Cross Ange First Impressions (1): Let’s not comment on that last scene

[Commie] Cross Ange - Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo - 01 [2C643122].mkv_snapshot_02.57_[2014.10.08_07.05.18]

I’ve always had a soft spot for mobile suits that can transform between a mobile suit mode and a flight mode. The story is a familiar setup of the princess, Ange, who falls from grace after she is discovered to be a Norma, humans that can disrupt mana. They made this “twist” pretty obvious with her excessive racism toward the Norma child on the street in the beginning of the episode. She is brought to an island with a bunch of other Norma girls who are tasked with fighting dragons…for whatever reason. They’re going to have to explain that one…why do dragons factor into the picture?

[Commie] Cross Ange - Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo - 01 [2C643122].mkv_snapshot_14.12_[2014.10.08_07.05.57]

I can get behind the opening song for this show. It’s not super stellar, but it’s alright. The visual aspect of the opening song is pretty suspect, though, including one part that reminded me a lot of Gundam Seed Destiny (Commie seems to have had some fun with that scene as well). Was it just me or did the soundtrack seem a bit off in some parts of the episode? There was a song that seemed to have a vocal part playing during the lacrosse game…it felt strange hearing that when they’re just standing around talking about the game. A lot of the scenes in this episode were just sketchy to me…I’m having a hard time staying convinced to continue covering this. I’ll probably be choosing between this and Gundam Reconguista.

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