The seventh entry is by Guru3, a new writer on the block. Cheers!
UFO Princess Valkyrie, also known as UFO Princess Walküre, is a series from 2002. Mostly comedy, it’s a variety of magical girl and science fiction. The series starts out in an unusual style that had me double checking if I was at the right spot. It portrays a typical day for Kazuto Tokino and then uses that as a lead in for the main plot of the series.
I can’t think of many other series that have done this, but in this case it asks a few of questions that take a while to be answered. Mainly, who the hell is that little girl that turns into this gorgeous looking woman when she kisses Kazuto? It’s just the sort of thing you’d expect from an anime.
It really is comedy, the usual gag for this series consists of the innocent Walküre saying things that can be interpreted in multiple ways, usually not so innocently. Rather than pure slapstick humor, some bits you have to think about. Drama gradually builds towards the end of the series as Walküre disappears and the what has become usual lifestyle of Kazuto is no more.
Everyone has a challenge that they must overcome in order to be a better person, the usual again from a semi-slice-of-life anime. Something that does stick out is the army of cat-eared maids that are at the back and call of the chief maid. One of the best episodes of the series could be considered the side story one in which all the maids go on a hot springs trip, and the perspective of a few select maids is shown.
The sound, is pretty good, no obvious problems there, and I liked the opening theme. The animation quality is about on par for the era. What action there was was smooth, and there were hardly any of my pet peeve scenes, in which you just see people’s heads bouncing up and down as they “walk