I pretty much like tech and mecha but for some strange reason, I haven’t took at all to Gundam or Macross (I know, sacrilegous), or any of those old Grandizer or Voltron things. It could be the action. I have to find a scene at least that’s done creatively enough for it not to be a mere shot-em-up kind of thing. Or perhaps an attractive enough storyline to make me stop and sit still. Or maybe I’m just plain lazy.
I guess you can say I’m picky when it comes to anime; I don’t watch everything. And then you see one with the BGM done by Sawano Hiroyuki. Gurgle. When Sawano does the soundtrack, how can you not even take a quick peek? Seeing how he also makes his music in code. Kidding. Now that would be a waste to miss.
So, one night, I started to search for a preview scene of Aldnoah Zero off the ‘tube. This was the very first vid I saw.
I say, that was quite a creative way of getting rid of an obviously overpowered enemy, isn’t it? The final part where the lead character explained what happened to the dude made me smile. How quaint.
I know there’s been a lot of negative reviews on the series alongside the good. Admittedly, though, on my part, I usually end up ignoring those when I find something that catches my fancy. As I said, I don’t watch everything and possibly, I do miss out on a lot. So if I do say that this short clip alone intrigued me, I may not share the opinion of those who opine otherwise.
Personally, I’m of the opinion that a good story can stand even on its separated parts and tell its tale from there. I had zero idea what the series was about, but from this alone, I got the basics. Big bad filthy rich and mighty antagonist goes after puny rusty hero, thinking he’d win, but surprise! Okay, it may be cliche at its finest, but finely presented, that it does.
And, I don’t know, I can’t put my finger on it, but I find bland Kaizuka Inaho just truly charming as a button. I know, weird. Maybe you can just chalk it up to being the Rei Ayanami Syndrome.
Well, there. This isn’t really a review, more of a marker/plug. A short attestation maybe to myself that, contrary to my popular belief that there doesn’t seem to be any passably (sic) good anime out there anymore after Full Metal Alchemist, there may be a bit of something left.
P.S. It’s funny how the ‘tubers noticed the typed code on the screen (see comments). Nows that’s some pretty influential font change.