One of the characters above is Jun Fukuyama. It’s the one on the left. Yeah, I fell out of my chair at a rate of instant over less than visibly perceivable. The voicing acting from Mister Fukuyama is no joke either; the show doesn’t take very long to reveal the green haired lass is truly a man via a sudden change from the effeminate voice to a manly one. And it’s dumb reasons like this that I end up following a show.
Anyone remember that old show, Law of Ueki? It was a show about the main character having the power of turning trash into trees. Some people just won’t accept silly ideas like that. That dumb idea however instantly hooked me and the show itself wasn’t so bad. In fact, it was a shounen show I recall not having those obtuse power up scenes, and training wasn’t simply to grind away at your abilities until they were stronger. Characters were learning to use their powers in tactical and creative ways. The only reason I don’t give much credit to shounen series these days was because of Naruto. It led me on with that first story arc that had the characters forced into situations where their ability to adapt was tested. Nowadays, the only thing that’s tested is how strong, fast, or “skillful” the characters are. Strategy and finesse, I don’t remember when you ever showed up in an anime. Maybe it was back in 2003.
I guess I should say something about the show before this entry is over. Ixion Saga DT is a show directed by Shinji Takamatsu, who’s worked on Gintama. A fantasy comedy with a Gintama director? Even Tomokazu Sugita is in it! Just take a look at the staff list. Chock full of big name seiyuu. Shows like this tend to be a way for the seiyuu to have fun and act like idiots on the mic. If this show ends up being a great watch, then this will make it the 5th show I’ve begun to watch on the basis of a single episode. This 2012 Autumn Season of anime is simply ridiculous. I need another hard drive already.