Burst Angel Review by Miki
This anime is a good gun shooting, mecha chasing, and action packed sensation for the blood thirsty youth of today. In the near future, due to an unusual rise in criminal activity, it has become legal to possess firearms in Japan so lawful citizens can protect themselves. At the same time, the government established the Recently Armed Police of Tokyo, whose methods are exterminating criminals rather than arresting them.
Burst Angel focuses on the group as they investigate a series of mutated human monsters with glowing brains that cause various amounts of mayhem in Tokyo. Our heroin Jo finds she is related to these glowing brain things and has to settle with her past.
Jo is a white haired mercenary who can accomplish the impossible while saving Meg, her sidekick and best friend, repeatedly. They are the muscle of the team while Amy is the brains. She may be a kid but she can hack anything and even gets sucked into cyber space. She is the attitude of the group and terrorizes Kyohei,the cook. Sei is the leader who put the group together and gets their assignments from Bailan. She is also the granddaughter of the leader of the Chinese syndicate of Bailin. The ages range from 11 to 19 and we see some great dynamics. We then have the cook in some ways he is very much the center of trouble. Kyohei is kind of like their slave and also the comic relief.
The story opens with Kyohei Tachibana, a student at a culinary arts school with dreams of someday becoming a pastry chef, motorcycling down an inner city street and becoming caught up in a shoot-out between a mysterious Jo and a psycho gangster. Kyohei escapes unharmed and ends up working as a cook for Jo, Meg, Amy, and Sei in an effort to gather up enough money to travel to France. He never realized how much these 4 would change his life but now they are all joined by friendship.