Posts Tagged ‘Ledo’

Check-out Station: Gargantia ep14 (hope floats on a green sea of memories)

October 20, 2013 2 comments

Never thought I’d be revisiting this series, except maybe to show to someone who hadn’t seen it before. Gargantia for me was an average show with high expectations coming into it. That doesn’t make it bad, it’s just that it leaves me with an unfairly sour taste in my mouth, even though the series hasn’t done anything wrong. It’s almost like showing disdain towards a child that found a good job and place to live, but didn’t become a high paid doctor or lawyer. But enough about that, this episode is one of those one-shot episodes that takes place in the middle of the TV series story, but will have consequences so inconsequential that they won’t affect or even be mentioned anywhere else in it. So does that make this inherently a pointless episode, not necessarily. But you can’t be sure without actually watching. Read more…

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…

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…

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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