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Hoshi no Umi no Amuri

Pinballs in space!

Oh wow, this was pretty awesome. Fully CGI animated with moe-moe designs, coupled with “ikinari yuri!?“, playing pinballs in space and very, very pretty effects, this show might prove itself as a real winner.

Kakyoin Amuri is blasted out in to space, but gets saved by an eyepatch girl who’s residing inside a black sphere called Uterus. The sphere is captured by some machines to a garbage dump named Galapagos. The police launch their elite task force to retrieve the sphere and the survivors before the machines open it up, but they get pwned.

The Uterus picks up another survivor, but all hope seems lost until Amuri spots her name on the briefcase that the new girl is holding when they accidentally kissed each other. Turns out it contains a special space suit, “Spora” that enhances her Adapter powers, which in her case is the ability of repulsion.

Hoshi no Umi no Amuri

Cue henshin sequence, and with the Spora, she plays a round of mega space pinball with a giant robot, using plasma balls. Seriously pretty. Not joking about the pinball parts too. Amuri finally pwns the robot with her powers, but shit hasn’t stopped hitting the fan as the air in the Uterus is all gone.

The show’s main concepts revolve around people called “Adapters” who seem to have interesting powers like Amuri’s Repulsion, china girl’s (Yunque “Suzu” Lin) Escape and eyepatch girl’s (Perrier “Perie” La Mer) Infiltration. Adapters also seem to have a certain tolerance for surviving in space w/o air.

There’s also interesting tech like air candies which seem to provide the user ability to breathe in space for a limited amount of time, and the Uterus, which seems to be semi-intangible as matter passes through it, possibly due to Perie’s power though.

The animation is pretty well done for CGI and manages to keep the “anime” feel to it, coupled up with some nice moe designs on the girls part, detailed designs for the Adapter effects and some really fluid animation all around. Makes me wonder how much they spent on buying time on the rendering farms.

The cast is pretty good, with Yui Makino taking the main lead and her voicing of Amuri is pretty well-done and she does a lot of the singing of the show, with a couple of nice songs from her. Amuri has all this cute “hauu~”‘s too that are kinda cute. Peri and Suzu haven’t said much themselves and their seiyuu’s aren’t known names for me. Noto Mamiko has a side part in this show though.

There’s also hints of yuri in this show…

Hoshi no Umi no Amuri

… more in a fanservice kinda way though. But it was funny how they kept repeating that kiss from about 5-6 different angles.

Looking forward to the next part. Hope it doesn’t take too long :)

9 Comments

  1. Endz Said,

    June 4, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

    OMG YURI IM SOLD

  2. rikchik Said,

    June 4, 2008 @ 10:03 pm

    Space candy that lets you breathe in space? Is that a deliberate swipe from Puri-Gorota?

  3. kaz3phyrous Said,

    June 4, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

    wow…
    thanx for the heads up…
    i’ll give this one a try…
    noto mamiko and makino yui is a big plus for me…

  4. DmonHiro Said,

    June 4, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

    What is this? Looks interesting

  5. Kherubim Said,

    June 4, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

    Is this sum spiral-powaa animu???

    I’m intrigued….

  6. Sasa Said,

    June 4, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

    These 5-6 angles sound incredibly silly, but this picture is so adorable O.o Why is it that I’ve never heard about this show before?

  7. LDC Said,

    June 5, 2008 @ 12:00 am

    Kuro, do you know if somebody subbing this?

  8. Azu Said,

    June 5, 2008 @ 12:38 am

    Eh wasn’t Amuri out since last year? Dunno if they were delayed or something… ‘s one of the things I wanted to watch since I’m a fan of MA@YA’s moe-3D works. (She brought you Love Death series and Time-Leap)

    You should’ve noted that this is an OVA…

    YACCHAOU YO~ eee Danceman

  9. Marmot Said,

    June 8, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

    OMG YURI IM SOLD

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