Armed War Maidens #01 — Not Enough Lasers

October 4th, 2012


Needs more Angelic Layer, less Hand Maid May.


I really don’t quite know what they’re trying to do with this one. On the upside, the slavekeeper/male protagonist was barely in the episode. That probably made the entire dynamic a little less weird, but you still have 3 inch T&A bot roaming around, pressing butts against ‘glass’, flouncing their breasts, dressing up in maid outfits, and cleaning toilets all for their slavish devotion to their master. It’s probably something to not think too hard about and just enjoy until one of them invariably leads all the robots to rebellion.

Setting the premise aside though, it just doesn’t really do much of anything else. The action is nice enough, although both of the fights were just kind of along the lines of "Now we must kung-fu fight!" The art, however, is often… inconsistent, shall we say. Same CG-blended with animation as Infinite Stratos was for the fights too, which at least they’re using to be flashy instead of as an excuse not to draw a Pontiac Aztek. If they were trying to fill the rest of the time by being cute or funny, then it didn’t work at all. All they did was overlay the thinnest veneer of personality traits, maybe a cutesty speech tic nanodesu, and then have them run around. That’s it. It needs to ramp up one side or the other a lot more in importance and focus. They’re not even mutually exclusive. I don’t see why they weren’t cleaning his toilet with mini beam cannons or managing the hamster with judicious use of vibrosabers. At least the OP doesn’t have the idiot at all, so maybe they’ll be able to ditch/minimize that half of the show entirely… or maybe they’ll stay the course and try to have "cute robogirls skip around ‘cutely’ while talking about how devoted they are to Master" just to pad out the time between random encounters.


At least something’s getting shot at.

Posted in Armored Angels | 13 Comments »

13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Haxer says:

    Is a long commercial.

  • Kusano says:

    Damn, why is it not like the ova? Where are the medabot moments? (/°o°)/ __|___\__

  • nothikago says:


  • SquirrelFarm says:

    I can predict that the gerbil/hamster will try to eat one of them. There will be an entire episode on it.

  • This is “Angelic Layer meets Chobits”.

  • Wilfriback says:

    Screw that, at least I don’t find it pretentious like KyoAni productions.
    Is that you producer??
    In case of defective products…. we don’t care. AWM Inc.

    The hamster… is evil, always.

  • shadow says:

    angelic layer was boring!!!

  • The Phantom says:

    A plot-copy of an already boring as hell show, Angelic Layer was superior though.

    And man what a lame lead, that doofus should be removed from the show and replaced by a mute shadow.

  • FREE-KLAC-ZING says:

    well so yea we have living female figurine dolls yea help their master also go battle mode armor mode like from IS.

    hmm looking so far hmm & that hamster oh my yea go watch this to see it all.

    yet if mix compare to other anime check chobits + angelic layer + Infinite Stratos + living female figurine =
    Busou Shinki

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    The only redeeming part of the episode was to see the mini-fembots cleaning the toilet with the geek’s tooth brush. He will definitely wonder what kind of toothpaste he bought the next time he brushes his teeth…

  • shadow says:

    angelic layer : little girls playing with dolls
    no violence, one litte hit and stop the fight.

    planwres sanchiro was better .

  • ark noir says:

    Check Master out with his harem. Through I question a doll worries about breast size and two busty aryans in his harem.This is japan, Harem MC’s are only allowed one….greedy bugger.