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Nov 22, 2019
Somewhere along the way I acquired the first volume of Gundam Wing: The Last Outpost (Or Dual Story - G-Unit in Japanse). I had read it a couple times over the years, and always intended to track down the other 2 volumes, but it was never a big enough priority that I actually did. After stumbling across some convenient scans, I tore through all 3 volumes in less than a week (Which is really fast for me) and was very glad I never bought the final volumes. The Last Outpost has all the elements of a pretty decent shounen mecha series, but just doesn't have read more
Nov 18, 2019
Jesus (Manga) add (All reviews)
Who was Jesus? Was he a prophet, a heretic, a delusional man, or truly the son of God? This is still debated to the present day, just as it was when he walked the Earth. I'm not sure whether Yoshikazu Yasuhiko is a believer or just a man fascinated by history, but he put amazing effort into creating these two full color volumes that tell not only the story of Jesus, but also portray the world he lived in, and the reactions of people to his ministry.

There's no way around it: Yasuhiko-sensei is an absolute genius at composing manga. The expressiveness of his line work read more
Oct 10, 2019
It's no secret that Char's Counterattack illicits mixed feelings from many Gundam fans. On one hand, it's the epic conclusion to Char and Amuro's story together, but it is by no means a flawless movie. While it doesn't fix everything wrong with the movie, the manga of Beltorchika's Children represents what Char's Counterattack could have been. It was at one point submitted by Yoshiyuki Tomino for the script of the movie, only to be rejected and released as a novel, and much later as this manga adaptation. Obviously nothing can replace the glorious animation of the final showdown between the Nu Gundam and the Sazabi, read more
Aug 15, 2019
Real quick, the Gundam: The Origin anime is the best supplement to the original series. Period. Now, there are three ways to consume it! First is the Origin manga which retells the entire original Gundam story with additional backstory, and over the last few years the additional backstory has been adapted into a series of 6 OVA movies. This year, in true budget fashion, the OVA has been recut into a 13 episode series with minimal new content produced. The TV version, Advent of the Red Comet, is one of the best seasonal anime I've seen this year. The crisp animation and story make it read more
Jul 2, 2019
Some anon once said, "CDA is just shameless charwanking," and I think there's definitely some truth in that statement. Char's Deleted Affair, or CDA, was one of the first titles published in the monthly Gundam ACE magazine, and it stayed in publication for the better part of a decade alongside Gundam: The Origin. In addition to introducing us to Haman Karn and showing the massive political transitions taking place, CDA fills in the mysterious transition Char Aznable undergoes between the original Mobile Suit Gundam and its sequel Zeta Gundam, and paints him in many glorious combat situations while being groomed as a dignified political leader. read more
May 6, 2019
Zoids (Anime) add (All reviews)
Seriously, how do I keep coming back to these Studio Xebec shows? They've produced so much over the years, and some of it is actually decent, but not this one. Zoids (Chaotic Century if you're American) had a huge amount of potential, but was completely watered down with flat visuals, a bloated cast of shallow characters, and way too many episodes of what amount to filler.

This show had all the ingredients to be one of my favorites. It follows all of my stupid rules to make a great mecha show:
-It keeps the same theme song throughout
-There's a robot battle in every episode
-The robots are in read more
Apr 15, 2019
(***Review up to chapter 42--End of the Tournament of Power***)
I have been watching Dragon Ball Super on Toonami religiously since the start of 2017, because I didn't want to have my first viewing of it in Japanese. I had long debated reading the manga until it finally premiered that January, because I knew I could just imagine the voices in my head. For some reason I let myself sit through 2 years of terrible pacing and low animation quality before I finally decided it was time to just read the damn manga, and I'm so glad I did. Toyotarou's Dragon Ball Super manga packages all read more
Mar 13, 2019
I first started Velvet Kiss in high school when all I saw on the thumbnail were boobies, and never finished it until recently. I decided to start it over from the beginning since it isn't too long at only 4 volumes, and I'm very glad I did. Velvet Kiss surprised me with it's dreamy artwork, very clean sex scenes, and competent character drama. With the high school English paper thesis out of the way, let's get on to the review:

The artwork in Velvet Kiss is pretty fantastic. Characters have highly expressive faces, the character's fashion choices are adorable, and all of the nude illustrations look read more
Feb 2, 2019
Disclaimer: As part of an effort to sharpen my comprehension skills, I watched Hi-Score Girl entirely in Japanese most of the time, and therefore did not catch every plot detail or fully take in every bit of characterization. Therefore, I won't try to make this review as in depth as some of my others, and everything I say should be taken with a grain of salt. However, High Score Girl still entertained me by taking me on a tour through video game history with funny characters and spot-on 3D animation.

I'm a huge nerd for 3D animation, and the animation style here is what most enticed read more
Dec 19, 2018
When Gundam Build Divers began airing, I was excitedly showing my friends the cool custom Gundam designs that it was showcasing. In the second week of it airing, I was telling them about the kickass theme song and how the only character I liked was the gay one. By the third week, I was begging for it to stop. The team at Sunrise missed the mark with Gundam Build Divers so completely, that I can't even be arsed to write a proper thesis or remove the outline headings that I use to structure reviews. My thoughts are as follows:

How does it look?
Soulless, except for rare read more