Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragon - Collection 1 (2014 -
2015/Sentai Filmworks Blu-ray)
A Sound: B+ Extras: C Episodes: B+
fallen princess, betrayed, disgraced, banished and forced to become a
slave to fight against mysterious invading dragons. Ange is forced
fight to just survive, there as a slave she will learn the truth of
the world, it is a cruel and unfair place where the rich and powerful
thrive on the poor and oppressed. From the ashes of defeat she will
learn the true nature of their 'kingdom' in Cross Ange: Rondo of
Angels and Dragon - Collection 1 (2014 - 2015).
was once a princess, forced, beaten, tortured and raped by her evil
brother who wants the kingdom for himself at any cost. The world is
divided by those who have and don't have 'mana', those who don't have
mana are called 'norma' and are forced to become slave soldiers for
the empire when found. Treated no better than dogs to be used on the
frontline to fight and 'die' for the kingdom against invading
dragons. As Ange learns how to pilot her 'paramail' and to fight
dragons, she eventually learns that the dragons weren't evil ...but
the kingdom she was defending was. That the kingdom was the true
heart of evil and corruption... and soon Ange will give them a taste
of their own medicine.
a an action filled mecha anime with a lot of 'fanservice' for the
guys, but it also has themes such as prejudice, discrimination, rape,
violence, brutality and bullying. The story is filled with tragedy,
revenge and how those in power are never able to understand (much
less see the truth) because they turn blind eye to the world around
them as long as THEY get what they want they don't care about the
rest of the world (reminds me certain countries).
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfers on each
episode is spectacular and at the top of the list of Sentai's best
Blu-ray releases to date, while the
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo with Pro Logic-like surrounds is
good in its English version, but that much better in its Japanese
include clean opening and closing animations, Japanese commercials,
special interview with Momoka and trailers.
Fallen Imperial Princess - Ange is striped of her title, status
and force to become a slave fighter by her corrupt brother who want
Soul - As Ange learns to how to fight, she must learn to let go
her former ego and pride, but during her first battle she runs away
costing the lives of several her teammate.
Awakens - After Ange learns her cowardice cost the lives of
others she is forced to bear the responsibility of their deaths. She
is giving an ancient Paramail which she somehow 'wakens'.
Mutiny - As Ange begins to rise in ranks, she make the other
girls jealous cause them to sabotage her Villkiss to malfunction and
crash in the next battle.
Loss - Ange wakes up in a on naked on an island next to a boy
called Tusk and she survives only to realize she cannot survive
without the aid of others. But eventually they are rescued.
Ha Arrived! - Momok, Ange's former personal servant stows away to
meet Ange and they are reunited. While Ange treats her coldly and
tells her she must leave, Momoka want to stay by her side.
Gloom - Rosalie competes with Ange for who can get the better
kills/bounties on the Dragons. Ange gets sick.
Escape - During a festival Ange, Momoka and Hilda escape on
Homeland - Ange and Hilda return to the Empire only to caught and
treated like traitors.
from the Gallows - Ange is placed on trial by Julio and is
sentenced to hang and only then she realize how cruel her kingdom
twisted the world is. At the last minute she is saved by Tusk.
Song - A mysterious paramail appear with dragons and Ange sings
causing her Villkiss to react and for the enemy to retreat.
Right Arm's Past
- World Leaders gather to talk about what to do about the dragons.
Ange discover that the dragons have human forms, and they have been
killing humans. Julio arrives with the fleet behind him.