7 Anime shows that made Doggie cry (Part 1)


So I have two entries in mind sooner or later: Top Mecha show rivals and this, which is anime shows that make me cry.

I always wondered myself since I covered a topic on a poll about gundam shows that make people cry. It was nice to make me reflect, so I wanted to do it more. What made me cry in the past? I can definitely say Disney movies and animal deaths in cinema immediately, also sappy soundtracks fitted at perfect moments.

Can I even remember? Did I find it difficult to cry?

Due to time, I’m splitting into maybe two or three parts. Also, these are not in order.

Some SPOILERS (ネタバレ) warning. Not necessarily now.

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Hot eyes! WET TEARS! Poll shows #1 #Gundam Series that makes you cry #機動戦士ガンダム #ネタバレ


OFFICAL LINK: GOO RAKING: TEAR DUCT EXPLOSION: #1 Gundam Series that makes you cry

Nico Nico News article on same ranking

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Hooray, a new gundam article. I’ve seen a few polls on Goo about gundam as it is, such as “worst female character” and “the gundam you’d wish to pilot”. Maybe I’ll cover those one day since they’re interesting. Now, this time, this is about the gundam series that makes you cry.

Indeed, a series with a tradition of war. According to GOO Raking, these are the top three crybaby gundams:

1位 機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ (Iron Blooded Orphans)
2位 機動戦士ガンダム (0079’s gundam)
3位 機動戦士ガンダム0080 ポケットの中の戦争 (0080 War in Pocket)

4 and lower are listed on Goo.

SPOILERS (ネタバレ)! GO!

I’ll try not to reveal too much, but there are thoughts here and there. So here are spoilers for ORPHANS, Gundam X, Gundam AGE, IGLOO 1 & 2, 0080 War in Pocket, STARDUST MEMORY, 0079 (1st Gen), G_RECO, Z Gundam, and 00 (Double O; TV series and movie.

I love everyone’s opinions on NicoNicoDouga. They seem to like IGLOO.

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A 90s idea? Okamoto Maya x Asamiya Kia Concept CD Raijin Hachisei ZARAM @femmefatale_kaz @maya_pan0203


Voice actress Okamoto Maya released a concept CD of her fictitious anime “Raijin Hachi ZARAM”. What does that mean? It’s basically an independent production in the form of a CD, rendering the idea of a hit 90s sci-fi anime.

Illustration/Key Visual is by Asamiya Kia (麻宮騎亜) of STUDIO TRON, who’s in charge of illustrations for sci-fi Shinseiki Vagrants (神星記ヴァグランツ), Space Battleship YAMATO 2199 movie, Martian Successor Nadesico manga, Batman Child of Dreams, and Silent Mobius. She also does the genga (key animation used for replication) and moving scenes for anime works such as Naucisca, Z Gundam, and Lupin The 3rd Part 3. Character design for Sonic Soldier Borgman, Zeorymer, and Detonator Orgun. She also works on creature design for KAMEN RIDER FOURZE and was animation director for Shurato (OM SOWA!). Check out @kia_asamiya on Twitter and her above website.

First sight, and I immediately liked the key visual.

About the Work

NEWS WALKER: “Concept anime is group performance staged in Earth and Mars. Okamoto Maya’s self-made plan interview”

Part 2 of Interview

She provides the voice of Emma Sheen from Z Gundam (where she was 17 years old), Haruka Minato of Nadesico, Soretta of SAKURA TAISEN and Saiko Yuki Silent Mobius, among many others. She “retired” for a while, dedicating time to singing and overseas dubbing, even going to New York. (Source: Wikipedia). She is a member of talent office NEVERLAND ARTS Co.,Ltd., being one of its few “voice actors”.

Emma Sheen plays the clear minded role of the AEUG (united earth faction), having defected from the TITANS due to their brutal methods. If I could explain Okamoto’s voice quality, it’s “chirpy” with a bit of an adult-sister feeling.

Full title of this project is “The Eight Thunder Gods ZARAM -bFemme Fatale – Girl of Fate.” (雷神八系-ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女). If ever produced as an anime, the idea for it to be a 52 ep series with the image of a contemporary 90s anime. For starters, there’s the theme RISE AND FALL, which Okamoto sings. In this work, she is the character Kanon J (Jeanne d’Arc) Kusanagi.

Okamoto, in the above interview, states that the main song wouldn’t have a simple theme such as “good and evil” or “light and darkness”. Also, not “fire” and “water”; it is difficult to distinguish. There is a mention of “Wind” and the eight thunder gods as a part of the “anime”‘s concept.

その後に火星や第三勢力の目線になっていけば面白く感じてもらえるのかなと思っています。

地球側には地球側の、火星側には火星側の戦う理由を描けたらなと。

地球には8人の「雷神」がいて、それが「風神」と出会うことで運命が成就するんです。タイトルの「運命の女」はそこから来ています。

“Glance of a Battle on Earth, battle on mars, and possibly a third power”.

The official website of ZARAM provides information on an official CD and radio show that Okamoto hosts, receiving questions via e-mail. The show is called 岡本麻弥のラジオDEファム・ファタール. (Okamoto Maya’s radio DE Femme Fatale)

The CD contains 2 songs + short drama “Blueness Star” for 2,000 yen. Then, there was a music event at M3 [media mix doujishi exhibition] back in April. Here are the CD Contents:

M1.「Rise and Fall」
(”架空”TVアニメ『雷神八系- ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女』主題歌)
歌 : 岡本麻弥 作詞 : RUCCA 作曲/編曲 : 加藤慶

Main theme. M1 “Rise and Fall.”
Song: Okamoto Maya
Lyrics: RUCCA
Composition/Arrangement: Katoh-san

M2.ショートドラマ 第0話「星の蒼さ」 (脚本 : 岡本麻弥)
カノン・J・草薙 : 岡本麻弥 / シャンテル・シャルマ : 新井笙子 /
チミー・神山・テンジン : 徳本英一郎 / ナレーション : バロン山崎

M.2 is a short drama called “A more blue star.” (blueness?) Original idea is Okamoto. Cast:
Kanon J Kusanagi: Okamoto Maya
Shantel Saruuma : Arai Shoko
Chimi Kamiyama Tenzin: Tokumoto Eiichiro (NEVERLAND ARTS)
Narrator: Baron Yamazaki (NEVERLAND ARTS)

M3.「カゼノオト」
(”架空”TVアニメ『雷神八系- ZANAM- ファム・ファタール 運命の女』劇)
歌 : 岡本麻弥 作詞 : 岡本麻弥 作曲/編曲 : 加藤慶

M.3: KAZE NO OTO (Song of Wind)
Song/lyrics: Okamoto Maya
Composition/Arrangement: Katoh-san [possibly Kyo]

You can hear a piece of KAZE NO OTO on the radio show. Sounds like it’s 90s bridging into 2000s. I can’t find Rise & Fall.

∪^ェ^∪ | Doggie’s Thoughts | ∪^ェ^∪

Good luck in your efforts Okamoto and everyone else! ❤ This is unique and I am always into these bots. Like she said, it is “wishful thinking”: 50 episode anime, participating with a 90s cast, and so on (source: interview). It could be foolish, but an idea can only sprout into something interesting. That’s the whole point of arts. Because there was someone, aside from Okamoto, who contained the feeling of wanting to see an animation that contained the essence of 1990s.”

If 90s is what she looks for, I wouldn’t mind Katsuki Masako as a fierce rival. Hayashibara Megumi could also be that or the evil Mars empress (lol). I can also imagine Ueda Yuji, Yasunori Matsumoto, and Seki Tomokazu. Okamoto mentions that even she would like for the project to be something for a young voice actor to participate in.

I will keep an eye on this project and provide more updates. I’m a bit too busy to catch anything from the radio show, if I can catch any familiar Japanese that is (^.;), but we’ll see. Next time, I’ll look over that interview a bit more.

52 episodes? If anything, I couldn’t mind a cheap budget show even with a freeze frame, akin to an older video game for cutscenes.

Afterthought:
Check out another original mecha audio drama “Chou Onisei ZEA VIDE” (超鬼兵ジーヴァイド). It’s OP is Z TOGETHER. ZEA VIDE

Favorite #mecha? Doggie had a Q&A and forgot (Part 2)


Continuing from the last time, these are my last three questions.

how old are you? you always make me feel old lol (I know it’s rude to ask a woman of her age so you don’t have to answer)

I don’t make you feel old, I just like to tell you to keep at what you’re doing because it’s too important. In other words, remain determined because we don’t like facing difficulties.

I usually tell people “I’m old enough to drink” (AKA: I’m over 21). I’m actually embarrassed because sometimes I don’t feel like an adult.

2.) What’s your favorite mecha anime?

I feel like my choices are limited at the moment. Despite my fervor for gundam and robots, I haven’t watched (or rather completed) much series of this genre. They can be a bit difficult to get into and hard to pick out as favorites.

There is one series I am honestly sure about. PATLABOR is mostly a police drama with functional combat-mobile mecha. The TV Series and one of the OVAs is produced by SUNRISE, known for series about robots conventionally used to fight an ambient evil. Labors such as the main character’s INGRAM (nicknamed Alphonse) is considered “real robots”. They are a smaller size and built to perhaps fit something that can arrive in the 20th century. Aside from that, it’s such a fun show.

A fun fact: I share the same b-day as Patlabor’s main character, Nao Izumi (picture above). She is a ditz too.

J-Decker (see quick review) is going to be a favorite soon enough!

I loved all of GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT. It was so perfect. Cast, soundtrack, the views of war, companionship, animation (DAT animation), etc.

And didn’t I tell you watch Knights of Sidonia (another sci-fi)?!

I’ll leave it with four.

3.) what’s your favorite and least favorite Nintendo game/franchise?

I’ll try to do 5 outside of Mario, even though it’s difficult to not add Mario Party.

Favorite: Starfox, Smash Brothers, Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Fire Emblem
Least Favorite: F-Zero, Punch-Out, pre-Prime Metroid, puzzle spinn-offs (ie: Dr. Mario, Yoshi)

I want to get into F-zero, and I try it out every time (AND I await for its return), but every attempt from me is ridiculous. And I actually got motion sickness from playing the gamecube version. Punch out Wii is absolutely hilarious but I was never good at boxing games. Terrible at the NES version.

Did you know that I hated Metroid and Zelda at one time?

You’re not human if you don’t cry | About #BravePoliceJDecker #勇者警察ジェイデッカー #勇者シリーズ


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OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.yusha.net/jdecker/index.html

Brave Police J-Decker is the fifth installment of SUNRINE’s Brave Series, proceeding Might Gaine. The only one licensed in America is Gaogaigar.

These are my quick impressions after watching episodes 1-4.

I’m not trying to wire my brain into liking 90s shows, I swear. About ten minutes into the first ep, you want to cry. Today, many light novels are being adapted; their themes can be flexible and unpredictable, such as a dead/ageless person being a main character, or being able to see/fight ghosts, or the presence of summoning magic or alchemy in modern world.

Back in the 80-90s, a major general course for anime were sword and sorcery, sports, and various kinds of robots. Especially robots with human like personalities, thanks to SUNRISE and the sustained popularity of gundam. While near-future themes is still rooted in decades long products, these human-to-AI shows have a lot of heart.

And the show is about Deckard “having a heart”.

Tominaga Yuuta is a 4th grader who befriended a robot detective named Deckard, who is assigned to metro police dept’s “BRAVE POLICE”. They’ve known each other for six months as Deckard was still under construction. As they interact, Deckard’s AI memory would learn from Yuuta, from speech to actions. One of the cutest scenes in the first ep is Deckard trying out his space police introduction pose. It turns out that this interaction made Deckard function better in his duties.

This series, and even the sister series of ELDRAN (produced with Takara Tomy/Tomy) has a squad-tokusatsu feel to them. Each of the protagonist robots has some effective function when combining together, creating variability for different situations. With Eldran, the motifs are animals and dinosaurs.

J-Decker also has its comedy.

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A couple of the Brave Series’s main characters has the Kanji for courage(勇) in their name. For example, Yuuta and Yuuichiro. Yuuta’s full name is apparently from the phrase “Tomo yo nagaku ki o futoku toiu kotoba ni yurai suru” (気をく という言葉に由来する。) Or it’s just “tomo yo nagaku yuki o futoku” because the rest of it says “It’s said to derive from [this].

Roughly the above phrase means something like “A long-time courageous friend.” Suitable enough. The “futo” in “futoku” can also be read as “ta” or “tai“, meaning “big” or “spread out”.

Kawasaki Hiroyuki (川崎 ヒロユキ) was in charge of Series Composition. He also did Godannar, Battle Betterman, and the film SINBAD. he’s also one of the script writers of GUNDAM X; I actually see a comparison between Yuuta and Garrod.

THE OP of Brave Police Dekcard is HEART TO HEART, sang by Kuwata Yasuko.

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War? Revenge? Peace? Hope? Children’s Future #Gundam #IBO 50 FINAL Thoughts #g_tekketsu (spoilers)


Thank God.

What’s with these names? Geezus. “Full City?” As I thought, it couldn’t consistently end.

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#Gundam IBO 49 Quick Thoughts #g_tekketsu (spoilers)


This is the pre-final episode, so I am a week late.

I want to say that I’m proud of Mika honestly. Episode 49 is “Mcgillis Fareed”.

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