lunarsystem: (Default)
First: Happy Thanksgiving! I've been in kind of a tender place lately so I'm staying off Twitter for a while.

Second, I've been watching more One Punch Man with my spouse (we're all caught up) and we started Osomatsu-san tonight too. Aside from the awful, awful homophobic caricature in the latest OPM, I'm really enjoying the current storyline and I'm getting really invested in all of the heroes, especially the sub-S class ones like Mumen Rider and Snek. I really like the huge amount of background NPC heroes who still end up getting fleshed out.

Also Osomatsu-san is completely my shit??? I'm like, actually physically exhausted because I love it so much?! After the second episode I had to take a break because it's just that incredible. Christ, an anime about six anime star brothers trying to survive in the modern world without ripping each other's throats out. I love it.
lunarsystem: (Default)
So DC and I have been watching a lot of SPIRAL ZONE lately, which is this super obscure 80s Sell Those Toys cartoon. It's a little like GI Joe except with a really specific premise: roughly half the Earth's population has been forcibly mind-controlled and turned into brainwashed slaves called Zoners by a figure called the Overlord. you can tell Zoners apart bc of their yellow skin and horrible red lesions. Anyone caught in a Zone (created by Zone Generators) slowly becomes Zoned unless they're wearing special suits to block the effects, of which only five exist. So there's a super-soldier team of five international heroes called the ZONE RAIDERS who
wear these suits, using them to battle against the evil Overlord and his five lieutenants, the Black Widows.

The effect is a lot like Fist of the North Star, in that you have a lot of beautiful shots of ruined cities, and tons of chase sequences on ridiculous Future Vehicles. You also get to see population centers split in two at the border between a Zone and a free area, and it's really eerie to see the effects of families who have been broken up by the Zone, leaving some members free and some enslaved by the Overlord. It's a really, really cool show, and it gets surprisingly dark and emotional, too.

(Heads up tho: the Zone Raiders have two Americans and then one Russian lady, one German guy and one Japanese guy, so there's A LOT of over the top accents and "in Russia, we have a saying..." stuff. On the bright side, the Japanese guy has a robot shaped like a Hercules beetle, and he launches it at people and it flips over them and their vehicles. It is incredible.)
lunarsystem: (Default)
i've been playing shovel knight lately!! i just beat it this morning!! it's so good!!

spoilers/impressions/etc under the cut )

March 2016

67891011 12


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 18th, 2017 02:55 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios