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Otou-san on Gargantia

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Twittered: “Gargantia: even with no marketable skills, you may still find love with an underage exotic dancer”.

I happen to know what he’s talking about, having seen some screncaps where Ledo laments difficulties of job-hunting with no marketable skills, and then the one at Rabujoi, which almost looks like something from FMP. Hilarious, Otou. Twitter destroyed animeblogging.

N.B.: Apparently, Gargantia is a true mother lode of fabulous screencaps. Even our expert noticed, while not watching in-season. However, Gen Urobutcher is writing the script.

UPDATE: Brickmuppet is in. Heck, SDB is in. Geriatric animebloggers love risk.


Sunday, December 15th, 2013

The best thing to be said about Suisei no Gargantia is that PIG’s animation is top-notch, even if they tent to flaunt hair motion. Visuals are absolutely fabulous.

Other than the visuals, however, content is fairly light… Not light as in “fluff”, but light as in “diet”. The scope of the story is larger than just the love story, but explanations are not very tight. Most obvious examples are inexplicable abilities of the magical mecha and the absurd geophysics and meteorology of the mystic Earth. The enjoyment very much depends on how much one can suspend the reason and gorge on the pretty pictures. SDB could not, while Brick succeeded. FWIW, Evirus was mildly positive. I wish I could spoil a moment in the finale which made me think that Urobutcher was going to strike after all (compare it with essentially same scene in RahXephon‘s finale), but… Oh, what the heck, everyone knows that he didn’t.

Liked: Yes
Rewatch: This is no Shingu

Urobutcher gone missing from Gargantia

Monday, November 17th, 2014

At least that’s the take at Lost in America:

As we know [Urobutcher] wrote only the first and last episodes of the series, and to what extent he was involved in what came between I don’t know. But this OVA in particular is completely devoid of anything remotely resembling contemplation or reflection – there isn’t a whisper of moral or ethical conflict here, or any real character drama.

He’s saying it as if it’s a bad thing.

About the best moments in the OVA come when first Amy and later Ledo reflect on Chamber’s profound influence on both their lives.

Somehow, I’m not surprised (at this assessement).

The OVA was supposed to come on the November 21st, so this is a week early.