Anime Review: Aldnoah.Zero

Aldnoahzero

Summary:

In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission found a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Upon landing, astronauts discovered an enchanted utility later referred to as “Aldnoah,” giving the astronauts a status of superiority. Soon, many humans have relocated to Mars, and have adapted to the name “Martians.” After Princess Asseylum, a royal Martian princess, descends onto Earth in an attempt to create a treaty between both planets, a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.

General Information:

Type: TV
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 24 (12 Episodes Each)
Aired: S1: Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014, S2: Jan 11, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015
Producers: A-1 Pictures, TROYCA
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Review:

I became a fan after watching the first episode. Here are some facts about the anime:

– Original SoundTrack composer is Sawano Hiroyuki
– The main characters are voiced by: Hanae Natsuki (Inaho), Ono Kensho (Slaine), and Amamiya Sora (Asseylum)
Kobayashi Mika preformed one of the inserted anime songs BRE@TH//LESS
– The anime is Directed by Aoki Ei
– The creator of the anime is Urobuchi Gen

The Story of Aldnoah.Zero is about politics. Its a war between earth people and mars people. There was lots of betrayal there… to a point where I felt I was watching game of thrones. Inaho is my favorite character in the anime, he is very calm and very smart. I like the way he handles things. There is also Asseylum-Hime, she mars’ princess and she want to make peace with earth. Her attempt fail as she was betrayed by her own people. The anime is so well written that you would fall in love with all the characters. I loved how real the psychological struggles were. The technical struggles as well. The mars people are way more advance than the earth people so the mecha fights were hella amazing.

The music of the anime was incredible.  Its composed by Sawano Hiroyuki after all. He composed music for Ao no Exorcist, Kill la Kill, Shingeki no Kyojin, and Guilty Crown. My favorite songs from the soundtrack are aLIEz, MKaLIEz, Keep on Keeping on, and BRE@TH//LESS. I must say that the best anime soundtracks are by Sawano Hiroyuki.

The animation of the anime is done by A1-Pictures. They animated anime like Black Butler, Fairy Tail, Anohana, Sword Art Online, And Magi. So you can tell how gorgeous the animation is. The anime is directed by Aoki Ei. Some of his previous work is Ga-Rei: Zero, and Fate/Zero. I dig the directing of both anime. Aldnoah.Zero is just as amazingly directed. If this still doesn’t convince you that the anime is great. Go see for yourself.

Overall Rating: 9/10


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