Alex Papillon October 21, 2007
This is actually so typically GONZO, at least in reference to Witchblade. It’s got the chicks with huge breasts spilling out of their costumes, at least one female scientist and what looks a lot of fighting with no semblance of logic or reality (basically some kind of power that comes from resonating with dragons?). The animation is pretty good and doesn’t depart from typical GONZO either - although, the fight scene was kind of lacking I mean, it started to get into abbreviated outline sloppy at one point there. The story of course, has an organization…everything has to have one! The organization is apparently devoted to predicting where asteroids may hit and thus interfere with spaceship launches. I spot about three crazy zealots but there may be more on the horizon. There are things called “albums” or “communicators” that they are seeking and dragonauts seem to be people who are resonated with a dragon, which I have no idea how/where they got (outer space?) and apparently do things…
Yes, it has a Code Geass kind of setup. The childhood friends who are separated by tragedy and may become bitter enemies but actually both have the same goal. If it becomes as nonsensical as CG, at least it’d be interesting to watch but I hope GONZO will give it well…sense. The background music isn’t anything to note of, it’s just there to accompany the show. The OP and ED are also quite generic to me although I would listen to them if I was washing dishes.
This show has the most awesome opening, rivaling the ending of Welcome to the NHK! not to mention a very fun and quirky OP. The ending is also whimsical but I don’t really dig the Jrock element. Anyway, definitely a surprise for me…but the premise of a guy who can see microbes floating around and can identify them is actually pretty cool. It’s not mindless and definitely not cliched. The setting is at an agriculture university in Tokyo and the two protagonists seem to be children of “farmers” who go there to learn about agriculture. I learned what Kiviak is and I wish I hadn’t.
This episode is probably very educational, but also being a science major - I don’t mind it since trust me, I would definitely not mind if they taught chemistry using anime. I’m not so sure many people would want to watch it, but I would definitely recommend giving it a chance as it is amusing. It’s kind of ridiculous, but not in the obnoxious way Family Guy is. I’m curious as to see how they’d develop this talent of the main character’s, how educational it’s really going to be and just basically, what will happen next.
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A. Papillon is not amused.