Okay, okay, okay, I know what your thinking.
“What??? A review of a Canadian cartoon on an ANIME reviewing website???? Well, that must automatically mean that it sucks!”
Well, I have a very mature, thought out, and intelligent reply to that. And that reply is, “Screw you, I do what I want!”.
Though I guess this is kinda confusing, seeing as how I’m reviewing a Canadian cartoon, based on a Portuguese comic, on a website focused mainly on reviewing Japanese cartoons, while I live in America. But I figure that this series deserves some looking at. I like and all, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have any flaws. In fact it has quite a few. But, let’s stop padding this shit and just get on with the review!
Years ago, former Nazi (Or at least it’s implied) Scientist Dr.Von Reitcher had created a series of super warriors called Cybers, capable of performing feats of amazing. However, they began to defect and develop rebellious personalities, causing all of them to be destroyed, save for one named Cybersix, who had somehow escaped. ( In the comics she was saved by a villager, but the show doesn’t really specify. ) Now, under the fake name Adrian Seidleman, and disguised as a boy (I’ll get to that in a bit) she tries to live a normal life the best way she can. However, it’s seemingly impossible for her to avoid her past for her survival depends on her preying on the new minions of Von Reitcher as well as Von Reitcher’s son, Jose, constantly trying to destroy her and the unnamed city of somewhere. Also, there’s a bit of a love story between her and her fellow teacher Lucas Amato, which becomes extremely awkward since Lucas knows Adrian as a Bro, and has a crush on Cybersix.
You got that? Good. At least you can’t blame them for not giving enough credit to the kids watching this, because that is a pretty complicated story for a kids show. Let’s see how many conflicts we got here:
First off, there’s the fact that Cybersix can’t avoid the people trying to kill her because she needs to sap subsistence from the Minions. Then there’s the fact that Lucas see’s Cybersix and Adrian as two different people, meaning that our heroine is both a Bro and a girlfriend. Also there’s this one girl student that has a crush on Adrian that I forgot to mention, there’s this one homeless kid I forgot to mention, Cybersix’s side kick I forgot to mention, Cybersix’s crush on Lucas that she can never express due to the fact that, that would also mean endangering Lucas by revealing her secret identity, Then there’s the fact that Jose doesn’t think his father respects him, and finally the fact that the unnamed city is constantly under attack by SOMETHING. That’s eight big plot points, not counting minor conflicts that are usually resolved in the same episode they’re introduced in. GEEZ.
The animation for this series is pretty good. It’s no Thundercats or anything, but for a weekly series, that’s pretty freaking good. No complaints here. Though some of the character designs just….erk me. Also, the voice acting is really well done. FUN FACT TIME! Did you know that the voice actor for Lucas also played Starscream from Transformers: Armada? Not in Energon or Cybertron, though, because those series don’t exist. Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron are urban legends. Just saying. But then there’s the music. I mean, it’s okay. I love the opening theme to death. But the music is just too…. Whimsical. Too silly. It’s just out of place to me. It’s really something that can’t be explained without hearing it.
And now, I can no longer avoid it. I must explain the fact that this series is about a cross dressing superhero who shares the same voice actor as Spike the Dragon. (Just saying) Truthfully, I actually thought that this was a great idea. I mean, if there’s this absolute beautiful superhero that you just can’t take your eyes off, then nobody will suspect the GUY. Nobody will ever suspect a boy.
With the cool premise, and interesting ideas, I rather like this show, however between the out-of-place and usually distracting music, The completely non-threatening villain, and an ending that leaves behind way too many questions that need answers, I must, unfortunately, give this series a 6/10. I still recommend this show, but really it’s not something you absolutely HAVE to watch.
Your devoted Critic,
Kamacazi (Kazi) Koiwai