When Hibiki Tokai accepts a dare to steal the vanguard mecha he helped produce, he becomes involved in a story much
greater than the conflict of men versus women in the Mejere system. Interacting with the strange reactor/energy unit
called the Pexis, he and three Mejere pilots of the starship Nirvana become the only warning of the impending attack of
a race of machines on their home solar system.
Overall it was a nice 26-episode series, but there are a few things that bug me. First is the fact that they had to name the second half of the series "The Second Stage". When companies do that, it gives the misinterpretation that its a second season that has a time jump. There was no time jump here, it picks up where episode 13 ends. Another issue is that the character development is rather slow. Because of this slow development it makes some of the episodes you watch feel extremely stand alone. I mean the episodes connect to each other, but with slow development in the characters it feels as if you're watching each episode as if it was seperate from the story. Once the characters show signs of change does the series really feel like its one big story.
Vandread is one of those series that you would use to fill in some free time. The selling point of the series probably comes from it's material and visual effects. There's ecchi here and there accompanied by non-stop comedy/action. All and all, it is just pure fun. As for the plot, it wasn't what I would call ingenius but the story does have a few twists. The characters do in fact change throughout the story and you can certainly tell. Though, most of the core aspects and lessons that the series has to offer probably won't feel like anything that hasn't been done before in other anime series. There are times when it feels shallow and times when it feels genuine. Still, to me, Vandread had its own way of entertaining its viewers.NeoNirvana rated 6.75:
Vandread is in no way centered around the main male character Hibiki or his Orbital-Frame ripoff mech. Don't be fooled, Vandread is about boobs and booty and "alternative" pride. Not that that's a bad thing, don't get me wrong.zegesbar79 rated 6.75:
Vandread is in no way centered around the main male character or his Orbital-Frame ripoff mech. Don't be fooled, Vandread is about boobs and booty and "alternative" pride. Not that that's a bad thing, don't get me wrong.