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: 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 35 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 … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 35
Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 33 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 … 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