Saturday, October 29, 2016

Astro Boy Episode 51 'Astro's First Love' (Talking Anime)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement...

On this week's vlog of 'Talking Anime', I'm going over the final episode of the 1980 Astro Boy series titled 'Astro's First Love' which is also the final episode on the Astro Boy Greatest Astro Adventures DVD


Big Thanks To 'Retro Toons' for having the Astro Boy series uploaded on YouTube, so you can watch it and make your own judgements on the episode!

  •  I am aware that in the original Japan broadcast, there was a prologue done by Astro Boy's creator Osamu Tezuka, but it's not included on this DVD
  • Because of the missing prologue, the final scene with Astro telling the viewer's 'they now know his secret' comes off a bit weird
  • This episode raises a ton of question about Doctor Boyton's original robot designs...
  • I really wish this episode was longer, to see Astro's feelings develop, but the point of him falling in love and wanting Nikki to be apart of him still comes across well
  • There is quite a bit of action in this, in fact the military base looked like it was designed by some 90s kids (AT4W reference)
  • The 'Astro Boy Greatest Astro Adventures' DVD is a great little compilation of the best episode of the 1980 series 

iZombie Apocalypse Part 4 - Repossesion

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... 

We have reached the end, the final 9 issues of iZombie, collected in the trade paperback 'Repossession'... issues 19 through 28, strap yourselves in folks, cause I'm going over them at a rapid pace! 

  • Gavin's reaction to Grampa Chimps not being too keen on Scott's preferances is down right hilarious
  • The fact that Galatea's plan to have Francisco absorb Xiatlu is basically what Gwen does to save the world shows that if she didn't want to rule the world, Galatea could've been the one to save it
  • The rushed pace of the comics makes it feel as though the entire series takes place within a couple of months
  • I actually prefer to iZombie televison series to the comic, if for anything that it doesn't come across as being jumbled.


11/19/2019 Grandia Highlights

Tonight we returned to Grandia, dealing with Typhoon Tower, then made our way to Gumbo and promptly dealt with the Dragon in the VOlcano. To...