First Look: Granbelm

Kohinata Mangetsu is a regular high school student with a cheery attitude. However, one night when the full moon is out, she finds herself transported to another dimension where magic girls fight in a battle royale with mecha called Armanox. The prize? The inheritance of all the world’s magic, which was sealed away 1000 years ago. Kohinata is now in possession of her own Armanox, finds herself thrown into the fray.

First Look: The Price of Smiles

On a distant planet, Princes Yuki Soleil ascends to the throne of Hariant. By her side is her faithful bodyguard and confidante Joshua. Like most 12 year old monarchs, Yuki struggles with the responsibilities of leadership, even in a kingdom as saccharine as hers. However, rumblings on the border they share with the Empire of Grandiga may bring their idyllic peace crashing down. Also there are mechs.

Pilgrimage to Mecha 08: Dominion Tank Police (OVA)

Join us for our Pilgrimage to Mecha – where I go back in time and catch up on some of the classics and hidden gems of the mecha genre. Whether it was before my time or I simply missed out on them, it’s time for me to watch them and let you know why you should too!

This time, I share my thoughts on two different takes on the Masamune Shirow classic: Dominion Tank Police

First Look: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans

The year is 323 of the Post Disaster era. Centuries after a great war between Earth and Mars, Mars has been terraformed into a habitable planet that chafes under Earth’s rule. Amidst the growing Mars independence movement, Mikazuki Augus is a war orphan and member of Chryse Guard Security, a martian mercenary group. Gundam Barbatos, a weapon of a bygone era is housed at their headquarters, dormant and acting as a power supply. When CGS comes under attack from Earth’s military arm, Gjallarhorn, Augus steps into Gundam Barbatos and begins his fight against Earth.

Pilgrimage to Mecha 07: Mobile Suit Gundam

Join us for our Pilgrimage to Mecha – where I go back in time and catch up on some of the classics and hidden gems of the mecha genre. Whether it was before my time or I simply missed out on them, it’s time for me to watch them and let you know why you should too!

This time, I share my thoughts on the progenitor of the storied franchise: Mobile Suit Gundam

Pilgrimage to Mecha 06: Mobile Fighter G Gundam

Join us for our Pilgrimage to Mecha – where I go back in time and catch up on some of the classics and hidden gems of the mecha genre. Whether it was before my time or I simply missed out on them, it’s time for me to watch them and let you know why you should too!

This time, we have guest author Iro sharing his thoughts on the glorious aberrant of the Gundam franchise: G Gundam

Pilgrimage to Mecha 05: Gunbuster (OVA)

Join us for our Pilgrimage to Mecha – where I go back in time and catch up on some of the classics and hidden gems of the mecha genre. Whether it was before my time or I simply missed out on them, it’s time for me to watch them and let you know why you should too!

This time, we have guest author Artemis giving her thoughts on the Gainax classic: Gunbuster

Pilgrimage to Mecha 04: Bubblegum Crisis (OVA)

Join us for our Pilgrimage to Mecha – where I go back in time and catch up on some of the classics and hidden gems of the mecha genre. Whether it was before my time or I simply missed out on them, it’s time for me to watch them and let you know why you should too!

This time: Bubblegum Crisis

Pilgrimage to Mecha 03: Dai-Guard (TV)

Join me as I go back in time and catch up on some of the classics and hidden gems of the mecha genre that every proper fan should know about. Whether I was too young or simply missed out on them, it’s time for me to see the greats of a bygone era and why you should too!

This Time: Dai-Guard

Pilgrimage to Mecha 02: SDF Macross (TV)

Join me as I go back in time and catch up on some of the classics and hidden gems of the mecha genre that every proper fan should know about. Whether I was too young or simply missed out on them, it’s time for me to see the greats of a bygone era and why you should too!

This Time: SDF Macross

First Look: Aldnoah.Zero

In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission led to the discovery of long lost technology on the moon in the form of a hypergate, eventually leading to the colonization of Mars. Not long after, the Vers Empire, a coalition of the humans who left for Mars, return claiming the technology as their own, leading to conflict between Earth and its distant brethren.

First look: Argevollen

The nations of Arandas and Ingelmia have been at war. Ingelmia has made advances and pushed Arandas to the Great Wall, an impregnable fortress that has defended Arandas since its founding. Then it falls, because of course, this is a mecha anime. Tokimune is a mech pilot in the Arandas army and after saving a mysterious girl, he happens upon the mysterious prototype, Argevollen. Yeah.

Pilgrimage to Mecha 01: Patlabor (OVA)

Join me as I go back in time and catch up on some of the classics and hidden gems of the mecha genre that every proper fan should know about. Whether I was too young or simply missed out on them, it’s time for me to see the greats of a bygone era and why you should too!

This time: Mobile Police Patlabor

First Look: Nobunaga the Fool

There are two great civilizations who live in opposition of each other. The Western Star and the Eastern Star. Something about prophecies about how a great king would come to unite them both. I don’t really give a shit.