Busou Shinki Moon Angel ONA

(5-minute episodes)

What’s it about ?

10-centimeter-tall mecha-musume fighting each other.


This series doesn’t even bother naming its main characters. I know screentime’s at a premium, but come on !

Anyway, our protagonist is a white-clad living action figure who escapes from a lab (and from the pursuit of a black-clad counterpart). Wounded, she’s eventually discovered by a loner grade-school kid.

Production Values

I was pleasantly surprised. Those 5-minute web-thingies are usually on the lower end of budget ranges, but this actually looks quite good. The fight scenes are very well animated, and much lower on fanservice than you’d expect.

What did I think of it ?

Well, it’s the first 5-minute webseries from the last couple of years that I’m considering watching on the strength of its first episode. (Fireball Charming doesn’t count.) I’m especially impressed by the pacing : none of it feels rushed, in many ways this feels like a proper anime series… but it’s still a complete chunk of story despite its short length.

It’s not particularly original, but it seems to have the potential to be fun, without outstaying its welcome. I’m cautiously optimistic about this one.

via [In which I review] New anime, Fall 2011.

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I've been kinda blogging about anime for years... but mostly on forums (such as RPG.net's Tangency) and other sites. This site is an archive for all that stuff, just in case.

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