Granbelm episode 2: Magnets, Magic and Questionable Motivations

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Granbelm’s first episode was super flashy but didn’t quite have enough substance to pin down where the show was actually going. Episode two remedied that nicely. Eschewing last week’s cool robots entirely in favour of taking some time to actually establish the concept a bit more beyond occasional shouting in between cool robots blowing things up. I liked this episode a lot more and am now fully on board. Continue reading “Granbelm episode 2: Magnets, Magic and Questionable Motivations”

Granbelm episode 2: Magnets, Magic and Questionable Motivations

Granbelm Episode 1: Wow Cool Robot!

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So I guess we’re doing that episodic blogging thing again. Hopefully it works out better this time around. Granbelm is uh, hard to pin down actually. So this could end up being another space fishing level debacle. Or maybe it ‘ll turn out great, only time will tell. Continue reading “Granbelm Episode 1: Wow Cool Robot!”

Granbelm Episode 1: Wow Cool Robot!

“It’s okay to be incoherent” – Heybot! and the art of nonsense

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I’ll preface this by saying that I legitimately love Heybot, I’ll repeatedly call it “bad” in this post, but that’s absolutely a sincere compliment. Heybot is simultaneously one of the most incoherent and the most coherent anime I’ve ever encountered. While this might seem like an obviously self contradictory statement it’s one I’ll absolutely stand by, Heybot’s rapidfire nonsense might appear like so much arbitrary randomness to begin with but it’s actually incredibly internally consistent. Very little in the show is actually random, as much as it might seem like it at first. Continue reading ““It’s okay to be incoherent” – Heybot! and the art of nonsense”

“It’s okay to be incoherent” – Heybot! and the art of nonsense

Winter 2019 Shorts Roundup

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And here we are again, it feels like it’s only been a few weeks since I last wrote one of th… oh right. But hey, this one’s actually appearing in a timely manner for once, so that’s nice. This season was relatively sparse on the whole, with only four of the seven airing shorts licensed In terms of quality I mostly found myself with extremely mixed feelings on arguably the season’s flagship short, which was a little disappointing. But enough preamble, let’s get to the rundown. Continue reading “Winter 2019 Shorts Roundup”

Winter 2019 Shorts Roundup

Fall 2018 Shorts Roundup

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Well it sure has been a while. Between real life getting in the way and a sort of collapse of my desire to write after I couldn’t keep up with the weekly Endro! posts (Obviously those are no longer happening, but I do have a post about a specific character in the works which may or may not see the light of day at some point). I’ve been sitting with this half finished for a couple of months now. But it’s still technically the winter season so I’m not late with this yet! Fall was an unusually solid season for shorts, although I went in with unrealistically high expectations for one specific show the generally solid performance of everything else helped to cushion the blow of its being merely good.

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Fall 2018 Shorts Roundup

Endro! Episode 1: Best Short Anime of the Year.

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You’ve got to admire a show that’s willing to commit so much to a dumb gag.

I was cautiously optimistic about Endro ahead of this season, it managed to shatter those expectations entirely. I’ve always been fond of cutesy shows like this but in recent years they’ve kind of left me a little cold, so I didn’t want to get too excited for what might end up being just OK again. Luckily it’s great.

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Endro! Episode 1: Best Short Anime of the Year.

Between the Sky and Sea Episode 12: Space Fishing I guess.

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I’d originally planned to get this post up sooner, but have been delaying it for a couple of reasons. The more obvious one being time, between the 12 Days posts and Christmas/New Year I’ve just not had the time to get around to writing this one. The more significant reason though is that I’m honestly struggling to come up with anything to actually say about this episode. As a finale to 11 episodes of dithering around in circles it was honestly pretty functional. But functional isn’t great when I have zero investment in any of the characters. Continue reading “Between the Sky and Sea Episode 12: Space Fishing I guess.”

Between the Sky and Sea Episode 12: Space Fishing I guess.