Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is a special series in my heart. I loved it as a kid, loved as I grew up, and when I went back to see if it still held up, I still loved it. While most Gundam fans have a mixed view on the show, it remains, in my mind, a great piece of anime. A story of people thrust into a war, who either sink or swim, a story about the arrogance of humanity, the rush to perfect. And most of all, a show where awesome looking robots shoot laser beams at each other. The HD remaster brought polish to a series that, while suffering from some issues, is still able to hold up today. If you are a mecha fan, absolutely check out this show. And if you want to read about it, links to all of my posts are right here!Read More »
Our look at the HD remaster of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED continues! We are finally here, at the last arc of the series. The climax, and the conclusion. Who will live? Who will die? What race of humans will come out on top? All of those answers and more, after the cut as we dive into the series’ final chapter: The Battle of Jachin Due!Read More »
Our look at the remastered version of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed continues! I was going to originally put this part of the story with my previous post, but I felt that since several important things happen here, I wanted to give it its own post. Let’s not waste anytime and dive into the next story arc: The Flight from ORB after the cut!Read More »
After War: Gundam X is the black sheep of the Gundam Family. The show that almost everyone forgets about, but one that people have a great fondness before. Also it says the phrase ‘nii-san’ so much, that the voice actor who did hates the word now. Opening songs are pretty good too. The Tune of the Week is the second theme for the series: Resolution by Romantic Mode!
Don’t @ Me is back again! From the depths of the hell where people don’t know that Bible Black is a thing, I crawl up to deliver my anime opinions that are raw, to the point and from the heart. This week we settle in for a meal of teenage angst and giant robots that is the Gundam Franchisee. Let’s get into it after the cut.
A little while, I made a post talking about what the “Great Works” of Anime were, and I spoke about how a great work is not the best one, or the most famous, but the one that leaves behind an everlasting legacy that affects everything that comes after it. It doesn’t matter if you like the show or not, what matters is that show’s legacy and influence and it’s affect on fans of all stripes.
This week I’ll be doing my lead up to the 3-month blogging project in which I examine whether or not a certain series could be considered a great work of its genre, and also just seeing how it holds up after awhile.
For now though, I want to run off a list of the anime and manga that I think are the art-form’s great works. I don’t have one for each genre, so this is more of a personal list, of what I think are the most likely to be, or will be Great Works. Check em out after the cut.
Gundam is a long-running series, which means it is a bag of hits and misses. Gundam AGE was a miss in all regards, and in my mind is constantly jockeying with Gundam Seed Destiny for the title of “Worst Series” in the entire franchise. However it did have some excellent opening and ending themes, and one of my all-time favorites is this week’s Tune of the Week!
Enjoy “White Justice” by Faylan!
It’s almost Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with an anime movie about girlish looking boys piloting giant mecha! What? You don’t do that?
Well anyway. This is one of my favorite movies of all time and it takes place during Christmas, so fuck it, it works. After the cut let’s take a dive into the anime film: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz.
The Golden Age of Anime in the West was a time in the late 90s and early 2000s where Anime was actually on television during good hours of the day. It was a landmark moment in the history of anime fandom in the west. Before Crunchyroll, before Funimation, before Fansubs, there was this time and it was one where many people who are part of the anime community today can point to their origins, and there are several shows that came out of this time period that remains bedrocks in the history of many anime fans.
One such series is one of the few that remains untouched since it’s debut all those years ago. A series that introduced an entire genre and franchise of anime to the West, despite being already well developed back in Japan. After the cut let’s take a shallow dive into New Mobile Report Gundam Wing or simply, Gundam Wing.
I’m looking forward to doing a three-episode check in on the shows I’ve been watching this season, but as there are a few more to watch this weekend before that can be done. So I thought that today I’ll run through a list of what are my personal favorite anime and manga. The ones listed below might not be the best read or received pieces of work, but they hold a special place in my heart. These range from shonen to shoujo, mecha to action, and ecchi to erotic. Many of these you’ll have for sure seen on this blog before and of course, none of these are in any real order. Let’s get into it after the cut.Read More »