Suisei no Gargantia Episode 1 [First Impression]


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4 Responses

  1. Wanderer says:


    PS: If Urobuchi turns over a new leaf and totally doesn’t turn this into a slaughter, I’m going to have to have words with him about why he couldn’t have turned over that leaf before he permanently scarred my soul with Madoka instad.

    • Eva says:

      I wouldn’t mind if he doesn’t end up doing his usual character slaughter. However given the circumstances of this story and how it kicked off- characters, and likely our eventual favorites are bound to die. TT^TT

      • Wanderer_YS says:

        Well, I don’t see how he’ll be killing anyone soon, at least before the aliens reaches earth.

        I like Chamber, and how Urobochi plays with its lines. It spoke in such a normal tone while what it spoke made me laugh right out. Lucky I wasn’t drinking anything during its translation of a common English swear word, and how that made Ledo mistaken these people to be savages.

        Story wise, Urobochi did a much better job than…erm….cough….the other mecha anime this season, in terms of background and character (at least the main protagonist).

        I don’t think there was a time warp though. There’s definitely a space warp, but I don’t think time has shifted.

        From what I can gather solely based on the first episode, it seems like the human galactic alliance is trying its best to breed the best pilots so that they can win the war against the alien race, hence the reproduction chat before the battle. Well, surviving that long and being a seasoned space pilot, the higher ups must have wanted to have more soldiers like Ledo (through reproduction, hopefully that doesn’t get stuck in my head argh). I guess this does explain the similar hair colors among the soldiers (other than being lazy) because a lot of them probably have similar genes through this space combat survival of the fittest relationship they have with the aliens.

      • zztop says:

        Naruko Hanaharu did the character designs. He(She?)’s an erotic manga artist. I suppose it explains Ensign Red’s bodyhugging spacesuit.

        Here’s a sample of Hanaharu-san’s work:

        Taro Iwashiro did the music, which is MAGNIFICENT. It’s very epic cinematic, like something from Hollywood!!

        He’s done the soundtrack for John Woo’s historical Chinese epic Red Cliff 1 & 2:

        The composition for Suisei sounds quite similar to Red Cliff’s in some parts.

        Compare The opening of ep 1 with these:

        And the 2nd part with Red’s escape with Amy with this:

        With that, enjoy!!Let me know what you think!