December is a time of miracles and OWLS this month are focusing on faith in anime and pop culture and the miracles that enter character's lives.
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.
This month I turned my attention to Mecha anime in my podcast for patrons (patrons, if you are wanting the password for the podcast post, it is available on my patreon site for you). If you are interested the following anime are discussed: Evangelion Gundam Full Metal Panic Star Driver Knights of Sidonia Heavy Object … Continue reading March Podcast for Patrons – Mecha Anime
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Overview: Previously I reviewed season 1 of Iron Blooded Orphans so you can check that out here. Season 2 pretty much picks up with Tekkadan trying to make it as a legitimate business but through various business and political maneuvers as well as some poor decision making we see our orphans going back into battle. … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2 Series Review
Review: This ends exactly as you would expect though I will give them points for one or two surprises (such as Ride's future which I didn't see coming). Still, any potential character growth for Mikazuki ends rather abruptly mid-episode much as it should given what they were up against. However, the general tone of the … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 50
Review: Orga's death hits Tekkadan hard but Mikazuki actually takes some initiative, even if he is just using Orga's words to rally the others followed by the blunt threat of violence. I'm not sure if this counts as development or not but it is more proactive than we have seen Mikazuki before. Spoilers below. Someone … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 49