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New Anime Series: Captain Earth

First Episode(s) Review for: Captain Earth
Summary:

The death of his astronaut farther has a detrimental effect on a teenagers life, meaning he is withdrawn despite being quite skilled and popular, when a huge floating rainbow ring appears in the sky he is drawn back to the place in his childhood where he first saw it, oh and chuck in a space princess in a giant pink mecha.

Animation:

Slightly toned down cell animation (the sort they use when try to achieve realism without putting a lot of effort into detail) totally watchable.

Plot Potential:

So what looks at first to be a simple “boy finds secret life in space” starts to look a lot deeper than you would expect, with a lot more threads already coming into play, defiantly not a background series (some people who I thought were good guys already turned into bad guys within 15 mins)

Music:

Moving but not catchy, sounds like they have plundered NASA’s dramatic music store

Reminds me of:

Hard to say really, but you know those series that have a group of children going into an old temple when they are young and it going back to bite them then they are older? That but in space, I suppose like a slow moving and serious Tenchi Muyo!

Overall:

Even though this is a standard plot line, I really enjoyed the variants in it, the hero is not a d**k which always helps and one wonderful old school bonus, the giant machine transformations are truly ridiculous, there is more “clunk clinking” than talking in the first episode, this is a series to watch (and pull the odd Dragon ball Z pose too)


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Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!

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