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First Look: Sakugan

Mankind lives in disparate colonies deep underground. Outside the colonies, a dangerous uncharted land known as The Labyrinth is constantly being explored and colonized by mankind’s mech moun…

The Glorio Blog

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Sakugan Episode 2 – Can The Father-Daughter Team Defeat the Kaiju?

Episode 2 of Sakugan is more or less the conclusion to the fight against the kaiju that was begun in episode 1 as well as a transition then…

100 Word Anime

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SAKUGAN – 02 – SEEKING STABILITY

Gagumber has to hit it a few times, but his dusty old Mark Bot shudders to live and he and Memenpu engage in a protracted chase against a kaiju…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Sakugan | Episode One Review

Yo the first episode to Sakugan was legit. Far in the future, the human beings were pushed into the deep underground world called Labyrinth and they are living…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

Sakugan!! – 02

"GOOD DAY, GOOD BYE" An action-filled episode, with the set up for even more adventure!

Random Curiosity

Sakugan! #02 — GENIUS!

  Doubt. Impressions: The worst part of this show continues to be the girl's name. It's such an awkward mouthful and the VAs struggle to not trip over…

Tenka Seiha

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Sakugan Episode 1 – Made In Abyss Vibes But Offers Enough To Feel Unique

Sakugan is an anime that is very easily compared with Made in Abyss because of a number of key factors in its setting and premise. That said, this…

100 Word Anime

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New Fall 2021 #2

I don’t know what the Alice in Wonderland references are doing here. Let’s start with Takt Op. Destiny, where we learn that a meteor or two brought evil…

Too Old for Anime

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Anime Taste Testing: Sakugan

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

OTAKU LOUNGE

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Unsolicited First Impressions: “Kyoukai Senki”, “Sacks&Guns!!”, “Muv-Luv Alternative”

As I probably mentioned in a couple of posts already, October has finally started and along with it, multiple mecha series for the season. I’ve caught the opening…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Fall 2021 First Impressions: Sakugan, Platinum End, Visual Prison

Sakugan Short Synopsis: Deca-Dence (2021) Armitage: For a show being marketed with the English title ‘Sacks & Guns’, Sakugan’s premiere actually wasn’t that cringeworthy. Rather, it was pretty…

Star Crossed Anime

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Sakugan (First Impression)

“Far in the future, the human beings were pushed into the deep underground world called Labyrinth and they are living shoulder-to-shoulder. The Labyrinth has several colonies with severe…

KiritoNarukami

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First Impressions – Sakugan

Sakugan has the aura of a roughly-sewn together quilt of different influences, without anything of itself to anchor it. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Box Art Extravaganza: October 2021

We’re now into October and as I’ve previously mentioned, we are looking at multiple mecha series this season, many of which are getting kits their gorgeous packaging art.…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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SAKUGAN – 01 (First Impressions) – SOMEDAY IS RIGHT NOW

The all-caps up top are no mistake—this is a big, loud first episode, starting with a father-daughter quarrel through an impossibly complex subterranean metropolis that’s shot like a Mission …

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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First Impression: Sakugan

A little girl is running from a man with a gun through a sci-fi city. The tension grows. He is near. He looms over the square, then jumps.…

Beneath the Tangles

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SAKUGAN – Episode 1

9-year old, Memempu wants to explore the Labyrinth, but overprotective dad, wants to keep her safe from the strange creatures lurking around.

Anime Feminist

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First Impressions: Sakugan

The irresponsibility on behalf of the grown ass adults constantly encouraging a nine-year-old to go ‘adventuring’ in an area they know to be highly dangerous and even deadly,…

Ace Anime Reviews

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Interview: SAKUGAN Creative Staff and Cast

I spoke to director Junichi Wada, producer Takayuki Funahashi, mecha designer Stanislas Brunet, kaiju designer Shoji Kawamori, and Memempu's voice actress Kanon Amane about the new anime Sakugan.…

Biggest In Japan

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Fall 2021 Anime Premiere Reviews – Day 7

Over on Anime News Network, as part of "The Fall 2021 Preview Guide," I've reviewed the first episodes of Sakugan, and Platinum End. If you're interested, give it…

Biggest In Japan

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Sakugan – 01 [First Look]

This definitely turned out to be as intriguing a show as I thought it might be. Definitely a different kind of mecha series. They spent a nice amount…

Anime Evo

Sakugan!! – 01

「FATHERS&DAUGHTERS」 A father-daughter story about traversing the unexplored labyrinth.

Random Curiosity

Platinum End #01 — Very Silly Faces

  Made for internet memes. Sakugan (previously known as Sacks and Guns) also started actually airing today, so I bumped the episode 1 premiere up to most recent. It's…

Tenka Seiha

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Seasonal First Impressions: Going Way, Way Down in SAKUGAN

This post-apocalyptic underground sci-fi adventure might be more than it initially seems.

The Magic Planet

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Interview: SAKUGAN Creative Staff and Cast

NN spoke to director Junichi Wada, producer Takayuki Funahashi, mecha designer Stanislas Brunet, kaiju designer Shoji Kawamori, and Memempu's voice actress Kanon Amane to get into the nuts…

Anime News Network - Views

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Hyping Up Fall 2021

Welp, after a season’s hiatus, I have a list! Note I’m still chipping away at my spreadsheet of over 100 episodes so my hype is low for everything…

The Animanga Spellbook

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KiritoNarukami’s Anime Selection (Fall 2021 Edition)

Another season another batch of new anime! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost the end of 2021 (cause to be honest, I’m still processing 2020 lol!) but…

KiritoNarukami

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What anime I’ll be watching for Fall 2021

Hello, hello, and welcome back to Otaku Thursday! Yesterday was the Autumn Equinox which means that Autumn is officially here! However, according to anime, we’re still finishing out…

We be bloggin'

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Fall 2021 Anime Preview

The leaves are falling, the heat is ceasing, and the smell of PSLs are in the air…well, maybe none of those are quite true for you yet, depending…

Beneath the Tangles

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My Most Anticipated Anime of Fall 2021

With the new fall anime season on the horizon, you may be wondering what to watch. I have a few I'd recommend checking out.

Biggest In Japan

Fall 2021 Preview

I loved autumn as a school kid because signified a return to school, where I could finally see my friends again after one summer apart. Strange child. I…

Random Curiosity

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Animecast: Fall 2021 Anime Season Preview

With Fall 2021 Anime Season just around the corner, the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give their rundown on the up coming titles for…

Otaku Spirit

October is Going to be Busy! Upcoming Mecha Series Promos

2021 has been good to mecha fans thanks to multiple series premieres compared to the previous years. With the Summer 2021 anime season ending and Getter Robo Arc…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Animecast: Sony Ate My Crunchyroll

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Sneak-Peak Review: Sakugan Episode 1

My sneak-peak review of Sakugan episode 1 is up over on Anime News Network.

Biggest In Japan

Sakugan Episode 1 Streaming Review

New anime Sakugan is due to hit streaming service Crunchyroll in October 2021. If you want to catch episode 1 early , the world premiere of ...

Otaku News - World Edition

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Sneak Peek: Sakugan

SAKUGAN is set to premiere as part of the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo this Thursday. However, as ANN was able to get a hold of the first episode in…

Anime News Network - Views

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Anime & Hip-hop with Rapper Kirk "Aztech" Yi

Aztech has created tracks for Jujutsu Kaisen, BEASTARS, Dr. Stone and the upcoming anime Sakugan. Find out how anime soundtracks gave the hip-hop veteran a new avenue for…

Anime News Network - Views