So, I came into this show knowing next to nothing. The preview was done by Sabas and CrazyDave, so I missed out on doing some of the basic who/what research. I like to feel that this left me a clean slate for setting out into the unknowns of a new Noitamina series. And as I watched this episode, I found myself going through a range of thoughts before it was over.
The first 2 minutes of this show had me excited. Mysterious mechas drop out of flying ship, attacking a natural gas mine, destroying everything, and escaping untouched. Hell yeah, nothing beast a little bit of mayhem and destruction. And from there, as it dives deeper into the story, we get attempted kidnappings, high speed chases and a mysterious organization bent on stealing a treasure from the past.
In all seriousness, this was a pretty good first episode. It did well in all the major areas: animation, plot, and characters. The animation has some well done CG. The setting and hinted mysterious storyline left me wanting to see where things were going. And the eclectic cast of characters: a wannabe lawyer, a love-struck high schooler, and a genius middle schooler, should (hopefully) lead to some very interesting conversations and interactions. I’m left genuinely excited after this first episode.
Combat, mechas, mysterious, a family at odds, and a crazy villain and his thuggish organization. This show merges them all, and in a way that leaves us interested for more. Without giving away too much of the show, I definitely recommend you check this out.