Well, I have taken a little bit of time from starting my new business (more on that later) to catch up on some anime, as well as start a new series. I just finished watching the last episode of Girls Bravo Season 1 and would recommend it to someone that’s looking for a very light, anime. It’s not heavy on the fanservice, but definitely has elements in there. I started to watch Steel Angel Kurumi after seeing a video of someone dressed as Saki from Steel Angel. If they are willing to dress with mask and all to make a video, Steel Angel must be at least decent.
Steel Angel reminds me a little bit of MahoroMatic. In MahoroMatic, Suguru is a boy that has lost his parents and lives alone. Suguru lives in a time where a secret agency known as Vesper fights alien invasions. There ultimate secret weapon is a cute android named Mahoro. She has served Vesper proudly, but they decide to give her free time before her battery runs out. She chooses to become a maid for Suguru, and develops a crush on him.
Here’s an opening and summary of Steel Angel Kurumi, and that same video of Saki. Enjoy.
During Japan’s Taisho Era (1912-1926), a scientist named Ayanokoji developed the Steel Angel – an artificial humanoid with superhuman physical abilities. While the Imperial Army wanted to use the Steel Angel as a new means of modern warfare, Ayanokoji wanted his creation to be a new step in the future of mankind. Thus, he defied orders from the Army and secretly made the Steel Angel codenamed “Kurumi”. Then one day, a young boy named Nakahito Kagura snuck into Ayanokoji’s house as a dare by his friends and stumbled upon Kurumi’s lifeless body. A sudden attack by the Imperial Army shook the house, causing Kurumi to fall on Nakahito. At that moment, their lips met, and Kurumi woke up from “the kiss that started a miracle”. (AnimeNewsNetwork)
Saki from Steel Angel Kurumi