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By the looks of it, Kirameki Project looked like some sort of comical parody to the "super robot" mecha genre of anime with the huge mechanical designs of the enemy robots sent to attack the Kingdom of Genes, the eccentric behavior of a number of the show's prominent cast (one of Kana's sisters, the four knights that defend the kingdom, the boss of the group of mechanics) and frequent panty shots. The comedy to the anime was a bit hit-or-miss for me as I did enjoy the silly mecha attacks in action and seeing the group of four knights not getting any kind of screen time for getting in on the action yet I did find myself annoyed with Kana's sister when she went into action and the obnoxious voice of Kana's robot servant. Beyond the comedy, the series does offer some serious developments with Kana and Big Mighty commander Jin Ohta offering enough depth into their characters where I could somewhat care for them. Beyond that, other characters only serve as either background characters or being parodies of aspects of popular Japanese culture.
In terms of visuals, Kirameki Project sported great-looking shots of scenery and excellent CG renderings of mecha designs, especially when you get to see them move fluidly while in action. On the other end though, character designs are a bit on the plain side compared to the otherwise great visual elements found within the OAV.
Overall, I can certainly see what Kirameki Project was trying to accomplish with its affectionate parody of the "super robot" genre and having its fun moments. However, I couldn't find myself fully invested in the antics that took place and I think this bias is what has me rating this on the low end of a Rent rating. I guess mileage will vary on how well you get into Kirameki Project.
Last updated Thursday, June 07 2012. Created Thursday, June 07 2012.
Analysis : 2 R1 Disks Watched
Wow, the CGI on this is incredible, it's so good you won't even notice that it's in the frame, you just think it's a fantastic drawing.
Last updated Wednesday, May 23 2007. Created Wednesday, May 23 2007.