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Winter 2014 – First Impressions (Part 2)

toaru_hikuushi_e_no_koiuta-01-kal-claire-romance-fall-catch-water-wet-staring_into_eyesThis post reviews: Nobunagun, Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, Hamatora, and Hoozuki no Reitetsu.

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12 Days of Anime (2013) – Day 12 – Sakura-Con 2013

tatami_galaxy_specials-02-masaki-ryouko-seitarou-akashi-watashi-friends-party-late_night-red-art-awesomeSakura-Con, being one of my most cherished and treasured memories of 2012, earns a spot again as the first day of my 12 Days of Anime, the annual tradition among anime bloggers recounting their 12 fondest memories of the calendar year.  Although I attended Sakura-Con in the previous year, the first time I have ever been to an anime convention, my trip this past March proved to be an even greater experience than my first visit.  While I attended fewer panels, spent less money and even spent less time at the convention hall altogether, I certainly earned more from my trip this year, largely in part due to all the people in the anime community I meet.  Thanks to them and thanks to the wonderful anime convention that was Sakura-Con 2013, this special three-day weekend in Seattle earns the opening spot in my 12 Days of Anime.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 23 (Finale)

After an immeasurable amount of loss, destruction, pain, and death, Luscinia readily backs down at the simplest idea of a young girl having dreams of a better world.  And with that, the wars have ceased, peace is realized, and the world can forget about its problems and work toward the future that everyone wants.  Seriously, why is it that anytime ‘hopes’ or ‘dreams’ or ‘I believe in you’ or any of that bullshit enter in at the end of an anime, nothing makes sense anymore and the story goes from respectable to ‘why the hell should I care anymore?’  Seriously, this is the ending they were aiming for?

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 22

Though my criticisms for this sequel are unending, there exist a number of aspects of this anime that I genuinely enjoy and appreciate.  Though most of these are references or byproducts from the original series, there are some new elements to Last Exile: Fam that are pleasing to me.  And though there are many tracks borrowed from the original, the soundtrack to Last Exile: Fam is one of the best elements of this anime.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 21

While Giselle has been a pleasant and delightful girl throughout the series, she’s been largely ineffective as a character and tends to be forgotten.  Despite being a constant presence around Fam and trailing her everywhere she goes and supporting her wacky endeavors, she never asserts herself in the scenes.  The unfortunate outcome is the proper character placed in an important role failing to meet the needs of the series.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 20

So yeah, it’s been well over three months since my last post on Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam, so these aren’t timely or applicable anymore, but I always intended to finish the series and, well, here are the few remaining episodes that I never got around to finishing.

Considering the necessity that a colony ship be built for the inhabitants of this planet to leave with the intention of never returning home, there is no mistake that these problems of scarce resources are very real.  However, given that they’re able to sustain life in space and transport them across the galaxy, the display of technologies seems incredibly ill-equipped for ideally addressing this situation.

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Winter 2012 – Season Review

Despite being months overdue and embarrassingly late, the review for the Winter 2012 anime season is at long last completed.  Though these anime have long since concluded and become a fragment of our cherished memories, there should be closure for these shows and that’s what this comprehensive review hopes to accomplish.  Come, let’s take a moment to reexamine, reanalyze, and reflect on the anime that composed the first anime season of 2012.

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