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First Thoughts: ‘Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons’ – No Holds Barred Anime

Well that was unexpected. I went in expecting 23 minutes of mechs duking it out with dragons. What I got however was one of the hardest hitting anime series in years, throwing me completely for a loop with its no holds barred tale that isn’t afraid to challenge its audience. Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons comes from the minds behind Valvrave the Liberator and Gundam SEED, both great anime series in their own very different ways. Cross Ange definitely has the right pedigree behind it and this first episode wears it like a medal of honor. The episode opens with a flash forward to an epic clash with dragonic invaders, only to immediately flash back to the story of a young princess by the name of Angelise. Set within a world that mixes futuristic technology with a magical fantasy setting, the series has a very unique backdrop for its story. In this world there are two types of people, Mana Users and Normas. Normas are outcasts of society due to their inherent ability to cancel …

‘Cross Ange’ simulcasting on AnimeLab – Mecha VS Dragons, What More Could You Want?

Sunrise’s latest anime epic is Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons, a series that pits mech pilots against dragons in a clash for the ages. Following their announcement of the simulcast for the latest Gundam anime series, Gundam Reconguista in G, Madman have quietly announced through the AnimeLab Facebook page that they are also simulcasting Cross Ange. The first episode of Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons is already live on AnimeLab free to view. You can jump right on in and check out the exciting first episode of Cross Ange here. Be sure to let us know what you think of Cross Ange in the comments section below. Are you ready for the destined battle between mechs and dragons? I know I am! -30-

Fall 2014 Anime Season Watch Guide

With the Fall 2014 anime season imminent, we will be taking a look through the best and worst upcoming series set to premiere this season. We will be detailing which series you should watch, which series you should consider and which series you should avoid all means necessary. So without further adieu, here is SnapThirty’s handy Fall 2014 anime season watch guide. Watch These are the series that look to be the cream of the crop, these are the series that you must watch: The Seven Deadly Sins (A-1 Pictures, October 5th) Based upon the popular Shonen Magazine manga of the same name, The Seven Deadly Sins has built a significant following for itself, leading to some pretty major anticipation for this anime adaptation. The series follows Meliodas, the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins, a ragtag band of assassins who must help Princess Elizabeth reclaim her kingdom from the sinister Holy Knights who have taken control and oppress the masses. It is a traditional shonen adventure in every sense but with its unique medieval setting and straightforward approach, there …

‘Cross Ange’ mecha anime from the people behind ‘Gundam SEED’ and ‘Valvrave’ looks awesome

Sunrise’s upcoming mecha anime Cross Ange may very well be the most anticipated anime series of Fall 2014 when you consider its pedigree. The staff for the series is composed of former Valvrave and Gundam SEED staff, both of which are renowned as two of the most ground breaking mecha in anime history. Gundam SEED taking the Gundam franchise into new terrain, whereas Valvrave tore down mecha conventions and anime tropes at every turn. So what does that mean for Cross Ange? Well it has some huge boots to fill, but if its trailer is anything to go by, it looks to be awesome. The series follows the character of Ange, a girl who must pilot a mecha to fight against dragons among other enemies. Full details of the story are still relatively scarce at this time but more details are sure to arise closer to the premiere of the series. Check out the trailer below: The staff for Cross Ange includes Mitsui Fukuda as creative director, Yoshiharu Ashinu as director and Tatsuto Higuchi working on …