I don’t know if it was just me, but when i read about Grenadier my first thought was of Trigun. If you where to look in what is different it would be that Trigun is male Dominated, the heroes and villains are mostly male. In Grenadier the series in instead female dominated with the heroes and villains being mostly female instead. Other things that are similar is that the two heroes of each series are using revolvers, and both of them have a smile on their face while truing to prevent prevent violence.
Some would argue that Grenadier do not have a story, and in someway it is true The series is pieced together with fanservice scenes and an attempted semblance at a story to put reason for having the fanservice scenes. However, the story that is in there is really good. It is interesting at all times to watch what happens next. You get hooked by this for sure. It is good when you never know what happens next, so you can’t do nothing but just watch and see yourself.
It did not take me the first episode to make me like Rushunas character, and i will say it right away that it was not because of the fanservice she provides in almost every episode. I Like here because she it always cheerful, optimistic to a fault, and her determination to stop all kind of fights in a as non-violent way as possible is just the top of it. It reminds me of “Rurouni Kenshin” because just like Kenshin uses a reverse-blade katana not to kill, Rushuna, like Kenshin does not want to do that either.
The animation for Grenadier is what makes it so good, it is smooth with almost no errors in character, nature, animal movements. The colors are just brilliant and sharp. The animation of the characters are really nice to watch, especially when they are fighting, the animators really took their time when creating the it all. It can’t be helped but animation makes me say like “Oh my God!” and “Holy Crap!”. But not everything comes with all positive feedback, The surroundings would have more action, it only concentrated on a few things on a background. You would more then often see birds flying on the sky or grass to move or wind to blow. However, this do not bother me because overall this is very well invented.
The music in the series is really great. The Theme song “Hohoemi no Senshi” is one of the best songs i have heard in a while, it easily went in to my top 10 list of anime songs. It’s just calm melody with a woman voice which also have something to reflect on the story since they are just travelers.
As a conclusion i have to say that Grenadier is no way near a bad series, it is enjoyable as a light action series, it do not matter if Grenadier have a deep story where you will get all the plot holes filled, and It doesn’t matter how it ends, what matters is the way how it makes you feel from start to finish, that is the most .