:: Vandread ::Reviewed By: Beider
WARNING: This review may contain spoilers. I would recomend not to read it if you plan to see the series. At least not untill you've seen the 3 first eps of Stage 1
This series was produced in Japan by Gonzo Animation Studios, the company behind Blue Submarine No. 6 and Gate Keepers.
The basic premise of the series is a "battle of the sexes" between two planets: the all-male Tarak and the all-female Mejale. Hibiki, the central character, is a "third-class citizen" of Tarak, and stows away on a warship to prove to his fellow workers that he is different. Unfortunately for Hibiki, his warship is attacked by women pirates. A defensive missile from his fellow men combines his crippled ship with the pirate ship and sends the joined vessel into a far corner of the galaxy, where the men and women now find themselves with a common enemy.
The animation of this series is just splendid. Gonzo studio is known for great female anime characters, and Vandread is no exception. Also the seamless blending of 3 Cg and Cell animation is just great. Vandread is a visual feast.
The story is "belivable" to a certain degree. It also have the complexity needed to stay interesting trough all the 26 episodes. The general story concept may remind you of some of the other Gonzo anime's. the "Boy meet girl", "boy protect girl" scheme.
Vandread is a great work from Gonzo studio. If you like the other Gonzo series you definetly don't want to miss this. If you don't like the other Gonzo series, you don't want to miss this one either. It's just great.
:: alternate reviews ::
Alternate #1 - BNM
"(comment on other review)
Of course, it wasn't the missile that combined the two ships but the (anything but normal) engine core of the male ship. But if you don't know this .." (read more)
Alternate #2 - Beider
"Well, even if the pexis already where the core of the male ship, it reacted because of the treath of the missle.
I've watched both seasons a couple of times, no need to be .." (read more)
Alternate #3 - nicholaa
"Great anime, Dita is very cute when around Hibiki! but i think there are people who cannot stand Dita's "cuteness".." (read more)
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