ACTIVERAID -Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit- – #01
- Summary of episode 1
KONNICHIWA! Emi here again!
The long-awaited new anime ‘ACTIVERAID -Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit-‘ is finally being released! As this is a completely new original anime, the entire anime is a mystery. I just watched the first episode and would like to talk about the highlights of the anime!
Summary of Episode 1
A ‘Willwear’ involved robbery happened. A ‘Willwear’ is kind of an exoskeleton armor.
The Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit, known as, ‘Unit 8’, are asked to take charge of the incident.
On the command of the leader, Rin Yamabuki, Sena and Kuroki equip their ‘Willwear’ and head out. What will Asami Kazari, an assistant inspector, find out about the truth of ‘Unit 8’ during this unpredictable moment!?
Well inserted slapstick elements.
I first thought this was a serious anime because it is a police battle based action anime plus the serious catching phrase: ‘What is the truth behind ‘Unit 8.
It turns out that elements of comedy are well included in the anime, which is why I was able to watch it in a pretty relaxing atmosphere.
The protagonist Asami Kazari.
Asami Kazari is a young protagonist that is assigned to ‘Unit 8’. She is assigned the task of accessing the unit’s status but her true goal is to turn the force into good. That is why she felt very responsible and was very happy when she could be join the team. However, her actions are not highly appreciated. How will she get close to the other members is something to look forward to in the upcoming episodes.
The uniqueness of the scene when one equips the Willwear armor.
Before a guy equips Willwear, he has to get rid of all his clothings except for his boomerang underpants. That is why I am pretty curious to see what happens when a girl equips her Willwear.
Another thing to note about is that it takes a while for the characters to equip their Willwear because the Willwear has to be equipped parts by parts.
I have never seen such a transform style before in any other robot anime.
So, how do you feel about this anime? I personally think the development of the story will be very interesting! If you have time, please check this anime out!