Enjoyable Short Fantasy Series
Jennifer B. Rollins | Cincinnati, Ohio United States | 03/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of Kannazuki No Miko should really enjoy this show (and will especially enjoy a certain couple character reference!) Those who have not seen Kannazuki No Miko or Steel Angel Kurumi (both of which are referenced in this anime) can certainly still enjoy it, though! The art and animation is beautiful, crisp, and vibrant with bright colors. The English voice actors do a fine job, as well. Every voice fits the character - even though a couple may grate on some less tolerant people's nerves.
The story revolves around Kuu, a girl who feels empty and useless who dreams of her "prince." She lives in Academia - a country of schools created after a disaster several years prior. One day she meets a man who reminds her of the prince in her dreams, and he introduces her to the "Absolute Angels" - beautiful creatures of power and destruction. The story is full of fantasy and romance.
I will say that the "mecha" fights are far better animated and much more interesting and convincing than in Kannazuki no Miko. The story also has slightly better pacing. Although it can be easily compared to Kannazuki no Miko, I would NOT consider this a yuri show. There is one lesbian couple, but the focus is on a male/female couple. The music is ok, but leaves much to be desired compared to other similar shows (i.e. Kannazuki!)
The product is great - a 2 disc thin pack that won't take up too much room. The box is pretty and the disc slip covers are reversable with beautiful (if a bit scandelous) art. DVD menus are simple, but work. Extras are limited to clean op and ending, credits, and Funimation previews. The subtitles for the opening and closing songs include Romanji and English translation (alternates by episode)."
Mishell My Bell | Ft. Lewis, Wa | 04/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This anime is a tear jerker. I loved it but the ending was very sad like Kannazuki No Miko. If you enjoy romance animes that don't turn out like their suppose to then get this if you want the anime to be heartfelt but everything is as it should happen all happy then don't get this."
S. J. Greville | 04/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Focused more on the romance side than the action side, but still delivers a good helping of both. If steel angel kurumi was your cup of tea then this is definately worth looking at"
Not the beginning
Charles Stuckey | Florida | 06/06/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Be Warned: this is a follow-up (sequel) to Steel Angels (?), which I have not seen. While it claims to stand alone, it does so on one leg. Hence the "OK" rating. If it had been clearer about being a sequel, I'd have bought the first series and it may have seemed much better. So if you have seen the first series, ignore this review, if not, get the first series before watching this."