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Old 10-16-2004, 02:15 AM   #1
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Grenadier
(a.k.a. Grenadier: Hohoemi no Senshi)


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Old 10-16-2004, 04:34 PM   #2
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Weak, 5 out of 10 for this one. Well I'm a bit bias, coming off Madlax, this one doesn't seem all that good. It also doesn't have the support of a great soundtrack like Madlax had. Nothing really interesting happens in the first episode, the gunfight is not the best I've seen. Well, it's not the same genre as Madlax anyway. It only has a girl with guns as the lead, nothing more. The sound effects suck, the guns in Grenadier sound like toy guns.

So coming off high quality,


going to average quality,


equals me being bias and Grenadier getting 5 out of 10 for ep 01. But hey, watch it and tell me what you think.
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
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Heh, isnt this show by different studios? I could be wrong there. I agree that Madlax had much better animation, but does that have any relevance to this show? =P Speaking of that I need to finish watching madlax....
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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Does "girls with guns" say anything?
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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Well, Gunsmith Cats is a 'girls-with-guns' anime too, and that's in no way comparable to Madlax or Noir. It's unfair to compare it to Madlax simply because the lead happens to be a girl with a gun - the target audiences are probably very different and the shows have (otherwise) very little in common.
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:41 PM   #6
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I still have yet to see anything of Madlax, so I'm going to stay away from the Madlax-Grenadier comparisons for now......

Episode 1:



The one good point of this show is definitely the voice acting; I give that a 9/10. As for the show itself, 3/10. I've seen worse, but not for a long time.

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Old 10-19-2004, 04:11 AM   #7
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As I said:

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Well, it's not the same genre as Madlax anyway. It only has a girl with guns as the lead, nothing more.
Girls with guns tend to have a good strong personality. They tend to be very confident or just cold-blooded when they need to do their job. For example: Madlax, Noir, Gunslinger Girls, Gits, Chrno Crusade, Bakuretsu Tenshi, Iria, Triangle Heart, Milly & Meryl for Trigun, Faye from Cowboy Bebop, Cagalli from Gudam Seed, Forte from Galaxy Angels, Kiyone from Tenchi Muyo, the girls in Tenchi GXP, Opera from Star Ocean, Milly from Lost Universe, that Fox in Hyper Police, should I go on? (Jeah I have a thing for girls with guns =P )
Greandiers lead has no blood in her brain, it's in her boobs.
Oh please, she is just something to lust over and that is not what a girl with guns stands for. Girls with guns are not weak, meek or stupid and they don't use fan service tactics to load their guns. You can not have a Belldandy with guns, it just doesn't work.
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:01 AM   #8
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seeing as nobody has said anything good about it first i'll make a short note.

Compared to Rossette.
- Bigger boobs (plus)
- Better skill (plus)
- Positive attitude (plus)
- Deadly when serious (mega-plus)
- Not afraid to get nekkid (super-plus)
- Uses her body well (winner~)

frankly, i don't really compare to other anime, because it's best to take anime for what it is, not what it's supposedly trying to be, but Chrono Chrusade was the first thing that came to my mind when i watched this. The music is great (Mikuni Shimokawa <3<3<3), i'm yet to find out who did the BGM, but its absolutely fantastic, NOT unnoticeable like shinji said.



the character designs are not new, but very nice, the BGM is spectacular, the op/ed is awesome (i'd know, im an audio freak), the whole 'love and peace' ordeal maybe used before, but its NOT old.



Just how is that like trigun?

the humor isnt much, but it isnt bland either, it first took me by surprise cos i thought it would be more of a serious show, but the little entertainment i saw was well worth it.

sigh.. i wanted to make it short, but i ended up writing too much. this is probably another title i'm gonna add to my growing collection, i'll probably sit it right beside chrono ^_^.

i definitely look forward to more eps, and a licensing announcement.

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Old 10-19-2004, 07:59 AM   #9
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Well I'll just watch a couple of eps, before I send it to the garbage bin.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:33 AM   #10
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I never said the smile thing was like Trigun; I said the "Love and Peace" over fighting idea was like Trigun (which is basically what her ideal is). Also, how could you tell that Mikuni Shimokawa was in the music? I love her music, and I couldn't hear her voice in there. Also, no matter how you look at it, Grenadier is intended to bring in viewers through pure fan service. I don't mind that whatsoever, unless it is heavily, ridiculously, and needlessly blended in with the action (which it was!). She could have just as easily used that multi-bullet reloader thing that Vash and Knives used for their revolvers in Trigun. Like tardo said in all his examples, a majority of the first episode is laced with fan service, and it doesn't look like that's going to change with the second episode, 3rd episode, or any episode for that matter. And the reason the BGMs were unnoticeable was because they were too quiet. When you have a gunslinging action flick like this, you're supposed to make the BGM track loud and fast-paced.

I'm gonna watch the first couple episodes too before I throw out this series. It wouldn't be a first that I've hated the first couple episodes, but totally changed my opinion of the whole series with the middle or later episodes. A plus is that Witts Su's voice actor from Gundam X is in this show as "Yatchan" (I think it's his voice actor, anyway).
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