For years the Earth Federation, I mean the Dorssia Military Pact Federation, sorry the United Kingdom of Arandas has been at war with the forces of Zeon (crap), i meant Zaft (dammit!), i meant to say the Imperialistic National Federation of Ingelmia over natrual resources, or land, or whatever there is to fight for at this point. Young rookie pilot Kira Yamato, sorry I mean Susumu Tokimune; is eager to prove himself to his superiors. This goes as well as you suspect as out intrepid young pilot gets in over his head and is saved by a young gilr named Jamie who gives him the military’s newest weapon, the Gundam…I mean Argevollen.
If you can’t tell by my spirited summary, Argevollen is overloaded with originality and charisma with completely original charcaters and premise. From it’s war with seemingly no end, to the machine that could turn the tide, Argevollen looks to turn the mecha genre on it’s head with it’s break the mold concepts and direction.
All kidding aside, Argevollen is about as generic and bland as the color gray. While boasting some decent animation and halfway passable action scenes, there is little to nothing to keep one invested in this paint by numbers mech show. The only worthwhile difference (if it can be called that) is that the portagonist Tokimune is already a somewhat seasoned soldier, but this ruins the appeal of Argevollen’s already cookie cutter premise by eliminating any identifiable charcaters. Nothing stands out, nothing is done different, therefore there is nothing to really be gained from watching this; unless you just like mech shows a great deal.
Argevollen seems like it might have some halfway ambitious ideas, but they are piled beneath ten feet of “been there, done that.”