Festival of single disk anime, part 6: Labyrinth of Flames and Battle Skipper
As chance would have it, two CPM titles in a row...
Labyrinth of Flames
From the same people who made Agent Aika and Najica. So if you're asking "are there numerous panty shots in Labyrinth of Flames", then you can answer your own question.
While both Aika and Najica had moments of levity, Labyrinth of Flames is more of an all-out farce--in fact, it frequently felt like an Akitaro Daichi series: it had the same manic humor of Elf Princess Rane or Jubei-Chan.
This is a show that isn't about a destination, it's about a journey. And evidently, the journey travels through an amply-stocked Victoria's Secret. In any given scene, if there isn't a panty shot, then just wait a few seconds.
Shameless as it is, it's quite amusing at times, and I will admit chuckling several times, particularly at the outrageous lead performance (in the dub) of Eric Stuart as the wannabe samurai Galan.
Full disclosure: this series contains neither a Labyrinth, nor flames.
While this series has the feel of a videogame adaptation, I have no idea of the original source material, if any.
So there's an all-girls school, girl-girl crushes, an evil rich oujo-sama, and deadly mecha. Yes, it sounded like Project A-ko to me, too, and indeed, several of the characters seemed to be analoges of A-ko, B-ko, and C-ko.
However, nothing about this show grabbed me: there's nothing here that I haven't seen in dozens of other series. The only bit of genuine amusement I got was the stunned replies of the mechas' AI units when the girl pilots made some rather outrageous demands of them.
I did enjoy the nude transformation sequences as the girls enter their mechas (although I was a bit miffed when we never saw the cute meganekko in the buff), and the main character had a hilariously improbable hairstyle but overall, quite boring.