It’s no surprise to anyone that production of mecha shows has slowed down considerably over the past few years. I always take note of the mecha shows that do come out, but sometimes you have to wonder why these sorts of shows don’t get produced often. Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen is a show with few surprises for anyone familiar with the genre. In fact, I could potentially write an article discussing how Argevollen plays things safe, but I won’t. There’s some subtle potential about this show, and while I hope it does become a great show, this show has a long way to go.
Judge, Laevatein, and Kaushik are back again, this time discussing the merits of the super popular show Code Geass. Is this series truly deserving of all the praise, or is it merely an over-hyped spectacle? Almost 6 years after it finished airing and the debate continues to rage on. Click here to listen!
Our resident mecha experts Judge, Laevatein, and Kaushik discuss episode 7 of Gundam Unicorn. They also give their thoughts on the series as a whole. Where does this Gundam installment rank among all the series? Click here to listen!
Just like last year, I will be analyzing the mecha content on display at E3. Last year, we took a look at Monolith Soft’s X (now entitled “Xenoblade Chronicles X”) and Respawn’s Titanfall. While there isn’t an announcement on par with last year’s Titanfall, there were a couple of other unique and surprising announcements. On top of that, we finally received our first real look at Xenoblade Chronicles X.
[Due to how brilliantly integrated Gundam Unicorn is, this post will contain spoilers not only for Gundam Unicorn, but for other Universal Century entries, including Zeta Gundam, Char's Counterattack, and Gundam F91.]
More than a year has passed since the previous episode came out, and the feature length finale couldn’t have come soon enough. With high expectations set and many questions needed answering, the final episode goes above and beyond what it set out to do. Not only does it end rather well, but it provides closure for Char’s Counterattack and the early UC era at large. While its attempts to bridge the early and later UC eras are arguable, and while it uses “space magic” a bit liberally for the UC era, it has a solid enough plot, meaningful culmination to the various character developments in the series, and is entertaining through and through.