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Rinne No Lagrange

January 16, 2012

Also known as “輪廻のラグランジェ: Flower Declaration of Your Heart”, the basic plot synopsis for this series advertised in the winter season line up enticed me to sample the first two episodes, hoping if it might be a good sci-fi series.

Definitely liked what I saw so far, the animation by Production IG is good, the visual atmosphere of this futuristic earth reminiscent of their work on “RD: Sennou Chousashitsu” with crisp visuals and sleek looking robots. Especially liked the visuals seen in the opening sequence animation.

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Unsure if the mecha lean towards the super robot style or to a more realistic style. Vox Aura, the main robot piloted by Madoka has a very polished, dynamic curved design while the enemy robots look more angular and aggressive in comparison.

Most scenes so far have been spent to introduce energetic Madoka and how she becomes the Vox Aura pilot. Not much is known yet about the second pilot, alien girl Lan and even less of Muginami, the third pilot.

Am curious how Lan’s character will be fleshed out, especially her bond with Madoka. Considering what we did see, she might grow to have a strong bond with Madoka born from her mission to protect the girl and Madoka showing her life on earth. But they might as well have a falling out if Lan’s inability to master the Vox Aura compared to Madoka is emphasized more.

The first two episodes did mix in plenty of humor and mecha action which might make the show seem fairly superficial, providing mere bland entertainment, but a few brief scenes suggest we could see plenty of character development and there is of course the main plot of the earth being threatened by alien invasion which could make it all laden with drama.

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Energetic Madoka is voiced by relative newcomer Ishihara Kaori, who also voiced Reki in “Aria The Scarlet Ammo” and Suzuna in “Kaichou wa Maid-sama!”. The mysterious alien Lan is voiced by Seto Asami, she previously voiced Yoshino in “Hourou Musuko” and Chihaya in “Chihayafuru”.

The third pilot, aloof Muginami is voiced by Kayano Ai, she also voices Inori in “Guilty Crown” as well as Menma in “Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi ha Mada Shiranai” and Isana in “Yumekui Merry”. Noto Mamiko voices Madoka’s cousin Yoko, her extensive career of performeances includes Tomoe in “Hanasaku Iroha”, Shimako in “Maria-sama ga Miteru”, Tomoe in “Queen’s Blade”, Kotomi in “Clannad” and Yakumo in “School Rumble”.

While there’s nothing substantial yet to indicate this series will become a heart-wrenching drama, the fact the female lead is named Madoka somehow makes me wonder… Guess that’s due to the still lingering memory of the powerful, stellar mahou shoujo drama “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”.

Guess the only way to find out what kind of series “Rinne No Lagrange” will ultimately become is simply to watch the rest of the series!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Devastator001 permalink
    January 17, 2012 4:26 am

    Hmm might also pick this up for this season. Looks like I’m going mecha/armored girl heavy this season XD.

    Rinne No Lagrange
    Symphogear
    Aquarion Evol
    Highschool DxD (doesn’t count XD)

  2. January 17, 2012 6:07 pm

    @Devastator001
    Personally am still on the fence abut “Senhime Zesshou Symphogear”, will watch a few more episodes before I decide. Although it was on my list, didn’t even start on “Highschool DxD” yet, lol.

  3. January 29, 2012 3:43 pm

    I usually don’t bother trying when it is about mecha but i gave a shot a this one.
    A few things picked up my interests during the 2 first episodes but in the end i stopped, mechas fight really bore me to death :/
    This is a shame because i liked the characters. Guess i will never find a mecha anime after Evangelion ^^

  4. January 29, 2012 8:03 pm

    @Katsura-chan
    That’s a shame as I think this series may be rather surprising with lots of character development and plot surrounding the whole mecha item.

  5. January 30, 2012 5:57 pm

    Super/real is a pretty unstable way to think about things, but I think I’d say the Voces (or Ovids, or whatever we’re meant to call them) are edging towards the super end of the scale in their power sources, attachment to legends, &c. But they’re fairly restrained, except when Madoka’s using wrestling holds or trying to strangle the enemy with telegraph wire — actions which (I think) really belong in a slightly wackier kind of robot show.

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