It’s hard to say much about GOD EATER. It’s not particularly good or particularly bad. The 3D art is sorta ugly, but not enough to stop watching a show for. Even the action scenes are kind of dull.
The city/Japan/Earth is under attack from hordes of non-sentient monsters, a serious boy with a strong desire to to fight them (because of a tragic past) joins a group of soldiers who fight with special weapons, he makes a friend who is his opposite in personality, runs into trouble with the strict authorities…
Okay, so we’re not breaking new ground here. The protagonist even has special talent that will no doubt make him the strongest fighter ever. The most noteworthy part of the first half is the ridiculous camera shots of his CO’s humongous breasts.
But then the action starts. Lenka (the main character) runs into the command room and hears that monsters have broken through the city walls at two different points. He’s told to leave, but at no point does anyone actually try to remove him, so he just stays around.
This extremely advanced strategy of attacking from more than one direction has caught everyone off-guard, because apparently they sent literally every capable fighter to the first area, and it’ll take 20 minutes to send one unit the other way. Lenka wants to help out, but he’s not allowed to because he died within 10 seconds in every training simulation. But since he’s stubborn, he runs out anyway.
When he gets there, it turns out he’s not actually alone and there’s another guy there. I thought everyone was on the other side? Maybe in addition to a giant rifle he also has super speed. He doesn’t seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed, because he just stands on a rooftop firing his gun while one of the monsters casually walks up and punches him from behind. This guy is supposed to be part of an elite team that has never suffered deaths, by the way.
Lenka tries to help, but he hasn’t magically stopped sucking yet so he accomplishes nothing. Then the cavalry arrives. The rest of the elite unit is dropped out of a helicopter (if they had a chopper, why did it take 20 minutes to get from one side of the city to the other?) and save the day.
These guys are cool. Like, they’re the coolest. They strike poses and hold contests on who can look like they care the least.
They then proceed to clean up the monsters with such ease that you wonder how there was even a crisis in the first place. Each of them could’ve probably stopped the invasion single-handedly. But then they’re too busy impressing each other with witty quips to notice a civilian under attack, and Lenka has to draw out his special powers to save her.
Yeah, whatever. I mean, I didn’t hate it, but I also wasn’t impressed. It’s trying to be stylish, but it doesn’t quite pull it off. The 3D art looks better than most 3D shows I’ve seen, but it’s still kinda off. The slo-mo shots are neat… the first time around. Then they manage to run that gimmick into the ground within the span of an episode. Well, at least the environments look nice.
First Episode Rating: 6/10
What would it take for me to watch another episode? Maybe if I’m extremely bored.