Jan 26, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2 episode 03

There we go! This episode pleased a lot of fans, that’s for sure. I remember when the first season ended and a lot of nerds decided to take it upon themselves to troll anime forums about how terrible the ending was. That was funny…

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2015.01.25_23.24.21]It seems Slaine has planned this all along. He saved that count from getting killed because of a very specific reason. This might be just me reading into it, but I have a feeling I am right. There is simply no way that he could’ve saved his beloved princess on his own. People would’ve just killed him and the princess in order to continue taking over the earth. So, instead of fighting the unbeatable, he played it safe and stuck with them to win their trust and, during this week’s episode, to await an opportunity to seize power for himself. He saw the opportunity when he was declared that man’s adopted son and took it with both hands.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.21_[2015.01.25_23.24.41]So yeah, Slaine is now royalty and has control over quite a bit of manpower. Something tells me that this isn’t enough for him and that he will continue this search of his for more power. He already has his beloved princess in one of his facilities and he will continue to protect her until she awakes, which may or may not happen (but probably will).

This little twist? Not entirely surprising. Slaine’s personality is pretty straightforward. I don’t think he would do anything to harm the princess, so it was only a matter of time before we figured out his little plan. I’m actually a little bit more curious to see how Inaho will deal with all of this. I think it’s about time he stopped using a training mech and started using a real mech that’s made specifically for combat.

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Jan 19, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2 episode 02

You know, I don’t care what people say about the characters, Inaho is still my number one. Noticed how Slaine, Inaho’s archenemy, is always operating some high-tech suit? Well, Inaho always operates a low-tech training mech and he kicks ass with it.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.16_[2015.01.18_23.28.17]It is funny that Inaho can fight against other, newer and arguably better mechs and still come out on top. He just uses his heat. He goes in for information, searches for a weakness and does everything just right in order to full exploit that weakness in order to make up for his lacking mech. You cannot teach something like that. The guy is a natural. He is one of those guys that puts information before firepower, and why not? Knowledge is the ultimate weapon. The fact that he managed to fight of Slaine in those conditions proves all of that.

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.29_[2015.01.18_23.28.47]A lot of people still don’t like that Slaine changed sides. They think he betrayed the people of earth by helping that count and that other princess. I am not entirely convinced yet. He might be sticking around until that other princes wakes up again. I think it’s too soon to say anything about his loyalty to the princess.

I, of course, am rooting for the soldiers of earth. Those Martians (if I can call them that) were the ones that attacked first by staging an attack on the princess. They were the ones that wanted this war. I could never side with those that willingly seek out war. All that is left is for Inaho (and this is a scenario that has been playing in my mind) to lead a squad of soldiers to destroy those Martian ships in order to win the war.

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Jan 13, 2015

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Aldnoah.Zero 2

Everyone knew this was coming. The first season ended with a cliffhanger and the popularity of Aldnoah.Zero was skyrocketing. It is definitely a great mecha-genre anime that could rank way up there with Gundam and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Aldnoah.Zero 2The artwork is superb. No doubt about that. The level of detail is incredible, especially on those old mechs. You can actually see the ravages of time on those frames. Not to mention the creativity and uniqueness.

The story is nothing to laugh at either. It’s very interesting and very tense right now. One of the characters that was supposed to be good switched over to help another character that was supposed to die. That made a lot of fans very angry.

I am going to watch this? Definitely. I am going to review this? Possibly. Do I recommend this? Oh, absolutely. I have loved every single episode so far and I am pretty sure that won’t change with season two.

Plot Summary: In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission found a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Upon landing, astronauts discovered an enchanted utility later referred to as “Aldnoah,” giving the astronauts a status of superiority. Soon, many humans have relocated to Mars, and have adapted to the name “Martians.” After Princess Asseylum, a royal Martian princess, descends onto Earth in an attempt to create a treaty between both planets, 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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Jan 12, 2015

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Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor Exodus

You know, I actually saw the first season many, many years ago and I thought these series were ‘okay’. I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it. I remember it as one of those shows that you don’t mind watching, but don’t intend to re-watch again.

Soukyuu no Fafner Dead Aggressor - ExodusI see, from what I can remember, that they changed the artwork as little as possible. That’s good. I kind of liked the artwork and it would’ve been a shame to suddenly watch different characters.

Story-wise this can be a bit of a loose cannon. The first season was at least. I remember being able to predict what would happen next like two or three episodes a head of time. I hope that won’t be the case with this season.

Recommending this might be tricky. You see, you might have to watch the first season, a show from almost eleven years ago, for this season to make sense. I suggest you try out the first one or two episodes and see what you think. Do you like what you see? Then continue watching.

Plot Summary: Sequel to Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor, set two years after Heaven and Earth.

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Oct 14, 2014

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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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