COMIC A7 Review - Overman King Gainer

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    Overman King Gainer ( ƒI[ƒo[ƒ}ƒ“@ƒLƒ“ƒOƒQƒCƒi[ )
    Sunrise/WOWOW/Bandai Visual, 2002-2003
    Bandai Entertainment (Projected US Release Date: 2004)
    Directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino (Mobile Suit Gundam, Brain Powered).
    Not Rated. Contains violence and mature situations.

    by areaseven -

    Sometime in the distant future, mankind is forced to live in domed cities while the rest of the world is left to recover from years of environmental hardships. In the Siberian Dome-polis, professional gamer Gainer Sanga and mercenary Gain Bijou commandeer an Overman and lead a mass exodus out of the city.

    Story: B+
    The plot is very hard to understand at first, but once you watch episode 1 twice and go to the next episode, it starts to make sense.

    Animation: A
    If you thought a Gundam with a mustache was weird, take a look at King Gainer - an Overman with dreadlocks. Aside from that and an annoying opening sequence (dancing mecha?), Overman King Gainer boasts some excellent artwork and some of the best mecha fights since Mobile Suit Gundam.

    Soundtrack: B+
    The BGM uses orchestra and rock effectively on the battle scenes. The opening theme, "King Gainer Over!" by Yoshiki Fukuyama, is a lively vocal assault.

    Overman King Gainer features Kenji Nojima (Yuji in Blue Gender) as Gainer, and Otoya Kawano (Seishiro in X) as Gain.

    The Bottom Line
    If you can get through the weirdness, you'll enjoy Overman King Gainer a lot.

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