Posts Tagged ‘Space Battleship Yamato 2199’

Yamato 2199 ep6: Weak strategy always loses to strong tactics

It’s clear what the lesson from this episode of Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is… racism is no excuse for incompetent commanding. Also, you can’t beat racism and classism by kissing someone else’s butt hole. Read more…

Yamato 2199 ep5: an incoming lesson in tolerance

July 1, 2014 1 comment

Holy crap! It all went pear-shaped so fast! After what happened in the last episode, hopes were riding rather high. Akira, Susumu and Yuki all did an excellent saving their lives and the lives of others, and the Yamato mounted a successful defense against the alien androids. But being able to land a couple of sucker punches is nothing to be proud of.

The Yamato is making waves, but only the aliens who have directly dealt with them believe that they’re even the slightest of threats. What’s more, Read more…

Yamato 2199 ep4: ghosts in the fridge

The drama was a little predictable , but still an average episode like this is more enjoyable than most of the dreck I watch. In the beginning, we have best friends Tsuyoshi and Daisuke fighting over the course the Yamato should take in the outer solar system. Things are already conflicted because Daisuke wants to take the more expeditious route, while Tsuyoshi wants to wipe out the base on Pluto, obviously as a bit of vengeance for killing his brother. Then the crew get word of a distress signal and that the engine needs critical repair almost at the same time. Pushing the operation into the clear direction of going to the moon on Saturn where the distress signal is coming from, while also gathering the rare materials needed to repair the engine.

Lying in wait for the Yamato is a small band of aliens sent to capture and kill some humans. They make things interesting, but also get their ass kicked in the process. They’re mostly relegated to a plot device to move things forward. Then again, the aliens the crew come across are all just robots anyway. In process, we see Tsuyoshi and Yuki learn a little respect for each other. We see that despite their very important and stressful jobs, Tsuyoshi and Daisuke can still patch things up after allowing each other some time to explain themselves. We see Akira take the first opportunity to commandeer a fighter (am I watching a Gundam series?) and prove her skill. And we get to see Tsuyoshi come to terms with his brother’s death in a way that doesn’t involve blowing something the f*ck up. Retrieving his brother’s sidearm, and learning that the distress signal they responded to belonged to his brother’s ship, the Yukikaze, seems to have put peace in his mind. And there even appears to be a little bit a chance for romance on this ship, too. If the show had a checklist of things it wanted to accomplish this episode, it certainly seems they nailed them.

Note: I was hoping the Yamato would actually get to visit Pluto, blow it up, and finally put it out of its misery after it got that downgrade from planetary status.

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AniFriday Issue #9 (January 17th, 2014)

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Hey guys!  AniFriday is in full effect this week!  I was actually able to hammer out a lot of diverse anime selections, though it may be a month  or so before I’m able to narrow down what I’m keeping and dumping from this huge list.  All I can really say about that is that I picked up new shows, even though I said I wasn’t gonna do that.

Here are the anime and manga I’ll be covering in order:

  • Tokyo Ravens ep13
  • Sakura Trick ep1
  • Super Sonico ep1
  • Nourin ep1
  • Pupa ep1
  • Chu2koi ep6
  • Yamato 2199 ep3
  • Wizard Barristers ep1
  • Naruto ch661
  • Bleach ch564
  • One Piece ch734
  • Team Medical Dragon chapters 92 – 94
  • Teppu ch2 Read more…

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 ep3: I feel a cross-breeze on the surface of Jupiter

January 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Heh, I couldn’t be happier to see this show take its first steps into space. The animation, the music, the sci-fi; it all speaks to me so clearly and loudly to me.

With the Yamato now in space, basic steps need to be taken, and taken quickly. Humanity has Pandora’s Box in their hands at the moment, and it can’t waste anytime finding out what’s inside. With humanity’s extinction literally on a timer, the decision is made to test out the Wave Motion Engine and its travel and defense capabilities. Read more…

Check-in Station Year in Review: Spring 2013 (Where the Biggest and Best Come to Play)

January 9, 2014 4 comments

Welcome to the wonderful Spring season!  The season of juggernauts –  literally!  The more I heard about this season in previews, the more excited I got.  The Spring season was the reason I still looked forward to watching modern, new anime.  So without further hype and hyperbole, I’m gonna tell you the story of the Check-in Station’s journey through anime’s Spring of 2013. Read more…

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 ep2: leaving a hopeless past for a hopeful future

Cool. I’m glad I understand the purpose of so much of the material seen in the first episode. It looks like in this case that humanity has to deal with antagonistic aliens along with a separate race or factions of alien benefactors. Though it appears that the only thing they could do Read more…

Check-in Station: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 ep1 (my body is ready)

June 5, 2013 4 comments

Now, I have no business picking up any new anime right now.  I’m currently covering six newly airing Spring anime episodes a week.  I have several very popular series to finish like Kamisama Dolls, Chu2koi, Binbougami-ga! and BTOOOM.  And I have upcoming side projects in the works, too. So why am I picking this series up out of the blue?  Because I’m ready to, because of diverse and outstanding word of mouth, and because this first episode just blew me away! Read more…

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