Yesterday evening I finished the 24 episode anime Heavy Object, based on the light novel`s of the same name.
Now, to me this was one of those typical `pleasantly suprised` series, as I didn`t know anything about it bar the promo picture with a big mech on it, so of course I had to follow it ;-)
n the future, the development of massive war machines called Objects
have rendered conventional warfare and even tactical nuclear weapons
seemingly obsolete. As a consequence of this military upheaval, all of
the nations of the world have fractured into four coalitions which
constantly wage war on each other; the "Legitimate Kingdom", focused on
tradition; the "Capitalist Corporation"(in the anime the "Capitalist
Enterprise"), which values profit; the "Information Alliance"(in the
anime the "Intelligence Union"), focused on knowledge; and the "Faith
Organization", which values religion above everything else.
However, this all changes when two regular soldiers from the
Legitimate Kingdom, Qwenthur Barbotage and Havia Winchell, use their
smarts and ingenuity to destroy the "Water Strider" Object of the Faith
Organization all by themselves. Having proven that Objects created by
man can also be destroyed by man, Qwenthur and Havia are thrown into a
new world of harrowing adventures and dangerous suicide missions
while together with Qwenthur befriending and saving the Legitimate
Kingdom's elite Melinda Brantini, of the Object the "Baby Magnum".
A funny series with some very nice action sequences, the series actually focusses less on the Baby Magnum, but on the (often hormone driven) interaction between the two young soldiers and their commander, Frolaytia. Or "Titan Tits" as they call her, which in one go explains the tone of the series.
The cool thing about the series is that it isn`t compromised of mostly 24 short episodes, but that each episode is a part of short `operations` usually spanning 2 or 3 episodes. That way, they could lengthen the stories without having to resort to swift cut offs because the 22 minutes are up. This also helps in the character development of the two protagonists, and show them doing `none combat stuff` (like trading erotic magazines between each other) without having to resort to "filler" episodes.
Rating: 7 / 10
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