This is actually a recap of what I watched yesterday so expect some inconsistencies.
Ep 1: How to gain opinions, and outrage reviewers!
Okay, nice OP there. A bit too relaxed for my tastes mind you but it's got a funky bass going on there; as so many other OPs do of course. Singing's okay too I guess. Nice visuals toHOLY CRAP HER EYES ARE FREAKING PURPLE AND STARING INTO MY SOUL! Nice character designs and whatnot; especially the mechs, those sky surfing mechs twinge some lost childhood memories of some other series.
*Hears English voice acting of pilot*
*Immediately switches to Japanese*
Aah, that's much better.
*Watches the rest of the show*
First Impressions: Don't believe in yourself! Believe in me who believes in you! So much talk about belief seems incredibly awkward, but sure I'll hang with it. The main character seems like an incredible douche; sure he's 14, and I get that he's 14, but he just doesn't shut up about being 14! Which gets on my nerves just slightly. If only the creators would take a drastic turn in the next episode and kill him off by dropping him off the cliff; but what am I talking about! This is a shonen series! Clichés are to be expected! Ah well, I'll look forward to the character development between Renton and the girl. Holland doesn't seem to be so bad either, at least his lines aren't as cringeworthy as Renton's; plus, CUTBACK DROP TURN FTW!
The ED was much better than the OP in my opinion, much nicer song with closeups on all the main characters (Read: Nirvash looking awesome).
Fav char = camera guy.
Ep 2: WARNING! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS RAINBOWS!
Insta-flashback inspiring the power of belief! Oh how clever of those writers! And not a Deus Ex Machina pulled off by Renton in sight! Ah well, I suppose with a series like this you've just got to sit back and let the clichés wash over you.
Bearing that in mind, this is actually a pretty fun episode, albeit rushed. These starting episodes really could have used some more information; like the girl's name damn them! On the upside we got some exposition on who Renton's sister is and exactly what his father did to saaaaaave the woooorld! Judging from the size of the explosion (And the colour, oh my!) the Satori system seems pretty badass; giving us a quick peek at what the rest of the battles in the series will be like what with all the flipping and slicing and cutback drop turning (quite possibly the most awesome trick ever in this universe). And now I'm willing to move on with the series in the hopes that Renton will stop whining about his pathetically boring life and start acting more like the inner Black Star (Of Soul Eater fame) who he is reminding me more and more of at the minute.
Ep 3: BAKAME!
^New label for Renton, quickly accompanied by a dope-slap to the back of the head. How could he possibly think that a girl of his own age could be an actual mother to 3 kids of 10-ish age. And I felt myself facepalming when he looked up a dating guide in the burnt out wreckage of his room. Upside ='s Eureka has a name and the show has introduced a whole bunch of new characters in the last few seconds (All completely nameless)! OP grows on you after a while as well, it helps that they tossed in a naked chick completely randomly for a millisecond or so; shock and awe and all that jazz.
Numerous questions now come to mind:
- What exactly are trapar waves?
- Where is his sister/is the pilot his sister?
- What is the real reason Holland is wearing boxers/swimming trunks in the middle of the hangar?
- And last but not least - is Eureka a clairvoyant of some kind? (Considering the fact that she can apparently talk to her mech...)
Find out (maybe...) the answers to these and many more next time on Don's Daily Data Dosage!
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