Frame Arms Girl Episode 1 First Impressions Review


Ao opens a package that arrives at her doorstep. Inside the package is Gōrai, a Frame Arms Girl: a small robot capable of independent movement. Gōrai is a newly-developed prototype: a Frame Arms Girl equipped with an “Artificial Self,” an advanced AI that gives her a personality. Ao is the only one that has activated her. Gōrai begins to gather both battle data and emotions, starting a day-to-day life with Ao, who knows nothing about Frame Arms Girls.


So finally got around to watching this and I can say I was actually impressed. I wasn’t expecting much, was expecting it to just be a cash grab, still could be… The battles could be cool but this was just the beginning so it can only go up from here. As a lover of mecha musume, I loved it! This is basically the spiritual successor to Busou Shinki with a little Gundam Build Fighters mixed in. I liked the MC Ao quite a bit, she was a bundle of fun. I think her voice acting did a lot to make her likable. I couldn’t help but laugh a little when Ao sent the part she was building flying across the room and she got on her hands and knees to search for it.


This happens so many times with plastic models and she really does do what most of us do when we lose a part: crawling on all fours and turning the whole room upside down to find it. A common joke among modellers is that there’s a carpet monster or wormhole on the floor at every workbench. I swear Gundam Real Grade stickers live in a 4th dimension once they leave the sticker sheet, if you ever drop one it’s gone for fucking good. I’ve lost a few stickers while building Gunpla at work in a huge desk with extremely good illumination, got on all fours, almost took a whiff of the whole carpet and never found the damned things. Definitely gonna keep watching this, seems like a nice show. The CGI is decent at least, not nearly Hand Shakers level of terrible, but also not as good as high budget shows that have CGI.


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