Finally sat down and watched this series. It was alright, I thought there was too much crying and not enough Robot smashing alien invaders.
but man "Welcome Back" got me right in the feels
The crying contextualizes the space battles, and the battles are short and spaced out well enough that when they do happen they're never dull for a moment.
Even if you don't appreciate the storytelling I don't think that anybody can deny the 10/10 aesthetics. Everyone loves the animation but I think that the score's just as great.
One of my favourite anime moments of all time to be quite honest with y'all.
>too much crying and not enough Robot smashing alien invaders.
Fucken oath. I would go as far as to say the first 3.5 episodes are pretty shit. Now the rest of it is pretty great, but a 6 episode show with 3 bad episodes is a mediocre show.
I don't know how anyone can like Noriko as a character either. She's a useless crybaby up until she is given an invincible super robo. Yet she is hailed as a 'badass' here in /m/-land. It's like people just forget the events of the first 3 and a half episodes.
Anon, you do not appreciate the journey.
Simon was a whiny piece of shit for a while too, then he manned the fuck up.
If he had not lived in the most perverse possible universe he might have inhabited, or one well down the scale towards this point, he might have too.
But he didn't and everything was horrible, such is Life as Shinji.
>Show is about two Japanese high school girls
>One of them lost her dad and developed a complex about it, is hated by everyone, is all but forced to become humanity's last hope due to nepotism when even she thinks she can't do it, and time dilation destroys any relation she has to the rest of the world
>The other is a constantly driven moody genius who represses everything and is losing the only person she's ever loved to space AIDS
>Whole point of the story is that this seemingly invincible autistic ace is still a frail little girl and the awkward dumb girl has to grow up in spite of her pain to become the savior everyone needs her to be and the struggle they face before they become the heroes everyone has made them
>"why do they cry so much guys jeez"
For me, it lacked focus, didn't give enough information to the audience (there were a lot stuff I had to watch twice to pick up on), had weird pacing, and ultimately felt more in the vain of FLCL than Gunbuster. There was still good stuff in it, like the twist on the whole role model set up established in Gunbuster, and it being so different can be seen as a plus since a straight up rehash would be boring, but the unfocused nature of the overall product really hurts it in comparison to the simplicity of Gunbuster.
>implying i don't know what character faults and character development is
It shouldn't take 4 episodes for the headline robot to show up.
how often will i have to explain
it's a sports anime trope
kouchi sensed noriko's potential the same way any sports anime coach senses the MC's potential in the first episode
hell the first episode was such an obvious homage to ace wo nerae i just don't see how nobody understands this