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Innocent Venus   01   01 Innocent Venus   01   02 Innocent Venus   01   03
Innocent Venus   01   04 Innocent Venus   01   05 Innocent Venus   01   06
Innocent Venus   01   07 Innocent Venus   01   08 Innocent Venus   01   09
Innocent Venus   01   10 Innocent Venus   01   11 Innocent Venus   01   12
Innocent Venus   01   13 Innocent Venus   01   14 Innocent Venus   01   15
Innocent Venus   01   16 Innocent Venus   01   17 Innocent Venus   01   18
Innocent Venus   01   19 Innocent Venus   01   20 Innocent Venus   01   21
Innocent Venus   01   22 Innocent Venus   01   23 Innocent Venus   01   24
Innocent Venus   01   25 Innocent Venus   01   26 Innocent Venus   01   27
Innocent Venus   01   28 Innocent Venus   01   29 Innocent Venus   01   30
Innocent Venus   01   31 Innocent Venus   01   32 Innocent Venus   01   33
Innocent Venus   01   34 Innocent Venus   01   35 Innocent Venus   01   36
Innocent Venus   01   37 Innocent Venus   01   38 Innocent Venus   01   39

ED Sequence

Innocent Venus   ED   01 Innocent Venus   ED   02 Innocent Venus   ED   03

ED: 「Brand New Reason」 by FLEET
Watch the ED! Mirror 1 Mirror 2
No OP in this first episode. The ED is soft, but rather catchy. I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve seen the style of the ED sequence before (showing parts of the picture and then the full picture at the end), but I can’t for the life of me remember where. I think it’s a combination of Blood+’s 3rd and 4th EDs with Shana’s 2nd ED with Kannaduki no Miko’s ED. Or maybe I’ve just been experiencing some déjà vu

Wow, that was really kind of cool. I’m usually not a fan of post-apocalyptical-style shows, but I enjoyed watching this. The opening part with Jo demolishing all those troops and the mecha reminded me almost of Raiden in the Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer. The episode started and ended on high notes with tons of action and carnage. Animation quality was very high, and as some of you have already noticed, Sana and Jin are voiced by Nazuka Kaori and Sakurai Takahiro, respectively, who were Elis and Hiroki from Canvas2. Fortunately (or not), they didn’t sound quite as much like their Canvas2 counterparts (at least to me), unlike a certain other show.
So like I said, I rather enjoyed watching the first episode, but unfortunately I just don’t have room to pick this series up since I’m already committed to blogging both Nana and Inukami for Wednesdays. Maybe if the second episode is really really good, I’ll change my mind…

July 26, 2006 at 4:33 pm
46 comments »
  • July 26, 2006 at 4:49 pmKannazuki

    The ED sequence is like Kannazuki no Miko’s

  • July 26, 2006 at 4:51 pmMakyz

    or ouran highschool hostclub

  • July 26, 2006 at 4:52 pmash

    looks good!!

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:02 pmcarol-chan

    it doesn’t look like ouran hostclub, the coloring and the style is too different. looks like a good series to begin watching~ that pink-haired girl is adorable!

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:09 pmChi

    It’s maybe a bit too dramatic for me, but I’ll be observing this series.
    @ Omni. I remember there were also such scenes in Full Metal Panic. Watch the OP and ED of it and you’ll know what I mean.

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:14 pmLina

    The ending looks like Speed Grapher ;)

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:21 pmjj

    wats up with australia get splited in half??

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:23 pmjj

    nevermind me, i just found out that the entire world map seem to be a LITTLE messed up, not just australia.

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:26 pmChi

    Hmm, also^^ My Hime has also some similarities in the ED^^
    But Speed Grapher is the nearest, take a look at that Omni ;)

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:27 pmdarkblue

    @omni
    some of the endings of Blood+ were designed like this , i think

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:27 pmChi

    Ah, sorry for the double post, look also at the ED of Yukikaze!

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:32 pmOmni

    I’ve never seen Speed Grapher, so that can’t be it. (And yes, I went and double checked on YouTube)
    The artwork does remind me a bit of the recent Blood+ ED sequences, but I’m thinking of something else….I just can’t remember what.

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:49 pmGuido

    This will be and now is the fourth anime show I’ll be following up for the summer season.

    Because of my laziness and apathy, I am not able to get view and interest on Zegapain, therefore, I won’t be missing this title as compensation.

  • July 26, 2006 at 5:55 pmMajek

    Looks interesting.
    What’s with those boobs there in the middle of the 7th row? does their ownder get killed or something Omni?

  • July 26, 2006 at 6:07 pmChi

    I’m just checking my anime archive. Hmm, look at the ED of Ah! My Goddess.
    Looks similar.

  • July 26, 2006 at 6:13 pmChi

    Ah!!!
    Now I know it! Paradise Kiss!!! http://randomc.net/2005/10/13/paradise-kiss-01/

  • July 26, 2006 at 6:33 pmDonzax3

    yosh!!! teh boobies wats taht?

  • July 26, 2006 at 6:55 pmuipt

    aquaian age ending is like that

  • July 26, 2006 at 8:13 pmAnimeFan159

    i would say Utawarerumono is like that.

  • July 26, 2006 at 8:20 pmBlanc

    It reminders me of shakugan no shana. (kindof)

  • July 26, 2006 at 8:59 pmSkane

    Conclusion, a freaking lot of anime EDs. :P

  • July 26, 2006 at 9:31 pmEld

    is this another ghost in the shell?

  • July 26, 2006 at 10:06 pmkiryuu

    Not even close.

    Just got done watching a raw. I could understand some of it here and there, but I’m by no means good at understanding japanese ^^;

    The atmosphere so far is very dark.. and bloody.. :D

    Some of the combat mech type suits do look like the ones of of GITS though. But Appleseed used that style as well (quad arms, 2 for the operator and the 2 large mech arms).

  • July 26, 2006 at 10:17 pmkiryuu

    If Noble Roar is going to be the OP song. Rather interesting sound to it.. parts of the song remind me of the Avenger OP in terms of the style. The song has a very upbeat feel to it that doesn’t seem to match what we see in the first ep. at all

    Should be interesting to see the OP animation (next week I assume).

    Pity it looks like this is only a 12 ep series :(

  • July 26, 2006 at 10:51 pmNoble

    I like that song already….
    Its stuck in my head..

  • July 26, 2006 at 10:53 pmrahkino

    This show has the same seiyuus as the one from Canvas 2. Takahiro Sakurai (the white hair guy Jin) and Kaori Nazuka (the pink hair girl Sana), meaning Hiroki + Eiri again. Ah…this is like what happened with Zero no Tsukaima having the seiyuus from Shakugan o_o.

  • July 26, 2006 at 11:05 pmHaohmaru

    Episode is was pretty cool. Cool animation and style. Jo is bad ass. The 3d mecha’s are weird and I’m still getting used to 3d effects in anime. I really prefer 2d over 3d, especially when it comes to mecha’s.

  • July 26, 2006 at 11:45 pmNoodlehead

    The animation style in the ending theme somehow reminds me of of Glass no Kantai’s ending theme. Ooh, I love this song already. It remind’s me of Zegapain’s Little Goodbye, which I also really like.

    ~ Noodlehead

  • July 26, 2006 at 11:50 pmPabli

    Ending is like silent mobious, not taht i liek taht series :P

  • July 26, 2006 at 11:54 pmEternal Strike Freedom

    The ED sequence reminds me of a few anime: shana (ED2), cyborg 009, and Kannazuki no Miko.

  • July 27, 2006 at 12:25 amMoogster

    I think that ending would really resemble Eureka Sevens last ED Canvas

  • July 27, 2006 at 2:51 amMonstratboy

    Fafner’s ending is what comes to my mind straight away, along with its great ed song.

  • July 27, 2006 at 4:33 amSanDo

    ohhhh i have good vibrations about this show… DRop inukami XD ( just kidding )…

    PD: im back !

  • July 27, 2006 at 5:53 amharada

    the ED same with ouran high school host club :)

  • July 27, 2006 at 6:00 amkoyuki-san

    Definitely will keep an eye on this one, as soon as it is subbed. After all, one of the seiyuu is Sakurai Takahiro. I love him as Cloud in FF7. ^^

    The way the girl’s hair is styled reminds me of Anemone of Eureka 7. Is the art/character designer the same person?

  • July 27, 2006 at 9:30 amKaito

    whoa, Canada/Australia/Africa’s been torn apart… physically.

  • July 27, 2006 at 9:38 amloplop

    This show us a definite watch from the first episode. Omni, I find it interesting that the seiyuu that did Elis & Hiroki are the seiyuu for the two main characters, I couldn’t tell. Something else to add to a long list of shows I’m following . . . .

  • July 27, 2006 at 1:59 pmXellos-_^

    Omi, drop nana.

  • July 27, 2006 at 2:05 pmOmni

    Omi, drop nana.
    Please don’t tell me what to drop or not to drop. If I didn’t want to do Nana, I would have stopped a long time ago. And next time, spell my name right :P

  • July 28, 2006 at 11:17 amevil-samurai

    As well as airing right before Inukami! Looks like Innocent Venus also shares a couple of the VA =) I knew that Saya was Voiced by Kaori Nazuka (Voice of Nadeshiko in Inukami) But didn’t notice untill I watch it over, that Jun Fukuyama who voices Keita in Inukami, Does the Voice of that “Ponytail Man”

  • July 28, 2006 at 10:40 pmAeohipo

    Well, the panning across a static background all the long ending is a resource that has been done since the beginning of the world, and I am sure this won’t be the last time we’ll see it. You can mention hundreds of series and the list won’t finish.

  • July 29, 2006 at 8:49 amRe-Snake

    Dude,I’m looking forward to this serie ^_^

  • July 30, 2006 at 10:23 amAshura

    I seem to be getting better and better. I only had to listen to one word of her to find out that I know this voice very well. It’s Megumi Toyoguchi, also voicing Revy …

  • August 2, 2006 at 9:11 amAstrayred

    Please continue this series,I am very much looking forward to this:)

  • August 3, 2006 at 1:45 pmk

    keep bloggin’ it omni !

  • November 9, 2006 at 11:26 amanon

    its a good show!, the boobs Majek, don’t get killed, just poked with a rifle. I poke boobies all the time with rifles! … ?
    anyways, the second ep has an opening sequence, you know the common, little girl turns into an angel, flies thru intro the chars and cool cg etc.
    ive only seen up to ep 3, but im definitely adding this to my list