New MODEROID Solicitations: January 2020

Cheesy banner image aside, Good Smile Company has released their January 2020 product solicitations and includes some from their MODEROID model kit line. Building a MODEROID kit is still a far cry from Bandai Spirits-level of engineering but they have their own quirks that made me interested in their upcoming releases. Staring with the 1/35 … Continue reading New MODEROID Solicitations: January 2020

Winter 2020 Release: “OBSOLETE” Part 2 Teaser

I'm currently in the process of writing reviews for two recent mecha series, the first season of Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE and OBSOLETE, the YouTube Originals anime from Gen Urobochi. Released last December, only 6 episodes of OBSOLETE were released, with each episode featuring seemingly unrelated characters at different time frames. Well, the teaser for … Continue reading Winter 2020 Release: “OBSOLETE” Part 2 Teaser

YouTube Original Anime “OBSOLETE” World Building: The EXOFRAME

One of the things I noticed with the marketing for OBSOLETE is the emphasis on the 8 feet tall EXOFRAMES. In fact, their website -- project-obsolete.com -- contains significant in-universe attempts to decipher what these machines are and how they work. That said, if you found it difficult to navigate their very immersive website, then … Continue reading YouTube Original Anime “OBSOLETE” World Building: The EXOFRAME

All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2019: YouTube Originals Anime “OBSOLETE”

Just a day after OBSOLETE was announced, and perfectly timed with All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2019 last weekend, model kits and figures of the EXOFRAMES from OBSOLETE have been revealed, as well as some of the customized EXOFRAMES that would be appearing in the series. Let's first talk about the model kits, which … Continue reading All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2019: YouTube Originals Anime “OBSOLETE”

Gen Urobochi ✕ Buemon: YouTube Originals Anime “OBSOLETE”

Prolific anime screenwriter Gen Urobochi (Gargantia on the Verderous Planet, Expelled from Paradise) is once again back to write a new mecha series -- with series directors Hiroki Yamada and Seiichi Shirato, and animation production by Buemon, best known for their CG animation. The series is titled OBSOLETE and it be a YouTube Originals exclusive … Continue reading Gen Urobochi ✕ Buemon: YouTube Originals Anime “OBSOLETE”