Category Archives: anime

Better later

But not this entry. I thought to liken Moyashimon to something else that got better with age, but we’ll never know if that was just a 3-episode blip or the start of a trend. By now, the consensus is 11 episodes feels like an arbitrary and tacked on best before date.Although, better ought to be […]

Purveyors of quality expressions

I think that True Tears is well executed, but I’m no good at finding animation short cuts, except maybe recycled scenes. Someone pointed out the following the other day.

After the roflstomp

Before getting started, JAXA’s Space Solar Power System reminds me more of SimCity 2000’s Microwave Power Station’s than some War To End All Wars But Won’t. After all, the ensuing widespread fire is infinitely more compelling than watching cannon fodder being mowed down like it’s another day at the office. This isn’t strictly about Gundam […]

The power of representation

My lack of a recording device is more than made up for by pretty much everyone else in attendance. I hope. I think that being in the fourth row in the presence of an orchestrated Simple and Clean aka Hikari made my month, making this bleak February weather just a little less annoying. I’m going […]

Olive branches cradling the world

Wasn’t it supposed to represent all that’s good on this planet? As opposed to a dysfunctional bunch of peacemakers (how’s that war on war going?), or some conspiracy device that showed up 17 episodes too late. The future is bright! In related news, I have no idea how or why, but the red planet got […]

At arm’s length

Isako isn’t a nice character; you might even say that she’s mean, but mean to who? Her lackeys are hardly willing collaborators and would leave as soon as they felt they had learned as much as they could. It’s not the only one out there, but the iron fist is one form of leadership. With […]

Pieces of Coil space

If I had to choose between Dennou Coil‘s OP or ED, Prism and Sora no Kakera respectively, I’d opt for the latter as more representative of the series as a whole. Prism has a synthesizer element that is made more apparent (and prominent) in its full length version. Unlike other series or movies where the […]

A circle of children goes round and round, round and round

Owen has seen through Dennou Coil as one would read and comprehend a research paper. The verdict: rejected for not making a significant contribution to the exploration of those who would sooner run from their demons than exorcise them. There is no scale for fear, but much like a scale it is used to lay […]

Slice of mecha

Wack machines be stepping to our crew Conspiracy side plot: underwhelming. Last battle: underwhelming. Sky Girls just seems too bright for shadows and danger. As far as final bosses go, the series had a – what else? – underwhelming one in the form of an island with large cave flies, organic torpedoes, and a giant […]

If Kato had a brother…

He would be Hong Long. Yes, I’m watching Gundam 00. Yes, the fights are ridiculous. Yes, the world building is laughably bad. No, I don’t like being preached to. Yes, the exploitation is well done. Yes, that’s about the only thing that is. That is all. (No idea what I’m talking about?)