Unknown Anime: Gad Guard
I recently picked up and anime series that I had never heard of before. Its title is Gad Guard. Gad Guard is a mecha anime that not a whole lot of people know about. While there isn’t a whole lot to set it apart from the stereotypical mecha shows, it does excel in some areas, and I feel that more people should be aware of this excellent series. So, sit back and let me tell you a little about .
Gad Guard's plot starts out like the typical Mecha, a boy ends up finding a robot (well, sort of) and ends up trying to fight crime and save the city. The only thing different about the start is that the robot, known as a techode, transformed out of this little black cube called a Gad. Hajiki is the only one who can control it, since the Techode formed while Hajiki was holding it. So see, it is pretty much a standard Mecha plot, and he does make other friends with techodes and they end up working as a team. The interesting part of the plot comes later on in the series. The story eventually shifts into a story about self discovery, and finding out the origins of the gads and techodes. The story does get very interesting at that point. The only complaint about it is that the show is only one season long, and I feel that they should have had the mecha fights and busting up criminals be a full season, and then make a second about the self discovery, because they end up concluded some things very quickly and it felt a little rushed.
The characters is where Gad Guard excels. The show has a lot of character development and is full of likable characters. You can relate to a few of the characters as well. I think that this was the most exciting part about Gad Guard. I loved seeing how much different the characters became. It definitely was a nice touch that made the show more realistic, and entertaining. It was like you had been with the characters for a long time and got to see them grow up.
Overall I think the Gad Guard series is a great series to watch. Though, whenever I mention it to people, they never have heard of it. I wrote this hub to explain a little about Gad Guard, and to discuss some of its strengths. I did not want to go into detail about show details, because when I do I usually end up spoiling plot points.
In the end, I think that even people who are not a big fan of mechas, but enjoy character driven stories would enjoy Gad Guard, that being said, mecha fans would also enjoy this series. I think Gad Guard is definately worth a shot, so try watching it now. It is on Funimations S.A.V.E. line, so it isn't an expensive series anyway. So go give Gad Guard a shot today!