Here’s a new anime that I just finish..like 1 months ago. but nevertheless, here is a full review. let’s take a look!!!
Defense Organization aGainst Outer Object (DOGOO) is a supranational organization that protects the world from the ongoing alien attacks known as ‘Evolutionary Invasion Object’. The organization used special soldiers known as E-Gene Holders. These E-Gene Holders use AU Balls, a weapon that resonated with the reincarnation within the Holders to create a specific weapon related to their historical figures. Ogura Shio, a military nerd is one of them. She reincarnated as Nobunaga Oda, a very powerful figure back in the Shogun Era. When her school trip in Taiwan was interrupted by these aliens, she deliberately holding an AU Ball to save her new best friend, the popular Asao Kaoru from danger. It’s the first time ever, she meet Nobunaga in person and by that, earned a massive machine gun. She somehow lead the counter attack with other Holders and save the day. Since that day, her name is well known and after considering Asao’s advice, she joins the DOGOO.
For a 13 episodes series, the story is rather simple. A group of superhuman fighting aliens. Seem a rather common idea these day, doesn’t it? well, to be honest, the most highlighted part in the series is what type of power used and how they use it. we will explain that in a moment. Ogura Shio is struggling to fit in at first, with the training and the attitude of other E-Gene Holders. Imagine being French kiss by stranger at the first meeting?? However, her role somehow shifted when she saved DOGOO director from a exploding-type alien while others not able to sense that incoming attack. Her role is strengthen more when she was able argue with Vidocq about the final mission plan in front of everyone. It practically put him in shame, well, unintentionally of course. The final moment ended with Adam Muirhead (Holder of Jack The Ripper) kissing Shio after the final battle.
Every characters are very energy and somehow very similar to their respective figures. Shio is a very smart and excellent in fighting similar to Nobunaga Oda. Adam is a bloodthirst killer similar to Jack The Ripper. Mahersh Mirza, Holder of Gandhi (Yes, Mahat Magandhi) dislike violent but always teased Shio whenever he got the chances. The same can be said with other E-Gene Holders. Each weapon corresponds to their holders also. Here are some of the example:
1) Lemon/Geronimo – Large axe
2) Ibukigin/Cyx – motorcycles (wheels)
3) Gaudi /Antoni Gaudi- Earth Molding
4) Ogura Shio/ Nobunaga Oda- Machine Gun
5) Adam/Jack The Ripper- knife and wings
6) Mirza/Gandhi – Force Field Defence
7) Jess/ Isaac Newton- Gravity
8) Vidocq – calculation and Deduction
9) Hunter – Surgery
10) Galileo – Observation
The theme are mostly about determination to move forward and protecting others. Shio who was a student slowly accept her role as an E-Gene Holders and somehow able to talk with her inner soul at the end. She also joined DOGOO to protect her best friend, Asao. The opening theme, ‘Respect For Dead Men’ is somehow ironic to the anime itself. I don’t know why but the song is quite catchy. Though, you will need a very good ear to listen to what they are saying. Seriously, get a lyric.
what’s your opinion about this anime?? Do you think it’s too short?? is they worth of second season?? Either way, thanks for reading:) the anime is worth for a rerun, you know. worth buying or downloading.. what ever your choice:).. happy Friday!!