In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Soon a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.
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With vibes of Turn A Gundam and Code Geass, I'm liking this show though not a huge mecha fan. Aldnoah.Zero builds up to the obvious masterfully. They build up the background of the story in the background while setting up what will obviously happen in a bystander view of the main characters. It will be interesting how the main characters will fall into place in the second episode. Wish all (mecha) anime was this well written and produced.
Writing this review having seen the (at the time) recently aired episode 2. Oddly I'm seeing a lot of parallels to Turn A Gundam as well, if that series had been directed by Tomino in his "kill-em-all" or depressed state from the '80s. What sets Aldnoah.Zero apart from the other recent mecha series, though, is the tightness of the execution, ranging from the great cinematography of the missile sequence of the first episode to Hiroyuki Sawano (the composer for Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, Attack On Titan, Gundam Unicorn, and Kill la Kill) epically orchestra bombing the series' highlights; various elements which add to the whole even if the premise itself isn't terribly original. Hopefully Gen Urobuchi (the "Urobutcher") continues to write each of the episodes (unlike what happened with Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) so that it can keep the series' current sense of brutality throughout its run.
an above-average mech anime. good-pacing & story
Not too bad - but why do I want to call it deja Robotech?
OK, but not my fave!
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