[Community Poll] Series Recommendations – Anime Edition

So many shows, so little time! With the inception of the Centaku Media Podcast, I figured this would be a good place to start where I can verbally discuss details of an anime series I’ve waited until–whenever it is decided–to watch. There are many lists out there of good anime recommendations, but I don’t know where to begin! I have a long list of anime that I’ve put “On Hold” or “Plan to Watch” on my personal MyAnimeList account, and some that have come out in recent years that sound interesting–but only makes my backlog worse.

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Pokémon: Twilight Wings – Episode 5: Assistant

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This was the episode that was delayed by a couple of weeks from the usual mid-month releases, due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the window of the sixth episode–which looks like at this point a permanent first of the month deal, but first–let’s talk about what Episode 5 tells us of Charmian Rose’s assistant, Oleana.

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Pokémon: Twilight Wings – Episode 4: Early-Evening Waves

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Four episodes in of Pokémon: Twilight Wings, and we finally get to see Best Girl, Nessa! Keeping with an apparent theme of these episodes involving gym leaders (see Episode 2 featuring Bea), Nessa is in deep thought following a recent battle against fellow gym leader, Milo.

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Blue Dragon Plus – Review [Action Button]

The following was published back in 2009 after this game in the Blue Dragon franchise was released in North America, and with many thanks to the marketing agency RocketXL for making this possible, I was able to get a hands-on review! Blue Dragon Plus for the Nintendo DS is the sequel to the Xbox 360 game created by the father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, music from the legendary Nobuo Uematsu, and character design by Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame. It is the perfect alternative for fans of the Blue Dragon anime who have yet to play the first Blue Dragon game.

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop [Novel Impressions]

This post was originally published in June 2013. In honor of 2020 being the 25th anniversary of Gundam Wing, here is the republication of my review of the novel sequel to Gundam Wing, Frozen Teardrop.

Important: since it’s been so long since I read what was translated in the novels, I made a slight error that was pointed out by a commenter on the previous blog. I still have the comment somewhere in the massive MySQL file that I managed to save, but it’s buried in my to-do list of other things I got caught up in. Please feel free to (constructively, politely, please) correct me in the meantime!

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Channel Surfing: Pokémon: Twilight Wings Miniseries

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Today’s Channel Surfing entry is of a new webseries called Pokémon: Twilight Wings. It is based on the eighth and current generation of the franchise’s Sword and Shield series, set in the Galar region. When I first found out about it, I thought it was the plot of the recently announced expansions for Gen 8, and I hesitated as I saw that it involved Leon and Chairman Rose: the reason being is that at the time I didn’t participate in the championships yet, and didn’t want to be spoiled of the “results”, hahaha! Then I saw “anime series”, and had to drop everything I was doing at the moment to check it out.

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