Deep in the annals of ‘Future Time’ we as a species have nipped and tucked ourselves out of wretched home planet earth and are in search of a new place to
pillage call home. Within this search lies other ‘tribes’ and people we may have to step on. We are the Iron tribe because we are backwards. IRON AGE? Get it?! In our bowel encrusted worm search for another home planet to plunder the Iron Tribe is at continuous war with the shimmering sorcerer(s) known as the Silver Tribe. They are a telepathically connected fecund group of individuals, condescending their way about space looking down from great height at humanoids that show too much “emotion”. Their sole purpose is to destroy the Iron Tribe.
Then there is the poor Bronze tribe. A group of crustacean alien ant farms squishing and procreating their ways across planet systems in giant hive swarms, controlled by the Silver Tribe. Finally, we have the Golden Tribe – who are never actually shown or present in the series but are CONTINUOUSLY referred to in past tense as the Golden Ones and the seers and those that GUIDED ALL TRIBES BEFORE THEM. They disappeared into another dimension carrying with them all their secrets and the hope of time.
So everyone has a sadz+ abandonment issues and all the children are left fighting in the dirt. The Princess of the Iron Tribe, who, naturally, is a beautiful blonde telekinetic Angel of gentleness, is searching all the cosmos for the lost NODOS left by The Golden Tribe. A Nodos is a person carrying the ‘essence’ of a Heroic Tribesman, and can thus transform into a member of the Heroic Tribe. In this form they have superhuman abilities, strength, agility and different spellbinding techniques of wizadry. They naturally breathe in space, sustaining weapon fire and explosions without injury, and enduring atmospheric reentry no prob. So. Roided Mecha.
Enter in Age. Age is the bumble cum wunderkind hominid boy left on planet XYZ by Golden Tribe before they hit the trail to an alter-dimension. He is a Nodos. This poses a big problem for the four other Nodos whose sole purpose in life is to destroy this new one. So. War. And not just simple shot and killed bush draggle guerilla pitching. This is SERIOUS space battles. The kind that leave you breathless and slightly edgy in an I-need-a-nap-now-that-I’ve-done-so-much-space-battle way. Major kudos to the studio who crafted the characters, action and sound mixing. The fighting between each of the tribes and their Nodos is spellbinding and puts this series on a level ALMOST par with Evangelion. The last seven episodes are mind-altering to watch until the crack of dawn type of fair that leave you breathless and wondering. In sum, I would recommend this series to Anime fans who are into futuristic space time travel (who isn’t?) mega battles encompassing destroying and creating stars and suns. To those who enjoy a moment or two of slight silliness and over-wrought dialogue but not too much of it. This is NOT Kawaii. This is Star Wars. With bigger boobs. And better guns.