…Well, better than ‘Souja’ Girl…
Ok, since I’ve played the game already (but still stuck on a very hard Chapter T_T), I’ll just pretend that I don’t know the story all along to prevent spoil-dom and an awkward tone in blogging. Anyways, basing on the very first episode alone, I can say that this can stand as an anime itself already and I’m quite sure that even people which haven’t played the game yet will enjoy this one. So here we go~
OP: “Ashita e no Kizuna” by HIMEKA
They put up a quite new singer, HIMEKA to sing the OP, and I think the OP was pretty decent. I can like the song and it can grow upon me. The sequence introduces primarily the characters. I’m also surprised that they showed the minor characters of the squad as well, and I’m hoping that they would get screentime sometime in the anime.
Alicia Melchiott is the Town Watch of the town Bruhl, Gallia. She heard that there was a spy in the town’s riverbank. She then goes there and catches a man sketching fishes by the river. He introduced himself as Welkin Gunther.
Welkin is a massive nerd.
Lol.. Alicia’s funny expressions are so adorable~
And Welkin was locked up by Alicia. No matter how Welkin said that there’s someone waiting for him, Alicia didn’t listen since it’s her duty. But then after a while…
Your slave had escaped, hun~
Chasing scene #1: An escaped Welkin is being chased by a furious Alicia.
Both had stop, and Welkin and Alicia gets attacked in the woods by the Imperial Army. Good thing Welkin drags her down and they hide in the bushes.
And how Welkin looks so handsome when up-close makes up my favorte scene for this episode.
Alicia blushes! Rofl~ That moment makes me a happy shipper~. And we all know that a single blush can lead into something more.
Who said that guys can only handle guns properly? Girls with guns ftw~
Chasing scene #2: They’re now both being chased.
Welkin takes Alicia to where his little sister Isara lives. When they got into the house, Alicia aims the siblings for they still don’t trust them. But it was changed when Isara saved her life as an Imperial Army soldier attempts to shoot Alicia. Isara revealed that their house was full of war weaponry, as she gibes Alicia a grenade to throw at the enemies outside.
Lol. Welkin’s stomach rumbled in the middle of all te explosion and soldier killings XD. Well, it’s true that the running and hiding all day long can make you hungry too.
Meet Isara’s baby: a tank.
ED: “Ano Kaze ni Notte” by pe’zmoku
Similar to Kuroshitsuji’s “I’m Alive” ending (which is also by A-1), this one’s full of chibis and cuteness and a walking winged-pig. It’s a typical ED. It’s light-hearted and catchy.
This is definitely one of the better shows produced so far in this season. It’s nice to see A-1 taking so much attention to the art. Of course, the game’s animation is definitely better because it’s 3d, and it’s duh, the game already and this is only an adaptation from that, so let’s leave that issue aside. The sketchy lines is a nice touch. I only have an itch though on how they are animated, because when objects move, the lines are still in place, but that’s just a small issue so I can bear with that. The backgrounds are also lush and nice to see them detailed as well.
So far with the action, we only get a glimpse of what’s coming more. Tanks, soldiers, etc. What I’m also getting excited for this series is unavoidable shipping ^^. I really like the relationship of Welkin and Alicia started, and what I like about them when I played the game, they aren’t just like any other ordinary couple.
Of course, my favorite character is obviously Alicia. I also have a favorite minor character/squad member. It’s also nice too that they kept the same seiyuus for the anime. Marina Inoue is really a great choice for Alicia. There’s a certain spunk Alicia has that is hard to find on any other heroine. And of course, there’s also the cuteness factor as shown with her different funny expressions that is so amusing to watch.