Mechanorn – 28


Time for more MechaNORN!

winter15-foshNo Samsura tonight, but you can listen to me and Irene talk about Heavy Object, Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans and the finale episodes of Comet Lucifer which was kind of crazy! Oh and I jumped over to Soundcloud because I got a copyright strike on Youtube for a old Gintama episode review? Yeah I can’t upload anything longer than an hour soooooooo yeah…


Heavy Object – 10 & 11 = 16:23

Comet Lucifer – 10 & 11 & 12 = 22:40

Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans – 10 & 11 & 12 = 52:36

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24 Responses to “Mechanorn – 28”

  1. Di Gi Kazune says:

    🙁 Sad I lost interest in Comet Lucifer after all the negativity.

    • BlackBriar says:

      That’s your fatal mistake right there, friend. Following a series or not should be based purely upon your reasoning, not that of others. It’s or miss affair. You might like one series for whatever reasons chosen and at the same time, another might not. Disagreements and different points of view are inevitable. Honest and bare-faced truth. Either way, others not liking what you enjoy shouldn’t apply to you in any way.

  2. Highway says:

    You know, episode 11 of Heavy Object was actually going pretty well. I’m thinking “This might be the best episode of this, with Qwenthur and Frolaytia talking, not Havia and Qwenthur yelling at each other.”

    And then, they pull out that genetic stuff. I thought they said “Almost 100%” for the amount of males, which I thought was fine. But then they said Miss Frolaytia is included in that. Which was wrong. It was so, so wrong. I can maybe believe that the males in Frolaytia’s family might have a predilection for siring other males. Maybe their gametes just get really tired from carrying that extra half-chromosome, so only the ones that will make a Y can get to the target.

    But a woman? There is NO WAY AT ALL that Frolaytia can have the ability to only have male children. What does she have, the cervix police checking IDs? No! ICE (you know, Intrauterine Chromosome Enforcement) teams rounding up all those terroristic potential X’s and detaining them in camps? Argh!

    Stop when you’re ahead. Don’t just keep yammering to fill time! It completely ruined… well, everything about this episode, which as I said was actually doing pretty well.

    • HannoX says:

      I had the same reaction to Frolaytia’s womb only producing male children. “What! Don’t these people understand basic genetics?” They could have gotten around that huge misstatement about how sex is determined by saying something about how the women in her family have a genetic condition whereby their wombs produce an enzyme that destroys X chromosomes. Sure, that’d be rather ridiculous, but less so than leaving the impression that it’s the egg, not the sperm, that determines sex.

      • IreneSharda says:

        I even gave that a possible reason myself, since the body does naturally kill off sperm rapidly, that perhaps her body’s genetics caused her to be able to kill off X chromosome sperm. But then, I would think that would cause major issues with her own reproductive system and especially the eggs themselves.

        Like I said in the review, I’m a sci-fi nut, I don’t complain about explosions and flares in Gundam or Star Wars. However, if your going to spend that amount of time on bad science, and are acting so unapologetically about it, I can’t help but to call you out on it.

        • Di Gi Kazune says:

          Insufficient lens flare in the latest Star Wars!

          For the good of the galaxy, the Empire First Order destroyed all those annoying lens flare generators!

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      I *would* go into the technobabble details of the chromosomal policing but safe to suffice, chromosomal policing *is* possible except that safe to suffice, it’s not full proof and generally is easier to apply to Ys.

    • IreneSharda says:

      What does she have, the cervix police checking IDs? No! ICE (you know, Intrauterine Chromosome Enforcement) teams rounding up all those terroristic potential X’s and detaining them in camps? Argh!

      Stop when you’re ahead. Don’t just keep yammering to fill time! It completely ruined… well, everything about this episode, which as I said was actually doing pretty well.

      LOL 😛 For once I totally agree with you.

  3. Highway says:

    Comet Lucifer finished up pretty much the way it was the whole time: Not very good. The environmental morality play was quite heavy-handed, but not really that bad. And then the overall ending was a typical anime-style “We want to make this be poignant and bittersweet” ending. The only people who have anything close to a happy ending are Roman and Kaon, who I’ll choose to believe ended up married because they eventually fell in love with each other, not because Kaon gave up on Sogo and actual love.

    Comet Lucifer was one that seemed like they were going to just shove some stuff together and thought it would end up awesome, and really it just ended up a mess.

    • HannoX says:

      For the most part it was pretty much by-the-book hitting most of the tropes and was a mess. But there were a few change-ups: Do Mon’s death, Roman not turning out to be just a rich jerk, Roman and Kaon’s marriage and Felia’s fate. But none of those can save this from being more than average for this type of show. Without them it would have been subpar.

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      I already had the feeling that Feelia (bad pun) was a plant-mususme from the designs. That she turned into the incarnation of Greenpeace is not a surprise. 😛

    • Foshizzel says:

      Parts of it were fine, but the story was all over the place which made it more of a train wreck, I wanted Comet Lucifer to be another fun Eureka 7 type anime! Yeah it didn’t even come close and not to mention that final episode felt so damn rushed…

  4. BlackBriar says:

    Heavy Object – 10 & 11: This may actually be the first time Qwenthur and Havia are in over their heads. So far, they’ve destroyed every Object they’ve encountered. But to deal with one that practically in space… I can’t even begin to imagine the strategy necessary to best a mechanical beast capable of remodeling the landscape and taking out virtually all targets in its path.

    Frolaytia’s story to Qwenthur threw me for a loop. Just thinking of such circumstances for the sake of a family line is insane. I wonder if it would make a scandal if she ever decided to mate with a commoner instead of an upper class pain in the ass. Maybe they’d have to accept the child because it would still be of noble descent.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah i’m curious to see how they defeat this new object and who knows maybe Milinda will take it out this time instead of Qwen and Havia?

      Yeah Froyaytia’s story is kinda odd and if the goal was to make it sad then wow they failed! Like I said on the recording maybe if they told it later it could have been good? Also without the fanservice angles please.

  5. BlackBriar says:

    For anyone that’s interested, here’s the link to download Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt:

    Right now, only the first episode is available. And best advice: Go for the LQ format at the bottom half of the page. The quality is good and it will consume less memory to download.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah I just watched Thunderbolt it was only 18 minutes so I assume it was just a mini teaser.

      • IreneSharda says:

        Actually Thunderbolt is supposed to be 4 episodes long, and at least the first episode was confirmed to be only 18 minutes long (sorry, that was the whole episode. 😛 )

        Now, I’m not sure if the other 3 will be that short too, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

      • BlackBriar says:

        No. Word is that’s the actual length. One of 4 episodes in total.

    • IreneSharda says:

      Wait a minute. You’re going to watch Thunderbolt, which is another addition to the UC timeline and therefore not really a standalone. And yet, we can’t convince you to watch Iron Blooded Orphans? We talk about those episodes for more than an hour for a reason. 🙂

      • BlackBriar says:

        No, no, no. Please don’t misunderstand. I still, with every fiber of my being, can’t muster the slightest interest to delve into a Gundam oriented series. It’s just that the site I usually visit to download anime episodes had it in a visible spot so I suggested it knowing full well there was no chance you all would pass it up.

        You can say that I, on a whim, decided to further feed your particularly favorite genre interest, which is mecha, despite hardly being a fan of it myself. A friendly recommendation. 🙂

  6. BlackBriar says:

    Comet Lucifer: There’s nothing else other than to say this was sadly underwhelming. The series held interesting ideas but the complete absence of direction and incoherent plot development made what could’ve been good a total mess. Everything was so loosely presented with no maintenance, basically making almost nothing memorable, it’s near impossible to recall what happened at the start of the series to its rushed end.

    • Foshizzel says:

      hahaha yeah true after episode 5 or 6 I could tell things were going to end badly for Comet, but I still had hopes for something special…ah well…

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