ANIME & MANGA - Review
15:00 - 6th February 2016, by NEO Staff

World Conquest Zvezda Plot

Kate Hoshimiya has an unusual ambition. Following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan before her, Kate, or Lady Venera as she’s otherwise known, desires nothing less than complete and utter world domination! Leading Zvezda, her loyal cadre of troops (consisting of a robot, a mad scientist, and a dim-witted yakuza, among others), Kate will stop at nothing to rule the planet and everyone on it. But when teen runaway Asuta gets reluctantly drawn into this secret gaggle of megalomaniacs, he finds that Zvezda’s plans don’t always go exactly the way they’re supposed to.

Brought to life by A-1 Pictures, the studio behind such visually proficient series as Black Butler and Blue Exorcist, World Conquest Zvezda Plot is no exception, possessing dynamic animation and a classic yet high-quality art style (albeit with some occasionally over-the-top fanservice). Most of the 12 episodes are self-contained silliness, as Kate, Asuta, and the rest of the crew attempt to make good on their plans while evading the attentions of self-proclaimed guardians of justice, White Light.

However, while the episodes are, for the most part, light-hearted and fun affairs, there aren’t all that many particularly hilarious moments – and though there’s definitely potential in the diverse and incredibly oddball characters, a lot of the humour is a little weak. Still, if you’re in the mood for something short, bright, and silly, both Kate and World Conquest fit that description perfectly.

It might not quite take the world by storm, but there’s still some fun to be had with the antics of Zvezda.
SCORE: 2.5/5
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