Sergei Lazarev writes:
The spectacle of the first two episodes of Gen Urobuchi’s take on the sci-fi mecha genre stayed with me for days. The opening half of the first episode throws the viewer right in the middle of a Gunbuster-esque space opera. Bio-organisms surviving the vacuum of space and infesting a hive, a “hot Jupiter” planet against the backdrop of an angry sun. A galactic society with established citizenship protocols. AI interfaces that aid pilots in every possible way. Wormholes. Singularity cannons. Quantum reaction warheads. Gargantia bombards you with its surprisingly detailed and, as far-fetched as it is, believable premise.