Plot: Young Kenshi Masaki was taken from his home planet, transported to a distant galaxy, and captured by a gorgeous princess! This royal beauty claims Kenshi as her personal servant—and lends him out to all the lecherous ladies at her prestigious boarding school. When Kenshi doesn’t have his hands full with a curvaceous coed, he can be found training for a looming intergalactic mecha battle.
Welcome to the War on Geminar review! I wanted a place to discuss this anime I binged. A review seems more appropriate.
Despite having the Tenchi name, this series doesn't have any Tenchi Muyo characters aside from a few obscure shots and references such as Washu. This might be a plus for fans who want to try one of the Tenchi shows and not get lost. This is a self contain series (might be the wrong phrase since the Tenchi OVAs makes references to all Tenchi works. Don't worry about the canon. Tenchi universe is convoluted) for new fans.
For an isekai series, it's pretty unique compared to newer isekai series where most generic isekai series tend to have the protagonist reborn or summon to the world for a quest or they don't have a quest. Most of them go into the merchant life. What separates Geminar is we have mechs and school life. Well I'm wrong. The school life is also a generic element for most isekai shows, too.
Before I dive into it, War on Geminar's episodes are roughly 50 minutes long. It's pretty crazy and makes a hell of a marathon to watch.
For the general formula of the series, the school life helps flesh out the world building (we only see 2 countries and the church) and its enormous cast. Like a harem show, the cast is predominantly female. This show has a really huge group of female characters, the female students whom seem to fall in an infatuation with Kenshi. The reason is that male Sacred Mechamasters are rare. Reminds me of Infinite Stratos and other shows. At first, I wasn't sure who was in Kenshi's harem until later on. Some characters didn't express their love clearly. With a big group, it's going to be hard to balance the characters and stand out.
Maturity's content with violence and sexual list
Blood is shown. No dismemberment or impaling.
I'm surprised to see nipple bulges but no nudity, strangely enough. Actually, there were bare buttocks.
Gainax bounce - a few I believe
older woman tend to be grabby
skinship and accidental groping
The mechs are pretty unique. They fly but can't fly high in the sky due to the Ena, thick concentrations of this Aho (energy) substance that prevents machines to work. These mechas wield guns and swords. There is strategy involved with mecha and flying land mass.
Overall, the series has a long, early set up before it goes into mecha action. I would only recommend this to fans who can tolerate ecchi as there are a lot packed in these long episodes even in mecha ones. I don't think the ecchi interferes with the serious scenes. The show isn't too dark. It has a light hearted atmosphere even during serious scenes, the characters manage to do something quirky like one of aunts' traps nearly kill their own allies. I really did enjoy Geminar on War. Hopefully, you can too!
Post by Old Man Dream on Jul 13, 2020 13:16:32 GMT
For me, War on Geminar seemed like it was trying to rehash elements of an earlier work of Masaki Kajishima's called Dual Parallel Trouble Adventure with both mixing harems with mecha fighting in an alternate world. Plus without the later two OVAs of the Tenchi Muyo franchise dabbling into the series, this could be its own separate series all together if you removed the mentions and cameos for characters and story elements from the OVA series. Not the worst series I've seen from the franchise (that honor would go to Ai Tenchi Muyo). But still not a strong entry for it.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for