Space Battleship Yamato 2199: A Prison Planet

So, sorry for not putting as much work into this episode as I usually do. I just don’t have enough time to create a full post like I usually do. I’m going to Sakuracon and its also Easter Weekend. Usually, these would be too easy things, but I am a Lutheran. That means there is…

(OWLS Post) Key:TMI and I: Of Humanity and Friends

Hi everyone and welcome to this post. Thank you for making your way to my blog. My name is Scott and I run this little blog called Mechanical Anime Reviews. Right now, I’m having a small event on this blog called Mecha March. It means that most of my posts are focused on Mecha anime,…

Darling in the FranXX and Mech Shows in 2018

Since most of my Mecha March material is looking toward the past, let’s break the mold of that and talk about the other Christmas ghosts. You know, the present and future. As of right now, 2018 is a lot better of a year for mech anime then the previous few. Why? Because there are going…

Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Episode 20 – Space Battle in the Clouds

Just like I mentioned last episode, this one is all about the spectacle again. Not that is a bad thing at all, because I love space fights. Even space battles that happen in space clouds. It was just amazing. Amazing to look at, amazing emotional weights, awesome space ship effects, and amazing fight choreography. Looking…

New Dominion Tank Police: Hilarity with Heart

Ok, maybe this isn’t technically a mech show. But hey, it has people piloting machinery of some kind. Close enough, right? Fine, fine. This is totally something that I chose to watch because it was another adaption of a Shirow Masamune work and I’ve been insanely curious about it for a while. For those of…

Old is New Again and other shows of interest in Spring 2018

Hi everyone. I know that I said that I would never write a seasonal preview again, but I felt inspired by this next season. Why? Because a certain theme that has become more popular in anime has exploded all over this season. What do I mean by that? Well, you know how Ushio and Tora…

The Great Lita and Scott Collab: Buddy Complex (Part 1)

Hi everyone. Before I start this off, I really had to give credit to Lita for this great idea. You see, Lita contacted me about doing a collab a few months in regards to Mecha March. Since both of us were doing this thing our own way, it’s only inevitable that we would join forces…

(Mecha March) Five-ish Great Romances in Mecha Anime

What is the first thing that you think about when it comes to Mecha Anime? Probably the robots, right? I mean, that one is kind of obvious. Romance is probably last on the list of popular mecha things to most people. The plot usually takes more precedence. Still, if a romance plot is one of…

Psybuster: Science vs the Environment

Yet another blind buy here. I bought this during Right Stuff’s holiday sale alongside GoShogun and His and Her Circumstances. Blind buys are always a hit and miss kind of thing, and this show was definitely a miss. Still, how was I supposed to know? Still, I think it was definitely worth the watch. There…

What if How to Keep a Mummy was a different genre?

I know this seems sort of random, but I can’t get this idea out of my head. After watching this show week to week, it’s become clear to me that How to Keep a Mummy could easily become a battle shonen mon series with only the slightest modifications to its story telling and fiction. There…