The entry for E’s Otherwise at Anime News Network encyclopedia cannot be more misleading than it can be. Surely someone can fix that one up……
Anyway, here comes another review, quite a lot of anime I watched recently.
Well, the anime is about Kai Kudou, an ASHURUM psychic who at first glance, looks like Kira Yamato with the souls of Athrun Zala and Shin Asuka combined. He has a sister Hikaru who is treated at ASHURUM’s hospital, a fact that’s almost irrelevant for about 2/3 of the series. At a mission, he screwed up and caused the death of his partner, and then went berserk and wiped out a part of Gald (think of Shin Asuka in SEED mode with the power of a Super Saiyan) where the mission is done. ASHURUM declared Kai to be MIA, and he was saved by some girl that looks and sound so much like Sakura in Tsubasa Chronicle. Ironically, her name is Asuka muahahaha.
He doesn’t even run away, or decided to do so.
The first few episodes up to the part where parts of Gald was vaporized are great, and they captivates me greatly. All good things have an ending though, as the story went downhill from there with episodes that doesn’t really advance the storyline while exposing the stupidity of the Shin Asuka/Athrun Zala soul amalgam inside Kai.
Well, when you are rock bottom, you can only go up right? That’s what happened as the series lumbers on towards the end. And the ending has no real closure whatsoever. Kai and the evil villain who wants to destroy the world collides, a huge explosion happened, and almost immediately the ending credits started to roll. I don’t hear news/rumours about any second season/OVA/OAV/movie so that ending can be considered to suck big time.
No complaints whatsoever. Is that good enough for you? See the pictures below to get what I mean.
Well, nothing really distracting. Not as good as Samurai 7 though.
Hmmm… after being spoiled by Samurai 7, this one is a step (or two) down. Not very shabby unlike BECK. And this is the DVD-rip I watched.
Fact: I skipped the OP/ED theme after listening to them the first time.
Fact: The OST is actually decent.
Extra point for fan-service, thus it get 6 out of 10.