Due to humanity obtaining the data technology that has evolved to a great amount—called “Mana”—the human race is able to subjugate all wars, starvation, pollution, and other problems on Earth by using its power, which is similar to magic. Earth has obtained the utopia of complete peace and no wants.
First princess of the Misurugi Empire, Angelize. As with everyone else, she also had no wants or worries. She was celebrated by the people of the empire, and was supposed to wear the crown. However, she realizes the shocking truth that she is a Norma. “Norma”: An irregular existence that cannot use Mana, and are treated as heretics and as “things” rather than people. Having everything stolen from her, she was thrown away on a remote island where she endured living a life in hell .
What was waiting for her there was a fateful meeting with a group of Norma girls who know nothing but battle. The girls spend their days riding humanoid robot weapons called “Paramails” hunting giant dragons that have come from another dimension to invade. Having her name taken from her, what will soldier Ange see at the end of the fight? What can she believe in? What will she obtain? The story of a single girl’s fortitude starts now. (Source: ANN, edited)
Aired: Oct 5, 2014 to Mar 29, 2015
Producers: Sunrise, Starchild Records, Sentai Filmworks, Bandai Namco Live Creative
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Cross Ange is the perfect anime combo for me. It has Sexy Mecha, Female Mecha Pilots, and Yuri. Even if the anime had a bad plot it would still be my favorite. Thank god, the anime actually had a really great plot. The anime coves lots of topics and the highlight of those topics is racism. Cross Ange is about princess Angelise who’s very racist toward Normas only to discover that she is a Norma herself. Ange goes throw a denial phase, after that she develops so much as a character. Her prospective changed a lot. The anime had some great voice actors like: Tamura Yukari (Hilda), Mizuki Nana (Ange), Honda Takako (Jill), Miyano Mamoru (Tusk), and Horie Yui (Salako).
The thing I really liked is the music and songs in the anime. Towagatari is the song that activates Villkiss full potential which is a really good. There are 4 different types of Mecha in the show Para-mail, Ragna-mail, Ryuu-Shin-Ki, and Vilkiss. There are 6 pilots other than Ange. Each of the pilots have an interesting story. The show had great action Mecha vs. Dragons and Mecha vs. Mecha. The anime is very interesting if your into Mecha you should definitely watch it.
Overall Rating: 10/10
2 thoughts on “Anime Review: Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo”
I’m interested in checking this out even though I understand that the first episode ends on a distressing note.
You should really watch it! The first episode was interesting