Cross Ange #01 — …And Then There’s Sunrise

October 4th, 2014


Why not add rape?


Boy, that escalated like you wouldn’t believe. From a relatively normal flash forward start, we go to an absurdly corny air-kayak-lacrosse game where both teams are about half a step away from a gigantic lesbian orgy (the least believable part being that many people would show up to watch lacrosse), into the princess being a gigantic racist bitch. Then comes her comeuppance. She’s exposed as a muggle, daddy’s overthrown, her mother is killed in front of her, and she ends up raped in a dingy prison cell while apparently there’s some kind of lesbian orgy going on at the same time? I don’t really understand why we cut away to two girls feeling each other up while staring at the camera, but it makes more sense than a pan over someone’s goddamned pool. Oh, and her child sister is having her lips felt up by Captain Creeper.

Certainly can’t say nothing happens in this show. This is more of the Sunrise I expect than the uber retro Gundam. They could have definitely done a much better job with the princess being the light of everyone’s life before her fall, or at least made it not so bloody corny. Same with the introduction of the anti-magic muggles. The show’s pretty over the top to begin with, but the whole first half was so ridiculous that it was nearly edging into parody territory. The ending too was going for maximum shock cause rape, but given the clear goal was to show her being dehumanized (and overcoming it to become short haired badass/tie into the “I must live” thing it kicked off with), there were better ways to go about it. It was just too quick and honestly kind of silly, like all they had to do was throw out “And she was raped!” and that covers it. It made me laugh, not squirm or feel uncomfortable about it. Then again, that could also be the sequence of “I will be calling you by a shortened version of your original name!”, lightning strike, scream, Arabian harem foreplay. Ahhh, Sunrise. 

It’s Sunrise, so production’s strong all around. I wasn’t that into the dragon dogfighting bit at the start though. Maybe it was the singing (“Mooooommmyyyy!!!!”) or maybe it was just that it was almost all a bunch of CGI and potshots from a distance interspersed with cleavage and ass. Nothing in this episode was exactly leading toward fighting dragons either, so it was just a taaaaaaaad disjointed from everything else. Unless the dragons are a metaphor for being raped in dungeons at least.

Next Episode:

Joining the sentai apparently.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kitsu says:

    -Ichigo Kurosaki

  • horse says:

    After another terrible Sailor Moon Crystal episode and the super boring and long Fate prologue, this show was a godsend.

  • anon says:

    Thanks for the Pictures, it showed me that i do not need to watch this show, even for curiosity

  • Yue says:

    This show gives me more reason to watch after reading through your impressions. While the Gundam show has a Ken Marinaris look-alike from ZoE, XAngel has mecha and dragons.

    If there’s raep, I’ll write a fanfiction where it never happened.

  • Shippoyasha says:

    Actually a pretty fun episode, as crazily packed and overly fast paced and edgy as it was.

    So yeah the girl got the Eric Cartman alien-probe treatment, so here’s hoping to see how she gets her revenge.

    I’m afraid the cute girls who are around the evil captain are all going to die, Gundam Seed style.

  • algorithm says:

    That was pure comedy gold. Sadly it probably won’t last.

  • The Phantom says:

    The rape was certainly out of place. Nothing here holds together and everything seems out of place and for the wrong reasons.

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    So…you think rape is funny.


  • Rihan says:

    So prostate examinations = rape?