I am going to attempt to watch (and write about) all of the Macross anime that I have not seen yet over the next few weeks. Well, “attempt” is probably the wrong word since I’ve made a lot of progress thus far. Anyway, first Macross II.
Baccano is a lot of fun. It’s got an interesting setting, charismatic characters, and a tongue in cheek humor about the whole thing. It’s one of the better anime to have aired in 2007, which was a pretty good year.
I like taking the perspective that Giant Robo is how we’d like to remember giant robot anime as being like, or perhaps what we wish they were all along. This is very different from making a making a work that meticulously tries to reproduce the way things were done back in the day, like say Gekiganger 3 or in a non-anime example, Black Dynamite. What makes Giant Robo different from those types of reproductions is that Giant Robo tries to improve upon the original, both in terms of overall quality and in terms of signifiers of quality.
It’s kind of hard to review Project A-Ko. I’m not sure what to say about how hell the show has held up over time, although I do have the advantage of not needing to worry about removing my rose-colored glasses, as I never did watch this show back in the day when it was more commonly described as “Japanimation”.
So for the hell of it, we started accounts at Anime-Planet. It was about one half wanting to see what it was like, along with one half being kind of wary about MyAnimeList’s reliability because of its constant query errors and server unresponsiveness. My main use of the site would pretty much be archiving what I’ve watched. Related to that, it’s fun using the love/hate toggles to also keep track of non-anime and non-manga things, like characters, voice actors, or staff members. Like giving Shinbo a hate, lol.