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What do you get when you dice up a side of Gunbuster, a filet of FLCL, a quarter pound of Gurren Lagann, dollop in some Love Live! Sunshine!!, drop the mess into a blender, and press the “crush” button? A cloyingly sweet puree known as Aim for the Top 2: Diebuster.
Every now and then a reviewer must put the Precious on the shelf, stop his ears to the clarion call echoing from the anime pits, and take stock.
Tenchi Muyo! (the show with sexy girls on Toonami)–the gateway to the ecchi side of the animesphere. Transport your mind to the year 2000–the year Cartoon Network threatened to turn the youths into polygamists.
One fateful night in 2014, Akira Toriyama tossed and turned in his bed. Sweat poured from his forehead as he struggled to come up with an idea for the fifteenth Dragon Ball Z movie.
The build-up to the current obligatory protagonist power-up, exacerbated by an extended broadcast break, kept viewers locked in agonized suspense. Saddle up, folks–the moment has arrived and, once again, we ride into the ever-fantasticating world of Saiyan transformations.
The hip-hoppin’, klaxosaur stompin’ action barrels ahead without foreplay. This time the klaxos throw down the gauntlet–can the Stamens control their erections as clothes-eating-splooge rains down on their pistils?
Gundam Wing, better known as the robot show that came on after DBZ on Toonami, inspired enough yaoi lemon fanfiction to fill the Library of Congress ten times over. It also led to the creation of Gundam Wing: Endless Walt, a movie following a psychopath, a Satanist, a circus clown, a violinist, and a terrorist on their mission to murder a seven-year-old who assumes control of the government.
First-time director Hideaki Anno and his ragtag band of proto-otaku created Gunbuster to prove, once and for all, that no one had more geek cred than them. They succeeded.
The writers have yet to strike a consistent tone. The artistic heights of episode five now seem a faint memory–a nagging reminder of the show’s oft-squandered potential.