The LOLi characters are taking over
The time has come to start MechaNorn once again! While this season is void of any real mecha anime besides the likes of ID-0 I decided to talk about ID-0 and Atom the beginning as well because it does have a lot of robots so why not? Both sets of series have interesting characters, cool settings and have decent stories so far.
ID-0 03 – 04
This masked dude looks soooooooo bored.
Maya’s space adventure is speeding along nicely! Besides being “recruited” into becoming a space pirate, but hey she is a wanted criminal so being a pirate totally fits; however the arrival of the military proved a bit chaotic for her or did it? I loved that we gained a new character with Amanza who is probably sticking around to help IDO? I mean with a backstory like his which is filled with all kinds of mystery I can sort of see why she is sticking around, but at the same time it’s not like Grayman is giving her an option to leave either.
I think Rick is very attracted to Amanza.
Speaking of backstories we finally learned a bit more about the rest of the crew who are all apparently Evertrancers besides Clair. Greyman was once a captain in the federation who lost a ship filled with 704 soldiers, Rick was a former racer whose body was paralyzed in an accident, Karla a former fund manager who exercised outstanding talent in space resource market, Fa-loser is a wild animal from the endangered species of the Cetus Constellation and then we have ID-0 who has no memories of ever having a human body.
Oh shit you scared the space LOLi! Now you gonna die!
Aside from the main cast of characters we still have no idea who the strange cat LOLi girl is or if she is even human or not? She does seem to understand people around her but lacks the vocal skill to talk back or carry a conversation. I think she is a collection of memories that have taken form like ID-0’s memories could have created her? Who knows? One thing I do know is that I think her emotions are connected to her powers? She appears to be able to teleport objects or use a Miguel Jump without the use of a ship? We saw that sort of happen in the fourth episode when that planet’s satellite to warp to their location without warning! At least it came off that way in the episode? Oh and the masked character is also a mystery as well, but i’m fairly certain he is connected to the federation or is in some other evil organization that needs Orichalt for their experiments.
Is IDO really human or just an AI trapped inside a giant robot?
Last few things to mention! I love the use of Orichalt torpedoes basically being used as way points to miguel jump to? Also the quick thinking of ID-0 and Maya to turn the asteroids into billiard balls by making them bounce off each other because SCIENCE! I really enjoy the tiny technical details of this series so far.
Atom: The Beginning – 03
Look at this super kawaii robot making tea <3
So last week we got robots fighting each other for the fate of a LOLi and now this week we switched gears completely to follow the team track down a lost robo dog? This series has everything! Just kidding! I felt this episode had a weak story overall, but aside from that it was a good enough episode to showcase the dynamics of the team working together or was it about blending the old way of doing things with the new high tech way? I think that was the whole reason the old detective character was pushed into the episode because he was used to doing things with pencil and paper and not relying on robots or any tech to get the job done; however when both ways of thinking work as one the problem is solved much faster! Yay we’re learning!
Motoko is A+ waifu material~
Other than that I love that Motoko is starting to hang around the team a bit more even though I think she is just here for fanservice? In that her outfits and her character design are really great eye candy for the viewer which isn’t really a bad thing! I mean she is an attractive anime character. Besides Motoko sticking around I think Ran the best smart LOLi ever! She figures things out so fast, but I guess that is just how that character is written? So yeah this was a so so episode! Nothing amazing to report as of yet with this series other than I’m enjoying it so far.
Such a cool shot.
Space LOLi-“Play catch with me or ill teleport your ass into space.”
Space LOLi just wants to hug you.
Moe old anime dudes are the best.
Now FIGHT TO THE DEATH!
Breast team ever.