion Light meets Charlie's Angels. 3 young girls are purposely sought out to pilot a prototype military mech and experience the trials of bonding, training, and earning the respect of their ranking superiors. Story: 6/10 Very similar to Evangelion: Years ago humanity fight the WORMs, the race is on to develop the mechs in anticipation of the return of the WORMs, mech's... read more