Tag Archives: Gainax

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise and The Shooting Star We Saw

The “Anime Club in Futurum” discussion series on /r/TrueAnime recently featured Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise as a group watch, a film which I had nominated.

What follows here are a collected series of comments I made, both edited for flow as a single blog post and expanded upon for both myself and hopefully your own enjoyment. It contains some spoilers, but I do think any anime fan should take the opportunity to watch Gainax’s initial commercial anime venture.

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Mothballs #19: The Way Of All Wars Corps

This Week: Vampire Wars, Psychic Wars, Dog Solider: Shadows of the Past, and Debutante Detective Corps.

As we’re now in the awkward period between seasons, this was a week of one-offs and other frivolous nonsense. Most of it from the sludge and schlock pile.

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Sugar Cereals And Ice Cream Dreams: The DAICON III And IV Opening Animations

There comes a point the life of any given fan where they are so fascinated by all the Cool Things they like, that they just really want to show it all to other people. They’re practically bursting at the opportunity, the chance, the potential to explode in the raw ecstasy of talking up said Cool Things to anyone within earshot. There’s a certain childlike wonder and glee to that, so while it can certainly be handled poorly by many in less than socially acceptable ways, it’s a powerful sensation to both feel and behold.

Daicon Film, an amateur film club who came together to work on the opening ceremony video for the 1981 Nihon SF Taikai convention, clearly had such sentiments in their hearts when assembling a means of kicking off a science fiction event. To concoct an embodiment of the concept of Cool Things. In many respects, the eventual two opening animations they would go on to create are arguably among the most anime of anime to ever anime.

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