Hey y’all! Hope you weren’t waiting on ours this year, but here it is! Check out our hottest of takes after the jump.
Happy Monday everyone! We attended Metrocon in our hometown of Tampa, Florida last weekend and brought a whopping five panels with us! Three of them were repeats, two of them were first times (Studio Trigger Hype panel and Anime Films of the Last Five Years). We had a couple people after the panel ask us if we had a list anywhere of the movies we used. We said nope! You should have been taking notes dammit!
So anyway, here’s a list of movies we spoke about along with short descriptions (ones with trailers will be bolded):
If I had to pick one panel to attend each year I’d do TRIGGER every time. This year was just solidified that feeling. Anime Expo is full of amazing panels and amazing news but no one quite gets it like TRIGGER. Their show started with their producers and creators coming down the aisles from the back using money guns to shoot Luluco dollar bills at the crowd. Talk about setting the tone!
Here’s a short recap video of our Day 0 experience, which solely consisted of the Anisong World Matsuri Kawaii Live! Hit up Patrick’s write-up after the jump.
Is it that time of the year already? The summer season of anime is historically stacked so let’s get down to brass tacks and see how it measures up!
The sakura are in full bloom, let’s do it!
Welcome to our new Yakuza based play through series!
In this first episode of Kamurocho a-Gogo we scratch the surface of all the myriad minigames in the Kamurocho section of Yakuza 0, playing pocket circuit, visiting the batting cages, playing some darts and pool, watching some erotic videos, dancing like a fool at the disco club, and finally rounding the night out with some karaoke.
Macross and Walkure
Macross has always been about three things: a love triangle, robots, and music. For me, since my introduction to the series with Frontier in late 2007, my primary concern has always been the music. Now spanning over 35 years, Macross as a series has provided a unique look into the progression of contemporary Japanese music; each incarnation of it reflecting a popular genre of music at the time. It’s only natural then that the newest series be about an idol group, and that idol group is Walkure. Named for the goddesses of the battlefield in Norse mythology, in the anime they’re known as Tactical Sound Unit Walkure and use their live performances to combat the Var syndrome.
Two years ago, as Macross Delta was being announced and revealed for the first time, I never would have guessed that I’d get to see this incarnation of Macross’s galactic superstars in the flesh.
We recorded two of our Holiday Matsuri 2016 panels and here’s the first one! Look forward to the other at a later date.
Watch the video for our thoughts on what the best parts of anime were in 2016.