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Maetel Legend

Meh.

Maetel Legend arbitrarily decided that Maetel and Emeraldas are sisters, which was baffling and unnecessary (or am I missing something?). It also got rid of any shred of subtlety present in Leiji Matsumoto's earlier library, replacing it with "Now that I am a robot, I am PURE EVIL!"

The art is slick, yet maintains most of its 'old school' charm- though I'll posit that the ladies were foxier in th 70s.

I don't recommend this for newcomers to the franchise, but if you're already a fan of the Leijiverse this is a decent watch (and short!). There's some effective body horror, and origin stories are always interesting (even if only to see how much they contradict everything else :P)

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
5/10 overall

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TheAnimeBlaze says...

The only time Leiji Matsumoto and continuity are in the same sentence is if "not" is between them lol. But in all seriousness, you hit the nail on the head. You can't really pull new concepts out of thin air when the story has already been set in place xD

Jan 12, 2015
SadisticTendencies says...

Couldn't agree more, except I think the evil came from the engineer's (Hardgear?) manipulations rather than the machine bodies themselves. I still don't understand why they had to be sisters though since their FIRST meeting is shown in Galaxy Express :c

Jul 15, 2012