Valvrave the Liberator // First Impressions

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What is this, some kind of ploy to tide me over until the last Gundam Unicorn episode? Well, this… is probably what will have to since it doesn’t come out for another year.

Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) is a Sunrise and Aniplex original. The story is set in the year True Calendar 71, where 70% of Earth’s population has migrated into space city due to Dyson Sphere development. Meanwhile, the world has been divided into two powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Rim United States. There is also third, neutral faction named JIOR. Haruto Tokishima is an ordinary high school student residing in JIOR Sphere’s Module 77, where a sudden Dorssian attack breaks out and his crush, Shoko Sashinami, is killed in the crossfire. Haruto swears revenge by jumping into the cockpit of the JIOR humanoid weapon Valvrave and defending the JIOR Sphere against the Dorussian forces.  However, the machine asks him prior to activation: “Do you resign as a human being?”

Holy shit, the first episode alone holds nothing back. Seriously, “holy shit” is all I can say right now.  They’re not playing around here. Also, I think the machine was serious because it looks like it turned Haruto into some kind of immortal vampire being… I’m definitely looking forward to watching this, for sure.

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