TL;DR First Impression
Aldnoah.Zero (Japanese: アルドノア・ゼロ Hepburn: Arudonoa Zero), stylized as ΛLDNOΛH.ZERO, is a television and print series created by Olympus Knights and A-1 Pictures.
Some of the early dialogs were a bit weird. For example, a princess of an advanced civilization that’s colonized Mars asked why the sky is blue on Earth. You would think she would have learned about this from science.
The animation is a higher production than your typical TV series. The episode started out a slow at first, with lots of expositions along the way. However, it quickly ramped up to 11 at the end of the episode.
We are introduced to many characters in this episode as a herald to what to come is what I assumed. What will be the role of these actors? Normally, my first impression is restricted to the first episode but the show got me invested to see what happened next.
The opening theme song was “heavenly blue” performed by Kalafina, The ending theme song was “A/Z” performed by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki. The intro was very well done and got me pumped for the series. I would rate the intro with a 9/10 and the outro with a 6/10. Both the opening and closing themes are very catchy.
War had broken out but some of these students act rather relaxed about it as if it’s just another day. It is still unclear if there is a main protagonist or if this is an ensemble cast. Overall, I am impressed and will definitely watch the rest of the season.
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