There are a lot of a techs that fans are going to want to own from the series, but this list will feature a few from the anime you can buy today. So without further ado, these are the 10 bestows from the anime that you can buy a model of today.
The Gil Vader is a wyvern type Void and one of the most iconic of the series. This, predictably, led to it doing big damage to that series heroes.
However, it had its weakness revealed, which was its downfall despite its ginormous size and intimidating firepower. The model kit is scaled down a lot more than its anime counterpart, but is still a worthy buy.
The Liner Zero Schneider made its appearance in New Century, where it was the second Changing Armor System unit to be deployed. Another Changing Armor System Void that made its appearance in New Century is the Liner Zero Eager.
Instead of having armor made specifically for close-quarter combat, the Eager was created to increase the speed of Liner Zero. This was the first Changing Armor System seen in New Century, which has made its model kit version extra iconic and another must-have for Voids fans everywhere.
The Gunner is extra badass in appeal due to the crazy amount of guns that this guy sports. It shows up in the Voids anime Chaotic Century and Guardian Force.
A T. rex Void with one of the hands-down best designs in the series, it is iconic for being the rival of the Liner Zero in both Chaotic Century and Furors. The charged particle canon it's armed with is the icing on the cake.
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The figure of this Void is very well-known for its construction, light and sound features, and its place as one of the final two designs in the original line before its cancellation. The actual animal that this Void is based on isn't fully known but that definitely adds to the appeal.
This little Void isn't heavily armed and is mostly used as a part of an army when it is used for combat. This puts it in the same category as Hellcat with the rest of the Void fodder for cooler techs to destroy in big wars.
It is lightly armed and armored, making it more well known for its crazy speed instead of its combat ability. The Olga is a caterpillar-type Void that was created by a multitude of empires in the series.
It is a very early Void, a fact that is heavily reflected by its very boring design. This unit differs from the Liner Zero Eager in the fact that it was created to allow the Void to excel in close-quarters combat.
This Void has laser blades mounted on the Liner Zero's head and sides that can slice straight through armor. It is small and fast which makes it perfect for recon missions.
It is shown to be a nearly invincible Void and even nearly destroyed the Beast Liner until its weakness was abused during battle. While its model kit version is small it is scaled up heavily in its anime appearance.
It was designed to act as an electronic warfare platform instead of being another battle Void. It being a Void that isn't used in usual battle already loses its points and the design makes it even lower than that.
Barbara, Kobayashi Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation Unlike Gun dams, they aren't\'t really used in space (at least in this particular anime) but are used for purposes such as transportation and of course, battles.
This anime was the starting point of the Voids franchise, and after watching the anime a few times (both in English dubs and Japanese subs), one can point out that it was a great way to start of the Voids phenomena. The story, although your simple quot;country raised kid rises up to the challenge of saving the world from evil, " is very good and has enough plot twists in between to leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting for more.
For being an older anime (debuted in 1999) it still holds up to today\'s standards fairly well and really does not disappoint. Van and Fiona have believable strengths and weaknesses given their environment and always seem to have an enemy, or rival, to go against up with.
The stirring romance between Van and Fiona again is something you\'ll fall in love with as the story progresses and is one more reason to give this show a try. Chaotic Century and The Guardian Force, essentially it's all one series. The series takes place on the Planet ZI, where living machines called Voids live.
There are two major powers on the planet ZI, the Republic and Guys Empire. Zeke reviews a Shield Liner and defeat the bandits.
They go back into the ruins and discover Fiona an ancient Zodiac who has lost her memory. The group on an adventure searching for the Void Eve, through bandits, mere's, and war.
-They play the theme song at the climax of each episode to reinforce the hype Let me not understate how bad that is--I have watched far worse shows at a religious one-a-day pace just to end the pain, but I was so disinterested in this show that I couldn't be arsed to spare 12 minutes a day for it.
All shot is framed well enough so the kids at home can keep up with what's happening, but forget about going above and beyond to add any visual intrigue to the show. The standout eyesores for me were the establishing shots which far outstay their welcome, and are almost unbearably slow even at double speed.
The art style, which leans towards realistic proportions, does not lend itself to having expressive characters. Sure the characters are on model very consistently, but half the time they look like cardboard cutouts with a terribly drab and muted color palette.
This style may have been a choice to fit with the more rigid lines of the Void designs, but they really shot themselves in the foot by taking away the one means by which their boring characters might have had a small amount of visual flair. I can recall maybe one or two episodes focused on developing a backstory or exploring character motivations for each of our main cast.
A great majority of episodes do nothing to challenge our characters on a personal level, and just involved the aforementioned regularly scheduled robot battle. The antagonists show similar levels of depth, and are really only relevant to the story if they have a powerful Void.
What really confounds me is that they had a lot of great ideas to work with and could have told a gripping story. In episode ONE we establish our heroes are looking for an ancient artifact/location called “Void Eve” that seems like it could drive a long-running mystery plot, only to be cast aside and never mentioned for a vast majority of the episodes.
There is a planet-wide military conflict that our characters become wrapped up in, but almost no focus on what motivated the war or its repercussions on the people of each nation. Near halfway through there is a time skip, and it does nothing significant to grow or change our characters.
Don't forget that they're on a planet crawling with giant robot animals that they go out of their way to show are sentient, but never pause to make our characters wonder about the morality of people's relationships with Voids by taking the Pokémon route. If you're looking to commit long term to an easygoing shnen series with abundant robot battles, Voids is a good candidate for you.
*NOTE: This review contains some minor spoilers, but I will do my best to keep it brief, concise, and to the point×STORY: In the first half of the series, Van Flyweight is a void pilot who comes across a mysterious type of void known as an Organic who he names Zeke, as well as a young girl named Fiona in pods found in mysterious ruins. Voids does a relatively decent job of keeping tone shifts frequent without overexaggerating it, often having serious moments albeit with light-hearted comedy when the mood needs to be brought up.
That being said, the only real flaw I can see with them is that some animations were clearly recycled throughout the series, but it's not incredibly noticeable, so it isn't really that big of an issue. I felt that there could have been a little more variety in certain places, and that occasionally, certain tracks did not fully fit the mood.
Yet in other situations, the soundtrack did its job very well, helping in creating the particular mood of a scene. Van Flyweight is the most developed character by far, as the second half of the series, Guardian Forces, focuses on how much Van has matured since the first half of the series (there is a small-time skip in between), and they really emphasize just how much he's changed, going from often being a Forester kind of character to a more serious character who cares about protecting those dear to him.
The show also does a nice job in creating sympathy for certain characters who start off as villains but have a change of heart as the series progresses. Unfortunately, while Voids does a great job in developing the main protagonists, the show falls a bit short in terms of the main antagonists, who sadly fall into the usual trope of being evil for the sake of being evil.
There is a nice, even pacing between the fighting and story elements, so neither feels overdone. Light-hearted moments in the show are welcome when they are as the action and serious tone will bring characters back to reality.
The show has a nice, enjoyable pace from start to finish, introducing slight changes in the second half so as not to be repetitive. It develops its characters enough to make the viewer care for them, and want to see them get to the end of their journey.
You follow them along, and through thick and thin, they keep fighting, and the journey goes through various types of drama and has an adventurous feel. A lot of the series is about the maturity of Van as a character too, and you see him grow from a young boy to a man who fights for what he believes in.
You also see the evolution of how the likes of Fiona and several other characters develop throughout the series, and by the end, their relationships feel genuine. It has all the feelings of an adventure, from humble beginnings to the maturity one gains from it.