Cute girls in bloomers and tight-fitting uniforms and living in a dorm with an onsen seems like a winning formula for fanservice…
Special edition fanservice review. Read all about it…
Z/X: Code Reunion is a Fall 2019 anime TV series with full-length episodes. It’s related to Z/X: Ignition but it is more of an Alternate Universe than a sequel even if the main pair of girls is the same.
Plot summary from AniDB:
The signing of a peace treaty has secured a tenuous ceasefire between mankind and the Zex, beings who emerged from space/time rifts connected to mysterious, distant worlds. Partnered with a Zex named Rigel, Kagamihara Azumi must shoulder the fate of her own idyllic world. The unlikely pair head to newly established Fujimisaki Academy, but what destinies await them once they arrive?
Source: Sentai Filmworks
Tags from AniList:
Adventure, Fantasy, School, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Primarily Female Cast, Yuri
Title and summary from HIDIVE:
The students learn the truth behind the attack on the academy. The realms all face an existential threat and the time has come to unite against a common foe.
It’s a special edition fanservice review of one episode. Even with an onsen scene. It’s probably best to let the images and video clips speak for themselves without going into a lot of detail for an anime that may or may not be reviewed again.
Check out the links to AniDB and AniList if you want to learn more about the characters and story.
What I remembered from Z/X: Ignition was that it wound up being better than expected but there were sure a lot of males in the show. And some hot females too. Just not nearly enough. So it was a pleasant surprise to watch Z/X: Code Reunion and see that the cast was predominantly female. Not only that, the character art and background art was pretty good. Especially in the ED.
The original series was based on a card game but this spin-off is based on a manga which was based on the card game. So far, it seems to be an improvement over the original especially when it comes to cute girls and fanservice…
Z/X: Code Reunion might be a spin-off but it’s a bit of a throwback when it comes to fanservice. Causal and no big deal but spread out throughout via tight battle uniforms, bloomers, changing scenes and an onsen scene. A girls dorm with an onsen is a great idea. The girls should use it as much as they can though…
The art in the ED is really pretty. Way too good looking for anime nowadays. What a pleasant surprise. Easy on the male gaze too…
The artist for the ED seems to be Takuya FUJIMA. He’s the artist for the Z/X: Code Reunion manga. And he’s credited with being the creator on the Z/X: Code Reunion anime:
- Takuya FUJIMA – Anime News Network
Z/X Code reunion (manga) : Art
Z/X Code reunion (TV) : Original creator
He also seems to be a long-time pro who is credited with original character designs and original art on a number of anime and manga including: Dog Days, Lagrange, Nanoha, R-15, and Weiß Survive. And he’s credited with a number of end card illustrations too. No wonder his artwork in the ED is so easy on the eyes… Here’s Takuya FUJIMA’s art for Z/X Zillions of Enemy X as found on yande.re. He seems rather fond of drawing lolis too…
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