Posts Tagged ‘Rinne no Lagrange’

Rinne no Lagrange ep17: Freaky Friday!

August 6, 2012 1 comment

[Rinne no Lagrange ep16]

Isn’t miscommunication the root of all problems?  It sure is for this series. How do you have two incredibly close familes who are also friends, and no one can seem to get along?  Bad communication.  They had a good understanding, they lost it, and now it seems no one wants it back.  And if Madoka doesn’t get them to see that point, then no one may have a place to feud.  Also, King Dizelmine is a sneaky douchebag.  And I thought Moid was the snake…. Read more…

DonKangolJones’ Images of the Week: August 1st (It’s all about 7’s & bathhouses.)

Hello everybody! I’ve taken time out of watching women’s gymnastics (don’t ask), women’s volleyball (don’t ask), women’s swimming (don’t ask), and men’s basketball and the Olympics in general to bring back my “images of the week” posts. Since I came back from my hiatus, I’ve had trouble figuring things out. The straight forward part was catching up and finishing shows I was engaged with before I disappeared. I’m generally caught up with Fairy Tail and Gundam AGE. I’ve finished Symphogear (damn fun). And the showmen manga scene doesn’t move very briskly, so I’ve had no trouble keeping up there.

The real trouble comes with the new stuff, and the blog itself. Before I disappeared I had a plan, but right now it’s not so clear. I’ve made my attempts at episodic blogging. And while I enjoyed talking about certain shows up until a point, it’s very hard for me to push out thoughts that aren’t more than moldy unique from what I’ve said the week before on a series (Mouretsu Space Pirates, I blame you). And I. Definitely not the type to push out an editorial post twice a week. So for now, please bear with me as I figure things out. Right now, these special “images of the week” posts are the most comfortable and unique things I can push out. “Viva la Pervy Images of the Week!” Read more…

Rinne no Lagrange ep16: the apple cart rolls over.

July 29, 2012 1 comment

[Rinne no Lagrange ep15]

Rinne no Lagrange is a shifty series.  Not in the way that Eureka Seven AO is, that whole series’ goal seems to be to keep the audience off balance.  And it’s not shifty in the way that it tells a subtle story that makes you wonder what certain character’s motivations are.  Aside from a select few characters, everyone is very straightforward with their goals and ambitions in this series.  Lagrange is shifty because it has never really allowed us a villain.  In the first season we get Villagulio, but it’s all misdirected.  He’s only half of the problem.  He’s very likable (aside from the Muginami abuse), and has been badly screwed over himself.  King Dizelmine of Le Garite seems to be the easy choice this season, but I’m also not so sure at this point either.  Are they both being manipulated, or is this really a case of two personalities that just can’t budge on their ideals? Read more…

Rinne no Lagrange ep15: personal and malevolent.

July 23, 2012 1 comment

[Rinne no Lagrange ep14]

The god robot genre of anime has always been one that took especially personal interest in its characters, their bodies and their psyche. Some even find time to take claim of their souls. But I have to say that Rinne no Lagrange has a rather unique and feminine approach to it. It also explains why Madoka has so much damn energy. But be careful what you ask for when you unleash the power of a virgin (Comic-con motto?). Read more…

Rinne no Lagrange ep14: friendships are woven, and re-woven, mouth to mouth

July 19, 2012 1 comment

[Rinne no Lagrange ep13]

Thank you Rinne no Lagrange for continuing your trend of making me like and dismiss this show in what seems like a perpetual cycle. It seems like the situation between Le Garite and De Metrio is not so much an intractable one, so much as a pig-headed standoff. Thank goodness that with a little kissing and stubbornness of her own, Madoka can win anyone over to her side. Naruto style.  Now it’s just a matter of whether I can stand this show enough to get to the parts I like, because at this point I could care less if the warring parties in this show survive. Read more…

Rinne no Lagrange ep13: pining away, faffing about.

[Rinne no Lagrange ep12]

It seems like I’ve been gone awhile from this franchise, but really it’s only been a couple of months.  The same can be said for Madoka.  But that doesn’t mean a lot hasn’t changed in that short amount of time.  One can find themselves in new circumstances, with a new job, or find themselves going in or out of rough spot in their lives.  In Madoka’s case, she’s just trying to deal with normal high school student circumstances.  She’s a senior, so she needs to choose a career path, immediately.  She’s juggling club responsibilies and a part-time job.  And her giant robot isn’t speaking to her.  And her two best friends are trying to kill each other and possibly her with their own giant robots.  Also flowers that fall from the sky may destroy the world.  Hello Rinne no Lagrange, glad to see you’re back! Read more…

Rinne no Lagrange ep12: say it until they can’t hear you anymore, and then say it some more.

[Rinne no Lagrange ep11]

Well here I am.  The twelve and final episode of the first season of Rinne no Lagrange.  Didn’t think I’d be here three months ago.  I was sure I’d dump this rather publicly and harshly like I’d done to other shows.  But Lagrange has shown that it was bit more entertaining than I was expecting.  Now whether I’d call it a good show, or a show I’d consider picking up for the second season is still up for debate.  Could the final episode help convince me one way or another?

Ah ha!  Guess Lagrange didn’t want to play things straight for episode twelve.  Things are more than a little disjointed and confusing when we see Madoka and Lan acting out what turned out to be a scene from a school film production on the beach.  The thing that really stood out was the space armada parked in the sky.  What the hell happened last episode?  That was a pretty big cliffhanger.  I didn’t expect the show to play with its audience like this. Read more…

DonKangolJones’ Images of the Week: March 23rd (Because after Dark Souls I need something to make me feel better.)

Off my ass again to do another images of the week post.  My excuse for the delay this time?  Mass Effect 3 and getting my curb stomped by Dark Souls over and over… and over …and over again.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m making progress, but you can’t play that game without suffering, despair… and a healthy dose of spontaneously cursing because you screwed up, or the game screw you.  So when all is lost, I completely shut down the PS3 & boot up the anime.  Games nowadays have a way of telling you you’ve been playing for too long.  They tell you you need to stop and get out of the house.  You don’t need that with Dark Souls.  Granted you haven’t spiked your controller, you’ll walk away on your own, eventually.  But enough about that.  Anime and  manga, that’s all I’m concerned about right now.  Here are my usual, but hardly consistently weekly anymore, images of the week! Read more…

#Lagrange ep11: there’s something not right about Midori. There’s something broken in Madoka. #anime

[Rinne no Lagrange ep10]

“Come hell or high water.”  Don’t know who came up with the phrase, and it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me when I think about it. But it appears to be a truly appropriate phrase once a desperate enough situation comes up. By hell or high water Madoka was getting in her Vox. And it looks like a lot of people are going to pay for it.  Rinne no Lagrange, welcome to your Evangelion moment. Read more…

Lagrange ep10: I have a fear. A fear of school festivals and too much lounging around.

Rinne no Lagrange is starting to delve deeper, and when it does that I like it.  It’s this potential and the series few shining moments that keep me watching (along with the gorgeous production values).  It’s too bad that I have trouble enjoying the show’s more subtle attributes.

Lagrange‘s love of swimming in the slice-of-life pool tends to irk me.  I enjoy character development and bonding just fine, but this show seems to have trouble emphasizing, or making understand how important its events are.  Sheesh!  Even though the series takes place on a Read more…

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