After a solid four months or so, we finally hunkered down and finished up Flame of Recca. The original impetus behind watching this series was kyaaaaaah Mahiron kyaaaaaah. What we ended up with was a master class on how not to do a tournament fighting arc.
The other day, I came across this. In my curiosity, I wondered if any of those could somehow be worse than Mars of Destruction (which is either the worst or second worst anime that I’ve ever seen, along with Gun-doh Musashi), so I went to the MAL rankings. Skelter+Heaven was right behind Mars of Destruction as the second worst anime ever. Wuh oh! And seriously everyone, when you say that an anime is bad, or that something is the worst anime that you’ve ever seen, you’re almost undoubtedly not even scratching the surface. Something like I dunno, Naruto or K-On or even Sister Princess is not even close when it comes to the true bottom of the heap.
Whew, finally made it through Turn A Gundam. Unlike Gundam X, this wasn’t because I could barely force myself through it, but simply because I mean c’mon, 50 episodes is a lot to watch!
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After I finished G Gundam, my plan was to continue along with the remaining Gundam series that I still had yet to watch and move on to Gundam X. I got about ten episodes in before it made me burn out and switch for watching my anime backlog to my non-anime backlog of stuff like A Song of Ice and Fire and Breaking Bad. Well, I finished those off so I figured that I guess I need to plow through this once and for all. It took some effort.
Here’s G Gundam in a nutshell:
I had originally planned to watch Macross 7 first when I was starting this whole let’s-finish-off-Macross stretch last month. It was the longest one, so I wanted to plow through it and stop procrastinating. Unfortunately, I’d watch a few episodes and after facepalming repeatedly while my ears bled from the ninth time hearing Planet Dance in that episode, I’d give up and watch one of the other Macross anime. Repeat this for a month.
Man, Macross Zero is schizophrenic. Half of the time, it looks like I’m watching a tech demo. The other half of the time, it’s like I’m watching some scraps that Kawamori picked up off of the Arjuna cutting room floor where they talk about showing your rod to the person you love.
A few years ago, Hollywood optioned the rights to make a live action Robotech movie. Instantly, my first thought was “Man, what would really awesome would be if they remade Macros in a similar way that Moore & Eick remade Battlestar Galactica.” Turns out that Macross Plus is pretty close to exactly what I had in mind for what that would be.