Now, as a rule I dislike CG animations. The only time I’ve “gotten used to it” and able to enjoy it is with the help of a franchise I’m really into (Star Wars, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy), so I of course gave the new Netflix Ghost in the Shell series a go, especially as it nostalgically reunited the original English dub cast (this being one of the series I watched dubbed on TV first, and they do a good enough job that I “stick to what I know”) but sadly unlike a lot of the series / films I mentioned above, this seemingly had very little money thrown at it, and it often comes across as cheap and bland. Does the story cover for this?! Well…
On the Japanese DVD releases of Victory Gundam there was a special interview with creator Tomino himself which was titled with a quote from the director. It read “Don’t buy these DVDs because you should not watch them!!” Turns out I should’ve listened to him… Well, apart from these were Blu-Rays, but you get the point. When the creator of the show tells you not to watch it, you know you’re in for a “treat”. Victory Gundam was the one series I’d never watched (until AGE came along, which is now the new one series I haven’t watched!) due to its reputation and length, and I can safely say now I’ve watched it, I WON’T be watching again. So let’s take a final, overall look at Victory Gundam, then try and forget about it…
Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief as we finally make it to the end of Victory Gundam. So, before those final end credits rolled, how was it? Was it full of great action, interesting character development and no pointless female deaths? Well… one of the three, anyway…
Victory Gundam’s third batch of episodes features the appearance of Uso’s mother (given she’s a female character, you know how that turns out!) and loads and loads of wheels. Mobile suits in wheels, large capital ships with wheels, the huge ship class called the “Adrastia” is also on wheels… it’s very odd, especially the first few episodes in space! Is it good though? Well… *sigh*… No. Not really. Let’s take a look anyway…
Well, after a “rough start” (by which I mean an awful start) Victory Gundam’s next batch of episodes is an improvement at least. Maybe not a massive one, but the move to space and less pointless female pilot deaths (less, not none…) means this was… tolerable. More information? Why not?! See below!
That headline’s a mouthful! Anyway, I really enjoyed this manga, admittedly I’m a big fan of the game series, so that should be a big surprise. My thoughts can be read HERE.
It’s funny how I’ve reviewed a CG net series, a crossover game and now a manga, but I’ve yet to actually review a KOF game… Well, that’ll change when I get round to the KOF movie in the Game to Film marathon, I guess!
Oh boy… Well, I was warned, even by the creator of the show himself (literally Tomino told people not to buy the DVDs in an insert on the DVD release…) but now I’ve finally started to watch Victory Gundam and it’s not good! Who would’ve thought that a show with a bad reputation even among diehards of the meta-series would actually not be very good? Well, at least the first quarter-ish, we’ll see about the rest, obviously. Want to know more? Read on!
My review of The Transformers – The Manga Vol. 1 can be found by clicking HERE! It definitely falls into the so bad it’s good department!
First off, my review of Samurai 8’s first manga volume is available HERE. I … didn’t like it. At all. Bollocks.
ALSO: With all that’s going on in the world, I thought I’d just confirm that as of this moment my life is proceeding as usual, though given I work in a Library right in the centre of town, I wouldn’t be surprised if it closed in a few days. The only really knock on effect of the Corona Virus outbreak is that I’m delaying the last four Bond Film reviews until October, assuming No Time To Die sticks to November 2020 as a release date, all because, damn it, the Bond film marathon was supposed to lead up to the new film, so… third time’s the charm?!
Stay safe everyone!
What’s this? Another Anime UK News review?! I know, right? Still, this was one of those “share anything even remotely to do with this video link and we’ll sue the pants off of you” movie screener reviews, which are always a bit special (and often very last minute!)
So what did I think about the latest MHA Movie? Click HERE to find out!