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Otaku Evolution Episode 137 - Escaflowne: The Movie

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So, I thought I'd do a little character scene to start out the video because the idea popped into my head. Actually, I was thinking about terms and phrases people get wrong, including myself, and I also wanted to show off that diner/restaurant background I only ever used in a Christmas episode. You can tell that the scale is a little off, because my feet and Glasses Guy's should both be able to reach the floor, as we are both intended to be adults of at least average height, but hey, why nitpick? I envisioned a scene in which I was just ranting while looking at a menu, only occasionally looking up to be an asshole. So I made one. It doesn't really have any relevance to the review itself, I just like doing these things now and then.

 

Falldog's Sci-Fi Novel Rankings - March 2019 Edition

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To wrap up 2018 I wanted to share a something I've been working on over the past year, my list of top Sci-Fi novels (slash series where applicable).

First off, let me state that this list is a terrible, awful, no good, idea. No matter what order I would put these in there will always be someone who disagrees. That's totally okay, there are parts of this list that I may disagree with myself. There's so much going on in the science fiction genre that trying to compare and sort by best is like trying to compare apples and oranges. How do you compare ground breaking works that introduced new concepts well ahead of any real world implementation against enjoyable, albeit unimaginative, military sci-fi serials? What about series with four plus novels that dip and rise in quality depending on what's going on? Or even works elevated beyond beyond written form by fantastic audio book narration? The short answer is, you can't, not realistically at least.

Otaku Evolution Episode 135 - Black Jack (OVA) 3-4

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It's been a while since I've reviewed episodes from Osamu Dezaki's Black Jack OVA, and these two episodes see the sagacious sawbones in tow of an ill-fated Latin American rebel force and try to find a hidden threat in the body of a promising young actress. Our favorite stitched up surgeon, our enigmatic expert, our heroic healer faces off against the military-industrial complex, biological weapons, and a rival who's enthusiastic about euthanasia in two interesting, if not always brilliant, entries into his many adventures.

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Otaku Evolution Episode 134 - Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

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I've been trying to get a review of Moribito done for a while, but every test video I did had difficulty with the copyright dragons (as this may still). You know, there's a lot of anime I have in my personal collection that I would love to review, but I don't think I'd be able to get away with using my usual methods. I try to shave down clips and edit tighter, and I've probably gotten a little better at it over time, but you never really know when some overzealous European licensor or strict music company is going to clamp down on your videos. I mean, I get it, you want to protect your IP and/or streaming rights, but I'm not exactly posting whole movies or episodes here, these are reviews that fall under Fair Use.

 

But shhhh... if I talk about it too much, the copyright dragons will stir from their slumber.

Otaku Evolution Episode 133 - Ninku: The Movie

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What happens when an anime studio, desperate to cash in on its properties, creates a so-called movie that's about the length of a single TV episode? What happens when an anime licensor snags a 20-something minute "movie" in a franchise completely alien to the North American public, dubs it, and that becomes the first and only representation of the whole thing? Well, you get Ninku: The Movie, a completely superfluous and brainlessly silly feature for a show based on a really, really poorly drawn manga. I mean, really. Just go look it up.

 

Really.

 

But hey, penguin farts. That's what the kids are into, right? At least the animation's good.

 

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Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (MOVIE) Review

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(Basic) Synopsis (Spoiler Free): It's Universal Century year 0097. A year after the "Laplace Incident", there are once again calls for autonomy for Spacenoids, but little being done about it. As if to break the stagnation, the third Gundam Unicorn model, the Phenex, thought to have been lost years previous, reappears. Both the Earth Federation and the Neo-Zeon remnants are determined to capture it for its Newtype capabilities, but they seem to be chasing a literal ghost in the form of its pilot, Rita Bernal. What did she, a Miracle Child, see so many years before that brought these events in alignment? And can either side prevent the bizarre Zoltan Akkenan from igniting a tragedy worse than anything seen before? The Pheonix Hunt will test the limits of all parties!

 

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