12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 3: Grand Finale

this battle is HAIR-IGNITINGLY AWESOME

The final battle of Shin Mazinger Z is so awesome that not only does it span the final five episodes of the series, it wraps around and reaches its ultimate conclusion in parts of episodes 1 and 2. And it’s not like the Shingeki type of long battle where it takes forever because nothing happens. There’s amazing stuff going on pretty much constantly, wherever you look, from all characters.
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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 4: Balls of Steel

time to oil up mk2
Oh, look, it’s this joke again. Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 5: The Fist of Zeus

the fist of zeusThe second half of Shin Mazinger Z is a turning point, where what was once amazing becomes even amazinger. At the halfway point, we get an excellent new OP, full of truly epic imagery (I don’t use that word lightly), in which the hotblooded super robot theme song champions at JAM Project definitively prove that they can, in fact, make ANYTHING awesome. But it’s at episode 16 where the show proudly proclaims that “a new world of Mazinger Z awaits.” And a new world we get, indeed. Because it’s at this point that director Yasuhiro Imagawa hits the gas and does what he does best: rocket the stakes up to eleven and keep on going. Continue reading

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12 Days of HOTBLOOD 2013, Day 6: Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli

I’m back! You know what that means? It’s HOTBLOOD TIME. The second half of the 12 Days of HOTBLOOD resumes NOW (just in time to finish on January 25).

NOTE: Not that there haven’t been spoilers in all of these posts already or anything, but the ones in this post are kind of a bigger deal than usual. Just in case you care about that kind of thing.

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12 Days of Anime 2013, Day 1: A Kenya Carol

welcome to kenya

This carol is dedicated to Click, Shinmaru, Geassed, and all those with whom I had the pleasure of enjoying this masterpiece one fateful weekend in March. Continue reading

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12 Days of Anime 2013, Day 2: HYPER OATMEAL COOKIES

It’s Christmas Eve; I reserve the right to make today’s 12 Days post unfathomably lazy. Continue reading

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12 Days of Anime 2013, Day 3: The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For

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