S.) fourth season, "Galaxy Angel X." Throughout the various series, the Angel Brigade, under the command of Lt. Volcott O'Huey, conducts missions throughout the galaxy in search of Lost Technology, ancient artifacts with mysterious, unpredictable powers.IT BECOMES clear from watching a few of the 15-minute episodes that each of the Angels has been carefully crafted to appeal to a specific section of fanboy fantasy: » Forte, the group's field general, is a tomboyish type who loves guns and being in action-packed situations.
She also has a thing for dressing up in cute costumes.
» Vanilla is the most religious member of the group and is quite soft-spoken when she speaks up (which isn't that often).
She's often seen carrying around Normad, an artificial intelligence unit from a missile that was transplanted into a large pink stuffed animal.
The "Galaxy Angel" anime and manga franchise has two readily apparent strengths: cute female characters and food references.
The "cute female characters" portion is easily explained.
The franchise is backed by Broccoli, owner of the Gamers chain of stores selling anime merchandise in Japan. A." in late 2000, the anime, manga and computer games that followed prominently featured a quintet of attractively drawn young women.
It made it easier to sell the accompanying collectible swag, after all.
As for the food part, just look at the names of those core five characters: Milfeulle Sakuraba, Mint Blancmanche, Vanilla H, Ranpha Franboise and Forte Stollen.
The roster sounds like it should describe a high-class restaurant's dessert menu.
The staff who worked on the anime took the idea one step further, presenting all of the episode titles as "menu items" like "Flower Crackers of Dispersed Hot Water" or "Mustached Beef Rib Rice Bowl with Rich Sauce." The first version of "Galaxy Angel" to arrive in the United States was the anime, licensed by Bandai Entertainment and released starting in March 2003.
The title changed slightly over the years with the addition of letters to denote different TV seasons; the original "Galaxy Angel" was supplanted by "Galaxy Angel Z" in the second season, followed by "Galaxy Angel A" and "Galaxy Angel AA" for the third season, a "Galaxy Angel S" special and the (as yet unreleased in the U.