12 Days of Anime 2018, Day 2: Ouka Ninja Scrolls and Weird Sequels.

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Every now and then a sequel pops up to an older series, sometimes it’s expected, sometimes it comes way out of left field. This year we got a new Basilisk for some reason.

The Original Basilisk was released back in 2005 and I haven’t seen anyone talk about it in years. A sequel over a decade later is a hard enough sell as is, especially for a franchise that hasn’t had much enduring popularity. It’s especially weird when said sequel seems determined to actively not be what fans of the original are likely to want.

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12 Days of Anime 2018, Day 2: Ouka Ninja Scrolls and Weird Sequels.

12 Days of Anime 2018, Day 1: Guin’s Moon Car

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Somehow it’s been three years. Time flies huh. I started this blog for 12 days and I fully intend to keep taking part every year, because it’s a lot of fun and gives me an excuse to write more. So let’s get started.

Sometimes there are little moments in anime that just manage to perfectly sum up a character. Turn A Gundam’s Guin Sard Lineford has one of those moments towards the end of the series. Having finally completed their grueling journey to the moon the militia begins to unload their ship, leading to the reveal that Guin had his car brought along. As well as being a genuinely funny moment the car symbolises a lot of what Guin’s about.

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12 Days of Anime 2018, Day 1: Guin’s Moon Car

12 Days of Anime 2017, Day 10: Gundam IBO, Victims of Circumstance

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is a bleak show. So bleak that the ending caught me off guard with how weirdly optimistic it managed to be whilst still fitting the tone of the series perfectly.

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12 Days of Anime 2017, Day 10: Gundam IBO, Victims of Circumstance