Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku
Released Year : October 3, 2007 to December 26, 2007
No of Episodes : 13
Genre : Drama,Sci-Fi,Shoujo Ai
Plot : Five years ago, something horrifying happened on Kamioki Island. Something so nightmarish that it stripped all memory from Mari Wakatake's mind even as it left every other human on the island dead in its wake! Now enrolled against her will at an isolated girl's academy, Mari is unaware that hidden eyes are watching her, waiting for her memory to return. Buried in her psyche is the most terrifying secret of all: while Mari was the only human who lived, she may not have been the only survivor! As something in a female skin invades Kaihou Academy, Mari's only hope may lie in a strange girl to whom she is inexplicably drawn yet cannot trust. (Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Our Review : The following review would never be written if it weren't for the ending...it was very touching...it brought the show to a whole different level...anyway...
Blue Drop (BD) is a combination of slice of life school drama and sci-fi water action anime. In a nutshell, BD is not meant for those who only seeks action (slice of life HINT HINT). I would say about 70% of the show is slice of life-ish and 30% action.
The story itself is pretty easy to follow. Nothing too complicated, though I didn't expect the ending to be like that... It was a bit lacking at the end though due to the lack of follow up to what happened at the end. Also, I just didn't quite like the Yuri stuff throughout the show (should be good news for all you Yuri lovers).
People should also appreciate the events leading up to the ending (mainly the preparation for the drama and how it never get to finish) as that's what really makes BD shine
One of the stronger points of the show. Some may argue the drawing of the characters are not very original (actually, a few faces does remind me of some characters from older anime), but when one consider the creative art of the spaceships, environment settings, etc, one should agree that solid efforts were applied to the show.
The OP and ED are not particularly outstanding to me (in fact, it took me quite a while to "accept" them). But the occasional soundtracks fit the settings perfectly.
The strongest point of this show. There are tons of character development for the main characters (namely Mari-san and Hagino-sama!) and what they experience throughout the show is what truly makes it worth watching. A lot of the background story get uncovered as the main characters develop themselves. In particular, one will see a great deal of maturity in Mari-san at the end compare to how she started in the beginning.
Enjoyment + Overall:
There were some silly parts like
having BLUE (the ship) act like a whale jumping in and out of water
but all in all, the story has a satisfactory ending and most of all it wrap things up which is always welcoming. I was able to sit through the entire show in a day, so I don't think it is really that boring as some people has suggested. Again, I don't recommend this anime to those seeking for intense action as the show is rather calm until the end when all hell break lose.