I think the celebration is too early for my continuing onward of this show, but the sentiment is appreciated.
So after the rather amusing diversion that was last week, this week tries its luck in a tense affair. An innocuous tugboat job for Gene, Jim, and Melfina is hacked and hijacked by a terrorist group with a penchant for cartoonish theatrics and an over the top Mickey Mouse-esque mask. Attached to an advertising spaceship with a bomb in it, Gene and the gang have to beat the clock to not only get out of being blown up but also find out who is this ‘Cracker Jack’ and what’s his game?
I told you I’d be back. Also, I have noticed Jim has yet to make an appearance on the feature shot of an episode. So here I am remedying more matters. Then again, covering this series is in and of itself a remedy of mistakes long made in the past. Mistakes I, once again say, hope to fix.
What happens when your local hobby shop is going out of business? You buy all the paint of course!
Yup, the screenshot seen above is the moment I pretty much dropped the series from active watching. Again, to my eternal regret.
It's been quite a year here on Otaku Evolution. Shuffling videos from platform to platform because of Copyright Dragons, re-recording reviews for quality, reaching my 100th episode, and just generally being exhausted and largely unsuccessful. I may have extended my viewer base, though, which means I think now... *checks notes* 12 people regularly watch these. Maybe by this time next year, I'll have 16! Grabbing for that brass ring.
But anyway, as usual, this is a review of the English dubs for the anime I covered since my Mid Season English Dub Review plus some of that wonderful bookend material I love to afflict upon myself and others. Flying fortresses! Penguins! Plot threads from my old comic strips nobody will remember!
At least none of the dubs were too bad. Or is that a shame? I can't tell.
Not so much that I’ve regained interest after having it flag for a few episodes (although this is welcome), but also how very short the Space Race was period. In fact I was expecting to see the moment where I lost interest right here… but it’s not there.
My annual Christmas episode has it all, atmosphere, a framing device, a variety of different anime, some Christmas music, and... that's everything, right? There's nothing else to be had? I guess some gratuitous sex would be nice, but I'm anime reviewer, so that's not likely to happen to me. But I do get to cover some Lupin III (again), Vandread (again), and Azumanga Daioh (!!!). Enjoy the video, folks. It took me a long while to do.
First off, take this in. It’s the best shot in the episode and worth lingering on before heading into the space meat and potatoes that are my thoughts…
…Unfortunately those food products are a bit lean I’m sad to say.