Wednesday, October 2, 2013

[New][October 2013] Coppelion TV

Summary: In 2016, a meltdown of a nuclear power plant creates a big catastrophe in Tokyo. 20 years later, the city has become a ghost town due to the high levels of radiation. From that area a distress signal is received. The Self Defense forces dispatch three girls from the special unit Coppelion to search for survivors.

First Impression:
Interesting, perhaps Drama centered?

First Opinion: This looks like it could be an interesting story. The first stones they're laying down for the foundation of the world story are fairly solid, especially the news broadcast near the end. They've got a nice big set-piece to work with, and they set the opening tone nicely with the man in trouble after the seriously out-of-place three girls in what is clearly a massive ruin. I'm gonna look forward to this one for now.
Minus one thing.

School uniforms.

Why the HELL are they wearing school uniforms into a ruined city!? Ok, so the National Defense Academy school-thing is their home, that doesn't mean that it's at all reasonable for them to be deployed wearing skirts. Skirts dammit. Come the end of the first episode, it makes my argument even better, that they should at the minimum be wearing light survival equipment.
  So they don't need the special equipment, sure I get it, so they can wear whatever they want, and comfort is obviously nice, but they clearly are being sent in for a long time, so why don't they at least have weather prepared clothes on? Jeans in case they, y'know, trip over the rubble that will be every damn place? Shirts that at least look like they might keep out the wind? How bout some GODDAMN BOOTS? Instead of the dress shoes?
  Really I'm just raving right now, but if you tried this kinda thing anywhere but the anime industry everyone would call them out on account of something like this. This is something that would only be allowed without an explanation like it is right now, because we have this lovely thing they can justify it with called:
Fan Service.

'Hey why are they wearing these impractical uniforms into a rescue operation?'
'Because, Fan Service'
'Oh, okay sounds good'

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