Arma has the power of the sacred stones within him! Ruri, a rich girl with her personal army of maids, and Kagami, her butler, visit Arma and recruit him to join in their fight against the darkstones, evil stones which are… evil. We follow the adventures of Arma, Ruri and the rest of the rock collecting club.
We can already tell from the premise that this is going to be bad. But how bad? Well… pretty bad, as it turns out. With maid armies, Egyptian pyramids, and the power of rocks, the plot is dumb and predictable (you can tell the scientist will be the final boss the first time you see him). The characters are annoying and uninteresting, especially the two leads.
With that said, it could have been much worse. The creators seem to realize how hopelessly dumb the premise is, and for the most part, they don’t take it too seriously. For example, see all the dumb jokes revolving around rocks and Hellbrick. Of course, it’s also possible that I’m putting thoughts in the creators’ heads, and they approached this whole thing seriously… but in a way, that would only make it funnier.
The battles, which are the main focus of the show, are well done and entertaining in an over the top way. Don’t expect any sort of realism or logical consistency here: it’s just full out hot blooded action, complete with transformations, mecha and maid armies.
Overall, it’s a dumb show, but good for some clean brainless fun and explosions if you’re in the proper mindset.
- Plot / Script – C – A terrible premise, but I guess they make the most of it.
- Characters – D – Boring, cliched and annoying.
- Production – B – It looks fine.
- Overall – D+
Recommendations – Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan, Full Metal Panic