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Check-out Station: Gargantia (the burden of thought)

June 30, 2013 1 comment

I was a little worried when this episode started. I started buying into everyone’s fears about Urobuchi pulling some stone cold ending, or relying on cliches while throwing the cast’s progression to the wind. but I’m satisfied now.  Quite satisfied. Read more…

Gargantia ep12: so our old nemesis has returned, welcome back HAL

June 24, 2013 1 comment

So that was simpler than I was expecting.  I’m kind of sad that we’re missing the human element here in a show that focuses so much on what it is to be human. Read more…

Gargantia ep11: the hammer of enlightenment

June 17, 2013 1 comment

It’s pretty easy to point blame here. The progression of events in this episode is smooth and deceptively quick. All in the span of twenty minutes we see power and freedom turned into submission and slavery. And even more puzzling, we see Pinion actually show some good judgment! What? Read more…

Gargantia ep10: torn between choice and freedom

June 10, 2013 5 comments

You’d think that after episode nine’s events, that Ledo would have some severe shell shock. And would be very right. This episode does a lot to silently knock Ledo around, while Pinion seemingly sows the seeds of destruction. Read more…

Gargantia ep9: breathe deeply, this won’t feel good

June 2, 2013 9 comments

This is a great “reveal” episode.  This just is.  I definitely think that it’s more twisted than Madoka Magica‘s.  It reminds me of the moment you figure out the secrets behind the Evas, the real secrets; the Philosopher’s Stone in Fullmetal Alchemist; what happened to Vash’s arm in Trigun.  It’s the kind of thing that changes your whole perspective on a series, and can make you a little sick to your stomach. Read more…

Gargantia ep8: fools, or people with a dream?

May 27, 2013 4 comments

I have accused several shows this season of not being engaging experiences.  Gargantia isn’t necessarily one of them, but I certainly found it to be lacking in the conflict department, as I thought the early part of this show was more of a series of misunderstandings and poor communication that fueled the drama. But this episode is giving us clear change in direction and tone. The cast is breaking up, there’s new leadership, and there’s the possibility of some very influential characters opening Pandora’s Box. This is Gargantia, and it’s going to a dark place. Read more…

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