I give it points on cute (if not somewhat twisted) shipping values between Adam and Eve~<3
Miken: While I did originally drop NEEDLESS, but I decided to give it a chance and managed to go through the entire series by the time the final episode came out. It never exceeded my expectations, which were relatively low, but it did serve as a fairly amusing typical Shounen series. Still, I wouldn’t really recommend this series unless I knew his/her niche was well within the boundaries of pointless fanservice and over the top action.
The backstory did turn out pretty good, I genuinely liked the flashbacks near the tail end of the series even though they totally blew off the flow since they just reached the top of the building and started to fight Arclight. Still, everything was completely predictable…
By the time the finale came, I gave up on being worried about the lack of logic in the series…More like by episode 2
As for characters, I did like Blade to a point, but most of it’s because of Takehito Koyasu and his amazingly powerful voice. Over time, I began to like Eve as well despite first writing her off as a failed humorous type of character. In fact, by the time she was “saved” from her mind control, I had actually started to like her quite a bit. On the other end of the spectrum, however, while Cruz did get a little backstory and depth to his character with finding out that his sister was actually working for Simeon and was the cause of the bloody carnage that was the first few minutes of the series, he really doesn’t go past being the “brains” of the party. I wanted to like him more, but there really wasn’t much of a character there to begin with. Then there’s also Uchida (I totally forgot his real name and I blame Eve), who doesn’t get any background whatsoever and fails horribly in battles. Half the time I forget he’s even there…As for Disc, while I did like her at first, she also dissolved into the background pretty quickly. I also took a liking to Seto and Solva, but there really wasn’t enough of them.
Best Big Sis EVAR? y/y
As for the villains, Arclight is more camp than threatening, Riru was just fanservice, Saten was cool for a little bit and the pretty girl brigade is just fanservice. When Aruka re-entered the plot, I developed a nice level of respect for her despite being quite unlike the loving character she was first introduced as.
Did you really expect any other kind of ending?
In the end, the series was wrapped up in a pretty generic way allowing for Arclight to be defeated with the power of cooperation! And then…Happy ending for (almost) everyone~ Yeah, it was a bit too ideal, but I can’t see this series ending any other way now that I think about it.