Who remembers Star Driver?
If you don’t, I made a video of it when Super Robot Awesome wasn’t on a long hiatus. The fights weren’t always this good, I had to comb through a handful of episodes before I came across that one, but the animation quality for the robot fights was always solid standard like that video was. The premise was that Takuto Tsunashi, voiced by Mamoru Miyano in a role I’d never guess from the guy who did Light Yagami, was the Legendary “銀河美少年” (Ginga Bishounen) or “Galactic Pretty Boy,” the ultimate threat to the Holy Order of Glittering Stars. The goofy premise and high level action animation made it a fun show to watch.
Now we get the movie.
It’s looking good from what I can see. The animation still looks solid, especially in the fights. They look like they’re nice and have the same sense of impact I liked from the SRA. The robots are even drawn instead of CG. I don’t have anything against the CG robot thing if it’s consistent with a CG enviornment, like Aquarion, but I do like this a whole lot more.
Star Driver: The Movie comes out in Japan on February 9th.