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Majestic Prince ep11: life isn’t all pretty boys and penises.

June 13, 2013 1 comment

With an enemy ship now crashed on Mars, the Fail Five is now tasked with a mission of great importance. A mission that requires stealth, and precision and timing, so you know somehow this mission is gonna go totally to sh*t, right? Read more…

Majestic Prince ep10: the most amusing of prey

June 7, 2013 5 comments

So, I was only kinda right in my guesses from last week.  It seems very likely that this signals the end of stage one of this series.  As all the necessary introductions have now been made, rivalries have been set, and some of the initial ignorance has been swept away.  This series is now firmly hurtling towards stage two, an invigorated attempt at intimacy with various parts of the story and cast. Read more…

Majestic Prince ep9: closer than you thought, not as close as you’d like

June 6, 2013 1 comment

Well, with the battle over and a good chunk of the GDF likely murdered or mangled in space, everyone is left to reflect on the situation. I for one am going to say that as I reflect on it, I’m disappointed at how the aliens just said, “OK, we’re done here.” And they just packed up shop. Aside from the stone wall that Team Doberman and Team Rabbits put up, the rest of the opposition was warm butter in their hands. I can’t help but think this was a little lazy of the creative team, but I won’t fully know for sure until the next episode. This episode is what’s important. Read more…

Majestic Prince ep8: blade mode!

May 24, 2013 2 comments

Ah yeah! Just when I’d opened my mouth and called this show slightly average, it shows me an amazing space battle. It’s high time this show shoved aside all that character development and moral lesson crap and just threw punches! Let’s go! Read more…

Majestic Prince ep7: instincts for coitus and conquest

May 17, 2013 1 comment

I was wondering when this show was gonna throw a big battle at us again.  It really is sticking pretty well to the Gundam formula, too.  The real question for Majestic Prince as a show will be whether it can distinguish itself from that formula.  Valvrave has already done so in it’s own unique way.  Oh yeah, and space sex. Alien space sex. It’s not as gross as it sounds, I promise. Read more…

Majestic Prince ep6: the Fail Five lives on

So what do you do once you’ve done the impossible?  Go back home and get sh*t on by your classmates, while the adults in your life squabble over your worth.  Such is the punishingly realistic life of the MJP. Read more…

Majestic Prince ep5: setting a bad example is better than having none at all.

Episode 4

Here we are at the fifth episode for the first of several series I’m watching this season.  Majestic Prince is a show I mainly started watching only because of two factors, the character designer.  Hisashi Hirai, love him or hate him, has a signature style that can’t be missed. And it’s been a staple in anime for over ten years. And also, I’m a pretty big mecha fan, especially Gundam.  Hirai is probably most famous for doing the character designs for Gundam SEED (though my favorite work of his is probably s-CRY-ed), so this title doesn’t have a whole lot going for it, but I’m intensely attracted to what it’s got.  As for the actual show, and whether it’s been a fun ride, that’s a complete separate issue.  Though it may not be one short on high points. Read more…

Majestic Prince ep4: someone to hold, someone to strangle

April 28, 2013 3 comments

Episode 3

I definitely prefer it when a show tells me a story clearly and in a linear fashion. A few flashbacks are acceptable, but they need to be clearly differentiated. Last episode ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. This episode starts on a flashback. Alright Majestic Prince, let’s not try to be Eva here.  Anyway, there are far worse things in this episode to hate.  And definitely more appears in this episode to enjoy, and even think about. Read more…

Majestic Prince ep3: how do you suck at vacation?

April 21, 2013 1 comment

Normally, I would make comments about how a show continues to impress me, or how it has had the shine quickly knocked off of it after the third episode.  Majestic Prince has managed to impress me (a little) while having the shine knocked right off of it long ago.  Three episodes in, and this show is already in full depression mode. Read more…

Majestic Prince ep2: from rock star to not star in under a minute

I have seen a lot of disappointing and underwhelming second episodes.  Usually what happens is that the show goes nuts in the first episode, and then tries to make you actually care about the world in the second.  Lots of dialogue, exposition that usually involves itself with explaining what happened in the first episode, and it can often be a complete departure when it comes to the tone of the previous episode.  Usually this is a big turn-off for me.

Yeah.  Majestic Prince, are you listening? Read more…

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