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Otaku Evolution Episode 124 - Bubblegum Crisis (OVA)

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Ahhh... damn it. Action Channel Month is supposed to, you know, be in one month. September. But for some reason, this one took longer than usual. Well, it's not like I have enough of a following (or any) to dash expectations. If I do this again next year (though I may replace it with another kind of theme month), I'll try to get three videos done on time. I'm only doing a few more videos this year because of personal reasons, but I'll try my best.

Otaku Evolution Episode 123 - 3x3 Eyes

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My second Action Channel Month video for this year is on 3x3 Eyes, an OVA based on a 40 volume manga, told in 7 episodes. So, yeah, obviously not all of it is adapted. But it does have an interesting twist in its set up and use of Hindu lore. Plus I got to break out a short montage, an Indiana Jones clip, and reference Iron Fist. Oh, and it's pronounced "Sazan Eyes", apparently, though next episode previews for the dub always say "three by three eyes". Hm.

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Otaku Evolution Episode 122 - Sol Bianca

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It's time once again for Action Channel Month,  and this year's first subject is the two episode OVA, Sol Bianca, from the early 90s. It features a crew of female space pirates, an orbital sniper rifle, a human trophy room, a BGM track used in wrestling, and perhaps the coolest ship in anime. I don't know what's weirder, though, that it never had any more episodes after the second, or that ADV didn't even bother dubbing the second. It's a fun little romp, regardless, and I've been meaning to cover it for a while.

 

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Otaku Evolution Episode 121 - Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes

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Fuck TMS. Seriously. They've flagged this a several times already and I've had to re-edit and upload to see if I can beat the algorithm. They're being more draconian than with Lupin videos. They're just REVIEW VIDEOS! If this keeps up, I'll have to move the video to Dailymotion or Bitchute or whatever. Otherwise the review will be about four minutes long and just have static screencaps, making it all the more the glorified slideshows my videos usually are.

 

Anyway, Case Closed (Detective Conan): Captured in Her Eyes is pretty standard Conan fare, not being especially stand out, but being pretty decent. It still has a number of flaws, though, and I'm more than willing and able to nitpick this thing for chuckles.

 

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Otaku Evolution Episode 120 - Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

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Time to exorcise another evil spirit from my anime fandom and shove Gundam 0083 in the wood chipper where it belongs. Sure, it's pretty, but it's also as dumb as a sack of knobs. It's quite possibly the worst entry into the Universal Century timeline in terms of characters and plot. The characters? Most of them are insufferable. The plot? Goes further than it needs to. Maybe it's best to watch this by fast forwarding through most of the dialogue to the action bits. Or, you know, watch War in the Pocket or 08th MS Team instead.

 

Kou and Nina are just... I have a real life, palpable hatred for these fictional characters.

 

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Otaku Evolution Episode 119 - Cowboy Bebop

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Hm, maybe I should have timed this better so it could be the 120th episode. 20th anniversary of the show, 120th episode, get it? Well, whatever, 119 will have to do.

 

Cowboy Bebop is an unvarnished work of genius, an exquisite blending of genres set to a multitude of rhythms. It's not defined by its genres, though, but by ingenuity in execution and emotional gravity. There's plenty of other reasons why it remains my favorite anime after so long.  So for my 35th birthday (what the fuck am I doing with my life?), I've decided to review this eternal classic of Japanese animation.

 

3, 2, 1... let's jam!  

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Otaku Evolution Episode 118 - Mid Year English Dub Review IV

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Ah, the middle of the year (was over a month ago!). A great time to go over the English dubs of anime I've covered thus far in 2018, so I don't have to cover a year's worth at the end of the year. This is also an opportunity to talk about the myriad of different ADR studios, specific dubs, and voice actors encountered in these videos.

 

And hey, only a pre-title bit, no after-credits bit! I'm actually going to retire those things until late October. It's been taking me two or three weeks to do videos that should only take a single week, maybe a week and half, to finish, these days. I do love my leftover detritus from my old sprite comic, but I need to concentrate on the actual REVIEW part of each review video.

 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Trailer

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Just know that I personally think less of anyone who's excited to give BROLY another chance after three shitty movies. People getting hyped for the return of this black hole of a character concept strips away much of the regard I had left for humanity.

 

- Penguin Truth

(2018)

 

(Prove me wrong, Toei. And also remove your claim from my Dead Zone video.)

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