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Aura Battler Dunbine

I have just finished another one of Yoshiyuki Tomino’s epic series. This one, unlike most of his, is a fantasy bound Isekai series called Aura Battler Dunbine. It is a 49 episode series, that gives what you’d expect from a Tomino series.

It features the protagonist, Sho Zama, who is transported into the magical world of Byston Well. It is said that Byston Well is located between the land and the sea. He was summoned to be a Aura Battler pilot for the overlord Drake Luft, but ends up working for resistance forces under the leadership of Nie Givun.

 

Overall, I really enjoyed this series. The characters were all very interesting, and there were a lot of them. By the end of the series, there were so many factions/sub factions at work, it could be hard to figure out who was who by the end of the series. The characters moved the story the most. While Sho is the main protagonist of this series, other characters like Marvel and Nie stood out just as much. Who could forget Cham, a faerie companion to the crew of the Zelana.

The soundtrack of this series was moving and emotional. The opening theme, “Dunbine Tobu” by MIO, certainly set the tone of this series with its upbeat and emotional song. It got me excited to watch the next episode.

If you’ve watched other fantasy mech series such as Escaflowne and Knights and Magic, or you enjoy fantasy epics, I recommend this series.

 

Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series, and you can watch it streaming on Hi-Dive and/or VRV.

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Review: Dai-Guard

A while ago I found this little gem at the Discotek Media booth at one of the many conventions I travel to. This was Dai-Guard: Terrestrial Defense Corp., a mecha series which I had heard of, but never watched. It looked entertaining, so I decided to pick it up.

I finally got around to watching this a few weeks ago, and I really swept through this series. Now to the fun details.

Dai-Guard is a sci-fi mecha series created by XEBEC and directed by Seiji Mizushima, who directed both Gundam 00 and the original Full Metal Alchemist anime series. This is a quaint story about a security company in the year 2030 and their giant robot…also paperwork.

Dai-Guard
Look how huge it is!

Dai-guard is robot that was created by the 21st Century Defense Security after an attack by a large monster known as a Heterodyne. Unfortunately, they disappeared after the first attack, and it became nothing more than a attraction for years to come. Continue reading Review: Dai-Guard

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5 ways the The Addams Family was ahead of its time.

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The Addams Family
The primary members of The Addams Family brush each others’ hair.

As you may know, those of us here at Doomtastic are BIG fans of The Addams Family. Maybe not quite as obsessed as Graham is with Gundam, but close.  We love the Addams Family, all the way back to Charles Addams’ original cartoons in the New Yorker. Addams Family    The Addams Family RainWhile there are many things to both admire and disdain about The Addams Family, including its unabashed campiness, it is hard to deny that The Addams Family was ahead of its time in many ways. Given both the upcoming festive season and the Fact that Netflix is set to release a new animated The Addams Family  movie it seems only just to celebrate some of the features that made The Addams Family so iconic. And it goes beyond the fact that they are “Mysterious and Spooky… altogether ooky.” Continue reading 5 ways the The Addams Family was ahead of its time.

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Rin-ne-Rumiko Takahashi’s latest masterpiece

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As you may know I (Yosei) am a liiiiiitle bit of a fan of Rumiko Takahashi’s work. And by a little, I mean fairly considerable. I would not go so far as to say  I am her biggest fan, but I am enough that I buy all the manga in English. I love to talk about her work, as it is so delightfully varied, but the more I have been talking about her work, the more I have realized that the people I am speaking with are unaware that she has a series currently in publicationRin-ne or Kyōkai no Rinne. 

Rin-ne

Continue reading Rin-ne-Rumiko Takahashi’s latest masterpiece

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