Posts Tagged ‘drama’

Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova ep11 (sororicide)

December 18, 2013 Leave a comment

I am consistently impressed by this show’s ability to make ship to ship combat engaging and emotional.  I’m more impressed at this show’s ability to not waste emotion. Read more…


Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova ep10 (selfless self sacrifice)

December 10, 2013 1 comment

What an outstanding, yet subdued episode. With the 401 all but dead, and Chihaya figuratively and literally in the same boat. What we get is the eventual countdown to Chihaya’s death. With Iona being an alien machine of the highest order, it’s easy to see that her survival and escape would be easy enough without her captain, but that obviously isn’t an easy choice to make. It’s the hardest choice. And admirably she doesn’t ever accept it. Read more…

Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova ep9 (a triumph and failure of emotions)

December 9, 2013 1 comment

This is crazy!  This show just keeps getting better and better.  I’m clearly looking at one of the best shows of the season, and possibly a contender for one of the best mecha shows of the year. Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova is showing that it’s more than pretty girls and firepower.  It’s a smart well rounded show that’s asking all the right questions. Read more…

Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova eps7 & 8: I’m sorry, you have a bad case of humanity

November 27, 2013 3 comments

I’m beginning to wonder if I’ve mistakenly dipped my toe into harem waters with this oceanic anime.  But more importantly, I think I’m starting to grasp the “point” of this anime.  It’s an old and tested one for any fan of scifi.  But it’s not like this anime’s universe has anime, nor have the Fog scene any scifi.  So it will be interesting to see how these “mental models” handle being more human. Read more…

Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova ep6 (children and emotions do NOT belong on the battlefield!)

November 12, 2013 1 comment

Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova

Episode 6

Well this episode was a little frustrating. And to say it was slow would be very accurate. Despite all the soldiers and tanks and gunfire, this episode added up to some bad decisions and wasted time.  What a way to start for this series when I’d finally given it the spotlight. Read more…

Check-in Station: Attack on Titan ep1 (attack of the pessimistic children)

April 8, 2013 2 comments

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) is THE anime that I’m excited for this season. That and Railgun S. So I’m going to be honest and let you guys know that I’m not exactly impartial to this series. But I can still definitely be fair and avoid being a fanboy. I came across this series after someone tweeted some very kind words about it. I read the first dozen or so chapters and was hooked. It was one of those manga that was just relentlessly brutal, fiendishly goring and swam in a river of hopelessness. It also has a very nice twist not too long after you get past the prologue. The only reason I stopped reading was because I needed a break from the intensity. And before I felt like going back, I got word that it had been greenlit for an anime adaptation. Since animation is pretty much my favorite form of entertainment that doesn’t require me to be 21 or older, I decided to give the manga a break and wait to see how the anime turns out. I can always return to the manga, plus I personally believe that like movie adaptation to books, it’s hard to be impartial when watching an anime that has been adapted from a manga you’re intimately familiar with. So past a certain part of this story, I’ll be as ignorant as most anyone who hasn’t touched the manga. Now that I got all that out of the way, it’s time to see how I liked the first episode of this series, minus the manga snobbery.

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Check-in Station: Flowers of Evil ep1

April 6, 2013 4 comments

I have heard A LOT about this show. Even before the episode released the Internet was swimming with debate and impressions of the series. I’m just glad it’s finally started so we can see if this series is capable of being a legend or a dud. And honestly, this show is off to a slow, but interesting start. Read more…

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