Gee you can’t just make up awards as an excuse to praise whatever you feel like.
Jel, Iro, Marlin, and Gee aka Team GLORIO USA share their final thoughts on the Winter season. We talk about our favorite (or not so favorite) shows, discuss if Netflix is bad for anime, and Jel and Iro continue to battle over segues.
Zigg joins the usual lineup of Jel, Iro, and Gee as we catch up on Mr. Osomatsu and it’s stellar episode 18, Garo – Vanishing Line’s penchant for bullet punching, Violet Evergarden’s big change in episode 5, and of course our favorite dumpster fire, Darling in the FranXX.
In his annual musing, Zigg talks about how he was surprised (in both good and bad ways) by many of the shows which came out this year.
2017, despite being something of a garbage fire of a year, ended up being pretty good for anime. Between some original standouts, old franchises returning to form, and some excellent adaptations, anime is as fresh as it’s ever been, even in the face of some truly offensive offerings. As my life gets busier, I find I end up watching less than I’d like, but nonetheless, here’s my arbitrary list of awards that give me an excuse to talk about some of that anime.
Behold, the field in which we grow our blogs! Lay thine eyes upon it and thou shalt see that it is barren! In the chaotic race towards the final days of this godforsaken year and the 12 Days of Glorio we’ll celebrate to see it off, we’d almost forgotten all about our seasonal look back…
It’s Garo! Again! This time we’re in a present day metropolis where distant teenager Sophie runs afoul of Horrors. Fortunately, she’s rescued by Sword, the latest wielder of the golden armour.
You could argue the return of Kino’s Journey is the most notable series in Part 2 of our season guide, but there’s also a lot of returning Glorio cult favorites we’re more inclined to be excited about. I mean, singing the praises of shows like Garo, Classicaloid, and Time Bokan is why you love us, right?
To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we’re reliving our favorite part of forcing ourselves to watch every anime that ever comes out: the surprises. Just about every season a show or two pops up out of nowhere and turns out to be pretty good, and we wanted to give a shout out to a few you might of missed. In today’s post, we’re taking a look at 2014 and 2015.
Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew will run down the last week’s new pre-orders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard-earned cash on. This week, in an effort to avoid just filling this feature with bunny girls, Zigg loads up on weird exclusives.
And so another GLORIO year comes to a close and we’ve reached the moment everyone has been waiting for: our picks the best shows of 2015.
In this very article last year, I wrote about how 2014 had rebounded from the relative disappointment of 2013 with a new emphasis on original, creator driven shows and a willingness to branch out into new territory. It appears though that anime is very much like Star Trek, since we were definitely on the downswing in 2015. The industry felt in flux, torn between its commercial and artistic passions, and the result was a messy slate of shows which lacked cohesion or a level of overall quality to match last year’s riches. I must admit that these last 12 months have been a difficult time for me to be a fan, and I’ve fallen slightly out of love with the medium as a result. Why is that?
It’s the Heian period, the noble courts in Japan are thriving and the Garo armour is currently in possession of a dutiful young man named Raikou. Alongside his young sidekick Kintoki and the mysterious onmyouji Seirei, he does what every Makai Knight does best: fighting Horrors.
Like the changing of the leaves the Fall anime season brings a change in source materials, with the latest crop of shows full of light novel adaptations and anime originals. In grand Glorio Blog tradition, I’m in charge of the second part, which features the anticipated One Punch Man, the not-so-glorious return of Glorio Blog dark horse Garo and noitaminA’s umpteenth attempt at winning back people with actual standards. Furthermore, there’s girls being flirty with girls, guys being flirty with guys, girls being flirty with a guy with no personality and a guy pretending he flirts with guys because he’s not allowed to flirt with girls. Anime sure is the best, isn’t it?
If you go about doing a season preview, it is only obvious you also close off on a season review. In The Wrap-Up, all of our contributors get to shine a spotlight on the show they thought to be the very best of the past few weeks, as well as reflect back on the preview to…
The beloved tokusatsu franchise took a side trip to a sword-and-sorcery-inspired Middle Ages for its animated début. Turned out 15th century Spain had just as many black-leather wearing brooding bad boys and salacious succubi as present-day Tokyo! With some help from Rage of Bahamut and Terror in Resonance animation wizards MAPPA and Kamen Rider alumnus Yasuko Kobayashi, however, The Carved Seal of Flames became a lot more than the sum of its parts. Bloody brothers Aqua and Gee bring the final verdict on this metal opera brought to life.
We say a bitter sweet goodbye to all our Winter Roundup shows, or at least until we give our Final Thoughts on most of them later this week.
More death and tragedy all over the place as Garo, Death Parade, Yatterman, and Yurikuma continue to deny us happiness. Fortunately Shirobako delivers the best episode of the season, but even that makes us shed a tear for completely different reasons.
In this week’s installment… We are getting near the end of the season which means plot twists and big reveals all over the place. Garo, Death Parade, and Yatterman give away a few secrets, plus Jel puts his entire writing career in jeopardy by quoting the Spice Girls.