In Space, No One Can Hear You Bicker (Infinite Ryvius Review)

Infinite Ryvius Group Shot

Among the standalone mecha/space opera series that came out in the last couple of decades or so, Infinite Ryvius (Mugen no Ryvius) is certainly one of the more distinct and memorable. Yes, it has space battles and abundance of angsty teenagers, but Ryvius stood out from the crowd for being a confined sociopolitical drama over anything else, zeroing on how disparate individual elements bounce off each other while sharing the bad luck of being trapped—literally—within a volatile self-governed group. It’s an apt microcosm of society, thriving on issues such as power struggle, mob mentality, privilege abuse, contempt bred by familiarity, and all those fun stuff.

Also, telepathic loli clad in pink armor, because Anime™.

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