This monthly roundup we have a first. An anime appearing in both the What’s Hot and the What’s Not So Hot portions. Which one of us is correct? Clearly me, but I’ll let you make your own mind up on how correct Scamp is.
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I missed Buddy Complex when doing my season preview because it hadn’t been announced yet. Which is odd because Sunrise usually like to go out all guns blazing when promoting their latest anime original mecha projects. My theory is that this is because nobody at Sunrise actually made Buddy Complex. It’s generally well known that […]
Last Exile is a big classic adventure anime featuring a heavy steampunk aesthetic and dodgy early 00’s Gonzo CGI. It tells the story of Klaus and Lavie, two pilots of little messenger aircraft-type things called Vanships. They take over a mission to deliver a little girl called Alvis to a renegade sky ship called the […]
I may have let slip in my season preview for Golden Time that I wasn’t terribly fond of Toradora, certainly compared to everyone else. That’s not to say I hated it though. It was above average, certainly better than most high school romance anime, and a whole lot better than everything else that’s not Nodame […]
The light novel publisher Media Factory, a subsidiary of the publishing conglomerate Kadokawa, announced anime adaptations of 5 of their light novel properties. Usually I cover this sort of stuff in the season preview, but the 5 titles in question all have very noticeable similarities and re-occurring traits. It would be remiss of me not […]
Molding a milquetoast generic lead into somebody remotely relatable is possibly the most thankless task ever, right behind being a hygiene technician. With an intentionally weak personality and indistinct appearance to supposedly aid in audience projection, anybody charged with making them seem like actual likable humans is in for one of the bumpiest creative roads […]
After blasting Cars into Space, he floated aimlessly across the galaxy for several thousands years, meeting no living creatures and eventually losing consciousness. When humanity started to spread across the galaxy themselves, one survey team pick up some space debris and discover it has some strange power they can’t really comprehend. What they do know is […]