Oct 14, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Gundam Build Fighters Try

I must say that I liked the first season. I watched it from start to finish and although there were a lot of things that I didn’t like, I still enjoyed watching those battles very much. Besides, I like the idea of combining all sorts of mobile suits from pretty much all of the Gundam series into one show.

Gundam Build Fighters TryThe artwork is great. How could it not be? It’s about Gundams! This is being made by several well-known studios and it shows. It is quite detailed and there is no way that there are any mecha fans on the planet that dislike the look of Gundams. Even those chibi Gundams look pretty cool.

Like I said above; I like the idea of combining all sorts of suits from all the Gundam series and putting them all in one show to fight one another. It’s a good thing that they aren’t using the (improved) Wing Zero from Gundam Wing, otherwise the show would’ve been over quickly. That Gundam simply dominates.

I don’t think you have to watch the first season to be able to watch this one. It isn’t a continuation and it is pretty self-explanatory. Nevertheless, I do recommend that you do watch the first season if you haven’t already. Go give this a try if you like mecha anime.

Plot Summary: It has been seven years since Sei Iori won the 7th Gunpla Battle Championship World Tournament. Gunpla Battle is now more popular than ever, with new rules and new ways to battle. Fumina Hoshino is the president of the Gunpla Battle Club at Sei’s old school, Seiho Academy, and a big fan of the game, but unfortunately, she cannot attend the upcoming All-Japan Gunpla Battle Championship tournament without a three-person team. Desperate to participate, she meets transfer student and young martial artist Sekai Kamiki, as well as a young Gunpla builder named Yūma Kōsaka. The three decided to join up to form Team “TRY FIGHTERS”, a new team of Gunpla builders and fighters that will together face the challenge of winning the tournament.

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Oct 4, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Gundam: G no Reconguista

Another kiddy Gundam series, huh? I find that children-friendly Gundam shows just aren’t worth it. There are very rare exceptions like Gundam Build Fighters, but this just doesn’t seem to be one of them. Gundam Wing is still number one. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve finished watching that one.

Gundam G no ReconguistaThe artwork is really old-school, I think. If you compare this to modern anime you see some incredible differences. Nevertheless, it doesn’t look all that bad. I do think that Gundam suit looks weird though, especially the eyes. They almost look friendly when they should strike fear into the hearts of the enemy.

It’s fortunate that I got to see two episodes right away. It allowed me to get a better grasp on the story, which isn’t all that amazing. I do have to admit that the start was definitely interesting. More than interest enough for me to watch the third episode.

Gundam die-hards such as myself will give this a try no matter what. Other mecha fans will probably like this too. I am just waiting for the third episode to see what happens to the protagonist. I’ll drop it immediately if it becomes one of those ‘come fight for our organisation and don’t ask any questions’ series.

Plot Summary: The Universal Century, with its history of colonization and wars, passes into posterity, and time flows on.

Mankind enters a new age of seemingly endless peace and prosperity called the “Regild Century”.

The year is R.C. 1014. The Capital Tower, an orbital elevator, connects earth and space. Due to its role in supplying Earth’s power by transferring Photon Batteries from space, it is worshiped with a religious fervor. Bellri Zenam, a cadet in the Capital Guard formed to protect Capital Tower, is participating in his first non-simulated exercise when he is attacked by the powerful but unaffiliated “G-Self” mobile suit. He manages to capture the G-Self while piloting a “Recten” maintenance mobile suit. However, seeing the G-Self’s pilot, a young space pirate named Aida Rayhunton, stirs something within him, as does the G-Self which he was sure he’d never seen before. Why does the G-Self accept Bellri as a pilot?

Aida’s mission to attack Capital Tower. Bellri’s destiny as a chosen pilot of the G-Self. The truth which will shake the Regild Century.

It was all the beginning of the Reconguista.

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Oct 1, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Buddy Complex 2

What is going on? I knew this mediocre anime had its sequel green-lit, but for it to have two episodes air in two days… What is going on? There’s absolutely nothing known about it yet. We have no idea how many episodes there are (probably thirteen as well) and why these episodes aired so quickly.

buddy complex 2I think the artwork is the best thing about the show. It looks pretty good and the mechs are really nice, so I have very little to no complaints about the artwork. I do wish they would work on the characters’ expressions though.

For me it’s the story that made me drop the first season half-way through. I got so annoyed with it… That guy stayed and fight for an organisation that wanted to kill him if he didn’t… How messed up is that!? I would’ve hung on until the bitter end if he attacked them instead, but no…

I don’t recommend it. Mecha fans will like this, I’m sure, but not me. The story just ruins it for me. I hate ignorant protagonists that work for an organisation like that. It’s just not my cup of tea.

Plot Summary: Buddy Complex revolves around the main character, Aoba Watase, an ordinary high school boy. He lived an average, everyday life commuting to high school in the city. On the first day back after summer break, Aoba is attacked by a giant robot that appears out of the sky. As he’s pursued through the city, his classmate Hina Yumihara appears in a giant robot of her own. She rescues him, and tells him cryptically that “Dio is waiting,” before she sends Aoba into the future and then disappears. When Aoba wakes up, he finds himself over seventy years into the future, where the Free Pact Alliance and the Zogilia Republic are at war with each other, and there he meets a young pilot named Dio Jyunyou Weinberg. This begins Aoba’s new life as a pilot of the Free Pact Alliance, and together with Dio, they would change the fate of the world.

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Jul 10, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Mobile Suit Gundam-san

I am happy that this is only an anime short. Can you imagine watching this for twenty minutes in a row? My god… The human mind is way too fragile for that. I wonder how many die-hard Gundam fanatics were pissed off when they watched the first episode.

Mobile Suit Gundam-sanIt’s an anime short, which means that the artwork isn’t really even worth mentioning. There are exceptions from time to time, but this isn’t one of those times. I want to cry.

They say that it’s a funny Gundam parody. Is it? Is it really funny? Is it? Maybe I grew cold during these past few years, because I couldn’t even crack a single smile. This was really rough on my eyes.

Sorry, but I respect the Gundam series way too much than to recommend this to someone. This just isn’t worth my time, even if it’s only two minutes worth of visual poison. I would rather watch one of the many gay anime this season.

Plot Summary: There is no plot whatsoever.

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Jul 7, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Aldnoah.Zero

Another mech anime I see… Don’t you find it rather disappointing that all of these mechs are made so that they resemble the human body? Why? Why make not make something that’s war-efficient? Like a rectangle mech with loads of cannons, thick armour and dozens of lasers that will turn everything in a 2 mile radius into Swiss cheese.

Aldnoah.ZeroAnyway, I may be bashing the way the mechs look right now, but even I must admit that I enjoyed the first episode. It looks quite nice and it’s definitely detailed. I have very little complaints about the artwork.

I’ll watch the second episode. The artwork is good and the story intrigued so much that I really want to see what happens next. Who doesn’t like a story about all-out war between humans from space and humans from earth?

Action and mecha fans will undoubtedly love this stuff. Why wouldn’t they? I’m not a huge mecha fan and even I enjoyed watching the first episode. That’s why I suggest that you give the first episode a chance and see for yourself.

Plot Summary: In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Soon a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.

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