#1 Aikatsu! fan Peter details their recent trip to Japan, Jel goes to the Kaguya-sama: Love is War movie, and the NieR:Automata anime is back.
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3:43 Peter Goes to Japan: There Will be AIKATSU!
19:42 Jel Goes to Kaguya-sama Love Is War: The First Kiss That Never Ends
30:33 Final thoughts on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6
52:50 Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte
1:01:02 NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a
1:11:43 Vinland Saga season 2
1:22:24 BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense! season 2
1:26:05 Tomo-chan is a Girl!
1:31:49 Buddy Daddies
1:42:23 HIGH CARD
1:51:05 Trigun Stampede
3 thoughts on “The GLORIO Chat Episode 131: Touching Grass”
Re: Trigun Stampede, I don’t think it exists because it’s so popular people have been clamoring for more, it’s just that there’s been this huge nostalgia wave going on for a few years now, where they drag out old properties and remake them (often ones that have been popular in the US way back – Trigun has never been particularly popular in Japan but for a certain generation it’s one of “the” anime of their youth), hoping to draw in a new audience for them. See also: Urusei Yatsura, LoGH:DNT, and so on and so on and so on… if I had to guess I’d say it started with the surprising wild success of Osomatsu-san. But honestly, I think the fact that they only gave Stampede a single cour speaks volumes about how much faith they had in its success.
Personally I’m not mad at it, though. It’s certainly a very alternative take on Trigun, but I think that it works for what it is – not brilliantly, but I don’t find it terrible either (maybe it helps that I fill in the blanks from the previous anime and the manga).
With the other examples, I think anyone could watch those without any familiarity with the previous work and get a complete experience. As someone who didn’t watch or read Trigun, I feel like I’m missing something watching Stampede.
Oh sure, I can see that being the case – that’s why I said that it probably helps that I know what they’re putting a spin on, so I can fill in the kind of blanks that people unfamiliar with Trigun probably can’t, which helps with my enjoyment of the show. Objectively the show is probably not hugely accessible to newcomers. It probably would have been much better if they had two cours… or if they had re-released the old anime with retouched animation.