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Bakuretsu Tenshi

In Japan's not-too-distant future, crime has become so common that the government has legalised firearms for citizens to use in self-defence. To combat this new wave of wrongdoing, the Recently Armed Police of Tokyo was established in hopes of hunting down criminals with lethal force. Kyohei Tachibana is a gifted culinary student who dreams of saving up enough money to become a pastry chef in France. When four young mercenaries ask him to be their cook, he's forced into making a tough choice. As Jo, Meg, Sei, and Amy take on the bloodiest jobs in the chaotic city of Tokyo, Kyohei accepts an imminent descent into the world of crime—and he'll do a lot more than just cooking!

Ranking 2046

User Count4962
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Start Date7th Apr 2004
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank2046
Rating Rank6394
Age RatingPG
Age Rating GuideTeens 13 or older
SubtypeTV
Statusfinished

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A huge HUGE disappointment. Despite not doing anything that's obviously wrong, in the end "Bakuretsu Tenshi" couldn't even get as far as a 7/10 in my book.From the offset, I thought this was going to be a harem anime. The tellings signs are all there: we have a classic harem hero: a nice guy who's a total loser (any guy coming from the "Love and Happy Cook School" surely deserves to be labelled an Uber Loser), and it looked like he was gonna end up living in a big house (or in this case, a big... uh... armoured truck) full of girls. But, for some reason, I was slightly intrigued. Maybe it was the lush, colourful animation and the kick ass action sequences that really wowed me. Maybe it was because I found the character designs to be appealing. Or maybe it was the lack of slapstick comedy that are normally omnipresent in harems giving me hope that this might offer something different.But, having caught my attention, episode after episode of unspectacular short stories (that were only loosely connected at best) ensued, and totally wore down my initial interest in the show. It's not that the short stories were particularly bad, but there just wasn't anything GREAT about them. Nothing to tempt me to watch the next episode with great urgency.Not only are the episodes quite independent of one another in terms of plot, but there isn't much continuous character development either. It turns out I was very wrong about this anime being harem - turns out the total-loser-but-nice guy wasn't even the main character, and only appears in the occasional episode. He plays such a minor role I don't know why they bothered devoting the opening episode to his introduction in the first place. The relationships between the characters were mostly static throughout in a really uninteresting fashion, to the extent that I almost wished this anime is a harem... at least there'll be SOME non-static interaction between characters then. As it stands, the characters really lack any kind of spark to them beyond their initial appeal.Perhaps "Bakuretsu Tenshi" is trying to find middle ground between having a consistent underlying plot like in most other series and just having mini adventures like in Cowboy Bebop, but failed to impress in its attempt to do either. "Cowboy Bebop" had mini adventures that were a lot more enjoyable, and had far more diversity than "Bakuretsu Tenshi"; it also had genuinely interesting characters that made the show more addictive to watch. "Bakuretsu Tenshi"'s attempt at having an underlying plot is even worse. It has what I now see as Gonzo's trade mark flaw, where they present to you an anime that's like a puzzle with half the pieces missing. This anime has a futuristic setting that's so different from what we know, that it really isn't the kind of stuff you can just pick up as you go along. The strange social structure; the weird cyber technology; the relationships between all these companies and mafias etc are just so confusing, and the anime doesn't really explain any of it. I watched through the entire series without gaining much of an understanding of it. There are a heck of a lot of ideas, a lot of them interesting ones... but that's all they are - just ideas. Their under development is probably the thing that hurt this anime more than anything else."Bakuretsu Tenshi" is a textbook example of all style and no substance. Looking at it episode by episode, I can't really say it's boring, but overall I found it took me quite a lot of effort to watch. The outstanding animation is what carries this anime along... perhaps it's worth watching a couple of episodes just for that. After that you can drop it - you won't be missing much!

**Bakuretsu Tenshi: What were you trying to be?** I was quite disappointed with this anime in the end. I thought it would be one thing and it was another, then when I got used to that it changed again. Story: It couldn't stick to what it should have been. They made it seem like the chef would be the main character and then changed it so he was barely in the show, then they start to focus on each character and give it a group feeling, but then they change it again starting to only focus on one or two of the. They attempt to go in depth but fail barely giving each character a back story and just throwing them together. This anime should have established what it was and stuck to it, but instead decided it was going to try to be more then it could handle. Animation: It has an older style to it which is okay and I tend to enjoy , but this show couldn't fit it in with the over all dynamic, and ended up just trying to fit in shitty fan service in completely unnecessary times. Summary: Don't watch it unless you are extremely bored and just want to check it out, its nothing special, no real uniqueness at all and doesn't have a soul of its own. It tries to be 4 or 5 things and ends up miserably failing. -Alf

Unfortunately Burst Angel is best known for its over the top and consistent fan-service which without doubt was deliberately injected into every episode sometimes in a rather jarring and obvious manner such as the swimming pool scene in the "Wash this Flower Garden with Blood!" episode however if you’re prepared to look past that then there is a decent series here underneath all the titillation.To start with the anime looks and sounds wonderful with a gritty cyberpunk aesthetic running throughout the series which conveys the dystopian world the action takes place in with aplomb, special mention must go to the soundtrack which is great in its own right. The English dub is one of the better ones I have seen in recent times and it is available in subbed form depending on your preference for such things.The story is a nice blend of intrigue and conspiracy set within a decently fleshed out world though it is let down by sometimes meandering to what only feels like filler content as well as the needless attempts to get even more fan-service in. The characters are a quite clichéd and they would have no harm done with a bit more fleshing out as the story progresses, no pun intended.While the fan-service may put some off or of course draw people to it this is a series you definitely should give a try if you’ve never seen it especially if you enjoy cyberpunk in anyway. This is my first review on here so I’ve tried to avoid spoiling the plot, maybe a little too much but we’ll have to see.

Unfortunately Burst Angel is best known for its over the top and consistent fan-service which without doubt was deliberately injected into every episode sometimes in a rather jarring and obvious manner such as the swimming pool scene in the "Wash this Flower Garden with Blood!" episode however if you’re prepared to look past that then there is a decent series here underneath all the titillation.To start with the anime looks and sounds wonderful with a gritty cyberpunk aesthetic running throughout the series which conveys the dystopian world the action takes place in with aplomb, special mention must go to the soundtrack which is great in its own right. The English dub is one of the better ones I have seen in recent times and it is available in subbed form depending on your preference for such things.The story is a nice blend of intrigue and conspiracy set within a decently fleshed out world though it is let down by sometimes meandering to what only feels like filler content as well as the needless attempts to get even more fan-service in. The characters are a quite clichéd and they would have no harm done with a bit more fleshing out as the story progresses, no pun intended.While the fan-service may put some off or of course draw people to it this is a series you definitely should give a try if you’ve never seen it especially if you enjoy cyberpunk in anyway. This is my first review on here so I’ve tried to avoid spoiling the plot, maybe a little too much but we’ll have to see.

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