Will this be the second coming of Valvrave or something more complex?
After Valvrave, Sunrise is at it again with another mecha this season and what a start. Lots of action and our protag-kun in trouble. It’s too early to call it a fail so let’s get on with first impressions with Fosh.
It looks like the first batch of first impression posts are coming out at last so things will be very exciting on Metanorn as we kickoff the winter season starting with Buddy Complex and tagging along with me is Kyokai, but I really hope Sunrise can redeem themselves since their last attempt at a non Gundam series with Valvrave because I think we can all agree it was a mix of good and bad for most of us! Anyway time to get on with the review.
Time travel woooooo
Aoba-”Welp I can’t return to my world but at least I have my own giant robot!”
Buddy time start!
Hina-chan is so cute-oooooooooooo!
So what the hell was going on in this first episode?! Just kidding I think we have a basic time travel story with Aoba being some super important guy in the future and I guess Hina was basically sent to the pat protect him and just like Kyokai it does feel like the plot of all the Terminator movies but we don’t really know what Aoba does in the future so that will probably be one of the many mysteries of Buddy Complex and while we have that bit to chew on until the next few episode I have to ask did it manage to hook you into wanting more or are you going to pass on this and never look back? I mean sure that is hard to say since we only have this one episode. Besides that I am really curious to see the enemy forces and hopefully we have a good explanation as to why they are at war in the future and what about Aoba? Will he be able to return to his time or is he stuck there forever? I wonder if they have some kind of portal system that allows Aoba to return to his time sorta like the well in Inuyasha? If they do allow that I think that would make for an interesting plot ,but of course I can see the very predictable ending with Aoba eventually returning to his own world at the end of the series or will they do something original with him staying in the future? Anyway before I wrap up did anyone else instantly think of JOJO when they revealed that the other main characters name was Dio? I know I sure did! Now we just need to find out if Aoba and Dio have a bromance relationship like L-elf and Haruto in Valvrave or are we getting real romance between Aoba and Hina? Probably not…
Just like every anime dude~
The mecha designs remind me of Rinne no Lagrange.
Already a cute pairing or will this be all Aoba and Dio?
Aoba is a great character so far!
Nice coupling? ROTFL. Okay, Sunrise, you really have used too much of a mash-up here. I am sure that the reason behind of throwing the audience one twist after another was to generate curiosity but I hope it can deliver in the remaining episodes because we are not only talking about time travel here but interaction with his future-self and many other plot paths that this story can take. For everything to mesh together though, I have to identify with Aoba and from the first episode at least, he doesn’t look like a whiner, which is a good thing! I’m done with whiny mecha pilots of being put under a spotlight and they not dealing with things. For now, Aoba seems pretty happy-go-lucky, who is aware of his surroundings and it usually good with people. What he will do in a future he doesn’t belong to, including some testy pilots (I can already see this Dio giving him a lot of pain), and overall confusion of added responsibility of fighting unknown enemies? We’ll have to see, but I’m at least staying for another two episodes.
Well damn Buddy Complex you definitely have me wanting more, but I just hope that the super time traveling mechs do not run off memories because I will be quite mad! So for starters I have to say good job to Sunrise for the animation like the character designs? Hina looked great and I bet the girls watching will like Aoba’s look! Alright I will give a giant high five to Buddy Complex for not being crappy but I am going to give this a few more episodes just to see where things end up.
Wow even the ending is straight out of Gundam SEED/Destiny.