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Oct 202014

Hey, Kaushik here for another week of Mecha Monday. This week I’ll be covering one of the other mecha series this season, this one considerably more under-the-radar than the previously covered Reconguista in G. It’s Cross Ange, Sunrise’s third mecha series for the season. Unlike Sunrise’s other 2 shows though, this is a totally original IP, so there aren’t really many expectations for it going in. That can be a good thing for some series, but for this show I really wish I knew what I was getting into before watching it.

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Oct 062014

Hey guys, Kaushik here for this week’s Mecha Monday. As some of you may know, there’s a new Gundam series out this fall anime season. It’s been getting a lot of buzz prior to its release, because the man behind Gundam, one Yoshiyuki Tomino is behind this series. Reconguista in G has been created to honor Gundam’s 35th anniversary, and I could think of no better way to handle that than to bring Tomino back to the series. Since he hasn’t done a Gundam television series since Turn A Gundam way back in 1999, there are a lot of eyes watching this, and a lot of excitement to see the finished product. Well, last week the first 2 episodes aired and I’ve already got some great vibes from the show. So let’s get to it~

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Aug 282014

Hey, Kaushik here with another review. This time it’s Code:Breaker, a 2012 series done by Kinema Citrus. A story about a girl and a super powered assassin. Pretty simple. Kinema Citrus is a fairly new studio, but they’ve done some series I’ve enjoyed, such as Yuyushiki and the currently airing Barakamon. Code:Breaker aired from October to December 2012, for a total of 13 episodes. It’s based on a longer-running manga series that ran from 2008 to 2013 for a total of 26 volumes, making it pretty long. Obviously it’s close to impossible to cover 26 volumes worth of content in 13 episodes, so the anime is only covering a small portion of the manga story. I’m only familiar with the anime series though, so I’ll be covering it from that perspective. Without further ado, let’s go~

Code Breaker Cover

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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Aug 262014

Hey, Kaushik here for another anime review. This time it’s the FUNimation blu-rays of Aquarion EVOL, particularly the dub. The original series aired from January to June 2012. It’s a sequel to the 2005 Genesis of Aquarion. It was produced by the studio Satelight, who, among doing the original Aquarion show, also did such shows as Macross Frontier, Basquash, and the more recent Log Horizon. My perspective on this show going in isn’t particularly positive considering my opinions on the original Aquarion series. The plot was somewhat meandering and not very interesting, and the robot action was okay at best. The characters were somewhat likeable, but not all that great. Luckily Aquarion EVOL does a little better in some regards. Without further ado, let’s dig in~

Aquarion Evol  Cover

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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Aug 122014

Hi, it’s been awhile but it’s Kaushik and I’m back for another review! This time it’s the blu-ray release of the Eureka SeveN movie, subtitled Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers. Now I’ve always been a huge fan of the original Eureka SeveN series; I love the growth of Renton from child to adult, the budding relationship between him and Eureka, and the fierce storm of events raging around them throughout the series. The movie however is a bit of a different beast, because it takes place in an alternate universe with a completely different plot. It uses the characters in similar ways, and some of the plot elements are similar, but a lot of things are changed around. Relationships are formed in new ways, and some major conflicts are quite different. Still, for a fan of the series there’s a lot of recognizable material. Now let’s get into the meat of it~

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A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

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Jun 172014

Hey Kaushik here, and this week I’m covering a video game. During their E3 conference last week, Sony announced that an alpha of Bungie’s upcoming title Destiny would be available to play for PS4 owners. I was already somewhat looking forward to this game, so I had to jump on it. Destiny is supposed to be a first person shooter RPG, releasing on September 9th on consoles.  It’s developed by Bungie of Halo fame, and has been something of a highly anticipated game for next generation consoles. From the earlier trailers and gameplay shown, people have surmised the game to be something of a Borderlands and Halo crossover, and playing the game last weekend, it’s a fairly accurate assessment. There are some differences though.

Destiny Alpha Cover

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