Seriously who gave Taiga guns?
Another brand new season of anime! And of course the generic J.C. Staff show, aka tsundere lead character voiced by Rei Kugimiya. At first I wasn’t sure on doing this show or not, but I think this might actually be kind of fun to follow. It’s time to put our guns on! With Hidan no Aria! Let’s rock.
Plot begins with our main hero Kinji who on the way to school has a bomb strapped to his bike, yes much like the plot to SPEED it will blow up if he slows down. A young transfer student named Aria comes to his rescue and later he returns the favor and saves her. Naturally the two are paired up and live together.
Students travel by bike or parachute in this city!
Is this the long lost child of Dante? Guns look like Ebony and Ivory.
After that explosive beginning we jump to a few hours before with Kinji waking up for school and gets a visit from a friend named Hotogi Shirayuki. She warns him about a bomber that has been targeting students from Butei High school, where they train mercenaries. Sounds like the plot of Wanted to me. Anyways, Kinji leaves to catch the bus, only to become the target of the bomber and to get saved by Aria.
Hey, Ayumu, whatchoo doin’ in Aria, man?
Shirayuki- “Hey, hey! Notice me! Ahhhhhhhh!!”
Yep, he totally notices, you know childhood friend character who cooks.
Kinji- “Oh damn! Save me Keanu Reeves!”
After being saved by Aria, Kinji wakes up in the school’s gym with her on his lap. Yes, great idea, sit on his lap! And naturally the Tsundere wakes up and proceeds to punch him lightly. That is until the segway’s with machine guns unload on them! Yes, segways with machine guns totally attack them. While Aria shoots back, Kinji gets up and activates his BAMF mode and takes the bots out like a pro! Actually shoots his own bullets into the barrels of the machine guns blowing them up. Really awesome scene even though it was short.
D’awwww, would you look at those tiny fists of Tsundere rage?
Replace all these gunshot sounds with animals in your head! Makes it fun.
Kinji-“Well, hello, you two…”
Such a rape face there Kinji and Aria has her dere dere face going!
Kinji- “Hot damn, I make this look damn cool!”
Aria-“Now that the robots are dead let’s fight for no reason at all!”
Kinji- “Shoot, you don’t have any ammo left.”
Aria is defeated by the bad pun!
Kinji then goes to class and Aria is there waiting for him. We get to see some other students who naturally think the two were alone getting friendly with each other. After the school events Kinji, returns to his apartment only to hear his doorbell being spammed! Opening the door he discovers Aria outside with a suitcase. And you can guess what plot device is used here? He gains a new roommate! Surely this won’t be a bad choice? The episode ends shortly after that.
Hey, look, Keanu Reeves is in this anime! He is the “dude friend”.
Airhead teacher and idiot classroom chick, check and check.
Aria- “You are my slave now! Muhahhaha!” Kinji-“SON OF A BITCH!”
Only the main characters can have different colored hair than your background students.
I have no idea how she kept these hidden!
A wild Aria appears, what do you do?! WHAT DO YOU DO?
Aria commands you to watch next week!
What a crazy episode! Not the best show ever in the spring list but still entertaining to say the least. Interesting stuff going on with the first few minutes throwing us right into the action and setting up the two main characters quite well, I think. Yes, we have our usual suspects with the lead Tsundere who already has issues with Kinji, who I really like! He doesn’t just sit around chilling and letting others save him; instead he kicks some ass himself! Unlike another lead J.C. Staff character *cough*Touma*cough* makes speeches and clocks people’s lights out.
Animation quality was nicely done! If J.C. Staff does one thing right it has to be the environment in their shows, really amazing stuff right there. The characters themselves look great, not very colorful but most of the main leads have different colored hair, which you can always expect in a show like this. I didn’t really talk much about the school’s purpose but from what I gather they train students with abilities and various guns. The ending sequence does show off sniper rifles to machine guns to swords, so hopefully we have a wide variety of “powers” and weapons to choose.
Aria seems like a fun character, yes she is extremely generic! Twin tails and an angry personality, which will probably grow old on anyone who hates that type of girl; I don’t like it but I also don’t really care too much for it. Kinji doesn’t look like he will become her punching bag however! He did defend himself without having to really do much against Aria. I really hope this can continue to flow this way with our lead being actually cool with Aria’s constant fits of rage and attacks.
Next week! Aria and Kinji form a “party”. I guess we have a team setup with the school!? Find out next week if Kinji continues to be awesome and expect much screams and yells from Aria.