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Active Raid midway impression

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Isn’t ironic that the episode that they are mocking giant robots is better then a noraml episode because it has giant robots.

*This anime is about robot police…..that’s it.*

Do you know what really annoys me? Anime that think just having a premise will be enough to fill a series (You need meat!). Non of the characters are distinctive in anyway and you will find yourself fighting boredom as you try and get to the end of each episode (While watching episode 5 I had to put the “gatchaman crowds” theme in the background just to make the scene more tense).

I have many problems with this anime and a lot of different complications show up in multiple episodes.

e.g.

  • How can you make a joke about the price a giant robot fuel when this units police are constantly destroying parts of the city?
  • Why are military weapons being sold commercially to the public?
  • *A random building gets destroyed.* “Don’t worry everyone was evacuated” NO THEY WEREN’T!  There was no way of knowing that building was going to be destroyed in the commotion of battle.

The tone in the anime is too serious for a show with no urgency (there is a bad guy, but his actions haven’t really been much of a threat to the police).

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Fell-asleep watching active raid

It has been a long time since an anime has managed to send me to sleep.

*I will try get to the mid way tomorrow.* 

I think one of the problems with this anime is the name; my brain always goes to a can of raid before thinking about robot police.

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Active Raid first impression

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This anime is about a police force that keeps the city in order by fighting criminal mecha owners with there own specially designed mecha suits.

^_^ In a big change this anime presented its first episode as a tone setter for the rest of the season, this is a big contrast to many anime that like to force you straight into the story from the get go (There is nothing wrong with setting up the plot before activate the story).

You can tell that the people who were chosen for this project knew exactly what to do when presenting an anime of this genre.  I have an odd ability to be able to tell when someone has experience on directing particular types of anime based on what angle they choose to display a scene in and if they can give a show a soul of its own outside of the source martial (looked up the directer after the show and I was right).

Seeing as this is a mecha show I’m super glad that haven’t gone for the overly political angle that quite frankly sends me to sleep in 5 seconds. If I had one complaint it would be that this shows main lead mecha designs  look  way too close to “gatchaman” suits.

*T-o It’s odd when you have both “gatchaman” and “tank police” going though your head at the same time.*

I’m interested to see more purely based the energy this show is extruding.