In fancy five-star restaurants they sometimes take the foods that your mother and doctor tell you avoid, add lots of rare and unique ingredients and serve it up as something very special - like a hamburger made from Filet Mignon and Foie Gras. It isn't any healthier for you but the high quality and price somehow justify the indulgence.
Gravion Zwei is just that sort of guilty pleasure.
This show is one where the satire is either ingeniously sublime or unintentional. All the required elements of a traditional giant robot show are present - giant robot assembled from a team of heros in separate vehicles, a monster that is just a variation of the previous monster, cute girls, handsome guys and, of course, lots of shouting of attack moves. But director/creator Masami Obari and animation studio Gonzo have "kicked it up a notch."
There aren't just one or two cute girls - there is an entire castle full of them whose chests defy all laws of physics and biology. There is the mystery of the missing sister, but the team seem to remember about that task only when it is convenient for them. And, for a force entrusted with defending the world from certain doom, they spend a heck of a lot time in various states of undress or out goofing off at hot springs, picnics and more.
But why quibble over the obvious? Just like that $60 gourmet hamburger, this is a gluttonous treat; not a bowl of wheat germ. The producers know who their audience is and what they are really interested in, so why invest time in creating a complex rich storyline when a few more curvy lines is what the fans desire? If that defines your ideal anime, then Gravion Zwei is just perfect for you.
Volume 1: "Eye of the Storm" Plot Summary:
Plot Summary Unavailable.
Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Masami Obari/Kazumitsu Akamatsu/Gonzo
Director: Masami Obari
Character Designer: Makoto Uno
Music: Hikaru Nanase
Animation Director: Unavailable
Animation Studio: Gonzo
American Producers: ADV Films
Volume 1 Information
Title: Eye of the Storm
Running Time: 100
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 4
1: Episode 1
2: Episode 2
3: Episode 3
4: Episode 4
Sorry, a synopsis of this volume is currently unavailable.