it's basically Water world meets Blue Comet SPT Layzner(Mainly with the chamber mech and Ledo being a stoic space man like Eiji asuka)
The only thing I like about it is just Chamber, since he's the only good character, where everyone else is a snore or annoying.
Why Ledo is such a faggot? I would totally destroy Saaya 24/7 and repopulate the earth
Did you go into it expecting Starship Troopers?
Because its a good show, but its not going to be what you want if what you came here for was Another Space War Anime.
> inb4 greentext replies quoting my post disagreeing that it is a good show without giving any reason why
It's not a good show. A bunch of nothing happens, then there's a "shocking" twist, which is soon forgotten because they realized that the show had no antagonist so one is swiftly introduced and becomes the focus for the final stretch.
Chamber really is the only cool thing in this. And the girls were cute I guess. The character designer is literally a porn artist so you can go fap to his other works if you like.
First episode and all the space combat in it were top notch. Best part of the whole series. Also, you may not agree, but plot was great. Butcher delivered. I really, really liked it. And setting is interesting too, it's not "just water world". OVAs, which could've been absolutely useless and irrelevant, because no chamber, actually reveal more about the world. And, again, that was great, worldbuilding!
I wish it focused more on that, and not as much on tanned girls, designed by famous doujin artist.
Oh, and great OST.
I bet you are the sort of person that gets upset that Evangelion keeps focusing on Shinji instead of cool robots doing cool robot things.
Gargantia is about Ledo being freed of his Alliance indoctrinated mindset after having his worldview and beliefs challenged and realizing that alternatives exist. Everything in the show exists to further that growth and narrative.
The twist isn't supposed to be shocking to us. You know something is up as soon as you realize that there is a human research installation at the heart of whalesquid territory. What is important is that this is totally world shattering for Ledo, because it means that everything he has been told about the nature of the war was a lie. His job has always been to protect humanity, and the enemy is revealed to be humans as well. Or, at the very least, far closer to human than he had ever cared to imagine.
The belief that there are approaches to conflict other than total annihilation of the opposing side, cooperation without iron fisted authority, seeing the enemy as something other than monsters to be exterminated... all of this is important to pushing Ledo towards distancing himself from the Alliance.
However, that isn't meaningful growth unless Ledo has to actually make the choice. If he never comes into contact with anything else Alliance related ever again, it doesn't fucking matter if he is on the team or not.
Kugel/Striker showing up for the final arc is absolutely vital to the story, because without it there can be no resolution to Ledo's arc. He has to be given the opportunity to accept or reject the Alliance way of life, not have that choice be made for him by a lack of agency enforced by insurmountable distance. And they could not have the Alliance itself show up either, because there is realistically nothing Ledo and Chamber possibly could have done to resist the overwhelming force of even a small Alliance convoy. Striker and her cult is literally the Alliance written small, a proxy for the Alliance that Ledo actually can reject without being immediately vaporized in the worlds most unsatisfying anticlimax.
Its a tightly written story with basically no fat left on it. No episode is wasted, everything contributes to the finale.
It wasn't bad just because it wasn't pro-military space war lightshows for 13 episodes.
I liked Gargantia because it gave a really good response to the underlying issues of fascism, which, coming shortly after Attack on Titan got all the neo-Imperialists pumped up, was a good thing to see.
It was also fun to watch.
This is one of the best mecha shows in years, but it gets so much trolling that fans don't even bother anymore.
Hilarious, since those exact points have always been trolls' go-to insults.
Yeah, I think that's what threw a lot of people. Anyone who watched the show waiting for a return to space war ended up seriously disappointed, because that's not the show it is.
>This is one of the best mecha shows in years