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.
It’s that time of year again, and Iro’s resurrecting his motley collection of arbitrary-awards-that-really-just-started-as-jokes-but-I-guess-it’s-tradition-now. Who wins the year’s Yamato 2199 award, Zeppeli award, or Love Lab award? Read ahead to find out!
I made an angry list last year, so this time I figured I’d go with a more long-form retrospective that hopefully didn’t end up quite as acerbic, but, well… read ahead.
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…
Arriving back on Earth, Bellri and the Megafauna find themselves caught between the Amerian and Capital Army. Between the various factions and the G-IT Corps in hot pursuit, it seems global war is inevitable. Determined to bring an end to the fighting once and for all, Bellri sets out one last time to prove he can bring peace to the world. Gee, Iro, and Marlin share their thoughts about Tomino’s heartfelt, but ultimately bizarre and incomprehensible entry in the storied franchise.
Welcome to “A Very GLORIO 2014”, our look back at the best of the past year. We’ll be featuring a different post from each of our authors everyday leading up to our top 10 shows of the year. For this round, Gee punches other award posts in the face with his burning passion for his favorite shows of the year.
Once again, the Capital Army decides to send some more of their apparently expendable soldiers at the space pirates. This time, Mask forms an all-Kuntala squadron in an attempt to rescue Bellri and avenge Dellensen, despite how apparent it is that the Army is only using Bellri as a justifier for their military actions. Meanwhile, Bellri’s mom attempts to escape from Capital Army surveillance and find her son.
The pirates have successfully made it into space. However, the Capital Army is hot on their heels, sending Dellensen again, this time in his own Elf Bull. Bellri, determined to pay his debt to Aida, takes off again against the Elf Bull, unaware that his teacher is the one in the pilot’s seat.
The Capital Army reveals its new mobile suit, the transforming Elf Bull. Piloted by the mysterious Mask that is totally not Luin, they once again attempt to rescue Bellri and take the fight to the pirates. And once again, Bellri decides for some reason that he’s gonna fight with the pirates despite having been ostensibly kidnapped by them. I think it’s because he feels guilty about killing Cahill? I honestly can’t even tell at this point.
Returning to the pirate’s base, Bellri meets Aida’s strange crew. Meanwhile, the Capital Army sends a task force led by Dellensen to rescue Bellri and eliminate the pirates. There sure is a lot of kidnapping and counter kidnapping in this show.
After capturing Aida (again) and fending off the pirate attack, Bellri and Aida are both brought to the Research Division to get information from them. However before things can get started, flamboyant pirate jerk Klim Nick launches a second attack on the Capital Army. Wishing to prevent the tragedy of the previous attack, Aida takes back the G-Self and attempts to stop him.
Bellri Zenam is a member of the Capital Guard in charge of protecting an orbital elevator known as the Capital Tower. When space pirates attack the elevator, Bellri runs into an advanced mobile suit known as the G-Self, piloted by a female space pirate. Managing to capture the suit, the Capital Guard take both the G-Self and its pilot into custody. However, when the space pirates return to reclaim them, things are not as they appear…
This past Summer season was great for comedy anime, but as we move to Fall it’s time to get SERIOUS. Part 1 of our guide features two huge names with a brand new Gundam series and the revisiting of the massively popular Fate/Stay Night. The return of F/SN also marks the return of the visual novel adaptation, which seems to be making a comeback this season. Throw in a new series from Kyoto Animation that is as close to more Full Metal Panic as we’re ever going to get and there’s quite a bit to see. Take a look these sweet trailers, let us know what looks good to you, and be ready for more when we launch Part 2.