AKA TO BLUE's graphics are sharp and stunning on the Retina HD display of my iPhone 8 Plus. The art style in AKA TO BLUE falls under Japanese anime, with the main protagonists and antagonists having wild, colorful hair and stylish outfits. The game world is full of incredibly detailed and polished enemy ships, backgrounds, and insane explosions. Despite all of this, the bullets are bright and neon colored so it's easy to spot them among the chaos. Animations are smooth and fluid on my iPhone 8 Plus so I had no issues of lag. The game also has a head-banging rock soundtrack that's sure to get your blood pumping as you play, and the sound effects are fun.
As much as I want to give Aka to Blue my highest recommendation, online leaderboards are a major feature for score attack games and they really ought to have been included here. That may not matter to some of you, of course, and if that's you, then you can feel free to jump in head-first. Even if you do care about leaderboards, Aka to Blue is good enough in every other respect that anyone who enjoys a good shoot-em-up needs to pick this up. I find it amazing that the former Cave staff could slide so seemingly effortlessly into producing Cave-quality shooters, and I greatly look forward to whatever they're working on next.