Collection 1 (2014/Sentai Blu-ray)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: B+
countries Arandas and Ingelmia have been at war for a long time,
using mechs and natural defenses. Tokimune is in the army and
suddenly finds himself the pilot of Argevollen, a prototype mecha.
As the war intensifies it soon become apparent Argevollen is a
turning point in the war ...but for which side? Tokimune joined the
army to find out the truth behind his sister's death and the man who
caused it, but what he found was Argevollen and Jaime.
Argevollen: Collection 1 (2014), Argevollen is a top secret
prototype mecha which can move by human thought ...and Tokimune
accidentally enters and imprints on Argevollen ...and can only
piloted by him afterwards. Jaime is the reluctant civilian
contractor who is the only one who can activate Argevollen, but then
she cares more about her 'Argevollen' than Tokimune naive ideas.
Little do they both know the Jaime's company and both sides of the
military brass are developing a new generation mechs for the war and
the last thing the company/governments/military brasses wants is to
the war to end.
This was your typical mecha anime where
protagonist is a young boy who suddenly finds himself in a powerful
deus ex machina in the middle of a war, but better than usual. As
the learns how to pilot the robot, he becomes the unlikely hero of
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image again (as per Sentais
better TV anime releases) offers a more than impressive presentation
from episode to episode throughout, while the lossless Japanese
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo is yet again warm, rich and even
has nice Pro Logic surrounds. Extras
include clean opening and closing animations and trailers.
Encounter - Tokimune encounters prototype mecha Argevollen and
becomes it's exclusive pilot while rescuing a civilian
Awaken - While escaping through the mines
Argevollen must cover their rear escape route.
One Man Army
- Tokimune encounters an enemy ace, Richthofen and realize there is a
vast difference between having a super mecha and being a good
Return Home - After making back from the front
line, the Military has to decide if they want Tokimune and Argevollen
as an army unit.
Surprise Attack - Both armies begin
preparing for battle.
Run, Jaime! - Argevollion
deactivates in the middle of a battle, and Jaime realizes people die
a war because of her decisions/cowardice.
Unit 8 goes for some R&R as they go for resupply in the tourist
resort island Bellhals.
Rematch - Tokimune re-counters
The Promise - Tokimune attacks an enemy
supply base, unknowingly he kills Richthofen's best friend.
Edge of Absence - While Unit 8 is going for some R&R the town
Rage - Tokimune finds out his own
commander, Captain Ukyo was involved with his sister death ....which
he could of prevented, but he choose not to.
- Tokimune discovers his sister was a guinea pig and killed in
developing 'his' Argevollen.