COMIC A7 Review - Kiddy Grade

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    GONZO/Fuji TV/Kadokawa Video, 2002-2003
    US Distributor Pending.
    Directed by Keiji Gotoh (Gare Keepers, Martian Successor Nadesico).
    Not Rated. Contains graphic violence, slight nudity and suggestive HLA.

    by areaseven - http://areaseven.net/

    S.C. 0328 - hundreds of years into the future, mankind has expanded its population on several terraformed planets across the galaxy. But throughout the advancement of human colonization, crime, war and economic unrest still plague many areas. To solve these problems and keep them on check, the Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT) was formed. Among their ranks are Eclair and Lumiere - two of GOTT's top agents. Don't let their age fool you - Eclair is gifted with super-physical abilities and an unusual weapon made out of her lipstick. Lumiere has hands that are capable of controlling or disarming any mechanical or electronic device within reach. Together, they are an unstoppable force to recon with in space.

    "Under the authority of GOTT E.S.-members, we will charge all of you as interstellar criminals. Director, I request a warrant for an arrest."

    Story: A-
    In a nutshell, Kiddy Grade is Star Wars meets Outlaw Star with a touch of shojo to it. There's a lot of wit and suspense in the storylines and the show's heroines really grow on you.

    Animation: A+
    Damn, Eclair is so hot. Keiji Goto and Megumi Kadonosono's (Martian Successor Nadesico, Vampire Princess Miyu TV) character designs are lively and fluid, as is GONZO's overdose of digital 2D/3D eye candy. Next to Sento Yosei Yukikaze, Kiddy Grade is GONZO's best when it comes to visual quality.

    Soundtrack: A
    Shiro Hamaguchi's (Ah! My Goddess: The Movie) techno/orchestral score really sets the mood in many of the action sequences. Adding to the flavor are the upbeat opening ("Mirai no Kioku" by Yuka) and ending ("Future" by Little Viking) themes.

    Cast
    Kiddy Grade features Ryoko Nagata (Joan in Rune Soldier, Cynthia in Heat Guy J) as Eclair, Aya Hirano (Momo in Tenshi no Shippo) as Lumiere, Gou Aoba (Guin in Turn-A Gundam, Green in Brain Powered) as Armburst, Mika Doi (Misa in Macross, Houquet in Genesis Climber Mospeada) as Eclipse, Kaori Mizuhashi (Shiori in Inu-Yasha, Pepper in Tiny Snow Fairy Sugar) as Mercredi, Kikuko Inoue (Belldandy in Ah! My Goddess, Mizuho in Please Teacher!) as Alfr, Omi Minami (Hyatt in Excel Saga, Ruri in Nadesico) as Dvergr, Natsuko Kuwatani (Kanako in Love Hina Again) as Tweedle Dee, Jun Fukuyama (Toga in Chojushin Gravion, Kotaro in Angelic Layer) as Tweedle Dum, Ai Tokunaga (Vivian in Heat Guy J) as Viola, Nobuo Tobita (Camille in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Aoshima in Ah! My Goddess) as Sinistra, Hirotaka Suzuoki (Bright Noah in Mobile Suit Gundam, Kuno in Ranma 1/2) as Dextera, Akira Ishida (Kaworu in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Athrun in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED) as Anoh, Tetsu Inada as Eioh, Ikue Kimura (Ryoko in Real Bout High School) as Ricky, and Norio Wakamoto (Coach in Gunbuster, Vicious in Cowboy Bebop) as Shuvaria.

    The Bottom Line
    Undoubtedly one of GONZO's best titles, Kiddy Grade is a must-buy anime series.
     
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    this might be my next series to watch after Gundam Seed. it's not licensed in the US yet eh? any BT sites? or should I just look for it on DC++?
     
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    look on DC++, it ended awhile ago, VERY good series.
     
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    Eclair looks like Naru :wackit: :o
     
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    This just in, FUNimation has liscensed Kiddy Grade for release in North America.

    Should we be scared?

    How did they do with Fruits Basket and Blue Gender? Anyone know?
     
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    they did excellent jobs on both, both had great dvd reviews.
     
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    I've enjoyed what I've seen so far of the series.
     
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    I'm not really into it either. it is entertaining but it just doesn't do anythjing for me. I'd rather watch DNAngel or Naruto.


    but Eclair is HOT! :o
     
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    doesn't realy get good until ep 11
     
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    Only person i know that hated it. :dunno:
     
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    yea the beginning was kinda bland with the character intros and what not. i really started to enjoy it when it first made me go "wait, wtf just happened here??"
     
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    yah it gets realy good after that. new favorite show :o
     
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    love how after ep11 all the little shit that happened before that makes sense.
     
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    Mage is back. :bigthumb:
     
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    but... but... the panty shots!
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    I searched for Kiddy Grade in Google.

    Fan service galore. :o
     
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    just finished it. and it was bleh. I'm not gonna give spoilers, but both the story and plot twists are very force ruining the flow of any possible character development.

    it is entertaining, I give it that, however too much fan service.

    but eclair is HOT!!! :o


    and everytime I hear Lumiere or Eclair say Tweedledee or Tweedledum makes me laugh. it's something about their Japanese accents :big grin:
     
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    wait... is it just me, or did that collection just double in size? :eek:
     
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    I think I spy some hentai in that collection as well. :squint:
     

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