Downloaded on a whim, mostly because someone on IRC I know who has a picky taste actually likes it. This show really didn’t catch much of the spotlight when it aired, eh.
So far, 5 episodes in, and I kinda like it. My first thought was, “Doesn’t this show seems somewhat similar to El Cazador?”. Even has the girl-with-gun part down. Thankfully though, while using a very archetypal plot with some archetypal characters, the show manages to avoid being too stereotypical and clichéd for me, and doesn’t seem to be a let down like El Cazador.
I kinda like Rita-hime, because while she is a bit naive towards the real world and sometimes gets rather sidetracked, she still manages to be able to kick some butt when she needs to and generally avoiding being a useless damsel-in-distress all the times. Kinda sucked for me when she had to cut her beautiful long hair, even though I understand she needed to do it. Maa~ I admit the short hair look is pretty okay And Mikako Takahashi’s voice helps a lot too. Always loved her voice, most especially when she plays characters of high social standing. Her voice has that graceful, soothing feeling to it, don’tcha think?
As for the other girl, Tina, she’s quite normal to me, nothing special actually. Kinda surprised me when I found out her seiyuu is Junko Takeuchi. Might be famous amongst certain circles, but first time hearing her voice for me, me thinks.
Cyrano the talking AI tank really caught me off-guard for a moment there, but thankfully they don’t seem to be intend on using him as a plot device much, given the ludicrous nature of having a talking, mini AI tank around. Doing nicely there as a retainer and luggage carrier. The fairy Sherry is also in the same position too.
Hope this series ends well for me.