I’ll make this quick.
- The setting is modern but some elements seem anachronistic: the blue-uniformed soldiers (Who don’t wear helmets), a wall (as if that’s going to stop robots), and generals who seem to be stuck in the 19th century.
- The main character’s unit is quite gender-diverse. There’s a female commander, a female squad leader, and even female mechanics. They’re also more than just pretty faces, which is A Good Thing.
- The other major female character who isn’t a soldier seems to have motivations of her own. She’s definitely serious at her job and might get headhunted by Anaheim Electronics in the near future.
- The good guys’ mechs look like Wanzers from Front Mission. They even have cockpits that look straight out of the 90s. I dig the shoulder cannons. The opposing faction’s mechs look straight out of Code Geass: Akito of the Exiled. You know what I’m talking about. Thankfully there’s no rollerblading… for now.
- I really like that scene where the main character tries to punch the enemy and misses because he was compensating for his old mech’s feedback. Whoever this director is, he gets mechs.
- The Argevollen’s biggest strength may not be firepower, but handling. Which is how I would like it.
- It’s a straight-laced, unpretentious war story. We don’t have enough of these nowadays. I hope this show stays grounded.