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Nov 30, 2016
Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of the Kamen rider and Cyborg 009 franchises, is one of the most influential and prolific manga artists of all time. Unfortunately, most of his manga has never seen official publication outside of Japan, unlike the works of famed Osamu Tezuka. They’re pretty difficult to find. That’s a shame since many of Ishinomori manga are great. The Way of Ryu is one of such examples.

First warning, don’t be fooled by the cartoonish character design or the seemingly silly and cliché storyline at the beginning. This manga is Berserk-level in term violence and dark story. You will see people, plant, insects, animals, robot read more
Apr 3, 2016
Gundam Age is not very well-received by the Gundam fanbase. Nobody even cares to remember it. I dropped it early on and never put it on my list. That said, this Gundam entry is not without its good points. The animation is consistently good and it definitely tried to be different. Unfortunately, the execution is not good enough.

This OVA, on the other hand, solves a lot of the original's problems. As a retelling of the Asemu arc, widely considered the best part of Age, it is actually pretty well-written. Two main characters' friendship and rivalry is engaging to watch. The characters are more read more
Feb 27, 2016
I like Taiyou no Kiba Dagram a lot, but it is a hard show to recommend. Never before have I seen an anime that is both so brilliant yet flawed. It is easily among the best anime about revolution and war. While the anime started out as the classic "boy fall into mech cockpit and fight for what he believe in", it is NOT the kind of simplistic Star Wars-like rebellion tales. The show is amazingly detailed and realistic.

The anime explore every aspect of a guerilla war for independent: troops and officers recruitment, propaganda, supply lines, politics,.... Of course, some of the elements weren't read more
Jan 14, 2016
I have to make one thing clear: Space Fantasia 2001 Nights is NOT an anime for everyone. If you want to know if you will enjoy this, just answer these question: Do you like Golden Age Sci Fi, like the novels and short stories of Arthur C. Clarke or Asimov? Do you think that Star Trek TOS is the best Trek? Can you tolerate 80s anime art and animation? If you, just like me, say yes to all of those question above, you will definitely enjoy this hidden gem. This short OVA is a great homage to the now extinct species of old hard sci read more
Aug 14, 2013
Zeta gundam is overrated. This series have potential, but failed to be great. First, about the technical aspect, this series look great despite its age, and the sound is good. However, the pacing is too slow. There are so many mecha battle that look similar to each other that you stop caring about them after 20 episode. Not to mention that most battle end with almost no damage for the good guys. The politics is surprisingly basic for a series like this. There are some moments of plot induced stupidity and a bullshit magical power- up-by-dead-friend's spirit moment at the end of the series. the read more