The Fall 2010 anime season is in full blast with a multitude of new series to post about! The one on tonight’s agenda is Star Driver.
After viewing an action-packed trailer and reading about the composer behind its music on Anime Instrumentality, I had high hopes for the series even though it was centered around mecha. As an added incentive, Miyano Mamoru (Kida from Durarara!! and Setsuna from Gundam 00) is voicing the main character.
I was a bit disappointed after watching the first episode. The story takes place on a stereotypical island where an academy is located. However, underneath the island lies complex facilities that houses some type of mecha. The plot moves quickly from your usual high school drama opening to a secret organization that wears “glittering masks”. Then it moves to students being kidnapped by said group and an epic battle ensues in another dimension where “Galactic Pretty Boy” comes to the rescue. Quite an interesting name for a hero to say the least.
I’m left confused by the seemingly random plot progression, but at least the battle was awesome and I had a few good laughs. Hopefully, the remaining episodes assist in constructing a more logical picture of what’s going on.