Vividred Operation

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3.2
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  • 23 out of 27 people found this review helpful:
    Cheeky Piece of Work? Bottom of the Barrel? Butt of All Jokes?
    I can do this all day, folks. But let's be serious.

    From mad or genius mind of (bloomers) the man who directed (chacha) Strike Witches, Kazuhiro Takamura, comes Vividred Operation. Set in the (between-the-legs) future, on the island of Izu Oshima (it's a real place, you can look it up), humanity has entered (pantyshot) an age of peace; thanks to the Manifestation ...
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  • 15 out of 21 people found this review helpful:
    Magical/Science Girl Rangers
    Now this isn't really a series made to impress. You won't convert your friends to watch anime with it, but it seems to be here to suit a certain audience.

    You have the typical characters:
    Akane Isshiki - The gullible, hard working, air-headed main character that sees the good in everyone; or is maybe too dense to see the obvious bad. She will rush in and think later and try to ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    For a charnel-dungeon fitter:
    Mysterious aliens are laying siege to Japan and only a group of young girls with access to powerful forces can stop them. It's a tired setup but manages to be entertaining on occasion. The central conceit that the girls have to kiss and merge to activate their powers and this is played to the hilt with no shame and good wry lines. Unfortunately this light-touch is sabotaged by the serious plot ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Light-hearted and enjoyable
    Yes, the fanservice is abundant; yes, it's very clearly by the same guy who directed Strike Witches, and he's not shy about it at all. But if you look past the gratuitous supply of butt shots, Vividred Operation is a fun little series - I consider it "the antidote to Puella Magi Madoka Magica," with influence not only from Strike Witches, but Lyrical Nanoha as well.

    It may not be your cup of ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    It's amazing how much money the Japanese Self Defense Force have...
    Anime tropes and cliches have been around as long as, well, anime. These have set the base standard of anime and, like it or not, we have no one else but ourselves to blame for making cliches and tropes. So who would have thought that someone in A-1 Pictures would suddenly have the idea to create something which he thinks everyone would enjoy in the form of a group of girls, all colour-coded, ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    It's okay for what it is...
    ...That is to say - decidedly not what it was advertised as. Anyone expecting a sci-fi saga (hopefully) a bit less complex than Noein is going to be sorely disappointed.
    The first three episodes demonstrate this to be pretty much a typical magical girl show, albeit with a sci-fi aesthetic. Every remotely sci-fi topic gets handwaved away at best, and at worst we'll get stuck with something about ...
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  • 3 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Description Needs Fixing
    Reading the description made it sound like this would be an interesting sci-fi about science solving all the world's problems and then said science screwing the world over only to be saved by more science. Yay science. But no. Instead it's about science powered magical girls that transform using the power of love and friendship and happiness and sunshine and bleeeegh I'm puking rainbows in the ...
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  • Ok... But not fabulous...
    So this anime uses a magical girl basis with some science, kind of... But unlike other shows, Vividred Operation feels plain. The characters are typical and their fights always end successfully. I can't feel very much action and suspense from this anime... All in all, it's "acceptable".
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  • cliche isn't always a bad thing
    sure, it's got lots of fanservice and kind of a cliche story, but that doesn't make it a bad show. it had well written main characters, clean animation and talented voice acting, and in the end, isn't that what makes a show enjoyable? and heck, even cliche stories can be good, too.
    if you think about it, what well written story hasn't taken a page from other well written stories. even the epic ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    They didn't really... did they... ? Yeah, they did.
    The first episode opens on a lovely scene of a rising sun... as seen between a young girls legs from behind, accentuating her buttocks and pubic bulge. And guess what... yes, that really does tell you all you need to know this time.

    The plot here is useless, full of WTF moments that make you simply shake your head and eventually the laughing just won't stop. The fan service is not even high ...
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