Hikari to Mizu no Daphne

Title:Hikari to Mizu no Daphne
Daphne In The Brilliant Blue
Keywords: , , , ,
Notables: ASANO Masumi
Animation - JC Staff
NODA Junko
Production - GENCO, Inc.
R1 Distributor - Section23 Films (ADV)
R1 License - Geneon (Defunct)
In the future, the polar ice masses have melted, causing sea levels to rise significantly and make the Earth a water world. Mizuki Maia, a young student sets her hopes on joining the International Ocean Agency, which manages the resources of the sea. Her failure at being admitted dashes her hopes and over stretches her finances. Destitute and homeless, she finds a job and a new home with Neres, a private security and investigation agency.

Originally aired 2004-01-15 to 2004-07-03
24 episodes
R1-License by Geneon.
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Unevaluated 9 8 8 8 8 8 Dreamer [series:970#2279]
Having watched this a while back, I rewatched it so I can give a proper review.

Art, Animation & Character Designs
The artwork was pretty good. It looked above the norm. Colors were rich with plenty of details. Animation was on par however, in some spots, it seemed it dropped a few frames. As for character designs...... they were done well, but I didn't care for the facial designs. They had that sharp pointy chin and big upper heads (primarily the females). Just seemed awkward for the rest of the body design.

The OP was pretty good. It was a pop piece but not with the usual high-pitched female vocals. Not bad at all. Other pieces were nice, with a mixture of modern asian flavors.

Series and Episode Story
The plot turned out pretty good. As the episodes progressed, things were slow revealed that added to the depth of the plot and kept you drawn to the story. There was plenty of fan service and moments of silly humor. By the end of the series, this turns about to be a well rounded anime.

Overall, good show and well worth the time spent on it.

Last updated Friday, May 15 2009. Created Friday, May 15 2009.
Buy 9 9 10 6 9 8 manganime [series:970#1633]
Good series overall and as a bonus there's no shortage of fanservice with all the flossing in here

The overall story is capturing and there is actually a satisfying ending here unlike many other animes I've seen lately. There are funny moments, sad moments and happy moments. Daphne in the Brilliant Blue is recommended.

Last updated Monday, September 12 2005. Created Monday, September 12 2005.
Unevaluated Jan-Chan [series:970#967]
Having seen the first two episodes, this series appears to be fun, but not great. More later.

Last updated Monday, February 21 2005. Created Monday, February 21 2005.

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Wikipedia entry for "Daphne" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_in_the_Brilliant_Blue

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