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And Now….The REAL Gundam 30th Anniversary Project

So Gundam 0081 turned out to be a video game and then more announcements made it seem unlikely that there would be one, but Chris of MAHQ said it first, that just because Sunrise President Uchida said there were “no new Gundam works planned for the anniversary” didn’t make it true (and really why would they come out and admit it instead of making it at least a bit of a surprise like corporations always do) and that there was definitely something on the way.  Well of course he was right, and it looks like the 30th Anniversary Project is the one almost everybody wanted after all. Continue reading ‘And Now….The REAL Gundam 30th Anniversary Project’

Fullmetal 00 Alchemist Brotherhood Second Series (Who’s Cast Is This Anyway?)

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Well I Think The Garest Character Of The Season Award Has Been Decided

I’ll just save the time and tell people my thoughts on the first episode right now.  It was nonstop fun the whole way through, but kind of lacking in focus.  Like Shin Mazinger it throws a lot of characters and plot points at us at once, but also like Shin Mazinger it appears that Brotherhood is also going the route of starting in the middle or near the end of the story and then going back to the beginning to show how it happened…..much like the original FMA series.

With that out of the way what I’d rather talk about now is the bizarre (or not so bizarre if you subscribe to my theory that BONES and Sunrise are just different studios in name only and are still joined by a thin, just barely visible fibre at the hip) similarities between the staff and cast behind this show and that of Gundam 00 and MS Igloo. Continue reading ‘Fullmetal 00 Alchemist Brotherhood Second Series (Who’s Cast Is This Anyway?)’

Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen (You May Now Use The Word Epic)

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Odds were that a title that could be identified as a proper epic would actually appear to salvage the word….however temporary.  Here is a title that even identifies itself as an epic in it’s title, so go ahead and call it one

Shin Mazinger’s opener is an oddity because it’s not really an opener at all, but instead what appears to be a pastiche of the final events of the Mazin Saga woven together to set the stage for the epic to come.  It’s a spoiler essentially, but in my opinion it works as an artistic choice.  Why you might ask, well because in the history of the ancient epics and mythologies (which Mazinger is like a modernization of if the presence of Zeus doesn’t tip you off) the majority of the time the listener already knew what was going to happen. 

Take the Ragnarök Saga for example.  The final destiny of the gods.  We already know what is foretold and how the heroes and villains of the story will act and how the gods will all be killed in a legendary battle with the Frost Giants that ends in the burning of the World Tree, the submerging of Midgard and the rebirth to follow as the waters subside and life begins anew.  Not only do we know the fate of the gods, but the bards have regailed audiences with the epic tale so many times that all that is left to wonder at is the embellish of the particular performer as to the events of epic.  And so it is the same with Shin Mazinger and it’s bard Yasuhiro Imagawa. Continue reading ‘Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen (You May Now Use The Word Epic)’

Spring 2009 Series Preview – No Funny Business

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Memories of Green ~ The Spring 2009 Season Is Here At Anime History This Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend.

Every 3 months I do one of these….every three months, and now I’m doing the grunt work too.  Last time I tried to do my review in jest along with some researched observations and got flamed for it in the process sooooo…..I think I’m going to just go ahead and do that again this time too because I enjoy fooling around as much as I do intellectual debate and besides……it’s funner to kid.  With that in mind don’t take anything I write from this point on too seriously because if you take that famous saying in reverse, “fool you once shame on me, fool you twice, shame on you.”

Let’s dive right in shall we? Continue reading ‘Spring 2009 Series Preview – No Funny Business’

Nanoha 1st movie trailer and sketches

Yeah it seems like Nanoha is going to have to move over (sorry Deathie)

No worries, it just means that you have summoned a mass of blood hungry fanboys from the sky that’s all :p

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So courtesy of 東京国際アメニフェア(Tokyo International Anime Fair) we finally get more news/preview shots of the upcoming movie complete with a trailer on the report site (I have yet to figure out how to embed the trailer into wordpress so just go there to watch it and more sketches!).

Continue reading ‘Nanoha 1st movie trailer and sketches’

Well I Must Say Toei, You’ve Been Getting My Attention Again Recently

Not just in the fact that I’ve been been killing time watching old Hokuto No Ken and One Piece episodes while off sick from work, but also because of this:

Loli And Super Robots In One?!!!  That’s Just Fucking Cheating

Yeah it seems like Nanoha is going to have to move over (sorry Deathie) because this looks to be the one true genuine realization of a mecha show masquerading as a magical girl series.  I’m in before it’s even out. Continue reading ‘Well I Must Say Toei, You’ve Been Getting My Attention Again Recently’


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