Episode 1 Impressions: Triage X

From the same mangaka that brought us the interesting work of High School of the Dead comes Triage X.  An equally as busty and action packed flick that will either entertain you, or make you flee.

e1triagex04Synopsis
Busting through the front gates of a heavily guarded mansion, a highly skilled group of assassins execute a brutal display of bullets and bloodshed as they kill their target.  Something this group calls a tumor of society.

Their chairman, Mochizuki, describes their action as a method to prevent damage to healthy tissue.  Treating the populous city as a human body, various systems working together to grow and evolve.  However sometimes tumors form and invade the healthy tissue.  This group, Black Label, is an organization of surgeons that remove that tumor.  The tumor they assign a black label.

Mikami is one of these Black Label members.  Though inside he seems to be conflicted and does reckless things in order to discover something about himself.  As a child, he and his best friend Ryu had been involved in a terrorist bombing.  Since Mikami tried to protect Ryu with his body, Ryu’s father Mochizuki had assigned his son a black label and transplanted his body parts to save Mikami.

Thoughts
e1triagex16Triage X, like High School of the Dead, is one you will either love or hate.  One of those divisive shows that is specifically aimed at a certain audience.  One that just wants to see boobs, butts, and bullets flying.

That said, the action is fairly good, although pretty short-lived.  Most of the episode was tied up in trying to build a world around what they were doing.  Which in all honesty isn’t much.  Even though I did find the main character’s circumstances to be a bit interesting.

Probably the least interesting aspect of the show was the character designs.  Which were very hit and miss.  Some are a bit over the top in “design”, while others were not too appealing altogether.  But it’s a nice mix if you’re trying to appeal to a broad audience.

Give Triage X a shot if you like your characters less moe and loli and more busty and crazy.  If that appeals to you, you’re in for a treat.  If it doesn’t, then you may just want to give this show a pass.  Because there honestly isn’t really much here outside of that.

This show is streaming on Crunchyroll.com!

Episode 1: Triage X

NOT BAD, BUT NOT GREAT..

IMPRESSIONS VERDICT:
Fits a specific taste

Pros:

  • Busty fan service
  • Good action
  • Visually good

Cons:

  • Not much outside of the Pros
  • Some logic breaking writing
  • Really?  School?

Impressions are based on a single episode and don’t necessarily reflect the series as a whole. Unless dropped, we will continue to give updates on thoughts and impressions of the series as time goes by.

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