So, I came into this show knowing next to nothing. The preview was done by Sabas and CrazyDave, so I missed out on doing some of the basic who/what research. I like to feel that this left me a clean slate for setting out into the unknowns of a new Noitamina series. And as I watched this episode, I found myself going through a range of thoughts before it was over.
This image does a fair job of summing up both the show and my hate for it.
Having only recently begun to watch anime, the list of shows that I have watched is rather low, I believe only around one hundred or so. Yet, one franchise that I cannot get enough of and refuse to ever stop watching, is the Gundam franchise. I grew up watching Gundam Wing and G Gundam, and it holds a very special place in my heart. I love the action, and I truly enjoy the different types of interactions between the characters within the Gundam universe. Yet though I enjoy the Gundam universe, I have to say that ZZ Gundam is one of the worst anime I have watched as of yet. Not only as a sequal to an amazing anime such as Zeta Gundam, but as a stand-alone anime as well.
Mecha anime holds a special place within many anime viewers’ hearts. Having been one of the most prominent genres of anime within America during the late 1990’s, children grew up watching shows such as Voltron, Gundam, and Zoids. Though once an incredibly popular genre, mecha anime is now a shadow of what it formerly was. Taking its place, shows lying in the slice of life or romantic comedy genres, have become much more commonplace in this day and age. While this is not necessarily a bad aspect of anime, it does leave mecha anime fans rather lacking. This is where Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince takes its place within the genre. Where the mecha genre has now degenerated into a form of show that must compete with the popularity of slice of life shows, Majestic Prince, has decided to go back to its mecha roots in order to try and revive what mecha anime formerly was, a powerful genre about men growing into heroes through fighting in giant robots.
After an outright slaughter, we find our emotionless soldier on his way back to the fleet. But why is no one happy that he saved Bellows and her crew’s lives? So, without going into more of a recap (since I’m so late on this post anyway), let’s dive into what this episode had to offer.
Some weeks ago Joe (the boss) asked me what show I wanted to blog episodically. Before this I’ve never blogged a show episodically before and I wanted to try it out for a bit. To his surprise (and exasperation) I chose Vividred Operation. The sucker never should’ve invited me to write here. Continue reading
Real life is a killer so this post comes as a three-in-one package. Quite a lot has happened during my absence. Episode six had our obligatory beach episode. Episode seven had bumpy cucumbers with mayonnaise. Episode eight showcased the combined power of friendship. Vividred, what a show, what a show. Continue reading
With most of the power rangers assembled, all eyes are now focused on our antagonist, Kuroki Rei. In this fifth episode, we get to see her story. Why she fights. We get to see a bit of the organization or organism that instructs her. And we get to see the contrast she makes with our protagonist. Add in a few butt shots and we have ourselves another great Vividred Operation episode. Continue reading
Another episode, another main character introduced. This time, Saegusa Wakaba gets to show off her skills with the blade as Vividgreen. This episode didn’t bring a lot of stunning developments to the table, though it’s still a decent episode with the elements we come to expect from Vividred. Yes, that means more buttshots. Continue reading
You know exactly what you’re getting into when you’re watching Vividred and the second episode is no different. A magical sentai super robot show with gratuitous loli butt shots aplenty, transformation and docking sequences, a mountain of yuri? Please take my money! Continue reading