Series Name: Vandread
Vandread is an anime that actually came recommended by Gadget.
He had watched it first and told me to give it a look see.
And so I did. Vandred is your typical space comedy opera anime.
It doesn't bother to try and hide this fact. At some points
is downright flaunts it.
The background to Vandred is a little different than what's
expected. Between the two main waring planets, men and women
have segregated themselves and haven't had contact with each
other for a very long time. This in itself is rather unique
in that it provides what ends up being most of the jokes throughout
the first part of the story since each gender has many exaggerated
and untrue beliefs of the other. Eventually the two genders
mix together and provide what ends up being an integral part
of the story specifically involoving their mecha. You see,
after some big story related element happens their mecha ends
up doing some really cool stuff which I don't really want
to spoil since it's my goal to NOT spoil the things I review.
I'm sure if you pay attention in the intro you'll see it for
yourself mind you.
The overal story of Vandred is alright. Nothing deep, it
doesn't really hide what it set out to do, which is to provide
a decent and compelling story which has great action sequences
mixed in with moments of high drama and love interests. There's
enough of a mystery to the story which keeps you wanting to
watch it which, as well as a need to find out what will happen
to the characters. Overall, it's a good series to watch and
it comes recommended. Just don't expect anything completely
different and you'll enjoy it.