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Sweet! Lemme know what you think, when you finish.
And...no pantie shots, in this one, I'm pretty sure. But their school uniform is hotpants and lots of close-ups of their very wel-defined crotches.
The boys (when you spot them) wear pants and ties. It's hilariously off-balance.
I've been meaning to get to Strike Witches. Just like a million other things. But...hey, that's media in the modern age, right?
What did I like about it...hmm.
Well, it's a simple kind of hero show, ultimately, so there's not a lot of pretense. It's typical, in that sense, which I usually enjoy if it's done well enough. And I liked the look of the show and the characters are fun. I don't want to overstate that it felt like Gridman or Dynazenon, because it didn't, but I was put in mind of the experience of watching those shows--insofar as there was a loving sort of nostalgic attention to or appreciation of the standard genre stuff this kind of show always has. Get power, suddenly have all your friends get powers, fight monsters, blah blah blah.
Also...I really dug the transformations. Unnecessary middle-schooler nipple shots aside, I thought they looked rad. And I usually don't care about that stuff.
The downside, to me, was that they shift pretty early on to following the travails of the antagonist, who is a really good character, but as a result they don't spend as much time with the protagonists as I felt they should have, and so we don't really get anywhere as much character stuff from them as we should, after the first act of the series. (I'd have probably gone as far as an 8 or 8.5 if they'd been able to do that.
It's not great, but its pretty good--and I just happened to really enjoy my time with it. Innocent, standard fun.
Which I hope helps you decide whether or not to give it a shot.
Mizarisa's design is actually what drew me to the show in the first place lol (But I can see why you think it looks hideous)
Thanks for the thoughts. I guess I was always mentally comparing movie produced fours years later to the original series. In the series, the animation company was a focus of combined energies, while the movie gave us a company that had been sucked of that energy and mere embers of the company that gave us (fictionally speaking) 'Exodus' et al.
It was this animation company re-assembling the original staff to pull off the impossible task that drove me to give the movie outstanding marks.
Can one feel nostalgia after four years?
grisaia was especially bad. could be just me though