A bit confusing in places, but overall, terrific fun--action
Mir | North Miami Beach, FL USA | 12/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are some seriously whack characters in this anime--notably, some of the villains. Which is fine by me.
Mostly, I enjoyed the combination of goofy-but-very-seriously-revengeful hero-in-black-hat with his ever-increasing coterie of fighters and crushgirls. The mecha elements are quite cool, as is the humor surrounding the laconic hero and his culinary peculiarities and less-than-astute awareness of what's going on about him. He pretty much is good in a fight, and exasperating to many otherwise. A loner who simply won't be left alone, which is amusing in itself.
The finale didn't suck, although I will totally admit that I wanted just a wee bit more denoument and follow-up. After all the heartaches and heroics and antics, I really wanted to see loose ends tied up more neatly.
But the ending is as silly-cute as much of the non-vengeful action stuff, so it is suitable.
All in all, a visually fun, often quite nicely written, cute and action-packed mecha-mania anime where the English voice actors did a great job.
Really, really liked it.