The GLORIO Decade: The 2010s in Anime Music

Music is as integral to a piece of media as visuals or plot, which is why for as long as The GLORIO Blog has existed, we have done some variety of a feature about our favourite anime songs. With the decade having come to a close, we’re presenting the most memorable tracks of them all right here, with all the pithy commentary from yours truly you’ve come to expect.

Five Years of GLORIO: 2014-2015

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.

A Very GLORIO 2014: Marlin’s Labor of Love

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 today’s installment, Marlin brings back his Love Shack Emporium from last year including the much coveted Ero Kawaii Award.

OP/ED Op-Eds: The Best of Winter 2014

It’s the end of yet another anime season, so amidst all the final impressions, we also try to choose our favourite anime theme songs of the season. As usual, we get a wide variety of crazy songs from a wide variety of crazy shows, but to my giant distress there’s an awfully scary amount of weird early noughties synth metal. Oh my.

Nobunagun Episode 12

The Battleship class Invasion Object isn’t out of the fight just yet. With Sio in its clutches and the rest of the E-Gene holders struggling against the endless onslaught, things aren’t looking as good as planned.

Nobunagun Episode 10-11

We gain a brief glimpse into the past DOGOO’s enigmatic commander and her origins. In response to the battleship class Invasion Object’s odd behavior, Sio formulates a plan to take it out in addition to halting their advance.

Nobunagun Episode 9

After barely fending off the battleship class Invasion Object, an injured Sio is sent back to Japan to rest and recover. Not only does she get the chance to catch up with Asao, she also gets to deal with another Invasion Object incursion on the Japanese coast.

Nobunagun Episode 8

DOGOO deduces that the Invasion Objects are using a hidden tunnel under South America to quickly move between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Their suspicions confirmed, the tunnel is guarded by a gigantic Invasion Object. Thus the First and Second Platoons are brought together to bring the beat down, assuming their own lack of team solidarity doesn’t bring them down first.

Nobunagun Episode 7

Recap The Invasion Objects seemingly revive the lost Imperial battleship the Yamato, and make an assault on the Panama Canal, intent on invading the Atlantic. Anime America, being the trigger happy blowhards they are, decide to nuke the hell out of it if DOGOO can’t stop it before it reaches the canal.

Nobunagun Episode 6

Recap Instead of the usual cast, we get to see another team in action, this time the focus on the First Platoon, consisting of Geronimo, Cyx, and Gaudi. Tasked with transporting a live specimen to DOGOO headquarters, things go awry after their plane crashes due to the blizzard.

Nobunagun Episode 4-5

DOGOO discovers that the next Invasion Object plans to ride the winds of a hurricane until it makes landfall in the inland of America. Sio along with a couple other E-Gene holders are mobilized to deal with the threat. However, Sio is the only one with a ranged attack, meaning the entire operation’s success comes down to her ability to perform under pressure. Afterwards, she meets some more E-Gene holders part of Jack’s main squad. They’re weird.

Nobunagun Episode 3

Sio is taken to DOGOO’s training facility to prepare her for the struggles that lay ahead. While her E-Gene ability is powerful, she lacks the training and discipline to utilize it correctly. Despite the crippling loneliness of the situation, she ends up befriending the soldiers who have been stationed there.

Nobunagun: Episode 2

Sio keeps up the fight against the aliens, but with Jack injured combined with her own lack of experience, things go south. Luckily, Newton and Gandhi arrive to provide support. Together, they work to eliminate the remaining foes. Later, Sio must come to terms with the reveal of her identity and decide whether to join DOGOO or not.

First Look: Nobunagun

Sio Ogura is a military otaku who’s never really fit in. When aliens from deep beneath the ocean start attacking humanity, it’s up to her to realize her true destiny as the reincarnation of Oda Nobunaga and fight back with a crazy giant minigun.

GLORIO Winter 2014 Anime Guide Part 1

With another season and a new year of Glorio Blogging ahead of us, it’s time for a fresh batch of anime to help us through the cold Winter months. What’s looking good to you folks out there? Let us know after you after grab a round of trailers on us, and stay tuned for part 2 later this week!