Quick Review – Heroic Age

Oh, Heroic Age, I really wanted to like you. As for that image up there, it’s sadly the best sceencap I took of the show since my last entry on it. Sorry.

Music
Everything was decent, just not great. I don’t know what else to say; mediocrity is the hardest thing to write about.

Art/Animation
This went down the drain rather quickly and didn’t recover much. I suppose there’s not that much to recover when your characters are designed by Hisashi Hirai (whose style I hate with a burning passion), but the Nodos had at least some potential to look decent.

Story
I have two main complaints. 1) Why were the brothers alive? Their spaceship got blown up and pretty much every person blogging this show (all 2 or 3 of them) had a little party over the most annoying characters finally being killed off, but then they just miraculously reappeared a few episodes later. I don’t get it. 2) Everyone, meaning the different tribes, suddenly got all happy and friendly with each other, and I didn’t like it one bit. If it was that easy, it kind of makes all of the fighting pretty pointless. Pointless for the characters but also for the viewers having to watch it.
Other than that, I believe I’ve already voiced what else is wrong in the entry I’ve written about it: starting off with a super strong mecha which doesn’t get much stronger isn’t very exciting at all when your focus is on said mecha fighting things in pretty much the exact same way. I guess the nicest thing I can say is that the ending was well executed and the cliffhangers that (almost?) each episode ended on actually made me want to watch more.

Final Verdict
Heroic Age had the potential to be pretty awesome eye candy, but then it stopped being awesome and good-looking and turned completely average.
5/10

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