July 09, 2016

Ange Vierge -- ep 01

I'm going to hold off on a real post about this, so just a quickie for now.

It's about ⅓ Strike Witches, ⅓ Petite Princess Yucie, and ⅓ Pokemon, with lots and lots of nudity. About half the first episode was spent in bath scenes, all heavily censored with fog and rays of light, this being the MX version of the show. But it's also running on AT-X, so I'm going to wait until that shows up, if it does.

It's got a good voice cast, as it turns out. The basic concept: there are five worlds in five universes. One day something happened and opened a portal between the five worlds. At the same time it gave special powers some high school girls on each of the worlds. They've all collected together to fight a mysterious enemy called Neuroi Oroboros. It seems like the Oroboros opened the gateways, and there seems to be a tendency for all the worlds to eventually merge, which will destroy them all.

There are two kinds of girls involved in this fight. First are "Progress", front line girls who actually engage in combat. Then there are "Alpha Drivers", who sit in the rear and bond with the Progress, giving them power boosts.

Which is to say that this is based on a collectible card game and the Progress are cards and the Alpha Driver is the player. In our case our Driver is Amane and she has five Progress working for her, one from each of the worlds.

So more on this after the AT-X version of the show appears.

UPDATE: I might have known that Fapservice would be all over this (NSFW) and they say that it won't show up on AT-X for days, and it will still be censored. So I guess these are all Buy The BD's shots.

The most noteworthy thing for me was that Amane, the player surrogate, is voiced by Tamura Yukari, who does the voice of Nanoha Takamachi. She isn't actively trying to sound like Nanoha but she isn't trying not to, either, and it really does sound a lot like Nanoha.

Anyway, to the extent that there is any kind of story beyond "Hey, cute girls flying around firing energy blasts!" it seems to be about Saya, the magical girl from Earth who is in Amane's team. But it isn't much of a story, I suspect, and this is mainly going to be about eye candy.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 02:23 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Fapservice makes it look like there's more pandering here (though maybe less outright sexual pandering) than in HxH.  The ATX version is out for that show, and it's definitely uncensored.  There's nowhere left to go except massive wardrobe malfunctions...

Posted by: ubu at July 10, 2016 01:17 PM (UlsdO)

2 Where did you see the AT-X version?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 10, 2016 01:38 PM (+rSRq)

3 Tokyo Toshan.. be aware I'm referencing HxH, not Ange Vierge.  Wasnt subbed, or I downloaded the raw by mistake.

Posted by: ubu at July 10, 2016 03:29 PM (UlsdO)

4

I was wondering, since Ange Vierge wasn't supposed to run on AT-X until next week some time.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 10, 2016 03:37 PM (+rSRq)

5 I'm not even slightly curious about HxH; the whole idea grosses me out. It grossed me out in Yumeria and all he did was touch the girls. It also grossed me out in Shinmai Maou no Testament, when it was a five-way orgy.

HxH isn't any better; I can do without it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 10, 2016 03:46 PM (+rSRq)

6 To each his own.  I'm not interested in card game adaptations; I was fast-forwarding KanColle within the first few minutes.  Then again, the refrigerator is strong with this one.

Posted by: ubu at July 10, 2016 05:26 PM (UlsdO)

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