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Dec 8, 2014
Aldnoah.Zero is the standout title of 2014, and rather than being because it was overhyped, the appeal comes from something that few titles in recent years have been able to pull off well: the ability to blend "classic" ('70s and early '80s) real robot genre storytelling techniques with modern visuals that are slick, beautiful, and satisfying -- even to viewers who may not yet be on-board the CG-in-anime train.

Story: Though it's regrettable how much A.Z relies on information dumps to give exposition and story information, it generally works, with the first episode being probably the worst offender. (If you can handle that much, you can read more
Jan 7, 2010
I just finished Genesis Climber Mospeada this evening, and to be honest, it feels like I'm still absorbing what took the past three (or so) days to watch! The fact that it's still on my mind so strongly is, for me, a good sign of a plot that extends far deeper than surface action. My overall impression? Though it has its flaws, I thoroughly enjoyed "the ride" of watching the series.

The story is easy to grasp but at the same time a little difficult. Earth was invaded by aliens known as the Inbit. Humans have either already been living on read more
Jan 7, 2010
Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross may seem like your average mecha anime from the 1980s, but in reality it's one of the most unique members of the genre. Unlike the popular Gundam series, or even the other mecha titles by Tatsunoko Productions, Southern Cross is written from the point of a female protagonist. Jeanne is brave, strong, capable, and most importantly, thoroughly entertaining.

Another thing that sets Southern Cross apart is its message. The Glorians, who colonized the planet, are so quick to assume that the Zor are hostile invaders that they launch into a war without taking the time to learn about read more