Aldnoah Zero, this anime with the mecha genre at first I was not interested in. Why? Because I don’t like the different genre of mecha. But this time I withdrew my words. This anime managed to keep me watching until episode 7. Well, although most anime is not much different from other stories where humans ride robots and have special machines. In this anime, the name is Aldnoah Drive.
Title: Aldnoah.Zero & Aldnoah.Zero 2nd Season
Release Date: S1: July 6, 2014, S2: January 11, 2015
Episodes: (12 + 12) 24
Duration: 23 Minutes per Eps
Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Story Source: Original
Studio: A-1 Pictures, TROYCA
Aldnoah Zero Synopsis
Aldnoah.Zero takes the setting in a parallel world, where on the news of the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon, the Astronauts find a Hyper Gate. The Hyper Gate connects the Moon with Mars, and by this discovery, the planet Mars began to be inhabited by humans.
The number of humans who live on Mars causes changes to form on the surface of Mars. In addition to the discovery of Hyper Gate on the surface of the Moon, humans have again discovered something on the planet Mars. A 30,000-year-old relic of technology named Aldnoah.
Aldnoah’s discovery was the beginning of various conflicts that occurred. And in 1999, there was a tragedy called Heaven’s Fall. Where in that year, the Vers troops waged war on Earth people. As a result of the war, the Hyper Gate on the surface of the Moon became out of control and destroyed half of the satellite’s surface. 15 years after Heaven’s Fall, Earth’s state returned to normal.
Since the tragedy, the use of Kataphrakt (Mecha Unit) has become the school curriculum to anticipate emergencies. Earth and Mars are now bound by a peace agreement. In 2014, the daughter of Vers Alleysium intends to make a diplomatic visit to Earth to forge a closer peace agreement between Mars and Earth. However, during the visit, the Mars daughter’s motorcade was attacked by a group of terrorists.
This attack on the motorcade infuriated the Vers empire. One by one the Martians began to deploy flying castles and troops to attack Earth to avenge the attacks on the princess. Once again, the battle between Mars and Earth took place again.
Aldnoah Zero Storyline
In season 1 of the first episode, I was a little lazy to watch it. But the story that was given made me curious. The story is not too heavy and light because the storyline is still progressing (No flashbacks yet).
For season 2 there are many developments in the story but in general, this anime’s ends can be categorized as Happy sad ending (happy but sad too). Indeed, there are still some that will make the audience say, “Lo, what about that person? Who is she?”. But I am sure, if you watch this anime, surely you will also see the potential of the storyline that is given.
Aldnoah Zero Character
As I said before, I have some doubts about this anime. But, there is a character that I like, namely Inaho Kaizuka. This character is very calm, does not have excessive expression. But he is very smart. There is also the princess, AsseylumVers Allusia.
I am a little confused about the nature of this character. He has a very trusted person, namely Eddelrittuo. And a little spoiler, actually the princess who is considered dead is still alive and has a different character form and lives on Earth.
Aldnoah Zero Art
Ah, because this is a mecha, I was a little hesitant about the depiction of the anime. I didn’t even really like the depiction of the characters when I saw the first impression in episode one. But as I continued to watch it, and I came to like it. Especially during combat action. That’s so TOP! bye.
Aldnoah Zero Ost
Heavenly Blue, the opening song performed by Kalafina is more than enough. Very suitable with the atmosphere that is happening. SawanoHiroyuki [nZk]: Mizuki also performed two songs in season 1 for the ending. “A / Z” (2, 3, 5) and “aLIEz” (4, 7) as well as the Opening in season 2.
The season 2 ending was delivered by Eir Aoi with the title “GENESIS”. In addition, the sound effects that are given during the battle scene are very good. The background is very dramatic.
Aldnoah Zero Overall
Storyline: 8.8 / 10
Characters: 7.5 / 10
Art: 9.5 / 10
Ost: 9.5 / 10
Aldnoah.Zero (S1 + S2): 9/10
I enjoy this anime, especially during the battle scenes. Although there were scenes that annoyed me because of some characters with traits that the audience didn’t understand.