To finally put a rest to Anime Marathon 2013, I'm going back and awarding some of the series I went through. I addition to the awards, I also have a rather nice announcement at the end that my usual viewers will be interested in.
Today we'll recap my final leg of the 2013 Anime Review marathon. In addition to a recap and list of this month's reviews, I'll be giving out the "awards" for the biggest winner, the biggest loser, and the dark horse for the month of December.
Today I'm going to take on one of the most polarizing shows of the 1990's: Neon Genesis Evangelion. NGE is credited with reinventing the anime scene in Japan and making waves even in North America. It is also equally known for completely and utterly polarizing the fan base on everything. Surprise!
Today I'm taking on Gundam 00 the Movie. This is a unique review in the marathon because it is a sequel movie to the TV series. I separated it from the series Gundam 00 on the basis that the movie doesn't follow the same plot as the series did. Well, was it a decent follow-up?
Today we visit with Angel Beats. It is an anime, set in the afterlife, based around themes like life after death, letting go of regret, and acceptance. Well, how did it do?
Today we're going to look at White Album 2, a series which takes place in the same universe as White Album, but it isn't a sequel. It is a romantic drama series set ten years after the events of White Album that follows a completely new cast. It is a spin-off. The question is, how was it?
Valvrave the Liberator completed its run last night, bringing an end to one of the most gloriously campy, amazingly insane, and stupidly awesome mecha shows ever created. As one of the first anime I took on after I began Anime Marathon 2013, it’s only right that this will be one of the final reviews to round out 2013.…
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is the 11th incarnation of the Gundam franchise, and it is the third series that I've taken on in this marathon. It is an extremely striking example of the effect of the Post-9/11 cultural upheaval. What does that mean exactly? I'll certainly cover it.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova is the next fall season anime I've been watching to cross the finish line. It is a show about
Cylons mental models, ships, sci-fi weaponry, and endless shipping jokes. So, the only question that remains is was it awesome or terrible?
Infinite Stratos 2 is the sequel series to the previously reviewed Infinite Stratos. After going on summer break for a little while, Ichika and his harem are back for another series of adventures. Well... did we get anywhere?
Today we're looking at White Album, which was recommended to me by a friend (you bastard). It starts out with the main character in a somewhat strained, but very sweet, relationship with his rising idol singer girlfriend. It seems poised to be a sweet love story... And then everything goes downhill.
Today, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, the sequel series to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, takes the stage. Unlike many Gundam series, this one was specifically built to carry on the stories of the SEED cast. Did they manage it?
Hey guys, Dex here. As you all know I've been single-mindedly putting out a review series that I call the "Anime Marathon 2013". This thread is to discuss that "2013" bit, so I'd appreciate everyone chiming in on this one.
Officially known by the rather long name Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. This series was mentioned to me out of the blue to help me clear my palate after the disastrous results of mixing the latest episode of Valvrave with the penultimate episodes of Code Geass' season one. Hey, it worked.
Today I'm going back in time again to hit Gundam SEED, which came out in 2002. As the title suggests, this is another series based in the venerable giant-mecha-beating-each-other-up Gundam series. So, is Gundam SEED another mindless action thrill ride... or does it dig deeper?
It's come. Today we'll recap my November leg of the Anime Review marathon. In addition to a recap and list of this month's reviews, I'll be giving out the "awards" for the biggest winner, the biggest loser, and the dark horse for the month of November.
To round out November, I'm going to go over Evangelion 2.0, the second part of the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy by Hideaki Anno that continues the story of Shinji Ikari. In turn, it is a remake of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series of the 1990's.
Oh yes, the Date a Live review. To be completely honest, I don't even know where to start with this one. Let's start with an anecdote to explain why I ended up watching.
What do you get when you cross unsettling content, creepy animation styles, strange mysteries, and plot twists? Well, it probably would have to be Another, the next series to get ticked off the review marathon checklist.
Let's say that someone made a show about a cynical protagonist and how he thinks his high school life isn't all it's cracked up to be. This show then took this opportunity to mess with the love triangle trope and several common high school tropes. The result, is that-show-with-a-really-long-title!