This’ll be a fairly short review today but that’s more about my energy levels, rather than the show, which is a great watch, I reckon – and not in spite of how over-the-top it is, but precisely because of that fact 😀
Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen)
As a Trigun fan I was very curious about Blood Blockade Battlefront when I first heard about it; it’s a couple of years old now but I remember being excited back then – I was expecting action and Yasuhiro Nightow’s kinda zany humour, and I got ’em both!
If I had one criticism it’s that maybe Blood Blockade Battlefront falls down a little for me due to the way some plot threads are handled – there’s a lot left to the viewer to infer from knowledge that’s probably clear in the manga but seems absent from the anime.
Still, the purposefully flashy (and fun) other elements in the anime make up for anything I missed – like the battles, creature design, setting and bold characters – folks like Zapp, who is definitely over the top, but so many smaller players are memorable too. (And while my fav is probably Klaus, I do wish there was a little more screen time for others like Chain.)
I will definitely be seeking out the second series one day – but a quick warning, if you do watch this, be ready for Episode 6 which is far more sombre in tone than the rest of the season.
(Another thing I loved – the end credits theme song is pretty snappy, most folks seem to like it better than the intro from what I’ve read :D)