If you don’t like giant robots, might as well stop reading now. Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen probably isn’t for you.
Amidst a war between two countries that have reigned supreme on the continent for decades, a special recon squad accidentally engages in a skirmish between the opposing faction and a civilian transport. Thanks to the reckless actions of our protagonist, Tokimune Susumu, a rebellious soldier with little respect for authority, the squad recovers a miraculously powerful giant robot that’s way cooler than all those sluggish robots from yester-year.
If this sounds at all familiar, that’s because it is. There’s little here to set this show apart from others of its kind, but at the very least, the animation during the robot combat scenes is passable. Beyond that though, there’s nothing else to latch on to in the early going.
If you’re not explicitly in the market for military exoskeletons drop-kicking each other in the head regardless of their pilots rationale behind their mechanized martial arts, then move along. But If rock’em sock’em robots are your jam, you’ll probably get a healthy spread from Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen, and little else.
Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.
Check out this header post for more Summer 2014 anime previews and for more on why I’m taking a stab at them in the first place.