Active Raid

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  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (18)
  • 3
    (4)
  • 2
    (10)
  • 1
    (15)
2.7
 out of 5
51 votes
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  • 9 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    A very silly show, but not bad if you're in the right mood
    Contrary to what some might have imagined, Active Raid wasn't trying to be Patlabor or Psycho-Pass. No, it's actually closer to the Power Rangers, especially their Japanese equivalents.

    Look up Dekaranger, which was made by the same writer and was turned into Power Rangers SPD in the West, and you'll get a better idea of what is going on here (plus this guy was also responsible for the even ...
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  • 25 out of 44 people found this review helpful:
    Pretty but lackluster
    There are some Anime I just don't get. Sometimes, the concept doesn't grab me and other times, it's the execution that I feel is lacking. With Active Raid, it's probably both, even though it's hard to tell just by judging the very first episode. But this mecha Anime has made for a bad start into this new Anime season for me.

    The show focuses on Kazari Asami, who is tasked with leading Unit 8 ...
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  • 9 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    I feel bad for the people who dropped this after the first few episodes
    Because this show gets better. Yeah, the first 3 or 4 episodes are 'so bad they're good' at best, but the second half of the series is definitely better. The characters are more fleshed out, the story adds much-needed intrigue, and the team's struggle to work around policies, laws, and government officials is actually pretty clever.

    Does this become a great show? No. But does get good. Not ...
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  • 5 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Tasteless and Generic
    There isn't too much more to say. The series starts with a cliched cast of characters, and uses the episodes to explore their backstories (poorly) while shoehorning in the overarching plot versus the big bad guys. There really aren't any surprises, and you can see twists coming from a mile away. I can really only recommend this series to people who're looking for a way to waste time. Or maybe ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Great story and character development!
    I really enjoyed how the story was put together over the course of the season. I felt like you really got to know each character while they got to know each other. Each episode gave you a piece of the overall story as it went along and by the final episode you finally understood what the villain's motives were.
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Actively balancing out this Raid


    Theme:
    Like some earlier non-"first-episode-only"-reviews have pointed out, the ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Cringe-worthy at times, but great fun!
    The first season of Active Raid is a fairly average show. The concept is that power armor known as "will wear" become commonplace in the near future for industrial, military, and law enforcement purposes. The show follows a group of police who use this technology to stop crimes. It doesn't take itself seriously by any means, and both the criminals and officers are completely over the top. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    good anime, love or hate
    This was a good anime in my view, not excellent, but good. It looks like, based on the reviews, it's a love or hate series. I liked it. There wasn't much plot, there was plenty of action. I do want to say, season 2 was much better than season 1. I wonder if there will be a season 3.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Its actually quite good but doesn't play to strengths.
    I first started watching when it first came out, I had watched a couple episodes spurred on by the fact the director was the one for code geass. I was hopeful but didn't find enough there for myself. Now a season I returned and finished season and moved onto season 2 and was suprised to find its quite good/funny but by no means 'fantastic.' Definitely one of the strengths of the show was the ...
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  • 4 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Meh, Find Something More Worthwhile
    I wanted to see the world get big; it stayed small. Each episode had the same feel, and little sense of suspense building toward the plot. Finding a new opponent each episode to stand off against police is okay, but I want it to be a bit more complicated. Not a fan of any of the characters. Side story and character building is hard to watch. The animation does not seem bad. Meh, find something ...
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