[Results] Vote on What I Should Watch Next (April 2021 edition)


Last week I put up a quick poll and while a few of the options I had listed came close – the winner is Perfect Blue.

I might try to watch it this weekend and begin (slowly) writing up a review over the next week.

Keen to get to this, even as I kinda worry that I won’t have much to add to a film that’s been written about quite extensively 😀

Gunbuster Review [Collaboration with Ashley from The Review Heap]


Here’s a new collab, me and Curtis from Iridium Eye Reviews tackle ‘Gunbuster’ this time 🙂

Iridium Eye Reviews

AKA: Gunbuster: Top O Nerae!, Gunbuster: Aim for the Top!
Genre: Mecha/Action/War Drama
Year Released: 1988-1989
Distributor: Unlicensed (DVD formally available by Bandai Visual USA/Honneamise)
Origin: Japan
Running Time: OVA, 6 episodes, 27-31 minutes each
Rating/Recommended Audience: 16+
Related Films/Series: Diebuster, Gunbuster vs. Diebuster
For Fans Of: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam series, RahXephon, Saikano, Pacific Rim, Divergence Eve, Galaxy Express 999, Noein, Voices of a Distant Star
-Please check out Ashley’s blog The Review Heap.
Fun Facts:
-Gunbuster is the directorial debut of noted animator Hideaki Anno. Before there was Nadia: Secret of Blue Water, His and Her Circumstances, or even Neon Genesis Evangelion, there was this little OVA in Gainax’s early days.

-Hilarious in Hindsight: Noriko Hidaka and Rei Sakuma voice Noriko Takaya (note the first name) and Kazumi Amano respectively, so it’s as if Akane and Shampoo from Ranma ½ became mecha pilots…

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Vote on What I Should Watch Next (April 2021 edition)

Of course, I do have a few things on the go right now and plenty of stuff from the past that I could review, but I thought I’d open a vote for a film this time around (last post like this I think I listed four or five series instead).

So, here’s some options – hopefully something catches your eye!

Some of these I’ve seen (some years ago) and two I’ve not had the chance to watch at all just yet.

Update (+ Guessing Game)


Lately, I’ve been pretty busy changing jobs – I left a deeply flawed and unpleasant workplace (and career) and now work different hours in a new industry and specifically a much better workplace – so lots to learn!

These changes have been slowing me down when it comes to posting here (as does time spent wrapping up a few writing projects) but I thought I’d try to catch up with a few posts over the next week or so.

And also!

If I owe you a comment or a response to something, you’re most definitely on my list 😀

So, here’s another guessing game… in part because it’s faster for me to create these than a review! No theme but I tried to go for vaguely similar colours.

(Some of these are easy ones and a few should be harder – for one image there’s a clue that’s far more visible if you click on the image.)

Quick Guessing Game (7)

Hello! I wanted to squeeze in another of these before the end of the year 🙂

Six more screencaps to guess:

Again, no particular theme or era, just images I either already had or could find – and hopefully I haven’t accidentally used any repeat shows/films.

(One is perhaps a little difficult, without characters visible etc, and also being a sequel to something that was more popular.)

Quick Guessing Game (6)


Here’s another six screencaps to guess – well, 5 pics and 1 gif:

(Still struggling to complete an entire review, lately and I have a few shows to actually write-up, so I’m a bit behind. December might be the return of the ‘regular review’ schedule… maybe!)