Pacific Rim was everything I expected, and more. Talking about to people about it, they tried their darnedest to say something negative about the movie, but in my mind nothing clicked–it was a movie paying homage to the best of super robot anime, and it turned out to be perfect.
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Tagged pacific rim
(Unfortunately not related to Turn A Gundam in any way.)
Tired of watching the same anime all over again? Sick of stupid adolescents and their underdeveloped brains? Would you rather be watching mature characters in a mature story?
Posted in Anime
Tagged turning girls
(This post was inspired by ghostlightning’s challenge.)
I’ve always wished for a chess anime. It’s a stretch, because Japan already has shogi, but I really love chess. Chess has a daunting reputation for being too dry or boring, but in all my years of play I can say that neither are true.
I got excited when I first read about The Garden of Words. Love as 恋, or “lonely sadness” was a theme that I know all too well and want to see. After watching it, I think this is Makoto Shinkai’s best movie to date. It’s tight and utterly focused.
I understand that not everyone likes the current bombastic mecha offering from Sunrise, Valvrave the Liberator. One could chalk it up to its elements, which only seem to exist to deliver the maximum helping of shark jumpings every week. You got attractive boys and girls, some war drama (and comedy), garish mecha, and the occasional song-and-dance routine. It does seem aimed for just about everyone.
Posted in Anime, Mecha
If I have to go with my gut feeling, then I do not like this.