Box Art Extravaganza: September 2021

I think I skipped a month or so worth of packaging art so we're back to cover September. And while this month didn't have that many releases, the few we have are quite notable due to varying reasons. First, we have the RG Hi-Nu Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam Char's Counterattack: Beltorchika's Children. It's one … Continue reading Box Art Extravaganza: September 2021

I Want to Read the Manga! “Getter Robo Arc” Unsolicited Initial Thoughts

I've been diligently watching Getter Robo Arc whenever an episode drops every Sunday as this is the first time I'll be watching proper a Getter Robo story from Ken Ishikawa himself. Not that the previous OVAs weren't proper, in fact they are amazing pieces of mecha fiction. But it still feels different when it comes … Continue reading I Want to Read the Manga! “Getter Robo Arc” Unsolicited Initial Thoughts

One Shots / “Unexpected Assistance”

In an alternate reality where neither Great Mazinger nor Tetsuya Tsurugi exists, an unknown yet familiar robot comes to aid the badly damaged Mazinger Z. The unidentified robot, albeit the janky design, introduces itself as Taekwon V, built secretly from the neighboring country of Korea and uses technology compatible with Mazinger Z. TRU Metal / … Continue reading One Shots / “Unexpected Assistance”

No Mazingers Here! Soul of Chogokin GX-100 Project

When it first started 1997, no one knew that the Soul of Chogokin line would be the definitive high-end collector mecha brand. It also led to the eventual creation of Tamashii Nations, or Bandai Spirits' collector-oriented division. It took them a while, like 24 years, and multiple renewals plus reissues, but they're finally reaching a … Continue reading No Mazingers Here! Soul of Chogokin GX-100 Project