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Anime Review 210 Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross has an interesting legacy to it. It was the second show that was chosen to be part of the unofficial trilogy of show’s…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Anime Review 209 The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Part 1 out of 5

Mobile Suit Gundam is one of the most influential anime ever made. It was the show that kicked off the real robot genre as every show prior to…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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SPEAKERPODCAST EP.144 – The New(s) 75!

With Macross Delta Zettai LIVE!!!!!! rapidly approaching (we think?), announcements for everything from key visuals to toys are starting to drop. This

DecultureShock

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Beyond Our Reality

A small amount of time ago, I wrote an article about how some shows build a believable world. You can read that post here. In the post in…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Daicon III’s 40th Anniversary

The convention that changed anime kicked off on August 22, 1981.

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujin

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Making A World Feel Real

If you have noticed, every week that I’ve done for a while has some sort of connecting theme in it. Some are just as basic as being just…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Macross 7 – The Power of Rock

I write this post with lots of happiness and yet, lots of sadness. Both for the same reason. By watching Macross 7, I have officially watched all the…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song Review

“On the back of 100 years of worldbuilding and constant back-and-forths in Vivy’s development across time, the sheer content that Vivy managed to stuff into 13 episodes should…

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

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The Obscurities in the Western Connection Catalogue: “Ladius”

Release Date: 30 April 1995 Format: PAL VHS, Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles Runtime: 48 mins Catalogue Number: WEST042 Jap...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

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Sayla Mass and Lynn Minmay: Women Who Shaped The History of Mecha

The mecha genre has always been known for its strong women, though Lynn Minmay and Sayla Mass blazed paths for lovers and fighters, alike.

Anime Herald

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Macross Frontier

How to mix drama, love triangles and mechas.

Zanikuro

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Takashi Nakamura spotlight

Yoshinori Kanada might be the most influential Japanese animator, but he isn’t the only one whose work revolutionized anime. Almost as important as him is Takashi Nakamura. Nakamura…

Animétudes

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Macross and What is a Genre?

It feels like every single one of my weekend posts are responses onto twitter recently, so here is another one. I remember recently that there was a spittle…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Macross Delta: Singing and Weapons of War

Right now, writing about Macross Delta is strange to me on a lot of levels. For starters, I started Macross 7 at the beginning of the year and…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Space Battleship Yamato (2010) [Film Review]

Space Battleship Yamato; or, The Stars My Destination      Even a single gleam in the dark, even the slightest chance… let us use that as a ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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The Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012

I have not even mentioned or talked about it on here yet, but some huge announcements about Macross have appeared recently between Big West, Funimation, and Harmony Gold.…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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PODCAST: Vivy Fluorite Eye’s Song Episodes 1-5

Stream the pod via Spotify Livestream VOD There is no fate but what we make, and so our Patrons have thusly chosen! For this round of Second Stream…

warui deshou

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SPEAKERPODCAST EP.141 – Interesting Times

To say that the last month has been an interesting one for Macross fans would be an understatement. This episode of the SpeakerPODcast, we visit an Ani

DecultureShock

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MinMAY: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for May 2021

There’s a lot going on in the world that seems out of strangest dreams and nightmares, but within the specific realm of anime fandom, the big news has…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Toshihiro Hirano and AIC studio

As I mentioned in the previous article about Graviton, the OVA boom was very much carried by small structures and the overlapping nets of connections made by their…

Animétudes

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The Origins of Mecha: The 1980s, Part 2: Beyond Macross

Anime Commentary continues their history of the mecha genre with look at icons that defined the 1980s scene beyond Gundam and Macross.

Anime Herald

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Artist spotlight: Shôichi Masuo

With this third artist spotlight dedicated to Shôichi Masuo, I’ll start analyzing the works of some animators who are not prominently affiliated with the Kanada school or style.…

Animétudes

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Graviton, Gainax, and the Itano school

Among all the artists influenced by Yoshinori Kanada, Ichirô Itano is probably one of the most important. And yet, he is never considered a Kanada-style animator, most likely…

Animétudes

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From lolicon to moe: the adventures of the bishoujo

Japanese otaku fans are often associated with two controversial concepts: lolicon and moe. Outside of otaku circles, both terms are associated with some sort of abnormal attraction for…

Full Frontal

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B.B. Fish

There just aren't enough anime about scuba diving. Yes, there was Grand Blue , but it was primarily a gross-out comedy. And there was Amanch...

Collectr's Blog

Omonomono Newsletter, Apr. 12 Update

Sign up for these as emails here. Talking about Gundam and Macross in 2021 feels quaint, but such is the world we live in. Omonomono Newsletter, 2021-04-05 This…

Omonomono

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Hideaki Anno’s Macross Movie Production Comic

As an up-and-coming young animator, Hideaki Anno worked on big animated films like Nausicaä and Macross: Do You Remember Love? For a brief time in 1984, he had…

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujinshi

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RahXephon does NOT equal Evangelion

I am writing this post in the hope of ending a needless and futile debate. I’m writing it knowing that I’m talking about the anime community, and unnecessary…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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(Original Story Data Files) Arc Incidents Chapter 3: Data Files: Noah 3 Stats

So a funny story about this. When I was thinking about the statistics of my Noah 3 Ship I originally thought of the SDF Macross because that is…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-tachi

Here's a wonderful example of the "wide-screen baroque" school of anime science fiction, the 1987 movie MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijin-t...

Collectr's Blog

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Triangle Of Unity In Space | Macross Delta | Mecha March 2021

It’s March. . . not just any march MECHA MARCH! I didn’t mention I would be participating did I oops? To kick this annual tradition I must participate…

litakinoanimecorner.wordpress.com

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Mystery Box of Misery Volume 3: Ground Defense Force Mao-Chan, Mermaid Forest, Ultra Maniac

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

Ani-Gamers

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Old-school anime Valentines!

Another year of old-school anime Valentine cards! Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. Save & prin...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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“Do You Remember Love?” In 3-Part Multimedia Harmony, pt. 3

Click here for PART 1: “DO YOU REMEMBER LOVE?” AND “SDF MACROSS” AS A SYNTHESIS OF TWO GENERATIONS OF ARTISTS. Click here for PART 2: A LOOK AT…

Home Theater of Cruelty

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“Do You Remember Love?” In 3-Part Multimedia Harmony, pt. 2

“Macross” series* creator Shoji Kawamori Click here for PART 1: “DO YOU REMEMBER LOVE?” AND “SDF MACROSS” AS A SYNTHESIS OF TWO GENERATIONS OF ARTISTS. Click her…

Home Theater of Cruelty

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“Do You Remember Love?” In 3-Part Multimedia Harmony, pt. 1

Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. CONTENT WARNING: DESCRIPTIONS OF WAR, ABUSE, MISOGYNY, QUEERPHOBIA SPOILERS FOR THE MACROSS SERIES, THE AQUARION SERIES, ESCAFLOWNE The 1984 anime…

Home Theater of Cruelty

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Super Dimension Fortress Macross – Anime Review

A spaceship with an entire human city inside tries to make its way back home while under alien attack, leaning on culture for comfort.

Nefarious Reviews

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Anime Series Like Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle

In a world where women govern, the creation and use of weapons is outlawed. Yet, conflict still exists. Now, instead of violence, fights are conducted via rap battles…

Recommend Me Anime

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Secret Santa Review: Basquash!

Welcome to Anime Secret Santa, a gift exchange — founded by our friends at Reverse Thieves and run this year by All Geeks Considered — where the gifts…

Ani-Gamers

Birth of the OAV: Talking Dallos and the Emerging Rental Market with Shigeru Watanabe

In this mid-80s Animage interview with Shigeru Watanabe, he talks about the reception of the first OAV Dallos and the emerging home video rental market.

Heisei Etranger

Top 5 Favourite Watches 2020 – #The25AniCheer

  The one thing 2020 couldn’t spoil my anime watching and I watched a fair amount.

LitaKinoAnimeCorner

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flying low #23: trinity rising

I don’t remember when or why I first watched this video, other than that it was at some point in the last 3-4 years. I was immediately captivated…

subculture diaries

10 Ladies Who Defined Mecha Excellence… 80s Edition (Part 1)

Hey you pilot that giant robot like a girl! Once considered a “man’s job“, like several other jobs, the occupation of being a mecha pilot has over the…

The Classic Anime Museum

Genshin Impact's Homage to Anime | Anime Studio Spotlight

Canipa discusses how a group of hardcore anime fans became animation experts through creating the cutscenes of Honkai Impact 3rd and eventually found themsel...

The Canipa Effect

Are They Out There? – Top 20 Anime Series About Aliens

Like ghosts and the supernatural, it is only natural to be captivated by the fact that we may not be alone in the universe. As such, you can…

Recommend Me Anime

#222 : Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flashback 2012

“1,2,3,4. 1,2,3,4. 1,2,3,4… Ah 1! 2!” I love, love, love the original Macross. This was a cornerstone series, via Robotech and eventually the original, that I can say…

The Classic Anime Museum

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Nagasaki 1945: Angelus no Kane (The Angelus Bell)

The atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, is less well known that the bombing of Hiroshima three days earlier, for several reasons. ...

Collectr's Blog

Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld – 23 (Fin) – A Hug and a Sword

She may have put up a brave front for most of last week’s episode, Alice’s cracks show at a cocktail party and culminate in an escape from Rath…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog