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Gargantia ep6: comes alive!

May 13, 2013 3 comments

I haven’t really loved Gargantia up to this point. It’s beautiful, well written, has a wonderful concept and execution and decent characters. So what’s the problem. The show was just content to be itself. Its main character had no personality or motivation. And the show was just content to slowly pull Ledo out of his shell and teach him about the world. He was as much machine as Chamber. So what’s my point, this episode seeks to correct that. For me to feel passion for a show, the show has to show passion for itself. I think that’s what’s happened with this episode. Read more…

Gargantia ep5: this is gonna make me recommission the Pervy Images of the Week

Ledo is sad because he can’t find a job, and his robot pal, Chamber is the most useful thing since duct tape. He goes with Amy to find a job. Too bad sucker, this is an Obama economy. Come back when you’ve gone to a liberal college and volunteered in a socialist country. Amy feels sorry for him, but has to go to her job. You know, because she’s actually useful. Unlike Ledo’s broken ugly flutes. Ledo searches for a job on his own. Ledo is apparently afraid of poop, and poop smell. Events later on in this story will leave this scene open for a tasteless joke about sex. Don’t worry, I won’t go there. Read more…

Gargantia ep4: family, purpose and an ugly woodwind instrument.

April 29, 2013 5 comments

Episode 3

Gargantia is pounding a message into its characters and viewers.  Several messages actually.  It seems as though episode four has an especially concentrated message though.  One of purpose, and family, and of the strange realization that relying on a machine can personally make you quite useless.  Gargantia wants you to feel all that.  Man, this show really is all about hippies.  I wonder if it was made by them, too? Read more…

Gargantia ep3: dumb hippies!

April 22, 2013 3 comments

I’m not saying I’m Cartman or anything. I’m just saying I hate hippies and pacifists.  Ironically, I did just watch a great movie about Ghandi earlier today.  But I’m not going back on my statement.  These losers on the Gargantia are really getting on my nerves. Read more…

Gargantia ep2: starting over

It’s interesting to see humanity stare at itself in the mirror. The timeline of Gargantia isn’t set in stone, yet. But what we’re seeing are nearly two different species of people meeting for the first time. And in two episodes we see a humanity on the cusp of a violent extinction, then we see humanity attempting to pull itself up in a world that meets its bare minimu requirements. Space is no friend to the new humans, and Earth seems to have moved on from the humans long ago. Welcome to the new Earth, the verdurous planet of Gargantia. Read more…

Check-in Station: Gargantia ep1 (planet of the hicks)

Alright, it’s time for a ANOTHER Spring 2013 anime, and ANOTHER mecha series starting this same season.  I’ve already previewed the first, Majestic Prince.  And it was a fun, goofy ride that hinted at being more serious down the line.  Now for me to enjoy multiple anime series from the same genre, there’s going to have to be some distinction.  And anime is the sort of medium that is diverse and creative in its concepts.  It’s also the kinda medium known for tropes and traditions as much as any other, if not more.  So let’s see if this next new mecha series,  Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet can not only distinguish itself; more importantly, can it be entertaining? Read more…

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