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Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes 8-12

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes  8-12

Oct 9, 2014

Oh wow, if you read my review for the first seven episodes of Aldnoah.Zero’s first cour, you knew that this is a show you need to be ready and prepared for anything. The final 5 episodes of this cour has been a ludicrous ride of action, exposition, and: ‘what the hell? Why?’ In the best ways of course. Aldnoah.Zero has been strong from its start and has...

Review | Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episodes 15-24

Review | Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episodes 15-24

Oct 8, 2014

Whew, it’s been a while since we’ve talked Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure here at Geekenstein, so let’s play some catchup, eh? When we last left off, Jotaru and crew had been dealing with Enya’s 6 Stand users and were still on their way to Egypt and their ultimate matchup: Dio. Unfortunately this batch of episodes started getting a little bit dull and repetitive for...

Review | Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Episodes 8-12

Review | Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Episodes 8-12

Oct 7, 2014

Shirogane no Ishi Argeveollen seems like a show you will both love and keep watching, or you’ve already dropped due to its pacing by this point. I’m in the former camp, partially due to reviewing it for you geeks, and because I genuinely enjoy it every week. I could totally understand why one may have dropped it by now, too. The action has dried up and it has...

Review | Captain Earth Episode 15-24 Review

Review | Captain Earth Episode 15-24 Review

Oct 2, 2014

It’s been a little while since I’ve talked about Captain Earth, but since it has aired its finale, now seems topical to bring the series back up. Once again, Captain Earth is an original mecha series from Sunrise, directed by Takuya Igarashi (Star Driver), and it holds a lot of the themes of teamwork, friendship, and dichotomy, but ultimately sets itself apart...

You Should Be Watching: Hunter x Hunter (Part 6)

You Should Be Watching: Hunter x Hunter (Part 6)

Sep 30, 2014

“You should enjoy the little detours. To the fullest. Because that’s where you’ll find the things more important than what you want.” The final, closing words of Ging Freecs ring through my mind for hours on end as the credits close and Hunter x Hunter comes to an end. One of the strongest, most consistently well-written and designed series of all time has...

Review | Tokyo Ghoul Episodes 8-12

Review | Tokyo Ghoul Episodes 8-12

Sep 20, 2014

Right before I was sitting down to write this review, something I’d already expected and assumed happened: Tokyo Ghoul is getting a second. In January, Kaneki and the rest of Anteiku and Ghouls will continue their war with the Commission of Counter Ghoul or CCG. Which, is quite good news for fans, it’s also damned irritating for them to have to wait 4 months to...

Review | Space Dandy Episodes 14-20

Review | Space Dandy Episodes 14-20

Aug 27, 2014

What’s this, two Shinichiro Watanabe series in one season? Of course they’re two series of majorly different genres, and if you’ve stuck with Space Dandy until this point, you won’t be disappointed. I know a few people have tapped out to Space Dandy’s episodic, wacky formula, but it’s actually grown on me and I’ve been smiling and legitimately laughing out loud...

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes 1-7

Review | Aldnoah.Zero Episodes 1-7

Aug 26, 2014

When I hear Gen Urobichi has a new project in store, I get giddy, anxious, and then hesitant. As much as I love a lot of his works (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero) he can also fall a little flat and forgettable (Blassreiter) too. Needless to say, Aldnoah Zero is his latest creation, and although he only had a hand in writing the first three episodes, it’s still an...

Review | Tokyo ESP Episodes 1-7

Review | Tokyo ESP Episodes 1-7

Aug 22, 2014

A couple of years ago, Marvel teamed up with studio Madhouse to create an X-Men anime developed in Japan, but it was an utterly forgettable creation. This fall season brings us Tokyo ESP from mangaka Hajime Segawa (Ga-Rei-Zero), Shigehito Takayanagi (Cardcaptor Sakura, Flame of Recca) and Studio Xebec (Pandora Hearts, Heroic Age). Tokyo is newly invested with...

Review | Zankyou no Terror Episodes 1-7

Review | Zankyou no Terror Episodes 1-7

Aug 21, 2014

Here it is, Shinichirō Watanabe’s newest creation: Zankyou no Terror (AKA Terror in Resonance). Set in an alternate universe of Japan, teenaged terrorists Nine and Twelve have ambitions to terrorize Japan and wake up the world with their destruction. On the other side of the fight is Kenjirō Shibazaki of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, who is...