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by Raikoh
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Shoji Kawamori Interview - Revelations on Gundam, etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: New Shoji Kawamori Interview - Revelations on Gundam, et

I definitely agree with a lot of the things said in the interview, especially about how good mecha design will spill over onto its setting to create a whole that's unique and consistent. That's something that many creators, not just of sci-fi but of all fiction, should try and account for. More anim...
by Raikoh
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 22706

Re: Fafner: Exodus

I didn't really notice a change in quality but perhaps it's because the action was well-written enough that I don't really mind things like a lot of characters being more static. The scene was very tense. As long as the writing stands up it can handle drops in quality, and Exodus still is one of the...
by Raikoh
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 22706

Re: Fafner: Exodus

Things just keep on moving forward. Kenji and Sakura finally managed to tie the knot. Have I mentioned how Arai's performance as Sakura blows me away at how good it is? I have? Well, it's really good. For the "month" thing, it's clear that they allocated everything they possibly could to finish the ...
by Raikoh
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aquarion Logos
Replies: 78
Views: 7979

Re: Aquarion Logos

"Filler" isn't entirely inaccurate but perhaps "breather" is the right term here. I absolutely love both Akira and Maia individually, and together they managed to get some good laughs out of me. There were so many callbacks and little gags in this episode, it was great. I'm actually quite surprised ...
by Raikoh
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Code Geass director has a new project: "Active Raid"
Replies: 24
Views: 3952

Re: Code Geass director has a new project: "Active Raid"

LightningCount wrote:I'm a little concerned about the quality of the CG, but it looks like it could be a really fun show.
CG is Orange, meaning it's going to be absolutely breathtaking. They bring their all even in subpar shows.

Another Shimazaki Nobunaga leading role. Yessss.
by Raikoh
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 54516

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk

So Mika's snacks are dried dates. Neat. The return of the glorious mace/lance/rocket/piledriver... It might be a good idea for me to commit the weapon's name to memory. Only it doesn't have a name. This episode was definitely a shining moment for Orga. He showed off just why he's got the chops to be...
by Raikoh
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 22706

Re: Fafner: Exodus

Tell me how in the world people have failed to recognize something with this kind of brilliance? It's clearly a notch above anything else airing out there right now. There are many reasons why I think both Japan and the West don't fully recognize the appeal of Fafner, and the Hirai designs is just ...
by Raikoh
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 22706

Re: Fafner: Exodus

It just hits me that Canon never even got to name anything after her beloved [and awesome] Irish heritage. Oh well, Einherjar is fitting. There's not much that I can say that I haven't said before. Exodus is really good and it keeps on being really good. I'm interested in seeing where they're going ...
by Raikoh
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Argevollen...
Replies: 17
Views: 2320

Re: Argevollen...

Ironically I'm somewhat neutral towards Argevollen as a whole but the fact that it's not really my type of show is why I have such admiration for it. Argevollen is one of those rare anime that doesn't bow to popular trends and cliches and instead tells the story it wants to tell. Were it in the hand...
by Raikoh
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 43554

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

Being a Gundam fan means I'm pretty much obliged to watch it. Though I really can't get behind the Mobile Suits that are approximately 80% backpack and more OYW is kind of disappointing. I dunno, if the action is decent I guess it'll be okay but the plot seems like it's nothing to write home about. ...
by Raikoh
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1152
Views: 137201

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

I'm highly skeptical simply based on first impressions alone. The character designs and choice of "idol group" theme just reek of trying to cash in on popular trends. Plus while the new VF design is refreshing, it's kind of disappointing that once again a Macross series is filled with nothing but va...
by Raikoh
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 22706

Re: Fafner: Exodus

I doubt we've seen the last those who've died. Those Festum tree things are growing. . . I think this is what Orihime said by "the assimilation factor can no longer kill them, only their human bodies will be lost" or something to that measure. They assumed it was Festum traits. But mabye it's that ...
by Raikoh
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aquarion Logos
Replies: 78
Views: 7979

Re: Aquarion Logos

New OP and ED. They're okay. I think they must've mixed up the songs, though. Then again both of them sound like OPs. The plot thickens, and unlike the earlier Aquarions they're actually keeping things easy to follow. It seems like they really do want to examine what the dream of being a hero (or in...
by Raikoh
Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory
Replies: 73
Views: 17077

Re: Full Metal Panic anime reboot

I can't really get fully excited for it, partially because it's been nearly 10 years since the last animated entry into the franchise. I mean, it's neat to hear that it's continuing, but I was never the biggest FMP fan in the world and with how long it's been since TSR it feels like it came really l...
by Raikoh
Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 22706

Re: Fafner: Exodus

Eyes glued for the whole episode. Mimika and Reo had a really touching scene, perhaps my favorite of all the Fafner romances thus far. I'm also glad that Sui's parents weren't just "Koyo parents mark II" and had a chance to realize their folly. And of course there's the big part of the episode... As...
by Raikoh
Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 54516

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk

I do really like Mika, which is rare since I tend to not like the character type. He has flat affect and listens to Orga all the time but it's clear that he does have his own emotions. Lack of reluctance to kill isn't a sign of some sociopathic behavior, it ties in with the overall theme that Mika i...
by Raikoh
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aquarion Logos
Replies: 78
Views: 7979

Re: Aquarion Logos

Not often that an extended Ghostbusters parody is the moment your series takes the plunge deep into the serious end of the pool. Loved it. Episode 16, wow, it's absurd how well Logos has been able to handle the serious stuff when I thought the serious plotlines in both previous Aquarions were kind o...
by Raikoh
Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 22706

Re: Fafner: Exodus

As much as I love the traveling with Kazuki and Soushi, the island plot is the one that's really got me on the edge of my seat. I think it's mostly because it's far more personal and I prefer that kind of story, I have no problems with people who disagree and say that the eponymous Exodus is the mor...
by Raikoh
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Gundam Breaker 3: Updates and Discussion
Replies: 532
Views: 67011

Re: Gundam Breaker 2: Updates and Discussion

GB2 actually has an easy end. I hope you don't mean postgame content. Although most of the postgame stuff, yes, is fairly simple if you use an adequately leveled unit, you haven't experienced Hell until you've reached the Build Fighters Try level of 00 wank that is Gundam Cafe 15. Oh, it starts fai...
by Raikoh
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner: Exodus
Replies: 282
Views: 22706

Re: Fafner: Exodus

Amion wrote:Who...will survive? :P
The only person who's basically guaranteed is Mizoguchi, and that's just because he has the absolutely crazy and brilliant strategy of constantly tripping death flags to the point where they cancel each other out.