Category Archives: Mecha

Majestic Prince, a character-driven mecha anime

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

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Patlabor: A Primer

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

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Anime I Watched in 2012 #11: Gundam AGE

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

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Anime I Watched in 2012 #5: AKB0048

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

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Anime I Watched in 2012 #3: iDOLM@STER Xenoglossia

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

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The Hamburger That Ends the Hatred

[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

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[Men OP Destiny] Gundam AGE OP2 (sharp#)

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.

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