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.
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.
Team GLORIO USA Lite (Jel, Iro, and Gee) talk about why we love mecha, the challenges mecha anime has faced over the past 20 years, and where we’d like to see mecha go in the future. Also, we try not to get sued by Harmony Gold.
For our fifth anniversary Zigg returns to the very first show he wrote about on the blog, and goes one more round with Eureka Seven AO
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
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.
In the future, wars are fought by giant robot death balls covered in lasers and missiles. There’s no way you could fuck up a premise that fun right?