Posts on Space Runaway Ideon

12 Days, day seven. The End Of Ideon.

It’s been a long time coming. In fact, it almost didn’t make it into this list. Honestly it’s not much to talk about — everything happens that you think happens, with perhaps a little more brutality and child-beheading than you might expect — but the achievement in itself after a long episodic slog and poor […]

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SaiMecha nominations

Well, here they are. Completely devoid of obscure hispter robots that make me seem like I know more about what I’m talking about than I do. I’m so mainstream.

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Ideon Update: Somewhere in the mid-20s

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What’s on, halfway through Spring 2011

In lieu of any real thought and effort, here’s a brief rundown of what’s soiling my TV at any given moment.

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I can’t sympathize with a villain that can erase me in the blink of an eye, so sue me

I mentioned earlier that I found Gundam’s relative sophistication missing in Space Runaway Ideon during the first half. The genesis of this post actually came a couple episodes ago, but the 18th episode did a mix of reinforcing me and throwing me off a little. One of Gundam’s overarching themes is that war is hell […]

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That seminal post-rock record called Space Runaway Ideon

Your college entrance exams probably featured analogies. Try this one: Slint’s Spiderland is to Mogwai’s Come On Die Young as Tomino’s Space Runaway Ideon is to…

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