Get Ready to be Excited (or Disappointed): All Japan Hobby & Model Show 2022 + Hobby Next Phase 2022 Autumn (Updated)

Before anything else, let's get this thing out of the way. Thanks to the sleuths scouring for new Japanese trademark filings, we already have wind of an upcoming Master Grade SD line some months back, we just don't know when Bandai Spirits would make the actual announcement... and now we do. I'm not really a … Continue reading Get Ready to be Excited (or Disappointed): All Japan Hobby & Model Show 2022 + Hobby Next Phase 2022 Autumn (Updated)

Heard on the Grapevine: Project SYN and #SYNDUALITY Game & Anime

I just came across this from my various social feeds, but last August, a cross-media sci-fi project called Project SYN was announced. Not much was revealed outside of the visuals, some key staff which included neco (Heavily Armed High School Girls) for character designs and Ippei Gyoubu (Moon Gundam, IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS) for mechanical designs, and … Continue reading Heard on the Grapevine: Project SYN and #SYNDUALITY Game & Anime

Time For Some Mid-Season Upgrades! Hobby Next Phase 2022 Spring: HG Kenbu Zan

The last day for Hobby Next Phase 2022 Spring is focused on Kyoukai Senki or AMAIM Warrior on the Battlefield, especially with its latter half making a return this April. And with the way the first half ended, everyone pretty much predicted a mid-season upgrade to the main protagonist machine, Kenbu will eventually appear. Minor … Continue reading Time For Some Mid-Season Upgrades! Hobby Next Phase 2022 Spring: HG Kenbu Zan

That’s a Lot of Arms: HG AMAIM Ghost Mk-II

I've just caught up with the latest episodes of Kyoukai Senki or AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline and it is as mecha a series can get, without going into Gundam-esque levels. There are copious features on the AMAIMs used by each faction while at the same time, navigating through the politics and nuances of a … Continue reading That’s a Lot of Arms: HG AMAIM Ghost Mk-II

Unsolicited First Impressions: “Kyoukai Senki”, “Sacks&Guns!!”, “Muv-Luv Alternative”

As I probably mentioned in a couple of posts already, October has finally started and along with it, multiple mecha series for the season. I've caught the opening episodes for most of them and here are my unsolicited thoughts. Kyoukai Senki After finishing the episode, the first question that popped into my brain is: "Why … Continue reading Unsolicited First Impressions: “Kyoukai Senki”, “Sacks&Guns!!”, “Muv-Luv Alternative”