As the year draws to a close, Aqua provides an overview of the most memorable and interesting characters he got to meet during these four seasons of anime and tokusatsu.
Zigg talks about how 2021 saw a resurgence in high quality, creator creator-driven anime, and how that resulted in the strongest slate of shows in quite some time.
2021 was an unbelievably strong year with some legitimate generational contenders. I look back on the year and for as much shit as I love to give anime (and rightfully so sometimes), this year also saw a ton of creativity and artistic vision at work. Join me as I go through the highs (and lows) of the anime I watched in 2021.
It’s alive! It’s aliiiiive! In celebration of what has to be one of the greatest anime seasons in recorded history, we at The Glorio Blog were reminded of the fact that we are, apparently, a blog, and therefore expected to deliver written content. Hence, the highly anticipated (?) return of our most tried and truest feature — The Wrap-Up.
The Spring 2021 anime season was pretty great and we have a lot to say about it.
“I don’t know yet. But I want to live through all the good and bad things that happen in my life.”
With the Eugenicists having run out of Kaiju, they go their separate ways. Meanwhile, the Dynazenon crew have to find a way to go back to their normal lives, and Gauma has to work out what his role is in a world which no longer needs him.
The Eugenicists unleash a monster that is able to absorb people and transport them back into their own personal histories, forcing our team to relive their past memories and come face-to-face with their ghosts.
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In this super-size episode of The GLORIO Chat, we get in our final predictions for the Spring 2021 season.
The gang track down and capture an immature Kaiju, but Gauma fails to keep his eye on it, leading to an attack on a shopping mall where Chise and Yume are hanging out.
After a confrontation with the newly arrived Gridknight Alliance breaks down, the Dynazenon team must patch up their differences if they’re to stand a chance against the Eugenicists’ Kaiju.
We’re back from a week off to rave about how good anime is this season… just not 86: Eighty Six.
Brooding over his past with Inamoto, Koyomi accidentally allows Dyna Striker to be stolen by the Kaiju Eugenicists
Chise wins a free trip to Tokyo Beach Land and takes the whole team along with her, including Sizumu. Gauma grudgingly agrees as long as he can put his plan to capture the Kaiju Eugenicist into action.
Yomogi is thinking about getting closer to Yume, but he’s distracted by the one-two punch of one of the Kaiju Eugenicists showing up in his class, and a nasty cold that forces him out of action.
We settle in with our new batch of Spring shows and this season is… actually good?
The Dynazenon crew manage to persuade Yomogi to commit to battling Kaiju, and sucessfully defeat another of the rampaging monsters. Afterwards, they’re confronted by the Kaiju Eugenicists and doubts about Gauma begin to grow among the other members.
It’s a wild new season, featuring solid safe bets like Megalo Box and Dynazenon, as well as surprises like Odd Taxi and… Pretty Boy Detective Club???
Yomogi Asanaka meets a mysterious man passed out under a bridge named Gauma, who claims to be a, “Kaiju User.” Not long afterward, strange things start happening to the city. Kaiju begin attacking followed by the appearance of the giant robot, Dynazenon. Caught up in the chaos of Gauma’s actions, Yomogi is summoned along with two others to fight back against the kaiju.