25 March 2006 | Alan-40
I feel strange
The biggest problem with this series is not the wildly overdone and seemingly endless series of money shots of female nether-parts. That part is weird to watch at first, perhaps titillating perhaps not, but eventually it hardly even registers any more. Almost all the action figures in the story are female, without exception all nude from the crotch down and wearing oft-exposed flimsy hiked up panties. If this happens to be your fetish you are reading about the mother lode here.
Once you get used to -- if "used to" is the word for it -- the heroines and all the other female characters falling or getting knocked to the ground in sexually suggestive positions, with the camera positioned at knee level looking upwards of course, there is a story hidden back there. The biggest problem is that story always has potential but never develops very well. It has to do with artificial humans coming out of a secret lab causing trouble. It has to do with Najica, the heroine secret agent, and her forced relationship with one of the artificial humans, Lila, who becomes her slave and partner.
A bigger problem is the cheap and trite dialog. When Najica enters her office building all the girls watching her pass coo "she's so cool" and other fawning statements. The dialog with her superior, with whom she is inexplicably submissive, is also too heavily clichéd. Never is there a conversation that gives any clue as to what moves Najica, and why she does what she does.
So Najica herself is oddly aloof throughout the whole series. She has no personal interest in anyone, least of all the irredeemably cheesy Gento who is always hitting on her. The exception is with Lila, and the only storyline worth mentioning in the series is how Najica's feelings for Lila move from indifference and annoyance to true affection -- strictly maternal in nature. No "fan service" there.
I almost turned it off halfway through the first episode. There was just barely enough plot to keep me going to the the next episode to the last one. It was sort of like having one last quarter that you put into the slot machine on impulse, then winning a few each time to keep you going. The artwork at least is first rate, the action is above par, and that makes up for a lot.