This next anime is best described as a “take it or leave it” kind of show. I will elaborate as best as I can in my Ange Vierge G-View.
Genres: Action, Sci-fi, Magic, Ecchi, Yuri, Harem
Number of episodes: 12
Plot Summary: The story of the card game follows what happens when “Hairou” portals suddenly open, fusing five different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious “Exceed” powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called “Progress” girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.
First sign of this being a “take it or leave it” show, Saya is the central protagonist, not Amane. I say “central” because her struggles are not the only ones explored. The other Progress’ (her teammates) also get their time to shine. This might make it less upsetting for some after the events of an episode in the first quarter.
The second sign of the show being “take it or leave it” is that while the Ouroboros alien invaders are technically the main antagonists, their master plan will divide viewers’ enthusiasm for watching the rest of the show.
Other than that how is Ange Vierge overall? Personally I thought it was okay while others will say it was mediocre, missed potential or something like that. The show is very simple to review because it is mainly about four things:
- Cool fights between the Progress, Ouroboros and other enemies.
- Personal conflicts Saya and her teammates overcome one by one as they liberate each planet from Ouroboros control after facing and defeating the “generals”.
- Accursed censorship lines blurring the mouth watering moments, which will surely be rectified when the Blu-Rays come out.
- Hot spring scenes. Lots of hot spring scenes.
Yes. There was no uncensored broadcast so people who picked the show up had to tolerate the accursed lines of doom.
The animation is colorful but I guess some would point out rough moments. As far as I know I liked the presentation. The OP and ED are fine while the only memorable tune on the show is the sisters’ theme, both of whom I will talk about in a bit.
The five leads are for the most part likable. Saya as mentioned above is a “take it or leave it” central protagonist. The other four are easier to like with my two favs being Nya and Almaria for both their bodies and attitudes. Each one has their own personal obstacle to overcome based on the intensity of their yuri ranging from soft, romantic, lust, analytical and ambiguous. Also there is a third “take it or leave it” sign on the show, that being a yuri harem alongside the many couples that are canon or can be shipped. However, it may not please everyone.
Lastly I cannot review this show without commending the best characters who I affectionately refer to as the Buffoon Sisters. Their short but wonderful segments were the main highlights of the show and the moment they ended it was a very sad time. Buffoon Sisters 4 LIFE!
Overall Ange Vierge is a mixed bag. Without having given away too much it is a show where viewers will either put up with what they see and watch a not terrible but not great show…or get upset about the missed potential. It could have been worse, it could have been another show with Ange in the title that shoved a male love interest at the last minute for the lulz. Anyway as I mentioned several times Ange Vierge is a “take it or leave it” show. It is a show that did not wow me but I do not regret having picked up. Now for those uncensored Blu-Rays.