November 28, 2011
Metal Fighter Miku
While a short series, Metal Fighter Miku does provide a lot of entertainment in its story. The plot moves quickly and there is little room for filler. The character development was done in such a way that you could see the evolution of each character following various paths and progression rates. It is always boring to watch a series where all of character development tends to follow the same progression time line. Having characters develop within the context of their role in the story creates more dynamics when watching the series.
This series is from the mid-90s (1994 to be exact). Surprisingly, based on the quality of the animation, I thought that this was a little older (perhaps 1989-91). The animation was still appealing regardless but the soundtrack was another story. The music was a little bland for the most part and really didn't encourage me to seek out a copy of the soundtrack. The voice overs where decent, but some of the lines were pretty cheesy (again something we can expect from anime in this time period).
Overall, I enjoyed this series. While it wasn't one of the best I have seen, it was still a solid watch for the most part. I found that there was a good combination of action in the wrestling matches, balanced with inspiration from the training, and comedy from many of the friendly interactions. This is worth checking out if you want something with a futuristic feel and light humour.