Love, Death and Robots Volume 3
Three Robots: Exit Strategies
Sequel to an episode in the first batch.
Our three tour guides through the post apocalypse show us how the different classes reacted and how it went for them. Spoilers badly! Quite funny commentary on how bad human attitudes can/are screwing ourselves over.
From the depths.
Traders on the high seas of a distant planet encounter a vicious sea creature. A twisty plot and some gruesome and creepy scenes it was a good tense story.
The realist CG adds to the gruesomeness although the character designs are slightly disproportionate humans.
The Very Pulse of the Machine
Enjoy this trip,
And it is a trip.
Visually impressive episode about an astronaut on Jupiter's moon Io trying to get back to her spacecraft after an accident. Although CG like the first 2 the art is more cartoon like or should that be anime like as it was animated by Polygon. Also loved the music which was a fantastic spacey ambient.
Night of the Mini Dead
Short and seriously f**ked up.
Zombies apocalypse, but everything was animated as if the world was a miniature set. Looked stop motion, but I doubt it as there were a lot of moving pieces. Very funny in places.
Kill Team Kill
Guns, lots of guns!
Pretty shallow plot about soldiers coming up against a tough opponent. Pretty humorous in places and the first episode with a more traditional 2D animation which was quite good.
Scientists discover a nest of interstellar insects, but as usual we want more than to just study them!
Back to the realistic CG for this one.
A man has a rat problem and needs increasing more sophisticated equipment to get rid. Quite funny in places.
More of Pixar look to this one.
In Vaulted Halls Entombed
Call of Duty: Lovecraft
Soldiers get more than they bargained for in the caves of Afghanistan.
Almost photo realistic which makes the gore stuff extra gruesome.
Beware the Siren's call.
This is like the episode The Witness from the first season in that the backgrounds look real and the movement of the characters look too complex for animation, but they definitely have a different look to them that suggests some sort of process has taken place, also it was bizarre, probably even more so than that first episode.
Another batch of interesting and varied stories. Favourites are definitely Bad Travelling and The Very Pulse of the Machine.
episodes 493-516 rewatch and 517-641
So many emotions! One Piece is always a wild ride. The show loves to trade in mayhem amd big surprisingly weighty ideas and its characters are so full of personality even the ones just around for a single arc. The main arcs I watched here were a blast. Punk Hazard was especially good.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations episode 250 Hoping for recovery.
Don’t Hurt Me, My Healer! episode 7 Passion of the Zombie.
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs episode 8 Sky pirates.
Eyeshield 21 episodes 137-145 (Complete. Despite this being another sports anime wherein I had little knowledge of the core subject matter I found the series enjoyable thanks to the likeable cast and how they drove the narrative.) 4/5
Fate/Stay Night Movie: Heaven’s Feel - I. Presage Flower (Film)
Fate/Stay Night Movie: Heaven’s Feel - II. Lost Butterfly (Film)
Fate/Stay Night Movie: Heaven’s Feel - III. Spring Song (Film) After gradually picking up the MVM release I’ve finally watched the Heaven’s Feel adaptation trilogy and found it to be a solid watch overall with some great and visually rich action set pieces. 4/5, 4/5, 4/5
Unlike a lot of people I don't watch any more than 5 new shows per season and the one that's really got me hooked so far is Birdie Wing-Girl's Golf Story. It's just so absurd that it keeps one coming back for each new episode just to see how much further out it will get.
So I finally started to watch Spy x Family on Crunchyroll last night, and have also started a rewatch already, lol! I watched the first 4 episodes last night on my own, and then my oldest daughter and her boyfriend came to visit today, and after supper they wanted to show Spy x Family to my mother, as they had recently watched all of the episodes released so far. So, we watched the first 3 episodes again on the living room TV, just for my mom to see it - and she's enjoying it immensely! And, I'm definitely not one that cares for comedy in anime, but this show has the good kind of humor in it, so I've really been loving the series so far, too.
Ironically, my daughter's name is Anna, but my mother was really pushing for us to name her Anya when she was born, 25 years ago!
Record of Lodoss War - Episodes 1 - 13 [Final] (Blu-ray)
I had been looking forward to watching Lodoss War for a long time and having watched it I'm not sure how I feel about it. I enjoyed the OVA but felt a bit underwhelmed by it as the same time, it was very much by the numbers for the first 8 episodes although the story did pick up somewhat for the finale, it was also obvious the creators had read The Hobbit and LOTR a few times beforehand. @Professor Irony I completely agree with your view on the animation, some of the artwork is really nice but they definitely didn't have the budget to serve the epic scale of the story and some of the dragon animation (or lack of it) is almost laughable.
Video Warrior Laserion - Episodes 1 - 9
I had previously seen Laserion raw almost 2 decades ago and it never had a complete fansub so Discotek's SD-BD release is the first chance I've had to watch it with subtitles. A fifth of the way through it reminds me of Urashiman, very easy going and goofy on face value but with more dramatic undertone running through it.