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by Ryujin
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: State of the Mecha Genre
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: State of the Mecha Genre

Speaking as someone who's been watching giant robot stuff since the early '80's, I have the following to say: -GuP & Kotobuki are great, especially since Mizushima knows the genres & his Hollywood references well. It's interesting how Kotobuki was analogous to DCS in the first episode, then went the...
by Ryujin
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I
Replies: 79
Views: 20468

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I

Dark Duel wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:02 am
It's not just you. I got the same feeling, and I loved it. I also absolutely *LOVED* that final scene, and I cannot wait for the epic beatdown that is bound to ensue next week.
In the immortal words of Clubber Lang: "I pity the fool."
by Ryujin
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I
Replies: 79
Views: 20468

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I

In spite of all the action, this episode worked quite well as a breather episode before the final battle. Asides from the flashy stuff one expects from veteran players, some of whom have their own manga spinoffs, we get goofy stuff like Momo, confirmation of Capt. Zeon's long-suspected actual identi...
by Ryujin
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I
Replies: 79
Views: 20468

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I

You know what really looked wrong and creepy? Not all the tentacles & whatnot, but the way Seltsam's head tilted sideways like that.
by Ryujin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I
Replies: 79
Views: 20468

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I

I also appreciated how it answered the 'Dark Sarah' issue from the original show. Interesting how important Eve turned out to be with GBN's upkeep behind-the-scenes. Next week's episode will probably be a real punch in the guts. So I watched Episode 19 this morning before heading into work, and man ...
by Ryujin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I
Replies: 79
Views: 20468

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I

FYI for those living under a rock: the show returns with a new episode on July 9.
by Ryujin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Identify this Show Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 66927

Re: The Official Identify this Show Thread

Too animated it’s more cartoon like starship troopers animation If that’s any help Like the Starship Troopers CGI show based on the Verhoeven movie, and not the 80's OVA from Sunrise? Moved around on skates? A sports theme? This sounds like the Heavy Gear animated series. https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Ryujin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Price of Smiles
Replies: 34
Views: 8157

Re: The Price of Smiles

Aesthetically, the theurgears from Soliel look like a weird mix of the seikijin from Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari and the Arm Slaves from Full Metal Panic! but maneuver like something out of Eureka Seven or Macross ... the enemy ones look like a crappy Graze knockoff. I feel that Yanase was going ...
by Ryujin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Price of Smiles
Replies: 34
Views: 8157

Re: The Price of Smiles

I'm watching. A bit surprised that the incident with Joshua happened this early.
by Ryujin
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: SSSS.Gridman
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

Re: SSSS.Gridman

Best of the 1-cour shows I've watched this season but, make no mistake, it does require some familiarity with the original Gridman to fully appreciate the show.

Also, the deep dive work done by @Mach_Dent as the show aired reveals another layer of substance to the proceedings.
by Ryujin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: SSSS.Gridman
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

Re: SSSS.Gridman

I was sold at the floppy shoulderpads & the kaiju conforming to RL rubber-suit design conventions. The integration of 3D cgi elements to 2D traditional animation was not bad, either. Various references to Tsuburaya's other rubber-suit shows was nice as well.

Also, volleyball girl had it coming.
by Ryujin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Toei Robot Girls Z
Replies: 40
Views: 8492

Re: Toei Robot Girls Z

Kuruni wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:40 am
They release a PV for Robot Girls Neo.
I feel rather ambivalent towards these new character designs & their means of attack. Not enthusiastic about the parts done in Flash, either.
by Ryujin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Feature-Length Live-Action Gundam Movie Incoming
Replies: 47
Views: 9710

Re: New Feature-Length Live-Action Gundam Movie Incoming

i really enjoyed the Wachowski-helmed Speed Racer movie.
by Ryujin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 52508

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

I generally liked how this episode was handled. It was basically a recap episode that actually advanced the plot, instead of going full-blown clip show. It's also nice for them to show that UNDERSTANDING can actually go both ways.
by Ryujin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 52508

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

Right now, what with him being a cyberstalker & all, I want to know if Tsukasa actually knows that the KO-1 in Riku's Force is his old clubmate Koichi or if he's just being really dense & clueless about that ("there's no way he could be MY Koichi, ha ha"). I want to see him going "Surely my old frie...
by Ryujin
Tue May 29, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 52508

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

Enjoyed the episode for the most part. The battlefield gave me SDGO flashbacks of that one co-op stage with the three shuttles. But--and here's the elephant in the room-- With how (literally) game-breaking the break decals are, there has been zero mention in the show of moderators or site admins ack...
by Ryujin
Wed May 23, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 52508

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

I felt that the drama caused by not!Stellar was rather forced this episode, but if it was a deliberate parody/indictment of her character in GSD then well-played, Sunrise. All the cameos & references aside, we also get some character development on Ayame. and then the episode where they trek the des...
by Ryujin
Sat May 19, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 52508

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

Although yeah, you're also right about me not entirely buying it. Given how obsessive people are on the internet (and in general, remember that girl by the railway that then got badgered by all the train otaku?) I really do think he would have been found out way before now. Also, I think Fox Boy wo...
by Ryujin
Wed May 16, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 52508

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

Yes, I am being completely serious. But how can we know that magazine was released after the events? Does it actually say on the cover "Sharyar Reveals Himself?" www That's the gist, yes. A simple reason for why he may have acted that way comes to mind, but, given your completely serious dislike fo...
by Ryujin
Tue May 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 160
Views: 52508

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Anime Thread Mk I

Even though the animation quality was on the 'eh' side, I found the latest episode to be pretty solid, since it's emphasized that KO-1 prepared for this battle very thoroughly with the team. Even though the results seemed a bit lop-sided, it was a plausible victory for team BD. Perhaps it's also ind...