Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2 Series Review

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

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Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 50

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

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 49

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

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 45

Review: This episode is essentially the battle that we've been heading towards for quite awhile. Though with so little reason to care given Tekkadan threw themselves willingly into the hopeless conflict, McGillis' plan was pretty much nothing, and given none of the other players have mattered in the slightest, essentially this is just watching bits … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 45

Friday’s Feature: We’ve Got a Problem Here – Man vs Man

For the month of March I've decided I'm going to focus on the negative. Quite literally. I'm going to focus my features this month on exploring types of conflict in stories using examples from anime. To start off with I decided to go with the most straight forward: Man vs Man. Or Human vs Human. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: We’ve Got a Problem Here – Man vs Man

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 43

Review: After so many episodes of talking and set-up we finally know what this has been heading towards. The problem is, that it isn't such an awesome reveal. In point of fact it's pretty lame. One three hundred year old machine and Fareed thinks he can take on the world. I guess the only question … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 43

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 40

Review: For anyone who has ever asked me what any Gundam story is about, episode 40 of Iron Blooded Orphans kind of defines it. Multiple factions seeking their own goals (mostly selfish ones) taking questionable actions in defence of either pride, honour, life, or some other motivator that makes backing away impossible, and the end … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 40

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 38

Review: The battle is over though at a high cost to Mikazuki which then raises a lot of character questions about Mikazuki. Mostly because even though up until now he's been relatively indifferent to most of anything and willing to do whatever Orga says, deep down I kept thinking there was more to his character … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 38

Autumn 2016 Week 13

This is my last overview for Autumn. Though I don't think many of the Winter shows are starting straight up so not sure what next week will bring yet. Anyway, this is my final list and tomorrow I've got my reflection post with the best and worst for the year as well as the result … Continue reading Autumn 2016 Week 13

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 36

Review: Seriously, Iok is getting my vote for dumbest character ever and there are some really stupid characters in the Gundam universe. Other than that, this episode picks up exactly where we left off last episode, races through different dialogues with various groups of characters before going straight for a disaster bordering on tragedy. I … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 36