SSSS. Gridman – First Impressions (Episodes 1-4)

What’s it about? A boy with amnesia is sucked into an ancient computer and transformed into a massive robot so that he can stop kaiju from destroying the city. When the battle is over the world resets and the casualties histories are altered.

What are your first impressions? The kaiju fights are impressive. Tower blocks come crashing to the ground. It’s total destruction. There is obviously something more to it though with the way the city returns to normal the next morning and everyone’s memories are erased except for the members of the Gridman Alliance. My gut feeling is that it’s all a virtual world, but at this stage, who knows.

Favourite character so far? Calibur, the quirky Samurai is by far the coolest character. He can transform into a giant sword for Gridman to use. He also kind of reminds me of Lupin III.

Who do you want to see more of? Rikka is probably the most interesting character. She’s been pulled into this crazy situation by the location of the ancient computer and is, therefore, the most reluctant hero. Surely, that is what caused Yuta to pass out outside her shop and lose his memories. Rikka also has some history with Akane, which could get interesting.

Are you going to continue watching? I will, but mostly because I’ve formulated a theory and need to see if I’m right. Normally, I would bond with the characters and that would be more than enough to keep me going. However, other than Calibur and Rikka, I don’t really feel anything for the cast. That can change, but that’s how I feel right now.

Dominion Tank Police

What did you watch and why? It was my turn to pick a classic anime for Otaku on Writing and since Jon stole the pick that I had lined up – Vampire Hunter D, I selected Dominion Tank Police from my original VHS anime collection. Obviously, that means that I have fond memories of rewatching this series when I was younger. I hope it holds up to the nostalgia.

One line pitch! Female officer joins the notorious Tank Police, battling criminals and misogyny…

What’s it really about? A large bacteria cloud covers most of the Earth making it hard to breath outside. Crime is rampant and the Tank Police was created to fight back. Leona has just transferred to the Tank Police and is eager to get to work.

What hooked you? Continue reading “Dominion Tank Police”

Project A-ko

Sixteen years after a mysterious object burst through the Earth’s atmosphere and destroyed Graviton City things are starting to return to normal… A-ko is a sixteen-year-old girl who is already late for her first day at Graviton High School. Thanks to her superhuman speed and strength, she manages to get herself and best friend C-ko to school before the buzzer.

There they encounter B-ko, a rich and snobby girl who takes an interest in C-ko and is willing to do whatever it takes to get A-ko out of the picture, including utilizing her ability to build weaponised mecha.

As if that wasn’t enough, they are being watched by the mysterious Operative D who believes he’s found the missing princess… A giant spaceship enters the Earth’s atmosphere making short work of the defence forces, but A-ko and B-ko are in the middle of a fight and they’re not going to let that stop them. Continue reading “Project A-ko”

Ergo Proxy

Set thousands of years after a global ecological disaster, humanity survives in giant domed cities. Humans are accompanied by AutoReivs, a companion robot that aids them in their daily lives. Every aspect of their lives is carefully monitored and analysed.

When a number of AutoReivs infected with a virus that makes them self-aware start attacking and killing humans, Re-L is sent to investigate. She follows the leads to the immigrant, Vincent Law, but even then, nothing is quite as it seems.

Re-L is attacked by two mysterious lifeforms, which only makes Vincent Law more interesting. He flees the domed city and attempts to return to his home city, surviving the inhospitable world and the numerous other domed cities. Continue reading “Ergo Proxy”

A Wind Named Amnesia

It happened in an instant. A wind swept across the globe wiping the memory of every person. All that remained was the most basic instincts. Planes fell out of the sky. At that moment, humanity had been lost, possibly forever.

Wataru, a survivor who has recovered some semblance of humanity travels across the United States of America searching for others like him, hoping to find a way to undo the effects of the wind.

He meets a girl, who like him can talk, but Sophia is not human. She tells him about the origins of the wind. Now, Wataru must convince Lisa to undo the devastation by showing her that not all humanity is evil. Continue reading “A Wind Named Amnesia”