One of my favorite shows of this season, as well as my favorite among the mecha shows currently airing, is Galactic Strike Force Majestic Prince. It has good action, well-designed mecha, and a fun mix of quirky characters. It takes … Continue reading
Labor: a robot specifically designed for construction work. Labors allow dramatic advances in construction, but also in crime. To combat these new Labor crimes, the police created a special unit: The Patrol Labor. And thus, the birth of the Patlabor. … Continue reading
Gundam AGE is a failure, in multiple ways. First, it achieved abysmal ratings, beating Gundam X’s all-time low. I think this is well within the experimental nature of the show, where Gundam tried to become a children’s TV anime. I … Continue reading
Which I pronounce as “A-K-B double-oh forty-eight”. AKB48, as I understand it, is A Big Thing. While I find myself immune to the snares of mainstream Japanese pop, they seem big enough to have warranted an anime dedicated entirely to … Continue reading
Picture taken from Thaliarchus’s sizable Twitpic album. Now here’s a title worthy of sending a certain fanbase into a murderous rage. Before 2011, before a proper iDOLM@STER anime, we had iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia. Xenoglossia is a Sunrise anime, for better and … Continue reading
[This is a special guest post by ghostlightning] For the third year straight, I’ve rewatched Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket just before Christmas. I believe it’s become the ideal anime tradition; well, at least Gundam fans if … Continue reading
After the unconventional, failed gambit of Gundam AGE’s OP1, OP2 is a return to form, exhibiting a more adolescent tone while including some nifty mobile suit action.