Those who know me know of my love of anime. Hard to believe a 40 year old man can love it as much as I do, but it’s true. I have had the opportunity to see many interesting series. Divergence Eve is one of them.
I have heard the complaints about the amount of fan service, which is a large part of the series, but it is far more than that. They use realistic theoretical science to explain FTL travel and the characters are interesting. Ships travel through what one could call a wormhole that passes through another universe to reach another point in our universe. However, the inhabitants, called the Ghoul, are opposed to all life, which makes them a dangerous foe. They make several appearances through the wormhole and are pushed back to their dimension each time.
This doesn’t remove their being dangerous, which leads us to the main character Misaki. I won’t give anything of the plot away but she is a fascinating character that makes the two part series. For things to make sense, though, you’ll have to watch “The Misaki Chronicles,” which is the second half of the series. I challenge folks to watch and follow the plot. Do not let the fan service turn you off, or the first episode, which foreshadows things in the future. I think most science fiction fans will enjoy it if they sit down and truly watch it.