Dec 30 2011 09:40 PM
I'm gonna give my 2 cents on this movie series. I watched the first 4 movies in one go about 2 weeks ago, the first 3 movies I rated 8/10 but the 4th movie I rated 9/10 on MAL.
I just finished watching the last 2 movies because I wanted to finish this series before the end of this year and I scored both movies a 8/10 on MAL.
Okay...now above is just what I did after watching them. I've heard about this series via the manga and about it getting movies and stuff, at the time I wasn't interested in reading the manga and after watching the movies, I'm still not too bothered about reading the manga. I do like some of the characters like Rygart, Zess, Gram the Owl, Cleo and Sigyn (who's super crazy hot.....OMG just look at those oppai, she even dresses seductively) so perhaps in the future I might pick up the manga to see how much of the final movie was faithful to the manga.
Anyways, I thought the story was okay, the characters were kinda "meh" but none of them really stood out apart from the female characters with huge oppai, which to be honest is a bad thing when a story needs to rely on ecchi to get the war story across to the audience, I know they didn't use it much but the story could have had more of an edge, it kinda felt lame at times.
The music for this series was one of the pluses as well as the excellent animation that was delivered. Excellent production in that respect.
Overall, this series could have been better but since it was very faithful to the source material....the manga needs to up its game. The series borders between a rating of 7/10 and 8/10 for me but for now I shall give it a rating of 8/10