The future is dull and bleak without the existence of Steel Angels. The rain pours hard and heavy on more days than not and has an acidity to it that keeps most tucked away in their homes. Life is especially dull in the home of High School students Kurumi, Saki, Excelia and Karinka. When Kurumi comes home from a school club meeting with a blush to her face and a lovestruck expression, all the girls gather around, prodding for information. Kurumi has fallen head over heels for a boy named Michihito Kagura, and with the support of her friends she gathers the courage to tell him. But is Kurumi's love strong enough to withstand what fate has in store for her?
I loved the three before this and thats why I watched it, expecting a bit of alternative stories where the plot didn't thicken, but it might've given me another reason to love these steel angels. But it completely changed, they didn't fight, they were already awakened, they were only high schoolers. I don't know, I guess I was expecting a bit more. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, it really is only for diehard fans.
I have to agree that Steel Angel Kurumi Zero was a very disappointing ending to the series. The main problem is that the usually cheerful Kurumi is suddenly made exceptionally angsty. She falls for a guy that's about to die. Saki is out of character as well, as there is no lesbian tones with her. Karinka sheds her tsundere personality as well. She and Saki could be replaced with a cardboard cut-out much of the time and there would be no difference.