Godannar anime review

Godannar anime review
Five years ago, while battling an alien force known as the "Mimesis," Dannar pilot Goh Saruwatari first met Anna Aoi. Today, on the day of their wedding, the ceremony is interrupted when the Mimesis strike again. As Goh struggles in his battle against the alien threat, Anna stumbles upon a top secret robot known as the "Neo-Okusaer" and uses it as a last-resort to save her fiancee. At that moment, Dannar and Neo-Okusaer merge to become the mighty robot "Godannar."

And I don't think there's an anime girl who've ever made a better first impression than that. Granted, since she is no more than 17 years old, I was rather puzzled that she married someone she was rescued by when she was a mere twelve. Nevertheless, I wasn't about to let something like that sidetrack me.

I should probably explain that the reason I decided to watch this show is that I saw a commercial or trailer for it at the end of the last episode of the Divergence Eve digisub. I noticed that the whole thing looked like an early 80's throwback show as far as mecha design and such went, and even though I don't really much care for mecha shows, I was curious. I do suspect the character designer of Divergence Eve to have a hand in the creation of THIS series, because just about all of the women (save for one aged around 12 or so) sport excessively large breasts. (I guess puberty must be hell on the women from that parallel dimension of the planet Earth.) It does lend itself to some amusing scenes at times, tough. For instance, every time you hear a cellphone ringing, you would then be treated to Anna's mother plunging her hand into her rather excessive cleavage, fishing out her phone and answering the call.

But even outside of the early 80's throwback style, this show does have a rather nice and colorful art style and great animation to boot. The mecha designs are rather nice, and said 80's style gives it a distinct flair I can't remember seeing anywhere else. (Although I would have to admit I haven't really seen much of the sort anyway.) The intro song is no help in that matter, being a rather ridiculously over dramatic song about the team. I honestly don't know whether they're doing this for giggles or they are being serious about it. But it really helped me get into the spirit of this show.

But unfortunately, as the show progresses, this was not to hold up.

It was made all the worse too, since the beginning showed itself to be so promising. But, with the character introductions out of the way, the show was steadily declining to the general "fight of the episode" show. Outside of Go's previous wife, Milla, being brought back to life due to mysterious circumstances (but with the mentality of a newborn child), which, again, offered nothing but an opportunity for Anna to start doubting her relationship -- her MARRIAGE -- to Go. This, again, led to lots of unnecessary angst on her behalf.

In the end, as I watched the last few episodes of this season, I grew tired of the show. With the continuing fighting, I found it hard to maintain interest in seeing more of it, or waiting for more episodes. I suppose it's always possible for the show to get better in the second season again. In fact, I hope it does. For now, though, I'm putting it to the side. If the demand is there, I may view the second season and review that. In the mean time, I will be putting my efforts at other shows.

So, here's for a show that started out rather well, and will hopefully be ending on the same note.

Better than review, is a Trailer video of: Godannar. Watch it now:
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