Anime ONA Slaparound: Kyousogiga 2012

In 2011, Toei Animation and Banpresto collaborated to fund a mediocre 20-minute ONA based on an awesome trailer. In 2012, Director Rie Matsumoto returned to the fray to do it right, cranking out a new five-episode ONA. We watched the latter, and are ready to dish in the latest “us-doing-whatever-we-want” feature!

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Anime Movie Slaparound: Project A-ko

In our ongoing maximum freestyle segment, Drew and Sam tackle one of the most zeitgeisty anime movies of the eighties, the nuclear-high-energy Project A-ko.

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Anime OVA Slaparound: Baldr Force EXE Resolution

This time on the ongoing “Animetics watches whatever” saga, we decided to open BaldrForce.exe on an isolated computer to see what would happen. Short answer: ever been to brick city?

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Pictured: Said computer’s reaction

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Anime Movie Slaparound: Dirty Pair: Project Eden

Dirty Pair was a wildly popular 1980s sci-fi franchise centered around a pair of destructive bounty hunters. In this “whatever-we-just-watched” segment, we’ll be talking about the Lovely Angels’ pulpy, funny franchise movie, Dirty Pair: Project Eden.

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Don’t let the looks fool you, they’ve blown up more planets than you’ve lived on

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Anime Movie Slaparound: Wolf Children

Welcome to the latest installment of the column where we, the Animetics crew, trade lowbrow thoughts on stuff we just finished! In this installment, we discuss the 2013 Tokyo Anime Fair Best Animation Winner, Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children, and the many ways it disappointed us.

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For one, it focused far too heavily on this element rather than a more solid core story

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Anime Movie Slaparound: They Were Eleven

It’s the triumphant return of the column where we, the Animetics crew, trade lowbrow thoughts on whatever’s currently on our minds! In this installment, we discuss a 1986 movie adaptation of a 1975 short short sci-fi/mystery manga, They Were Eleven, which we all recently watched.

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Although, frankly, the fashion makes the decade fairly obvious

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Manga Slaparound: Overthrow the Corrupt Regime!

In the first installment of what we hope will be a semi-regular affair, Sam and I sit down to discuss a pair of manga centered around corrupt governments. The first is the absurd quiz-show-governed society of National Quiz (Tabata Yoshiaki and Yugo Yuugi), under threat from a rebellion led by its most popular quiz-show host. The second is the facsimile of modern Japan, vis-a-vis Akumetsu (Sugimoto Reiichi and Katou Shinkichi), which is being threatened by the series’ titular masked terrorist.

Note: This segment is spoiler-heavy, so if you don’t want to be spoiled on the plots of two great manga, read them first!

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