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Louie N23 Oct 2021 7:00 p.m. PST

Ok I have to admit I am enjoying watching this little series.

YouTube link

I will say the English voice acting is HORRIBLE, the plot forced, but the mehca and military artwork is the thing about anime that is great.

Enjoy

Stryderg23 Oct 2021 9:18 p.m. PST

Not a bad first episode. Thanks for the link.

emckinney23 Oct 2021 11:44 p.m. PST

I REALLY liked that the anti-mortar laser was invisible, instead of being a zappy-beam. Nice effect with it burning through the suit, as well.

The voice acting seemed intentionally bad. I mean, regardless of the script, the actors were obviously decent, but they were delivering their lines to sound as terrible as possible.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2021 11:09 a.m. PST

Look forward to watching later tonight.

Louie N25 Oct 2021 9:27 a.m. PST

Warning some weird episodes follow.

The last one is a total Bleeped text ha ha moment of making fun of the genre.

alexpainter30 Oct 2021 5:50 a.m. PST

I watched the whole series, the 2nd episode was really absurd, a bunch of UNARMOURED guys owerhelm an US mechanized force, only with some RPG? They really overstimate these machines' capacities, they aren't more protected than an ordinary grunt, and MORE visible.They could be useful, working with infantry support, on more hostiles environments, such as Urban or mountain, but reputing them a game changer is really a stretch.The story , otherwise, was interesting.

Louie N07 Nov 2021 6:04 p.m. PST

As I said very forced plot. =)

In the Episode 2 I believe the walkers were launching themselves onto the tanks and they had large land mines strapped to them. They bailed from the walkers and mines exploded.

I looked up the cost of limestone and at $30 USD bucks a ton and if life is cheap they can make stronger grunt. It would have been cool to have some carry 100mm recoiless rifles.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa09 Dec 2021 12:45 p.m. PST

Thanks for that.

Watched 1-3, though seemingly YouTube offered them up in a different order to everyone else here, as a distraction while I exercised my dodgy shoulder.

The voice acting is definitely a bit strained and the dialogue is ropy in places. I ended up with subtitles for non-apparent reason and weirdly the dialogue on those fluctuated between worse than and better than the spoken word!

Seems to borrow from many, many places the S American jungle drop seemed straight out of Patlabour film IIRC. The US expeditionary force getting gubbed in southern Africa by a paradigm shift in warfare is part of at least one book I've read and seems like a bit of a trope. The mysterious aliens handing over tech for seemingly little or no reason or cost is definitely one.

The one thing I did think watching the S. American episode was that the human tech, the drones and such, already seemed strangely dated.

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