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Friday, January 13, 2017

Ginga Kikoutai: I Can't See The Point


Hey there peeps. Wolvenciel here back after a month of idling and empty promises. So last year was a great one for Xebec due to the bizarre yet fun anime Keijo. I don't know why they did that anime but it worked and my boss can't help watching the parodies and the references in the anime.


So I'll be talking about yet another Xebec original anime (yes they're cool like that) and I'll just talk about what I think of the anime because this is like me warming up for future reviews.



The Fail Five

The anime tells us about five students from a special ops military academy called MJP and their exploits in helping the earth defend against alien invaders. Yeah the standard humans vs aliens kind of thing I guess. If anything, its a little bit overused but bear with me.


There's supposed to be one more but she's too big for the screen

So the anime kind of took a more light approach to the genre as the characters don't really portray how serious the situation is. I mean an alien race is trying to feed on humanity and they're too busy drawing manga, blabbering about guns, baking cake, making love, and best of all, having stomach pains. Even the ship crew didn't show any sign of severity of the issue presented right until the end.

Like so. Very light on your heart.

The show is very light on your hearts and sometimes make you wonder, is this the same studio that made Fafner.

Yeah they're all like this.

Awkwardly Awesome

The anime started off with a bang. Literally. Like if there was a "mecha fight award 2013" or something, this anime would be a very very very likely winner. Xebec has been making these things since the 2000s and boy, they get better every single time. If you're a mecha junkie and you can't get enough of laser beams and explosions, this is where you should go. Definitely.

BOOM BOOM PEW PEW BOOM 

HOWEVER. Let me remind you that most of the fight scenes DO NOT SHOW ANY seriousness at all. Nearing the end, sure, about five to six episodes. AND THAT IS IT. All the other fights are mostly just there to kind of flaunt the kick ass graphics and mechas that the universe has. And even then, there were a lot of foolish scenes in them.

Ship battles too I guess. But not as cool.

Its definitely fun to watch.

The mech design is nice as well


Villains? What Villains?

Okay. The anime is about alien invaders trying to feed on the genes of humanity. Yes you heard me right. They want the genes of humans to improve their own. But that's kind of it. Sure they show you the invader's side and a bit of their discussions and stuff. Again, its not much. Its shallow content. Its like they're there just to show a good fight and that's it.

And they're insignificant as well. So here's a picture of Boss instead. Hehe...

Even the so-called rival of the main character Izuru, Jiart doesn't really have that much screen time. By screen time I mean to characterize him. To give him more soul. Nothing.


A Season Two Maybe

The anime isn't bad by all means. Its just... I think it doesn't have a purpose. Yeah. It doesn't have any depth. Like its hollow. A beautiful majestic (not trying to be corny here) casing with nothing in it. My verdict would be:-

Watch it if you like mecha fights and mecha fights alone. No other reason to watch this anime, really.

Oh right. One VERY NOTABLE thing is that the anime has very good OSTs

Well then. See you in the next review.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

OTAKU CLUB 2016 ANIME AND GAMES AWARDS!


OTAKU CLUB 2016 ANIME AND GAMES AWARDS!


original art by: Hews

The Otaku Club Anime and Games Awards is back! This is a long running tradition of the Otaku Club, where we reflect on the popular sub-culture of the year. We take a look back at each of the seasonal anime this year had to offer and discuss how each of the major games lives up to its hype. From there, things started to come into focus. The anime and game that defines 2016 may be different for us than for you, but what a testament to a great year; that so many anime and games provided us entertaining experiences and with such quality. And that is when it matter the most.

Rkidz: It's finally the end of 2016. I had so much fun this year. Some of it is the best memory I had as an otaku, especially the Japan Trip. 2016 is also the year where The Otaku Club manages to publish the most posts since it first started, thanks to our hard-working author: Wolvenciel, Nas-sama and Patchy. All in all, I'm looking forward to what 2017 might bring us; its gonna be another amazing year.

Nas-sama: I hope there are cute single girl reading my posts.

Wolvenciel: Sorry for being inconsistent and thanks for always being there reading. Wish you guys would give more feedbacks though.

Patchy: I'm still dead.



Without further ado,
Let us see who made it to the list!



ANIME AWARDS:


Best male character: Kazuma (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)



Best female character: Rem (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)



Most funny anime: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!



Most touching anime: Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume



Most ecchi anime: Masou Gakuen HxH



Mecha of the year: ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 2nd Season)



Marksman of the year: Chigusa Kasumi (Qualidea Code)



Warrior/ Swordsman of the year: Shimazu Toyohisa (Drifters)



Mage of the year: Megumin (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)



Boobies of the year: Ai-chan (Getsuyoubi no Tawawa)



Chuuni of the year: Yohane (Love Live Sunshine!!)



Best school life anime: ReLIFE



Angel/Devil of the year: Rory Mercury (Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season)



Villain of the year: Yoshikage Kira (JoJo Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable)



Yandere of the year: Lise Hohenstein (Muv Luv: Schwarzesmarken)



Yuri/ Yaoi of the year: Katsuki Yuuri and Nikiforov Victor (Yuri!!! on Ice)



Tsundere of the year: Endou Saya (Dagashi Kashi)



Idol group of the year: Aquors (Love Live Sunshine!!)



Dense protagonist award: Uchimaki Subaru (Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!)



Couple of the year: Nishimura Hideki and Tamaki Ako (Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?)



Best loli of the year: Nakatsu Shizuru (Rewrite)



Best trap of the year: Felix (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)



Best Shounen anime: Boku no Hero Academia



Best Shoujo anime: Orange



Best slice of life anime: New Game!



Best romance anime: Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai



Best harem anime: Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut



Best horror anime: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri



Best Mecha Anime: Macross Δ



Best action anime: Mob Psycho 100



Best adventure anime: JoJo Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable



Best AMV: Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter



Best anime movie: Kimi no na wa



Anime of the Year: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu





GAMES AWARD


Best story: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)



Best art direction: Inside (PlayDead)



Best character: Nathan Drake (Uncharted 4: A Thief's End)



Best Atmosphere: Dishonoured 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)



Best Multiplayer Game: Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)



Best Action game: DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)



Best Adventure game: Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)



Best Sports game: FIFA 17 (EA Canada/EA Sports)



Best soundtrack: DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)



Best RPG: Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)



Best esports: Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)



Best Shooter: Battlefield 1 (DICE/Electronic Arts)



Best Fighting game: Street Fighter V (Capcom)



Best Strategy game: Civilization VI (Firaxis Games/2K)



Best mobile game: Pokemon GO (Niantic)



Best VR game: Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)



Disappointment of the year: No Man's Sky (Hello Games)



Most anticipated game: Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)



Game of the year: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)





Congratulations to all the winners! Note that all of the so-called awards are just made for fun, and based mostly on our preference and biased judging criterion. It doesn't matter who actually win, as long as you guys enjoyed it the most.


The year had come to end. So much joy shared between us in this exhilarating year, and it is indeed worth remembering. We wishes you all of the best for the upcoming years, and for Otaku Club to continue to prosper.


We wish a happy new year to everyone out there!!!!





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