First Impressions: No Guns Life.
During the Great War, Inui Juuzo was modified to become a living weapon. Since then, society has restructured itself under the Berühren Corporation. Those who take its offer for body modifications are known as “Extended.” Most of Juuzo’s days are aimless, taking odd jobs whenever it involves an Extended, but it’s when he chooses to take a job protecting a young runaway who happens to be a product of Berühren’s secret experiments that he decides it’s time to fight.
I’m not going to lie, based on the opening credits, I believed that this anime was going to be a lot lighter than it turned out to be. Instead, I was given this futuristic noir genre reminiscent of 2000’s anime boom when it was called “Japanimation.” The animation is smooth, but all the characters and shading are a bit rough, reminding me of Outlaw Star and Trigun.
Even though Juuzo doesn’t have a face, the voice actor does an amazing job voicing exhaustion and fatigue during his noir-styled monologues. You can tell by how the voice actor explains things that Juuzo is tired and is on the verge of calling it quits. He disinterested in everything that’s happening around him.
There really isn’t much to go on with the first episode of this new anime series. It was really dedicated to Juuzo just explaining everything and also giving a brief glimpse into his dark and gloomy life. I can already tell that this is going to take the first three episodes before I can make up my mind. It’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed this episode, but if I had to give a rating on the first episode, I’d give it…