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Herald Views: Galaxy Angel S


The content of this piece was written during a viewing of the first episode of Galaxy Angel S on May 26, 2011. Edits have been made for spelling and grammar, but the rest is completely untouched, and un-edited from its original format.

If anything, this one is worth watching just for the amazing treasure that is the Wonbat! The Wonbat is all, and it knows all!

5:13 Good evening, everybody, and welcome to the showblog.

5:13 Tonight, it’s going to be a slightly different take, as I’ll be taking on a full series

5:13 Tonight’s feature is an epic tale of space-faring action and adventure, love and hate, war and… oh, who am I kidding?

5:13 I’m covering Galaxy Angel S.

5:13 This is a two-episode TV special that takes place somewhere between Galaxy Angel A and AA.

5:13 It’s from the house that Dejiko built, and the series carries that same DiGi Charat flavor.

5:14 Anyway, before I begin, I’ll get the essentials out of the way:

5:14 Directed by Shigehito Takayanagi (Panyo Panyo Digi Charat, Kanamemo World God Only Knows)

5:14 Character designs by Kanan (DiGi Charat, Galaxy Angel)

5:14 Created by Broccoli (Sugar: A Little Snow Fairy, DiGi Charat)

5:14 Released by .@bandaient

5:14 Anyway, I’ve kept everyone waiting long enough – let’s get this moving! :)

5:15 And we have… TV warnings. :P

5:15 Here we go

5:15 Looks like they’re using the Galaxy Angel AA intro for this.

5:16 Let’s see if I can keep up with this one – in a way, it’s my greatest challenge yet. ^^;;

5:16 Opening to a space battle… action!

5:17 And the Twin Stars are on the assault, as the Angels are holding the fort

5:17 “Reinforcements won’t come ‘-‘ ” Wow… dark, Ranpha

5:17 And Milfeulle is the one hopeful one, as always

5:18 And… that didn’t last long D: Milfeulle’s luck just ran out!

5:18 And she’s coming to in a nurse’s office?

5:18 “It was just a dream :D” or WAS it? :3

5:18 Looks like the Colonel isn’t paying attention to her. He went right through her. (literally)

5:19 Off she goes… and everyone’s acting like Milfie’s not there, while she phases through everyone.

5:19 As she screams for attention like a little kid. :D

5:19 And Normad, everyone’s favorite missile-plushie can see her.

5:20 Yep… She’s dead Jim.

5:20 “HOW DID I DIE? D:” Uh, duh? T_T

5:20 “It was quite a bad explosion D:” …Wow, way to break it to her easy

5:21 Milfie = ghost… and nobody else seems to care

5:21 “Bonds are flimsy as paper :D” …clearly, for them >_>

5:21 “I will haunt and curse them forever T_T” hah :D

5:21 And there’s a way to come back to life… apparently

5:21 Soul switching to a new body… so dark magic

5:22 Wow… Normad’s an asshole. :D “You shouldn’t feel guilty since they clearly don’t care :D” “RAGE >( ”

5:23 And now we have poor Milfeulle remembering how everyone walked all over her for stupid stuff.

5:23 Ah… 2 year anniversary

5:23 Wow… they REALLY treated her like crap at times.

5:23 She wants revenge :D

5:24 And now we have the good memories… cue the “I’m not gonna curse them D:”

5:25 Called it – she ditched the orb

5:25 And she’s watching them talk… this is very slow for GA

5:26 Looks like it’s time for her to go… or something

5:26 Or not. :D Aparently, everyone ELSE is fading away

5:26 “Weren’t we in the middle of a battle? D:”

5:27 Hah! Milfeulle apparently tripped and killed everyone ELSE :D

5:27 So she’s alive, and they’re dead.

5:28 And time for the next part

5:28 Starts with moving orders?

5:28 Apparently, the Galaxy Angels and the Twin Stars are switching commanders, since Volcott’s borderline incompetent :D

5:28 He doesn’t deny it >_>;

5:29 Major Mary seems pissed – she’s first in line for a promotion, and the Angels are gonna ruin it

5:29 hah :D Milfeulle puts her foot in her mouth, everyone tries to kill well… Major Mary

5:29 And the alarm goes off, as they go off like nothing is wrong

5:30 Mary’s kinda having a mental breakdown or something, as she imagines cheerleaders for encouragement >_>

5:30 And the Twin Stars are making Volcott’s world hell :D

5:31 “You’re just gonna spend [your pay] on pachinko and horse racing and girly comics :3” “It’s the mustache :D” Porn stache takes maintenance

5:31 And they’re dissin’ his ‘stache

5:31 Here comes the murder

5:31 He takes the mustache personally

5:32 Hah.. looks like the Angels finally see an angry Volcott

5:32 He’s like a middle-aged Kenshiro O_o

5:33 “WATAA! :O” Ranpha got smacked so hard that she was petrified

5:33 Cue fleeing. :D And Major Mary’s off doing her own thing

5:34 Apparently, Mint = Mademoiselle Cook, the cosplay warrior

5:34 The fight is on!

5:34 …That was anticlimactic

5:34 So now it’s Forte’s turn to fight back

5:34 In a shootout

5:35 Volcott = badass – kicked Forte’s freakin’ bullets right back at her

5:35 And the truth comes out – the Twin Stars insulted the ‘stache, then ran to the Galaxy Angels like cowards :D

5:36 And now Milfie tries HER strategy… complimenting the ‘stache!

5:36 “They’re just jealous ’cause they don’t have mustaches :D”

5:36 And Vanilla ruins it. >_> A loser is them…

5:37 And now Volcott’s crying.. oh jeez. D:

5:37 Hah… Major Mary’s misfortune in 3..2…1…

5:37 And the Twin Stars crash into the Major

5:37 As she tries to sneak off

5:37 “There’s a stick right here :D”

5:38 …Yes! Bludgeon him with a… baseball bat with a dog head on it!

5:38 THE WONBAT!

5:38 The Wonbat = epic win.

5:38 The world isn’t ready for the Wonbat!

5:38 Mary wields the Won bat and grows to giant size, as Volcott does the same.

5:39 The crowd’s on her size as the Twin Stars, the dead Angels, even the voices in Mary’s head cheer her on!

5:39 …And she clearly lost >_>

5:39 And credits :D

5:39 Verdict: It’s Galaxy Angel, therefore it’s awesome.

5:39 I kid, I kid

5:40 The first episode was pretty weak, but the second definitely made up for it.

5:40 The WonBat, the over-the-top action, and the simple, stupid sense of humor were spot on in the latter half.

5:41 The first half felt more subdued. Milfeulle’s angry outbursts were hilarious, for sure.

5:42 And there were a few good laughs, but the it was just fairly weak by GA standards.

5:42 However, weak Galaxy Angel is still great anime.

5:43 Anyway, thanks for joining me tonight! Have a great evening!

Galaxy Angel S is distributed in America by Bandai Entertainment.
The series can be purchased at Right Stuf.

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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