Listening to: Comet Lucifer (The Seed and the Sower) – Fhana (Comet Lucifer Opening)
This review is free of major spoilers, in the interests of being helpful to those who are considering watching the show in question.
“Both sought to claim the heavens for themselves.”
At the beginning of this past anime season, I began my spiel on Comet Lucifer by comparing it to Code Geass. Now that I’ve seen the show in full, I very much regret that comparison. For one, I may have unconsciously primed myself to expect the show to be much better than it was. The reality… well, perhaps I’m just growing jaded, but we’ll get to that later.
Comet Lucifer takes place on a planet named “Gift,” where a mineral called “giftdium” is a key part of the infrastructure. Sogo Amagi, an aspiring mineralogist, is investigating a rare red crystal when he discovers a mysterious girl named Felia inside. The military shows up to take the girl, who they call “Lima,” into their own custody, but a mecha, apparently summoned by a mark on Sogo’s hand, appears to help him escape with Felia in tow.
After returning together to the city of Garden Indigo, Sogo sets out to find out more about Felia: where she came from, the source of her strange powers, and how to help her to adjust to life on the surface. However, the government is not prepared to let “Lima” go so easily. Continue reading