Limeiro Senkitan anime review

Limeiro Senkitan anime review
Around the the 37th year of the Meiji Era (1904) in the midst of the Russo-Japanese war, the small Japanese army, in need of assistance, uses its special flying (thanks to a benevolent demon) ship, the Amanohara, to attack Russia's major base at Port Arthur (Lushun). Umakai Shintaro, a Russian diplomat originally from Japan, defects and goes to Sapporo to teach at a girls academy. However, that girls academy is not typical - it is on board the Amanohara, and the five girls Shintaro teaches are known as the Raimu Unit - girls with the ability to summon powerful beings to fight for them. Shintaro eventually becomes their teacher and general in battle, and so the six embark on a weird and excessively erotic journey, as Shintaro helps the girls overcome their weaknesses, become stronger for the final stand at Lushun, and also understand the motives of the "Russian Spiritual Corps" that assist the opponent, which, unfortunately, has one member whom Shintaro knew well.

This anime must be one of the doinkiest I've ever seen! It even tops Rizelmine in doinkiness!

And here are some reasons why Lime-Iro Senkitan is so doinky:

1. The characters, especially the young female pilots, are unlikable and in the pilots' cases, also ditzy and trying to act as "cute" as possible (aka: annoying).

2. The plot is unbelievable and doinks up history. I could not buy that the Russians could have sided with an Unknown Malevolent Force (TM) that gave them mecha. Especially since I don't think one could produce mecha in the 19th century anyhow.

3. The fan service. Oh please, the fan service. Panty shots galore. Really, the only two words you need to sum up this anime are "panty shots". That and the commander of the panty-shotees (or Young Female Pilots (TM) if you prefer), happens to enjoy sleeping with them. This is doinky, because the panty-shotees range in age from ten to sixteen. Minors. Sleeping with commander. Sick. Doinky. Revolting.

3. The music is also doinky, and as "kawaii" as you can imagine it to be. It is not the good "kawaii" present in the Azumanga Daioh opening theme or the Tokyo Mew Mew ending theme, but the repugnant, sugary sweet "kawaii" present in every Wedding Peach OP and ED.

4. Do you want to be an alternate history mecha epic, or an ecchi comedy? There are scenes featuring panty shots and fan service galore, which are immediately followed by the panty-shotees engaging in serious mecha battles with the Russians. And it seems that this anime cannot make up its mind on which route to take.

Indeed, the only non-doinky thing in Lime-Iro Senkitan is the animation, which is very colorful and bright but cannot make up for the doinkiness present in it.

All and all, DO NOT WATCH LIME-IRO SENKITAN!!! This has been a public service announcement from doinkies.

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