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Oct 16, 2017
*this'll be a quick one*

The One Year War; the most brutal and devastating war in the history of mankind. There are lots of stories to tell from this horrifying time-period, with spectacular battles, devastating physical and mental ramifications on its combatants. In 9 minutes, we get to see some of what Gundam is perfectly known for, with Zeon grunt pilots being tossed around in the final battle of A Boa Qu as the Gundam approaches.

To make this clear, it is mandatory that you witness the events of the final few episodes of the original Mobile Suit Gundam or see the finale of the compilation read more
Oct 7, 2017
A prologue to a series isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. You need to establish what'll happen in the main series proper in a bite sized amount of time, sort of like a demo. You give them a taste of what's to come, or at least tell them what they need to know in the hopes that they'll continue.

Dies Irae episode 0 is how not to do it.

A prologue is supposed to give a good first impression, and if it fails, we have the right to persecute and execute. Some people play the "it's just a prologue" card but that never works due to read more
Oct 4, 2017
“When you create a web of lies, you'll inevitably trap yourself and become everyone's meal instead”- someone, somewhere, sometime

Princess Principal is an unorthodox title to be sure. Steampunk, non-linear storytelling, and rule of cool. Sounds like it should've been a winner, but it was a case doomed to fail as soon as it set out, exposing itself rather quickly as a fraud and a disaster. It's uncool. It's stupid. Most of all, and worst of all, it's insulting. It tried desperately to confuse you and come off as smart and then it tries to patronize you.

Princess Principal is the condescending and obnoxious dreck from read more
Oct 1, 2017
I actually wanted this to come out...I was excited for this...what was I thinking?

Remember when in the original, after Tylor left to do something for a bit, he came back, celebrating by telling the crew to set sail while he danced with confetti and a paper fan and shit? I wish the franchise came back in a similar fashion. Instead, it's like the franchise woke up from a cryogenic sleeping chamber and realized that it was tired and uncomfortable and subsequently made a sad face instead. It's disheartening and makes us feel like this was pointless, especially as a fan of the original Musekinin read more
Oct 1, 2017
I'm sure we’ve all done it before. We’ve all wished we could turn back time just to fix something we did, or think twice before walking into something terrible, or otherwise take precautions we wish we would've done in the first place. Tragedy and mortifying actions occur all the time. However, in this reality, we know we can never do so, as much as we wish otherwise.

Chronos Ruler is a look into a fictional consequence that can come about of this wish, and it's borderline depressing, less so for the grim reminder and bittersweet message, but more so for the lack of quality in its read more
Sep 26, 2017
You know, when the main Japanese demographic your anime markets to, hates your anime, then your anime sucks complete ass. Not even pretty girls can remedy that fact. I should’ve listened to OtaKing. Well, *sigh* let's just get this over with...oh, and if you don't want to see a vicious rant on this lazy ass piece of shit that is the cheap bootleg equivalent to Konosuba, leave immediately. I'm about to go ballistic on this one.

Creative bankruptcy. It's something that any artist of any medium worth his or her salt should dread when creating a work. It's when the art has no soul of any read more
Sep 24, 2017
So, Isekai, Monster Hunter, and early day Iron Blooded Orphans, and combining all of these parts together, you get...a terribly mediocre show! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, this show is a somewhat fun, mechanical, mess! An entertaining but very badly written Isekai show that had a ton of passion for the art of giant robots. That means despite not being very good (to the point where mediocre is giving it a bit too much credit), I can respect and enjoy it to some degree. So, why is it still mediocre, and what about all this really gets me to enjoy it aside from its spirit? read more
Sep 16, 2017
*Beware of massive spoilers*

Creativity is something to be cherished, at least when it's not used for malicious intent. Creativity is part of the soul of all good stories, and even the most generic, lifeless trite has at least something creative to call its own, for better or worse. Creators of fiction create their own worlds, characters, situations, etc., and exploring what would happen when their creations transcend fiction and leap into the realm of reality is, well, one of the most creative premises ever conceived in fiction, inevitable puns aside. However, premise draws is to a show, but execution is what keeps us away or read more
Sep 11, 2017
*some spoilers for Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito*

Literature is an interesting, often captivating medium, filled with immaculate descriptions, and exciting worlds to explore with your imagination as you read the carefully thought out words of an author who built that portal for your mind. Some may say that with the advent of animation and film becoming truly mainstream, that literature has become someone of an under-appreciated medium.

Mahoutsukai no Yome, above all else, is a pleasant reminder of the power of a story, especially the power it has on a child. Falling just shy of true greatness, it manages to still achieve dramatic tension and read more
Sep 5, 2017
Preliminary
*This’ll be a quick one, also mild spoilers but this show isn't worth your time anyway so proceed regardless*
Gundam is an interesting franchise. It's huge, it's powerful, it's very marketable, and its shows can range from absolutely amazing to mediocre to god awful. It seems like for every Gundam Thunderbolt, there's a Gundam SEED and for every SEED, there's a Gundam Wing...respectively to the previous sentence. Widely heralded as the largest and best timeline in the franchise, it's unfortunate to know that the Universal Century timeline is no stranger to mediocrity or even being terrible with installments like ZZ Gundam, Char's Counterattack, and F91 read more