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.

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Fate/Extra: Last Encore – Season Two

What did you watch and why? I’ve had mixed feelings with the whole Fate series. Earlier in the year, I watched the first season and it left things wide open, so when the second season appeared, I felt like I had to finish things off.

One line pitch! The spirits of ancient heroes fight in a digital world that is the last bastion of humanity…

What’s it really about? Who the hell knows? We join the characters from the end of season one as they ascend to the sixth level, where the guardian awaits them. There’s a lot of talking, mostly one-sided as everyone seems to be happy to not interrupt each other. Then there’s a couple of massive attacks and it’s all over…

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Island – Season One

Setsuna wakes on a beach with no memory or clothes. Before he can react, a local girl, Karen discovers him and alerts the authorities. With no identity or any reason to hold him, they give him some clothes and let him go, although the island elders want him off the island.

Believing he has travelled through time, Setsuna returns to the beach and falls asleep. He is woken by a familiar song and remembers that he must save a girl, and he believes that girl is Rinne. Curious about the local legends attached to their names, Rinne hires Setsuna as a house cleaner.

The next day he meets Sara, a local holy girl who believes a time traveller will appear and that she is destined to kill him. What’s more, there is a strange illness affecting the population, making exposure to the sun potentially life-threatening. Continue reading “Island – Season One”

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”

The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor

Sho Fukamachi was your average seventeen-year-old student until he stumbled upon a mysterious device in the woods. It reacted to his presence and bonded with him, transforming him into a biologically boosted weapon.

Cronos Japan is desperate to recover the device known as the Guyver and they’re willing to do anything to get it back. Sho’s life is about to be turned upside down, slammed against the floor, and then tossed into the air again. Everyone he holds dear will potentially become collateral damage as Cronos stops at nothing.

Utilizing their biologically enhanced soldiers known as Zoanoids they pursue Sho relentlessly. Every time Sho looks to be winning, Cronos rolls out another stronger and more deadly Zoanoid. There appears to be no end to Sho’s nightmare. Continue reading “The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor”