Outlaw Star Episode 26 [Final] – Incomplete Legend

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After the somewhat disappointing rote nature of the penultimate episode, the final one puts us right at the centre of the Leyline with all the surviving players. So I guess this is where the series puts us through the ringer of some revelations and an epic final battle that really gets the blood pumping, right?

In three one syllable words: Yes. Yes. Yes.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode 02 Review

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Episode 02, "The Battle of Astarte"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis:  The battle in the Astarte Starzone, between the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance, continues. After the loss of the 4th and 6th Alliance Fleets, and the injury of his superior officer, Yang Wen-li takes control of the 2nd Fleet. He forces a battle of attrition, allowing his forces time to pull away from the battlefield as the enemy does.

 

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Seriously, 800 fucking dollars!

 

Lupin III Part V Episode 02 Review

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Episode 02, "The Lupin Game"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis:  Millions of people are after Lupin III, and he's about to oblige them, big time! After narrowly escaping police custody, our favorite band of thieves travels to a country the ICPO can't follow and makes a public name for themselves on social media, hoping to oversaturate their presence until public interest in 'Lupin Game' wanes. While it does work for a while, their pursuers from the dark web decide it's a great way to target them with an all-star lineup of assassins! Can Lupin, Jigen, Goemon, and their new friend Ami evade the murderous monsters... and stay relevant? Let's hope at least one of the two!

Outlaw Star Episode 25 – Rift Trippers

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Like the “prep work” episode, this episode seems all too familiar with an end goal rescue. Everybody of importance rushes toward the end, with every surviving enemy getting in the way. Supporting cast tell main guy to go ahead while they stay behind to distract them. Repeat until the protagonist is the only one left and then go ahead to finale.

…Then cut off at the end to save for the final episode.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode 01 Review

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Episode 01, "In the Eternal Night"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis:  In the distant future, mankind has colonized a swath of planets in space, where are there are three major forces, the Galactic Empire, the Free Planets Alliance, and the Phezzan Dominion. The Empire has been at war with the Alliance rebels for over a century, with no sign of reaching a climax. A young and brilliant Imperial admiral named Reinhard von Lohengramm and his assigned forces take on a combined three fleets of the Alliance with relative ease due to his clever planning. However, just as complete victory is to be achieved, an obstacle appears in Reinhard's path, and history will change because of both men.

Lupin III Part V Episode 01 Review

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Episode 01, "The Girl in the Twin Towers"

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis:  Lupin III refuses to fall behind the times, looking to abscond with a cache of cyrpto-currency. Unfortunately, as well-prepared as he is, he runs into a little obstacle - the key to the treasure is a young woman named Ami and her hacking skills well exceeds his. Fortunately, or unfortunately as it may be, Ami herself wants to be stolen away from the life of working for drug dealers, and while Lupin obliges, he finds himself being hunted by far more people than he expected! A très bien new chapter in Lupin's adventures begins!

 

Bandai Master Grade N3K-0 'Cat' - A Quick Review

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After my MG Deep Striker got put together I wanted to mix things up and go for something that could be played with just a tadddd more. Where the Striker is a static kit, very little movement, zero poses, the MG Cat is a world apart. I’ll get into it a bit more in a second but wow, is this kit an absolute joy to play with.

For those who are unfamiliar, the N3K-0 Cat, specifically the first numbered varient, was originally designed by Kunio Okawara as a late-season upgrade for Char in the original Mobile Suit Gundam. Unfortunately Sunrise insisted that the use of Char’s iconic red colouring did not work with the design, feeling that it would negatively affect merchandize sales. Together with Tomino, Okawara developed a purplish colour as an alternative. Again Sunrise rejected the colour scheme. Rather than work in another colour, Okawara substituted a yet unfinished design, the MSN-02 Zeong. Due to the rushed production Okawara would not add legs to the Zeong until after production and the Cat would be lost in obscurity until its release as a MSV design. Since then it’s become wildly popular and the subject of many memes and running jokes, especially in Japan. Hell, it just recently got a lot of attention by franchise fans petitioning for it to replace the Zeong in the upcoming Origin reboot of the original series. But I digress...

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