Martian Successor Nadesico: Of Conspiracies, Wrong Genres, and Media Literacy Problems

So, I feel like a smoother transition out of Anno August is needed here. I mean seriously, for some reason I kept typing longer and longer posts as the month went on. How crazy is that? My last Evangelion post, which was part 2, was almost three thousands words in length. So in order to … More Martian Successor Nadesico: Of Conspiracies, Wrong Genres, and Media Literacy Problems

(Anno August) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – Miyazaki’s Real Starting Point

I feel a little unfair pushing this movie into Anno August, because of it’s more of a launching for Hayao Miyazaki and his films then it is for Hideaki Anno. After this film, Miyazaki’s films used a lot of concepts that were used in Nausicaa and twisted them around in whatever direction they feel like. … More (Anno August) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – Miyazaki’s Real Starting Point

Schwarzesmarken: Space Bugs and Cold Wars and Intrigue, Oh My

So a little backstory with this franchise. I completely dismissed Schwarzesmarken when it first came out just because it is attached to Muv Luv: Alternative . A series that I just didn’t care about when it started airing. Muv Luv just completely lost me about half way through it’s two cour run. Not exactly the … More Schwarzesmarken: Space Bugs and Cold Wars and Intrigue, Oh My

Mahoromatic: A Very Gainax Magical Girlfriend Show

Last week’s post was dedicated to Kaiba and more exploration of Masaki Yuasa’s works. This post is dedicated in a similar manner, but to explore more of studio Gainax’s works. The strange thing is from everything that I’ve seen, Gainax has a lot of discography talked about for one reason or another. They used to … More Mahoromatic: A Very Gainax Magical Girlfriend Show

(Mecha March 2019) Fullmetal Panic: The Second Raid – A Chapter where everyone finds themselves again.

Last year, I ended my Mecha March session with the first season of Fullmetal Panic. With this post, I am now solidifying the tradition where I talk about one segment of this wonderful franchise in some capacity with The Second Raid. That means, despite the fact that Fumoffu doesn’t have any mecha in it, it’s … More (Mecha March 2019) Fullmetal Panic: The Second Raid – A Chapter where everyone finds themselves again.

(Mecha March 2019) Genesis Climber Mospeada: A Weird Biker Gangs Road Trip Through Alien Territory

Show of hands, how many people have heard of something called Robotech? What about actually watching it? I guess I don’t have a way to measure who is raising their hand for what because this is a blog, but I am going to assume that some of you reading this have raised your hand. To … More (Mecha March 2019) Genesis Climber Mospeada: A Weird Biker Gangs Road Trip Through Alien Territory

(Mecha March 2019) Armored Trooper Votoms: A new favorite mech show? Yes. Yes it is.

To ruin the illusion of me writing about all these mech shows that are getting a review this month, I finished watching Armored Trooper Votoms in the middle of November last year. I think you can now see how far in advanced I’ve been thinking and planning for Mecha March. Armored Trooper Votoms is a … More (Mecha March 2019) Armored Trooper Votoms: A new favorite mech show? Yes. Yes it is.