Aldnoah.Zero

Plot: When the princess of Mars comes to Earth on a diplomatic mission, chaos breaks loose: in what appears to be an act of terror, the princess and her escort are attacked. Believing that the princess is dead, Mars ruthlessly attacks Earth with their Aldnoah drive-powered mechs-- leaving Earth's defenses terribly outmatched. Raw recruit Inaho and his friends are forced into the fighting to protect civilians, and when they come under attack by one of the Martian aristocrats, the kids discover that the Martian princess is still alive. (B+)

Characters: Many of them are quite flat. (B-)

Art & Animation: A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: Sometimes overdone or has vocals that pull you out of the scene (A-)

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity

Other: The story is pretty much things we've seen, with a very political Gundam-esque war theme. The main character is extremely drab, the character I was rooting for is, frustratingly, mainly used as a whipping boy, and, even though the series showed promise, unfortunately... it doesn't get much better.

Overall Score: B+

Recommendation: 2/5

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