In the world of Gift, the bowels of the planet hide a highly sought after crystalline substance known as Giftium. A young boy on Gift named Sougo Amagi inherited his interest in Giftium from his mother, a researcher. As an inhabitant of Garden Indigo, a small and prosperous miner’s town, Sougo has many opportunities to forage and collect rare crystals that can only be found there. However, the most exciting treasure that Sougo discovers is not a crystal, but a person. After being pulled into a school quarrel, he plummets into the deep caverns of an old mine. There, in the abysmal depths of the earth, Felia—an enigmatic girl with red eyes and blue hair—emerges from a large crystal. Through this strange first encounter, bonds of friendship are formed between Felia and Sougo. But Felia is being pursued by a secret organization that aims to use her powers for their own benefit, and Sougo and his friends must help her, all while discovering the true nature of this girl from the crystal. – My Anime List
Based on 14 review scores:
If you are a fan of fantasy anime that is a hidden love story the you should like Comet Lucifer just let it flow over you and do try to make it fit the trope it comes from.
Hue Hue Anime Reviews
As anime go, it had quite a few downfalls, including, but not limited to, sloppy story progression, uncomfortable pace progression, and predictable plot twists. Even so, I’d like to commend it for its individual representation of the sci-fi/mecha genre and recommend it to anyone looking for a quick, quirky, and quaint repose from the usual cliff hanger like endings we’ve all grown so used to. The enjoyment you get from a series you’ve invested years worth of your life into can’t hope to be replaced or replicated, but there’s a lot to be said for instant gratification.
Comet Lucifer is a show that didn’t work that well for me in a lot of ways but has some appealing areas to it. The characters have some interesting little quirks of family and connections that were a nice change of pace but didn’t really add anything to the whole to be exploited. The animation has some really fantastic sequences throughout and I really loved the color choices used and some of the settings and directions from which we saw them. But the larger story simply did not connect for me and it ended with so many things that really needed bigger and better answers that it just run a bit too hollow for my tastes. Sentai’s put together a good release here with a solid looking transfer, the inclusion of some welcome extras, and a good price for it that makes it accessible so those that do enjoy it will be able to own it.
Anyway, the sole reason it didn’t get an F is because the vegetables musical and the pan grenade moment were pretty hilarious. But definitely not worth putting up with the rest of the show for.
Overall, Comet Lucifer was a really small, but delightful treat for the Fall 2015 season of anime. It had a solid plot, character development, and animation, but at the end, fell apart. It was basically wasted potential. The soundtrack could have been worked on a bit more.
Comet lucifer is a 12 episode mecha adventure anime. That information alone motivated me to watch it. The tech was cool. I really like the art of the anime. The mecha design looked cool. It wasn’t the usual since the mecha didn’t need a pilot. So basically the mecha is valiable and the main character is trying to protect it. The girl in the photo has powers and is connected to the mecha. The anime was very average. You might even get bored half way through. However the tech was very nice and the fights were enjoyable.
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If you came looking for a sci-fi adventure, then there you have it. But if a strong story about a memorable cast of characters is what you have in mind, then it’s better to try elsewhere. Comet Lucifer doesn’t capitalize on the main characters’ roles or motivations in the story. As they face obstacles, their purpose is lacking and often makes us question what if they are heading into no man’s land. While I do like the way this show runs with its world fiction elements, it doesn’t ultimately make it up for its storytelling or weak character cast. And that’s quite a shame, really.
The focus of the story isn’t the mecha’s, but rather Soga and Felia who embodies the spirit of the planet. The enemies in the government are persistent, but a lack of unity in their motivations leads to confusion and opportunities for Soga to survive. A struggle for power and possession of Felia commences with an unknown fate hanging in the balance depending on who succeeds in tapping this amazing power.
The Sushi Times
Do not watch this, in fact, you should feel bad for reading this review. Even clicking on this anime is a sin. Bad. Bad! Nah, it’s alright I love ya. You might find some enjoyment out of watching this if you are new to anime, if not though, don’t bother.
I honestly feel sad giving Comet Lucifer such a bad grade, since I liked the slice-of-life episodes, appreciated the care taken with the art and design, and liked the characters. But the writing is simply bad, and that completely ruins it.
The Nihon Review
The storytelling in Comet Lucifer does not encourage any substantial audience investment. At best the show works on the level of generic eye candy, elevated occasionally by a tightrope walking robot or a procession of dancing vegetables. More ridiculous moments such as these, played up by the absurd character behavior, could have made this series memorably amusing. But of course, this show has story ambitions, and is all the lesser for them. Like many anime before it, Comet Lucifer tries flying towards the Sun. But only after it jumps does it become clear that this series has no wings.