Episode 11, "Get Pablo's Collection"
Synopsis: Lupin is eyeing the Pablo Collection, the treasure of a South American drug kingpin. Trekking through the jungle, they're pursued by Pablo's ex-lackeys, but manage to find his loot: a collection of classic cars. But suddenly, Lupin's challenged to a race from a Pablo himself, and things don't go as planned. With the military firing cannons at them, can the Lupin gang avoid being blown apart? Friendship is challenged in this spirited safari!
Yikes, this one's pretty short. Introducing Dragon Ball Month on Otaku Evolution, where I comb through some of the movies and try to find the spirit of the source material in the midst of "original" stories. Here I start with the first Dragon Ball movie, Curse of the Blood Rubies, and you'll understand why the video's short, because the movie is less than an hour long. So I padded it with that wonderful book end storyline nonsense that nobody appreciates but me. There's still a review in there, though, it's not just a summary with quips.
For the most part, anyway.
Episode 09, "Each Person's Star"
Episode 10, "Thief and Thief'"
Synopsis: Politics make for strange bedfellows, and even stranger team-ups, as Lupin and Albert agree to cooperate to retrieve the black notebook from Jose's gang of killers! But that association of assassination proves to be a continuing challenge, even with Jigen and Goemon close behind. Who will finally retrieve that ledger of liars, Lupin, Albert, or Calvess? Lupin writes his own message in this explosive conclusion!
Episode 09, "The Man Who Abandoned 'Lupin'"
To be diplomatic, a word that could be used to describe the reaction to the upcoming ThunderCats Roar is… spirited. For the majority part it is negative in outlook, but like any cartoon final judgment ought to be made once episodes premiere. Another major consequence of this news is the pining for the 2011 iteration of the franchise, cancelled before its story completed, like other unfortunate Cartoon Network shows Sym-Bionic Titan and Beware the Batman (although unlike them, it wasn’t written off). Now the outlook on THAT show is the diametric opposite.
Ah, Giant Robo. Best anime I've reviewed so far this year. This classic 7-episode OVA, directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa, combines classic Chinese wuxia, Western retro-future, and good ol' mecha action to give us a celebration of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's work. It's a real stunner, folks. It has exciting action, gripping drama, splendid art/animation, fantastic music and sound design, and is even greater than the sum of its parts. Imagawa is criminally underrated and we're all lucky to have him in the industry. So join me in this look at one of my favorite anime of all time, Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still!