Lt. Kazuhiro Uchida wanted to be a jet fighter pilot, but ended up in rescue wing. As he struggles with a job he did not aim for, can he accept his fate? (circa 2006. Rating: Above Average)
JC Staff did a good job on this one. The CG blended quite well, and the helicopters made me drool.
Most of the focus here is on Kazuhiro himself, though there are some flashbacks to some of the characters at times. There’s nobody that put me off as annoying, though there’s no one I could also deem as a real favorite. Anyway, I’ll remember this for Megumi, Kazuhiro’s girlfriend. Because everytime I hear her talk, Shimako (of Maria-sama ga Miteru) always comes to mind. I know, I watched too much Marimite. @_@
I don’t even remember what the OP or ED sounded like. Ouch.
Herein lies the faults of Rescue Wings. The series has failed to capitalize to the max on the dramatic potential of rescue operations. With the exception of Kazuhiro’s first mission (as an observer) and its aftermath, nothing truly exceptional came up. Sure Kazuhiro may have ‘settled down’ with his job, but I found the conclusion a little dull.
I view this series as more of slice of life-like than as a drama. I’ll remember this for the visual treat that it is.
Recommended for its nice animation, and contemporary feel (yeah we’re in the 21st century). Also for those like their anime ‘slow’.
- Animation at 0.75/0.75.
- Characters at 0.75/1.
- Music at 0.50/0.75.
- Story/Plot/Dialogue at 0.75/1.
- Entertainment value at 1.25/1.5.
- Total: 4/5