Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny – 01
ED: 「硝子の花」 (Garasu no Hana) by 衣織 (IORI)
Watch the ED! Mirror 1 Mirror 2 (18.2MB, XviD)
There was no OP this first episode, just an ED. I didn’t really care much for the song, but the images of the characters they put up are significantly better quality than the episode itself was, along with being considerably more ecchi (i.e. how the nipples somehow poke through their clothes).
The first episode of Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny aired today on AT-X, and it was about what I had expected. I’ll say upfront that I don’t really have any intention of blogging this or even fully writing up this first entry, but there were a lot of people looking forward to this, so I thought I’d provide a glimpse of what the series looks like and the ecchi factor.
For starters, the character designs appeal to me a lot more then the original ones did (which I would probably attribute to the fact that Rin Shin is the character designer), but the animation quality was nothing really to call home about. There were a few well animated scenes, but more often than not I found it a bit lacking. Still, that’s in comparison to other shows I’m currently watching and not to the original Ikkitousen (which I think this is a tiny improvement over). Anyway, as expected, there were panty shots every fight scene and plenty of cleavage action. There was also shower/butt shot courtesy of Ryomou, but the real “nudity” came when Ryuubi lost her swimsuit in the pool. As you can see though, that shot was actually censored. I would assume that the white stuff will be removed in the DVDs given how there was nudity all over the place in the DVD promo that came out a couple of months ago. Actually, now that I think about it, I remembering seeing the AT-X version of that promo and all the nudity was censored out, so this shouldn’t have been a surprise for me.
All in all, the first episode didn’t particularly compel me to want to watch more of it. I’ve never been a huge fan of the show or its plot, so I was admittedly a bit biased against this coming in. And I think CODE GEASS alone these days is more than enough to fill the ecchi quota.