New Spring season Anime!
I’ve been always a big fan of meccha anime, been always fascinated of robots and the future setting of this type of animes, so I’m quite happy that this season there is something interesting from Sunrise!
Plot Summary: Thanks to the development of the Dyson Sphere, The majority of the human populace lives in space. The Dorssia Military Federation, and the Atlantic Rim United States exist as major Military countries, while JIOR is a neutral principality, the story follows Haruto Tokishima as a normal boy going thru high school in T.C (True Calendar) year 71. This all changes when Haruto meets the humanoid weapon Valvrave. (Summary taken from: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com)
Pilot episode summary (spoilers ahead!)
The anime started with five guys seemingly like high school student infiltrating JIOR’s academy. The scene changes into what seemingly looks like a setting of normal Shoujo-romance anime with the main protagonist named Haruto is in love with his female friend named Shoko which looks like mutual, but before the two of them can confess the Dorssia military launched an all-out attack to the academy, creating a turmoil among the students. The five guys who infiltrated the academy in the beginning turns out to be a part of the Dorssia Army Special Forces too, and they are on mission to find a hidden humanoid weapon being developed in the school.
Because of the attacks Haruto’s group was caught between the bombings and the girl he likes died on one of the attacks, enraging him which brought him; though untrained and clueless, to use the humanoid weapon (which emerged from the school’s pool earlier) to take revenge for his love one.
|eating competition for the use of school grounds! (ganbatte girls team!)|
|Haruto piloting the humanoid weapon|
The pilot episode of this anime is quite interesting already, the art is good and the robot’s design in not bad, though the plot very much resembles with how Gundam Seed started (where Athrun and his mates infiltrated Heliopolis to steal the Gundams which also brought Kira to pilot one).
I can see myself getting hooked on this one; the plot seems intriguing and mysterious. Especially when at the ending part the main protagonist suddenly turned into a vampire-like creature and bit one of the military guys named L-Elf, which became a big question, what happened to Haruto and what is the reason he is acting like that?
I can’t wait for the next episode ;]