So basic plot: Girl A wants to get to Earth and team of adolescent males with various machinery are going to beat up everything between Mars and Earth to get her there. And its a Gundam anime so I pretty much expected it would be sermonising about the horror of war along the way. That said, Iron Blooded Orphans, season 1 at least, was pretty fun to watch (great opening song). First published June 2016.
Certainly it has some rough edges, and I'll elaborate on those below, but it is a charming story with a group of characters that you can like, hate, laugh at, cry for, and generally believe they are real people. Sometimes they are clever, and sometimes they are sad, and sometimes they are just kids well out of their depth, but the whole time you can see them as being very human and that makes everything else in this show work.
Overview: The international space station has just received a sample of a life form from Mars and decide to try to wake it up under strict containment protocols. Of course something goes wrong and an angry life form must be contained and prevented from making it to Earth. Review: I don't get to see movies … Continue reading Life Movie Review
Review: Iron Blooded Orphans spent a lot of this episode in set-up mode however unlike last week, this week we get a payoff at the end with the potential for some real fun next week. Despite that, this week didn't feel as dull as it kind of felt like we were seeing more of the changes … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 35
Review: Still dealing with the fallout the characters of Iron Blooded Orphans spend a lot of this episode sitting around and talking. We have to spell out everything while still not really revealing what the final play of this series might be though Tekkadan is definitely heading for something given the current proposal in front … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 33
Review: Just letting you know, I am about to name characters and major events from this episode. If you count that as spoiler than please know this was a tragic episode to watch (in the best sense of the word) and I hope you enjoy it. For everyone still with me... It was … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 32
Review: Iron Blooded Orphans had a lot of fun this week setting up death flags for around half the cast. How many of them will actually end up dying remains to be seen but if the sad narration at the end of the episode is anything to go by the issue of too many characters … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 30