Series Review

December 2020 Review

Well, 2020 has been a wild year for all of us. Goodness gracious it will be one for the history books going forward I surmise. Anyway, as I look forward to the next year, as many do, there’s one last piece I wish to do. Now, I have covered the other entries of the Crest/Banner of the Stars series, which you can find on this blog and my archive certainly. Now, while I was aware that there was a small OVA released from some years past the 3 seasons of TV. But when I initially covered Crest of the Stars, that entry was not available here on disc. That is until Funimation, when they released Banner of the Stars anew, they did include it. And so, to close this most interesting year….. 

Series Review

November 2020 Review (Gunbuster)

Well, last month we touched upon the debut of Studio Gainax, with The Wings of Honneamise kicking off their first decade of excellent scifi anime, going forward to Nadia and finishing up with Evangelion in 1995-97, a veritable golden age for them. Well, with their sophomore effort, they herald the director responsible for this run: Hideaki Anno. By this point, he had done work in Nausicaa with Miyazaki and served as animation director on Honneamise and so with this project he sought to put his stamp on Japanese animation. And well, here we go……