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Since Geass ended and Gundam00 started with its 'let's remove all of the awesome from our characters', I've been feeling a bit unethusiastic about new series.  But after this.. asdfljslfjsalfkjslfkj.

Bokurano is a giant robot anime.  Let's get this fact out of the way first.  But it's hardly typical.  The robot is slow and clunky and the cockpit is made up of very ordinary chairs.  Chairs which set the stage for a Russian Roulette for fourteen (fifteen?) kids who signed a contract with a creepy old man in a cave, whose very last words are 'I'm sorry'.  Calling this a giant robot anime is like calling Code Geass a giant robot anime.  There are giant robots in it, but that's not what it's about at all.  And the animation is stunning and the sound and music are amazing - THE OPENING!  I haven't fallen in love with a series this fast since... well, since Code Geass.

And if that raving endorsement is not enough to move you, I must direct you to the fact that one of the principal characters is voiced by Minagawa Junko.  She may be better known to you as the voice of Echizen Ryoma.  Playing this moody bastard:

I LOVE HIM ALREADY!  And not just because of Minagawa's sultry tones.  *__*  He's a horrible, mean little prick to his sister, as anti-social as they come, is absolutely bleeding secret tragic background (actually I'm pretty sure all these kids are) and by the end of the second episode he's... well, I won't spoil things for you.

I am only halfway through this series (though I suspect that will only last a couple more days *waves farewell to sleep*), but I am so confident in it that it's even getting a tag.  :|


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Feb. 7th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec, I am SO checking this out!! asdaks;ldskl Minagawa Junko ~
Feb. 8th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
*___* YES, FALL VICTIM TO IT! I can't believe this series didn't fall onto the radar sooner. <3
Feb. 7th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
Feb. 7th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
there goes my bandwidth.
Feb. 8th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Hee. You will not regret it! :D
Feb. 8th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Feb. 8th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Feb. 8th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
♥♥♥ He is planning something I swear.
Feb. 8th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
D: episode three is Not Done Yet. :|
Feb. 10th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
I feel so emotionally cheated wasted. :\\

:P Just joking to an extent. Now I want to read fic of Yakuza!Ushiro who's the precious cold-hearted bouchan who's now in his father's stead, if the crazy apocalyptic thing didn't happen, if his mother never, y'know, and didn't go to, well, that place. Or, maybe she did, and somehow evil Yakuza got a hold of him and there is coincidentally a ruthless (big softie) who lost his son and needs an heir and respected his father found him and took custody of him from, well, whatever.

...I think too much. G'night.
Feb. 7th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Oh god, when I read the words of 'Minagawa Jumko' and 'bastard' in the same line, I JUST had to check it out! You're right, it isn't typical( just speeded through 10 episodes and fear that I'm not going to sleep tonight) and the OPENING! GWAH :/ It makes me want to cry every time. It's just as good as Code Geass--oh I hope I don't cry. Urgh.
Feb. 8th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
INORITE? ;_______; salfjkslafjljf

I'm torn between speeding through the rest and savouring it a couple of episodes a day.
Feb. 7th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
You had me at robot and cockpit is made up of very ordinary chairs. <3
Feb. 7th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
On another note, where can I find it? D=
Feb. 8th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)

You can find the torrent for the whole series on this page. :)
Feb. 8th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
*___* Ryoma's voice, eh?

I'm terribly tempted.

Too many recs, too little time! I'm trying Loveless right now. <3
Feb. 8th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Well, Loveless is certainly important to watch too. Hee, it seems almost impossible to catch up, sometimes isn't it? ^__^
Feb. 8th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Giant robot, you say? I have been looking for a new fandom... might have to give this one a try :3
Feb. 9th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
Yes, watch it! YOUR LIFE WILL BE CHANGED. :|
Feb. 9th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
Ah, but the big question: will I be able to cosplay from it? XDD;;

downloading now :3 I'll let you know how it pans out
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