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Wave Blaster


I like writing. It's the thing that drives me. My goal is to reach others through my work and have a nice talk.

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    First reaction: The "he was a flawed,but good editor who worked hard for the stories under his wing, and even if disagreed on, he was respected"

    Second reaction: The "oh my God, it actually happened?!"

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  • 2 weeks
    Shinji's Bizarre Adventure: Consciousness Stream

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  • 2 weeks
    Ah, Hasbro, you spoil us

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  • 7 weeks
    Broad Strokes Review: SSSS.Gridman

    Fresh out of watching SSSS.Gridman and my thoughts on the series is that I freakin’ love it. My only regret is that I couldn’t make time to watch it on release. Something I will try to do with the upcoming SSSS.Dynazenon.

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Jan
2nd
2020

Broad Strokes Review: SSSS.Gridman · 11:44am January 2nd

Fresh out of watching SSSS.Gridman and my thoughts on the series is that I freakin’ love it. My only regret is that I couldn’t make time to watch it on release. Something I will try to do with the upcoming SSSS.Dynazenon.

Something in particular that caught my eye about SSSS.Gridman is that, while it has a lot of deconstructive elements, it did do the legwork to also reconstruct around them.

A common trend in modern fiction is the constant deconstruction, be it through satire, parody or outright aversion. But less common is that when work presents how things can’t function as commonly presented, for it to also offer an alternative.

In that regard, while SSSS.Gridman does disassemble many tropes of tokus, mechas and kaijus, it also rebels in their use. When one of the character feels horrified by the destruction caused by the kaijus and the hero fighting them, or another questions if violence really is the only option, both ideas are discussed instead of held as either right or wrong.

It also does a lot with the psychology of its characters, to the point that many episodes could be considered a session of psychoanalysis. Can’t say more about that without spoiling, so I’ll just point out the following:

A very present theme in Neon Genesis Evangelion (for many, THE mecha deconstruction) is the Freudian psychoanalysis, up to having an episode called introspection. Well, in a similar regard, Gridman makes use of Carl Jung’s method, called abreaction, which knowing about does give a lot of meaning to the overall theme of the series.

So, short story, very good series. Takes itself and its audience seriously, but without missing the part where it’s mean to be fun. If you don’t like the heavier themes, there’s a compelling mystery to unravel, relatable characters and very dynamic action scenes. The imagery in particular is quite creative. It has space to pay homage to the toku and mecha genres, as well to the original Gridman, but it also comes off as its own thing.

I really recommend it.

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Comments ( 7 )

When I saw the first few episodes of that, the first thing I thought of was

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I was thinking the same thing! I remember that show!

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Same here. I used to watch Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad when I was a kid. Couldn't be older than 6, so I don't recall much besides the overall visuals. Then, I forgot about it until last year when SSSS.Gridma caught my eye and I found out that show I kind-of remembered did exist after all.

It was a weird frame of reference, since I also watched it in Latin Spanish. But still, that anime hit me with a load of nostalgia. the final episode in particular.

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Come to think of it, though..

Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad Gridman... Hmm*...

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Watch the anime. It's really good, and there are answers waiting in the last episode. Hell, in our current culture of "bad end ruins everything", I struggle to say anything bad about this one. At most, it was kind of rushed, but the foreshadow makes up for that. This really is a series that awards the viewer for paying attention.

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