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Guest Post: Wild 7

Hey guys!  I did a post for my buddy Prede the other week.  I’d appreciate it if you gave it a read, and checked out some of his material as well.  He’s a good writer, who who has a knack for detail and nostalgia.

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Check-out Station: Kirara

May 14, 2013 2 comments

I don’t watch many OVA’s and when I do I spend very little time talking about them.  Something about them gives me a feeling of inconsequential material.  Though on the plus side, OVA’s are the old stomping ground for creativity in the medium.  Anime isn’t as popular as it is, and doesn’t gain some of its rabid fandom (and if you’re an OVA fan, I consider you rabid on some level) without stuff that goes straight to video.  So with that, I wondered if Kirara would be worth forty minutes of my life. Read more…

Gundam Unicorn ep6: you are not who we thought you were!

Episode 5

I love Gundam Unicorn! I mean it! I absolutely adore this series, and I don’t fear it not living up to expectations at all. It is a “oldfag”, Universal Century lover’s dream of a production. Even when episodes seem to run “cool” (have lots of exposition and downtime), they still are utterly compelling to me. Take this sixth installment in the latest series of OVA’s from the Gundam franchise. There is a lot more tension than combat, and that has kinda become the norm for this production. But when there is combat it is of a level many have only dreamed of, stuff us long-adoring, long-suffering fans have only seen in spurts. Couple that with some excellent set up for the final battle, and the almost surreal image of Mineva ZABI putting on that Zeon uniform; and you have a production that I think many anime fans and outsiders can enjoy to a certain degree, but can only be fully appreciated by those fans intimately immersed in this metaverse for so many years. Now then, Gundam Unicorn episode six. Let’s go. Read more…

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