We're 12 episodes into the latest series from Studio Trigger and ex-Gainax icon Hiroyuki Imaishi, Kill la Kill. While this ride started off wild and exciting it has slowly wondered into a by-the-numbers snooze fest. You know it's bad when the latest Valvrave episode is more anticipated. Kill la Kill has quite a lot going for it though, and with a bit of fine tuning, it could still develop into something great. While it may not surpass Imaishi's directorial debut, Gurren Lagann, it can at least save itself a mere flicker in the annals of anime history. To get there, though, a few things need to be cleaned up which are holding the series back.
So there's this...
I've never heard of Love Live before, and this will likely be the best thing to come out of it. Ever.
For some odd reason I'm always tweaking the site in December. Last year it as all kinds of much needed upgrades and special features. This year it's something a lot more dangerous, a move to Amazon Web Services!
While I dump money into this leaky sieve of a house it's important to remember, and enjoy, some of the benefits of home-ownership. One of those, however small, is having enough extra room to set up a dedicated Gunpla photo studio. Way overkill for most, it's perfect for me. Having the proper space means I'll be able to get consistent photos for my reviews and project updates. I'll also have enough room for PG kits and larger, like the HG Dendrobium. Perhaps the best part is that it's no longer in my living room!
Damn, that's a long ass title.
The "Ichinanashiki Morito Tsugumori Hakugetsu Kai" is the lead Guardian (mecha) from Tsutomu Nihei's popular Knights of Sidonia manga (soon to be CGIhorific anime) piloted by lead character Nagate Tanikaze. It's the first model from the series, is made by Kotobukiya, and retails for about $50 USD + S&H. At 1/100 scale she is anywhere from 8 to 11 inches tall depending on the positioning of the backpack.