I finally got the second episode of Xam’d Lost Memories thanks to the wonderful download speed of the PlayStation 3 Network, can you tell I had some sarcasm on that? I’m very impressed with what Bones Studios shows in episode two, and it does not disappoint.
The show opens with a quick summary of the last few minutes of episode one, which ended with what appeared to be some kind of invasion, episode two immediately takes us back into the action. Giant pods dropping from the sky, landing directly in the area of are main characters who are near the recently exploded bus. From inside a pod, a hideous blue monster emits a laser that shoots from his head. And so begins a action packed sequence that will make your adrenaline rush.
Much more of the plot is revealed this episode, back story as well. The writers so far have done a nice job of revealing just enough info to keep me wanting to see what’s next without giving to much away. I defiantly found myself wanting to watch and learn much more about the war and what Xam’d creatures are, what is there purpose?, why does Nakiami ask herself “What’s a completed Xam’d doing in a place like this?”.
The animation is again top notch, thanks to Bones studios gifted artists, you can especially see the quality of this anime during the intense action sequences. Bones Studio is definitely not holding back the quality of the animation it almost seems like the quality of the large big budget animated films, maybe this is a trend that will be followed on the PlayStation 3 Network? I certainly hope so.
Once again the music is equally amazing this episode. Thanks to the gifted Oshima-san each score does a create job adding a dramatic effect to the show. Many of the new theme’s this episode did a great job of building my emotion as a viewer.
Xam’d Lost Memories is easily a contender for one of the best anime of 2008, that is if it can keep this momentum and quality the entire series. And even though its only two episode’s in it definitely has grabbed me attention a lot more than any other anime released this year. Those looking for a great sci-fi/action show, Xam’d Lost Memories may be the one your looking for.