Anyone else seen this anime? What do you think?
I bought the set a while back, as I occasionally enjoy a well made anime and the description of this one stated it was inspired by spaghetti westerns.
Didn't live up to my hopes... it had spaghettish music, and a big Mech-Robot named Django- complete with cowboy hat and side irons, but for the most part I didn't feel the influence showed through much.
The main warrior chic/gunslinging gal (named Jo) was closest to a gunslinger from the spaghetti tradition.. quiet, withdrawn from the female she's constantly protecting, etc...
Unfortunately the show falls into annoying anime stereotypes quite often, with wide eyed giggly girls and the like, and the shows tend to follow a predictable formula with every episode... The action sequences most often end up with the Mech-Robo-Django fighting the battles, and since I'm not into the Mech stuff, at all, this loses a lot of points for me
Still, it manages to win me over by the last disc and I imagine will probably get a better rating on the next viewing.
When something claims to be influenced by my favorite genre, expectations immediately sky-rocket for what it should be like in my mind.