Monthly Archives: December 2013

12 Days of Anime 2013, Day 6: Multi-Tread Drifting

On the one hand, it was a huge bummer that the last two episodes of Girls und Panzer were delayed three months until the end of March. On the other hand, MAN was it worth the wait. The Katyusha scene … Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 7: Wacky Hijinks

If there’s anything I’ve learned from the 12 Days of HOTBLOOD project, it’s that while watching JoJo is a metric truckload of pure, unadulterated fun, I watch Mazinger with something more akin to awestruck respect and admiration. Does that mean … Continue reading

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12 Days of Anime 2013, Day 7: Ha na ga… Sai… ta… yo

Aku no Hana raised quite a fuss this year, about – quite predictably – the rotoscoped animation. I honestly thought the unusual style fit the show well, even if it could’ve used some more intense light/dark contrast like the manga’s … Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 8: German Science is the Finest in the World

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12 Days of Anime 2013, Day 8: You Are Mine

As good as the Berserk anime ended up being, the adaptation overall felt very… awkward, shall we say. Especially early on, it seemed to have trouble figuring out how to bring out the most of its source material, like it … Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 9: Tsubasa The Terror

To coincide with Lisa Lisa’s first appearance in yesterday’s JoJo post, today’s Mazinger post will focus on Kabuto’s own commanding female mentor, Tsubasa Nishikiori. Because if you can make a man called DR. HELL shake in his boots, you know … Continue reading

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12 Days of Anime 2013, Day 9: The Crowds Are Calling Our Names

This is not a Gatchaman Crowds post; the lyrics just seemed appropriate. That Kick-Heart even exists at all is a testament to so many things. We’ve got a big anime house – Production IG – going out of their way … Continue reading

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