Recently, gg fansubs released this anime with the description: “This anime is so serious that it’s a comedy.” I figured then that it would at least good for a laugh. What I got was the humor of Suzumiya Haruhi Ep. 1, except that with this anime, it’s totally unintentional!
Things do start pretty seriously with a major space battle. A big group of identical looking (thanks to CG) warships are attacking some kind of aristocrat asteroid base! Did I mention this anime is really stupid? The wine sipping aristocrats surrender by shooting fireworks into the air (in space!?) and the rebels shoot ’em up anyway.
In the second half, we’re introduced to Michelle, one of the leaders of the rebellion. She crashes one of the nobles’ weddings, and generally kicks a whole lot of ass. But wait, it’s a trap! Michelle gets into her giant exploding greenhouse spaceship and blasts off! Just as Michelle is about to be captured, another bad-looking CG ship comes to save the day!
Here’s where I’ll list the stupid stuff that happens in this anime:
- People can breathe (and set fireworks) in space
- They have super advanced technology. And slave labor…
- Super exaggerated reaction faces!
- Horse carriages… in space!
- A spaceship made of glass…
And the list goes on…
If the animation wasn’t bad enough, we also have my worst enemy, bad CG! Note to “animators”: it doesn’t look very good when every single spaceship looks exactly alike, in the same angle.
The OP and ED fit pretty well with this anime. That is to say, they’re bad. I guess when it rains, it pours, so basically everything having to do with this anime is terrible. The guy in the ED sounds like he’s just saying the lyrics, rather than singing them.
Glass no Kantai is probably the worst anime of the season (and that’s including Air Gear!). It really doesn’t have any redeeming qualities, beside the fact that it’s funny to watch it mockingly. If you’d like to see an example of an anime done poorly, be sure to check out gg fansub’s release of Glass no Kantai!