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OP: 「COLOR」 by MARiA
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「Untouchable Queen」

If you were only expecting big-breasted girls getting their clothes torn up in battle, you only have part of the picture for this adaptation of Dall-Young Lim‘s manga. Not only do the Void Texture “stigmata” embedded in their bodies regenerate their clothes, the female warriors known as Pandoras have to cope with getting their limbs chopped off, throats slit, and eyes gouged out too. It’s not quite Elfen Lied‘s level of gore, but the scenes depicted were pretty bloody in their own right.

While this episode seemed to use a cold open, in reality it served as an introduction about Pandoras and how they function and battle alongside their male Limiters against dimensional alien invaders called Nova, which laid the foundation for the science fiction side of the series. This includes how Pandoras can have their limbs repaired if they manage to survive, how they choose a Limiter younger than them due to a higher synchronization rate for their “Ereinbar Set”, and how that partnership allows a Limiter to use his Freezing ability to assist them in battle. It was a fair bit of preamble to get through, but I like how the writers decided to explain everything early on so viewers have a better idea of what’s going on when things pick up. With only twelve episodes slated, this adaptation probably won’t have the same luxury as the manga of slowly revealing things as they go. The same goes for the backstory on Aoi Kazuya‘s (Ichiki Mitsuhiro) sister Kazuha, whose death during the 8th Nova Crash four years ago wasn’t even expanded upon in the first four volumes of the manga, yet was the focus of this very first episode.

In addition to the obvious benefit of showcasing the more gruesome side to this series via the free-for-all “Carnival” taking place, both instructor Yumi Kim‘s (Watabane Akeno) history lesson and student council president Chiffon Fairchild‘s (Inoue Marina) explanation on Pandora/Limiter abilities served as a very good lead-in for Kazuya arriving at West Genetics and immediately latching himself onto the Untouchable Queen, Satellizer el Bridget (Noto Mamiko), who’s the heroine of the series. Compared to the manga that only had a single page indicating that Satellizer reminds Kazuya of his deceased sister, showing Kazuha’s valiant sacrifice and hearing her voiced by the same seiyuu make their unusual first meeting much more understandable. As a result, I was a bit surprised to see that only four or so pages of the first chapter were covered this episode, but felt that leaving off on the cliffhanger with Kazuya inadvertently freezing the queen who can’t stand being touched, and causing her to lose her first inter-Pandora battle at the hands of a very envious Ganessa Roland (Kitamura Eri) worked well in sparking further interest. Heck, I wanted to see the follow-up right away, even though I already know what’s coming up from reading way too much of the manga while researching for the Winter 2011 Preview, which suggests the same interest I had then has carried over nicely to the anime.

In terms of production, A.C.G.T’s work is a tad dated due to the basic shadows; however, I like the character designs, making the old school look less of a concern to me. If anything, the artwork is more akin to Studio Pierrot’s in Bleach and Naruto, both of which use arguably more simplistic animation styles. It’s definitely not something that I’d personally knock the series for since I don’t see it affecting my enjoyment in any way, but I figured it’s worth making mention of regardless. The music on the other hand is a real treat, from the opening theme by Nico Nico Douga singer MARiA to the soundtrack composed by Yokoyama Masaru. The latter’s musical pieces are very reminiscent of the ones he wrote for Queen’s Blade. Some were pretty epic-sounding and worth a listen whether you care to watch that series or not. For those wondering, yes, there is nudity in AT-X’s uncensored broadcast, which is good if you’re one of those people who absolutely can’t stand any televising censoring. Unfortunately, it seems to come with the trade-off of being in 4:3 aspect ratio, which I found odd since TBS even stopped doing this with their broadcasts. To add to the confusion, the opening and ending sequences retained their 16:9 ratio with black borders.

As for the characters themselves, we’ve only been formally introduced to a small portion of the cast thus far, so there are still plenty of faces that will make their presence felt in the coming episodes. Mamiko in strong female leading role again is another huge plus, as she seldom gets them and I really enjoy her acting in the ones she has. Witchblade and Mnemosyne are a couple of examples, the latter of which I feel is one of Mamiko’s best performances. As such, I’m already looking forward to seeing more of Satellizer, especially after this good start to the series.

* Episode end card.

 

ED Sequence

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ED: 「君を守りたい」 (Kimi wo Mamoritai) by 小林愛香 (Kobayashi Aika)
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Preview

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January 8, 2011 at 3:55 am
114 comments »
  • January 8, 2011 at 4:01 amGundam00

    i dunno but does the animation look a bit… old?

    • January 8, 2011 at 5:32 am∑(O_O;) (¤O∇O¤) (*≧▽≦)♪

      • January 8, 2011 at 12:40 pmKlakket

        A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME!
        EP 1 doesn’t follow manhwa 1 bit, storyline is twisted it’s Pandora vs Pandora all the way trough EP and it’s full of freaking cheap fanservice.
        Stick with the manhwa and enjoy it.

      • January 8, 2011 at 12:45 pmDivine

        Klakket obviously didn’t read my post since I made specific mention of those “concerns”.

        For everyone else, the storyline isn’t twisted from the manga at all. They just changed the order of events a bit (e.g. Chiffon taking Kazuya to West Genetics) and placed more emphasis on the Carnival in this first episode.

      • January 8, 2011 at 12:48 pmlaaa

        well I think its how it should be it was pretty easy to follow story and fighting was awsome. I personaly enjoy that manhwas are alot more bloody

      • January 8, 2011 at 2:41 pmTalbot

        there’s plenty of pandora versus pandora in the manhwa.

        hell, technically speaking in the manhwa (at least up until when i last read it, i’m a volume or so behind), there’s been MORE Pandora v Pandora there has been actual battles against the aliens.
        so i don’t know where you get that that’s out-of-line with the source material.

      • January 9, 2011 at 9:11 amZnail

        For sure! There are hardly any battles against Nova in the early parts of the manwa. If it had followed the manwa perfectly then I don’t think we would even have seen a Nova this season.

      • January 9, 2011 at 9:50 amomgwtf

        It seems some people are just too critical. So far episode one doesn’t follow the original and as of now I’m guessing the rest of it won’t but to judge it so hard based on one episode is not fair.
        And the fan service in this is actually quite tame, normal for this actually. Makes me think those of you who have read the manga have forgotten much.

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:07 amShadiic

    Limbs getting chopped off. Senseless Slaughter? I’m IN!!!

    • January 8, 2011 at 2:50 pmFOA

      and the feminine wuss protagonist

      • January 9, 2011 at 4:08 pmxcswmboy

        Yea, he is such a waste of space in the manhwa. He is credited with great potential power, and yet he has not done anything at all during actual crucial fights expect screaming at the sidelines like a regular side character.

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:08 amCommiE

    getting elfen lied vibes from the caps

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:14 amcutemi2

    based on Korean Manhwa, but it seems more than Queen’s Blade at glance

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:15 amBass

    The character designs do look good but I hope the animation doesn’t affect my thoughts on it.

    Premise seems good enough so I’ll definitely be giving this a shot, seeing as everyone seems to be pretty into it at this early stage.

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:15 amDragonite88

    Is it safe to that it in the level of Ikktousen and Queen Blade. I doubt anything can beat EL when it comes to gore that anime was something else.

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:30 amabubu

    Auch i wont even try to watch this i saw my share of sensless gore and big boob women in small minded anime my stomach is to old to take it -hint gantz.

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:38 amTotoro!!

    wow the animation DOES look old but its at least gory on the side and got some boobies…

  • January 8, 2011 at 5:26 amkuritos

    • January 9, 2011 at 4:29 amTabris

      Yep. Aika+EVA I think

  • January 8, 2011 at 5:27 amgecd

    ahh
    this dejavu feeling
    just like when i watched mnemosyne

  • January 8, 2011 at 5:41 amGuy

    i for one am tired of anime like this it disgusts me!!!!!!

    • January 8, 2011 at 5:51 amretake09

      Always remember if you don’t like what you see don’t watch it. No troll intended.

    • January 8, 2011 at 6:09 amJohn Smith

      baby’s first fanservice =)

      • January 9, 2011 at 4:38 amGuy

        im not sure if i posted right but i was being sarcastic so yeah……..

      • January 9, 2011 at 5:12 amLilly

        hahaha
        you have to be a fan for it to be fan service

  • January 8, 2011 at 5:52 amewok40k

    well, fanservice doesnt offend me a little bit, so bring it on!
    plus some nice fight scenes for me!
    cant wait to next episode

  • January 8, 2011 at 5:53 amyanipheonu

    So… basically guro fans will love this?

  • January 8, 2011 at 5:55 amkuroshi_nazo

    • January 8, 2011 at 7:10 amSummelBaerli

      dito ;w;

      Btw, I wonder why the opening is in 16:9, but the episode itself in 4:3 format O__o

    • January 12, 2011 at 3:13 amZnail

      It’s pretty easy to avoid having to watch those kind of scenes if they bothers you. Just watch the censored version instead of the uncensored one. As an extra bonus so is the censored version in 16:9 ratio.

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:11 amJohn Smith

    the gore is not that gory;
    the nudity is acceptable;

    …its more like evangelion;
    …girls fighting angels.

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:13 amkeiOnDaisuki

    siscon is kazuya!!! XDD

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:24 amDevan

    For some reason i got some RahXephon vibes out of this oO … probably because of the novas design and the soundtrack

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:38 amTwentyfaces

    I’ve gotta say, the 4:3 shocked me. I can’t remember the last time I watched something with that ratio, that didn’t air in or before 2007. But I do like the storyline, and I like that they didn’t hold back on the violence. I get a little tired of watching anime where no one really gets hurt. Or if they get hurt, it’s hidden behind something, or just plain not shown.

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:47 amNinja Penguin

    It looks like an anime from 10 years ago lol. Just watched it, and it’s a lot better than what you might expect from just looking at screencaps.

  • January 8, 2011 at 7:12 amRockmanshii

    I haven’t watched the episode yet, but I wanted to ask, is it me or the screencaps frames are bigger than usual?

    • January 8, 2011 at 10:50 pmKobukson

      It’s that 4:3 aspect ratio for the actual episode that Divine mentioned, I’d assume.

  • January 8, 2011 at 7:24 amcaramel_cod

    1st episode and we’ve already gotten a ton of fanservice. I get that it’s an ecchi anime, but don’t writers get that fanservice works so much better midway into the series, when the viewer is invested enough in the characters for it to actually mean something?

    On a different note, those fodder characters sure did get chopped up.

  • January 8, 2011 at 7:25 ammistress_kisara

    Here we go again with the boobies anime… *sigh*

    • January 8, 2011 at 8:18 amYukiruchan

      Exactly what I was thinking. Way to shoo away the girls.

      • January 9, 2011 at 4:41 amSam

        yeah alot of recent anime is like this and its sad it really is

  • January 8, 2011 at 7:46 amPuddi

    .. If the fanservice reduce will be much better -_- , look very weird le luls
    Feel manga better , but still will look forward for upcoming epi : D

  • January 8, 2011 at 8:25 amSadiki

    ..Another one of these?

  • January 8, 2011 at 8:47 amSuppa Tenko

    I don’t like teh main character, he has such an amazing power, but he never uses it when necessary. He just sits on the sidelines screaming “SATELLIZER-SAN!”

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:05 amentropy

    Prefer this to Madoka. Although that doesn’t mean I really like this though LOL

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:12 amentropy13

    Never knew I can login to gravatar using my wordpress account lol until now

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:19 amNightflame

    i sure hope it won’t go for pure fanservice like we had some before with these type of character designs.

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:26 ammrman

    So to get this right: The only chance seeing this uncensored is either in 4:3 or waiting for the BR?

    • January 8, 2011 at 9:53 amboingman

      Good question. Isn’t there any other channel broadcasting this uncensored AND in 16:9.
      No way in hell that I’ll watch this censored and/or in 4:3.

    • January 9, 2011 at 1:12 amMrTerrorist

      Indeed. Where is the uncensored 16:9 version?

  • January 8, 2011 at 10:36 ambanzemanga

    I think that they choosed the wrong voice actor for the female protagonist Satellizer. Satellizer’s voice is supposed to sound like a mature girl instead of a young teen.

    • January 9, 2011 at 9:17 amZnail

      Yeah, feels like a bit of a miscast in a way. She is British and not a small Japanese girl.

    • January 9, 2011 at 3:34 pmDivine

      I originally pictured Koshimizu Ami as Satellizer after seeing her play Nia in Samurai Girls (whom I was reminded of), but I say give Mamiko a few more episodes to surprise us. She can do a deeper pissed off voice; there just weren’t any opportunities for it in this episode.

      As for Ami, she’s here in a support role as Ingrid Bernstein.

  • January 8, 2011 at 12:18 pmLectro Volpi

    Every time I read some FREEZING manga (and now watch the anime) I heard Metallica’s “Trapped Under Ice”. Oh boy~

    Better than I expected, maybe because (for my own good) I was not expecting much.

  • January 8, 2011 at 12:18 pmZaku Fan

    The bow user was stupid. A range weapon and you use it close up enough to be counterattacked?!? Simply perch on teh highest and furtherest point available and shoot away. The pitchfork user was somewhat a LOL since its a farmer’s weapon

    Looks like his sister is still alive since no body was recovered

  • January 8, 2011 at 12:19 pmnXc

    Well, it was incredibly boring and tiresome.

    I’ll pass

  • January 8, 2011 at 12:25 pmItachizame

    I been waiting for this since i first heard t hat it was gonna get animated. I’m currently reading the manga for it and its a really good read. I cant wait for the next ep. To me the animation did kida look oldish but i can with it. I love to hear Mamiko’s voice love it.

  • January 8, 2011 at 12:32 pmrasone0104

    hmmm… feels like claymore.

    • January 8, 2011 at 2:35 pmHorus

      True, the series is more in line with Claymore in regards to featuring women fighting against monsters and not always leaving the fight whole and/or alive.

      I’m on the fence about watching this series. I generally dislike gore involving girls. The manwha is not graphically gruesome like other series such as High School of the Dead, it’s actually more in line with Claymore also, but whenever a Nova appears and they send their forces into battle, you will encounter a lot of scenes like this: http://randomc.net/image/FREEZING/FREEZING%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2025.jpg

      Just about all the girls are busty and cute so I can’t stomach to see them hurt like that.

    • January 9, 2011 at 3:55 amGermanguy

      and…
      Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 8, 2011 at 12:50 pmHikaru

    Positive points:
    -Old school visual (i’m tired of these animes with hentai visual full of cheerful and super colorful characters).
    -Violence (the fights become more real and i dont think they exagerated)
    -Opening song

    Negative points:
    -Main character, Aoi Kazuya (he’s a cry boy with a sister complex and most of time is useless)
    -Too much fan service (ok showing some tits sometimes, but they overdid it).
    -Satellizer’s voice (too childish. It should be a mature voice of a strong woman)

    i’ll keep watching but for now my score is 7/10

    • January 8, 2011 at 5:41 pmbanzemanga

      Yep, i completely agree with you.

    • January 8, 2011 at 6:30 pmMike

      quote: -Satellizer’s voice (too childish. It should be a mature voice of a strong woman)

      glad I am not the only one who noticed her voice is too soft spoken and childish.

  • January 8, 2011 at 2:36 pmblackwings89

    Reading the Manhwa the protagonist stays disappointingly pathetic for a long time so ill have to pass and the animation doesn’t help one bit it’s like getting fruit cake for a present.
    Lets just say the protagonist is a giant fruit cake.

  • January 8, 2011 at 2:46 pmlkaze

    this is a bold protagonist , first time meeting alrdy reach base 2, even other harem protagonist require at least 2 episode, and they always receive punching instead of femine reaction. way to start a series. kudo

  • January 8, 2011 at 3:16 pmSilivious

    Manwha is great, just hope this lives up to it. Watching it now, lol.

  • January 8, 2011 at 3:34 pmlHyDrAl

    Old animation? Uncensored? I’m in. :)

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:02 pmstarss

    I think a lot of what contributes to the “old” animation people keep mentioning is the frame ratio it’s produced in. Why is the body of the episode in 3:4, when the OP and ED are in widescreen?

    • January 8, 2011 at 10:14 pmDivine

      The series is clearly produced in widescreen. AT-X just cropped their broadcast for some reason.

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:24 pmGreg

    Personally I think it seems like quite a waste to use your most skilled fighters (in preparaion at least), that you have against your funny threat from beyond, as fodder in some kind of tournament. Unless they can heal them up like Divine wrote, but Bridget seems to more outright kill so… (and the hospital scenes didn’t really give an impression of the other little ducklings to go unscathed either, or walking at all).

    I have a bit of problem with shows that have inane concepts like that, but I’ll stick around for some more episodes to see where it goes.

    • January 9, 2011 at 5:43 amZnail

      All of them gets patched up again. It’s not without pain or effort, but they do get well again. It’s a combination of future tech medicine and super healing powers of the girls themselves.

  • January 8, 2011 at 4:37 pmbullrogg

    from one of my favorite manwha authors. can’t wait how this adaptation folds out.

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:24 pmcshin9

    Viewing 4:3 after 16:9 feels constricting.

    • January 8, 2011 at 6:30 pmcshin9

      And I don’t like the male protagonist.

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:25 pmalyxva1

    I just wondering did this start out as a Korean manwha or a Japanese manga?

    • January 9, 2011 at 1:15 amMrTerrorist

      It’s a Japanese manga created by a Korean writer and artist duo.

  • January 8, 2011 at 6:28 pmMike

    only thing I really have to complain about is Satellizer el Bridget VA (Noto Mamiko), I am not saying shes bad but I just don’t feel her voice fits this character, her voice is so soft spoken when the character she play is a pretty active fighting manic. I think for example Megumi Toyoguchi who play Chifuyu Orimura in Infinite Stratos would be a better VA for Satellizer el Bridget, cause she just got that commanding powerful tone in her voice.

  • January 8, 2011 at 7:15 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    At least clothes getting torn off a lot during fights is a lot more “justified” compared to ones like Ikkitousen and all XD (with everyone using some kind of sharp weapon and all, what else can you expect without some kind of armor over the otherwise “normal” clothes? lol)

  • January 8, 2011 at 8:02 pmRaso

    So how much death is in this show? (from the looks of the manga)

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm0927123

    :( Fan service is over 9000.

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:19 pmCroosboy

    i was like @_@ then *_* and then 0_o

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:33 pmZeta

    Been reading this series, sadly it’s only been translated till chapter 36, I believe, but BOY!!! I’m not gonna spoil anything for you guys, but chapters 41 to 50 is gonna boil your blood so fucking bad, ROFL!! it’s just fucking wow… sadly those chapters that I mentioned are not translated yet, but I saw (can’t say read ;_;) the chapters on some Manga/Manwha-Korean/Japanese site? (not sure) with some help from the translations made by people who can understand Korean on Mangafox’s forum and after checking out those chapters, you’re gonna be left with emotions of… you will know what I’m talking about if you check them out, but overall gonna still be checking out the Anime version and see how it goes.

    • January 9, 2011 at 4:05 amMike

      actually chinese is up to 55 and god know how far korean or japanese is at, probably around 60 i wouldn’t doubt.

    • January 9, 2011 at 5:32 amZnail

      It’s actually a bit connected with the content that they are not translated yet. The translators rage quit after reading the content…
      Show Spoiler ▼

    • January 9, 2011 at 10:45 amGermanguy

      Well…
      Show Spoiler ▼

  • January 8, 2011 at 9:34 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    “limbs chopped off, throats slit, and eyes gouged out too.”………WHERE DO I SIGN UP!?!?! in the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit…GURO be thy NAME!

  • January 9, 2011 at 12:29 amDODO

    WOW!!! I’m sold.

  • January 9, 2011 at 1:23 amgrss1982

    “Witchblade and Mnemosyne are a couple of examples, the latter of which I feel is one of Mamiko’s best performances. As such, I’m already looking forward to seeing more of Satellizer, especially after this good start to the series.”

    IMHO, her performance in Mnemosyne was a lot better more than Witchblade.

    Mamiko’s performance in Freezing also peaked my interest in this show. Even though I’ve already read the manga, I’m patiently waiting for the upcoming episodes. :D

    Too bad though about this being only a 12 episode anime. :(

  • January 9, 2011 at 2:40 amZombieland

    Despair I’m already Despair…..
    Another senseless series this January :(

  • January 9, 2011 at 3:18 amTablespoon

    Disappointment…

    Tell you what, I’ll watch this – if they take out the Japanese Bitch Boy.

    Characters like these JBBs has ruined what would simply be otherwise great action chick animes. He’s very presence poisons this entire series! Seriously, if I were to take one of those giant pike and shoved it up this kid’s ass, I’m sure there’ll be a look of pure ecstasy on his face!

    Boy oh boy! Is it ANY wonder why US Soldiers based in Japan get laid with Japanese girls like there’s no tomorrow! It’s because they have an entire society of JBB’s to go home to when all is said and done! I’m convince that if women ran Japan, Japan would actually have a standing working military force – instead of just a ‘self defense’ force.

    • January 9, 2011 at 9:23 amZaku Fan

      Eh you do know that the Japanese Self Defense Force is due to their constituition? Due to WW2, Japan’s neighbours will not suffer a repeat of their imperialism.

      As for getting laid? How about getting raped instead. Probably its the same to you eh?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Okinawa_rape_incident

      • January 9, 2011 at 2:29 pmTablespoon

        Dear Dumb-dumb,

        So much for pointing out the absurd by being absurd.

        FYI, I lived in Okinawa for three and a half year! Two as a member of the US military, one year as an over seas contractor. I know these people have a long memory for bad things. Of course, they forget the THOUSANDS of hours of community service our good men and women have given to the immediate surrounding area! On top of all the good things we bring to them (both on and off the mainland).

        But guess what?! Whenever I walked down the streets in all those three years (on and off the mainland) all I had to do was go up to a gal, said a few words in English and she’d take over the conversation as best she could! Sometimes, right in front of their admitted Japanese boyfriend – who just sat there slumped shoulders with a defeated look in his eyes knowing she’d preferred the company of a real man than a boy! Consensual sex – in general – happens a HELL of a lot more down there than rape! Of course, it probably doesn’t mean something to someone who probably idolizes Japanese women to be demure, graceful, and have no real human personality at all but to act like a 16 year old teenager when she’s in her mid fifties!

      • January 9, 2011 at 11:36 pmZaku Fan

        Dear moron,
        actually i lived in Okinawa for about 3000 years and i’m the emperor of japan! Surprise!

        Wow, i’m sure that was absolutely believable!

        :D

      • January 10, 2011 at 9:26 amGermanguy

        Well, Boyfriend you say? You dont see an Yakuza Bodyguard, even if he hits you on the Nose. Your sure that was his Girlfriend? Or Surprised? Gaijins have great di.. Aehm :)

    • January 9, 2011 at 3:40 pmDivine

      Nobody’s trying to get you to watch this, so I’m not sure what you were trying to get at with the statement, “Tell you what, I’ll watch this if…”

      Just don’t watch it then.

      • January 10, 2011 at 12:45 amTablespoon

        Which I won’t!

      • January 13, 2011 at 1:39 amjin

        u’r such a brat, tablespoon. XD

  • January 9, 2011 at 5:01 amBambam

    Love the manhwa, but this is like the worst adaption i have ever seen. Why not stick to the manhwa instead of filling the half episode with stupid fanservice.
    Major dissapointment for me.

    • January 9, 2011 at 3:38 pmDivine

      Same comment as the one to Klakket above. I have to disagree that it was “stupid fanservice” when it served as backstory for the series moving forward. Did you read before commenting?

      • January 10, 2011 at 4:21 amBambam

        It doesnt matter if there were some explanations between the fanservice scenes. You know what all Topanimes have in common? A good slow!! start. Of course the first scene of freezing was a naked Satellizer undressing :D. Than some sensless fighting, than some explanation, fanservice, fighting. So what we saw was actually Satellizer naked than one hit fighting and in the end this guy shaked his head in her tits thinking it was his sister. No comment. Why change what the manhwa did? If i didnt know the manhwa i wouldve thought this is a joke and wouldve dropped it.

      • January 12, 2011 at 9:28 amZnail

        In Media Res is hardly an uncommon way to start a series or movie and it’s hardly a proof of it being bad.

  • January 9, 2011 at 8:54 amMatroid

    Another mommy’s boy’s story… (The main male character didn’t even have the sense to stay away from other people’s battle.) Not sure how long I’ll follow this.

  • January 9, 2011 at 9:51 amFirefly

    My theory is he never got a good look at his sister because she was always glowing, that’s why he’s confused.

  • January 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm0927123

    I lol. The what are “meet dishes”? O_o

    • January 9, 2011 at 8:28 pmZnail

      Meat dishes of course. Anime seems constitutionally unable to spell English correctly.

      Satellizer is really different from the normal Japanese school girl as they eat cute tiny meals and obvious don’t grow that much.

      • January 12, 2011 at 7:19 am0927123

        I know what they are of course. Do I need a sarcasm sign or something haha. Well obviously she’s different from a Japanese girl. I mean just look at her! blond hair and a different body build. She’s no Japanese.

  • January 9, 2011 at 11:31 pminnerchihiro

    I watched this episode and read about ten chapters of the manga to see what the hype was about, but even though I’d love to say I am above such things, blatant fanservice always comes off as cheap to me. It’s like “this is why you’re actually investing your time in our product, isn’t it?” which leaves a sour taste in my mouth. It just doesn’t let me take the series seriously.

    Being a (straight) girl, I don’t exactly get much out of female fanservice scenes period, especially those that focus on the sexiness of the female characters. Heck, I don’t even enjoy male fanservice very much (not that it’s very common), but I can appreciate all fanservice when it is done tastefully or it has some relevance to the plot or humor. This, however, does not qualify under any of those conditions and comes off as sleezy and cringe-worthy. (The story is about girls who fight against aliens, so why am I getting a close up of this girl’s crotch?!)

    It’s a shame, because the manga and the anime do have an interesting premise, and I like this “old style” animation (the solid look ensures more continuous quality in my book, as opposed to the morphed in between frames of anime such as K-ON!), but I just cannot stop rolling my eyes at the fact that Satellizer’s boobs are LITERALLY bigger than her face. (Don’t those things get in the way?! Here’s a secret, NO GIRL WANTS BOOBS THAT BIG. I’m waiting for one to get cut off mid battle.) And even if I could manage to get past the obnoxiousness that are these character designs (does Satellizer ACTUALLY have an altered uniform just to ensure her boobs get some limelight?), it’s not like I could convince anybody to watch this show or talk about it in the real world.

    Well, I tried. -_- No hate towards people who like this show, it’s just that sometimes it’s too much.

    • January 10, 2011 at 4:07 amSam

      i for one fully agree with this post.

    • January 10, 2011 at 9:35 amGermanguy

      well…
      Show Spoiler ▼

    • January 12, 2011 at 7:56 amZnail

      Well, obviously so isn’t this series aimed at girls who get offended by seeing fan service. Although it is possible for you to still watch this if you like as the censored version eliminates almost all the fan service and is shown in 16:9 to boot. I don’t see why you would make yourself watch the uncensored version if you know it will bother you.

      I think your secret is a bit off as there are quite a lot of girls willing to pay hard cash to get boobs like that. But it’s not that rare to see boobs that large of the natural variety either. I have even seen boobs ten times as large, those was not pretty btw, so it kind of boggles my mind when people claim that boobs like are unreal. It might make most girls feel inadequate but I find it far better then the other end of the spectrum when girls looking like 10 year old are supposed to appeal to grown men.

    • January 12, 2011 at 11:06 amDivine

      A well-stated opinion of the series, regardless of whether I agree with it or not. A lot of people could learn from innerchihiro’s example before commenting about something they find disagreeable (in any series).

  • January 10, 2011 at 11:24 amsealouse

    Why would they fight each other if the enemy is some big alien thing? Does not compute.

  • January 10, 2011 at 6:36 pmpingpong

    oh boy i’ve been waiting for this for a long time