Archive for December, 2009

December 17, 2009

Crusader on the Middle Ground of Real and Super Robots that Gundam 00 Stands On

Original Post: Moments of 2009: Please Don’t Call This a Comeback (Gundam 00 Finale)


Submitted on: December 17, 2009 at 4:59 am

[…]The middle ground that Gundam now sits is much more of a double edged sword since I have trouble digesting super robot and real robot cocktails. It just doesn’t go far enough in either direction to be terribly satisfying as say Mazinger Z which was an unadulterated celebration of Super Robot tropes. I think had they kept it more in line with real robot that any political message they had in S1 when they tossed around conflicts that were then ongoing they probably would have been more successful.


December 14, 2009

Kaioshin on Mobile Suit Gundam MS Igloo II

Original Post Here: Moments of 2009: A Definitive Portrayal How Mecha Can Rule the Battlefield

Kaioshin Sama said:

December 14, 2009 at 3:59 am

[…]I think MS Igloo 2 like the original series does a great job of showing that in the deaths and personal sufferings of each main character of the episode even as they afforded less screen time than the average Gundam lead. So at the end of it all I have to say that MS Igloo 2 does a great service to not only the war epic and tales of heroism, but also the mecha genre. For it shows what I’ve always felt about war, and that is that even the greatest of men is powerless without the weapons with which to wage a just war at the same time as a weapon is useless without the courage of a hero to put it to use properly in that just war.


December 2, 2009

Kadian1364 on Watching Great Shows Regularly

Orignal post : Anime and Manga Related Moments 2009: Those Who WON’T Make the List


December 2, 2009 at 10:38 pm


This is a terribly obvious thing to say, but watching great shows regularly has been incredibly rewarding. Right now, everyone’s bemoaning the crap seasons, how the economy and moe is declining the industry, even predicting the death of the medium itself. And right now, I love anime more than I ever have, with a reverent knowledge of the classics and deeper appreciation of the trailblazing efforts of those that pioneered the medium in the past, and those that continue to test the boundaries of visual storytelling today. […]