“Rock Solid” Comet Lucifer Review and Recommendations

“Grab a ticket and join us on this adventure!”

Comet Lucifer tells the story of Amagi Sougo, who lives on the planet Gift. He is introduced as someone who enjoys looking for crystals and rocks, though one day he finds a rock that turns into a girl (Felia). The story begins from their.

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Comet Lucifer’s background is quite unique, with a focus on the areas of mining and rocks. It creates a more futuristic steam punk setting initially though this is slowly moved to small towns, nature and of course modern cities themselves. Aesthetically the animations and backgrounds are very pretty and quite pleasant to see, with the use of colors quite mixing quite well, with all the different landscapes shown throughout the show.

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The anime also has its own shares of dark politics hidden beneath its pretty surface. With one party trying to garner information abut what the other party may be doing. Though the main focus is on one that tries to capture Felia, in order to further advance humanity as a whole, as she is different (being from a rock and having super powers and all).

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There is a focus on the characters themselves and the relationships between them, particularly between Sougo and Felia. As the story develops it was nice too see Felia develop a greater understanding of human society as she “grows up”, learning different emotions and feelings, as well as her true purpose.

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Kaon Best Girl!

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OP/ED: The anime offered just 1 OP but several  ED’s. The OP was ‘magical’, whereby through a combination of stunning visuals and fhana’s voice, creating a great opening full of energy and excitement. The ED’s on the other hand reflected what was going on in the anime. If the events were more lighthearted the Ed would be more so, if they were more dark a slower ballad like song would play. It was a good contrast to end each episode with.

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Comet Lucifer Was it Good?

For its bright visuals and stunning landscapes, Comet Lucifer is a good anime. That being combined with its somewhat developed characters, a mystery behind the whole story to the origins of Felia, as well as dark politics Comet Lucifer holds its place in the 2015 Fall season.

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Recommendations: If you enjoy stunning visuals as well as a story that sometimes may come off as not too serious but sometimes very serious, set in a futuristic world I recommend the following:

  • Plastic Memories
  • Suisei no Gargantia
  • Fractale
  • Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi

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