Henshin Robo Genndyzer (Or, Mike’s Quickie Review of SYM-BIONIC TITAN!)

Going through my referrals, I discovered that the one entry on this blog that always generated a large portion of the weekly hits turned out to be my report of Genndy Tartakovsky’s new series, Sym-Bionic Titan. It wasn’t so much because of it being a hard-hitting article, but rather the wait for its broadcast felt like listening to the first prolonged note of a three-hour opera –you want it to just start already! Thankfully enough, as of Friday night, that first note finally carried into what we came for.

Sym-Bionic Titan finally made its premiere on Cartoon Network, one of the two things worth watching that night (the other being the Star Wars: The Clone Wars season premiere. Screw everything else), and I’ll just tell you right now: It was worth every second of the wait. I posted about it on Facebook straight away, telling my friends “Animation buffs, you will love what they did with the style and backgrounds. Mechaholics, you will love all the homages and nods. Star Blazers[/Yamato] fans, you will cream yourselves at the climax”. Really, that’s the shortest possible way I can best sum up this premiere, but if you want the long-version? Hit the jump.

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Youtube Theater 1: Diecast Grudges

From the comments of this video:

So you’re not angry about this revelation? Did you use to be angry about this?

Odnetwii: I don’t understand what you mean….

Rodimus78: Well think about it…if you grew up watching TF in the 80s, playing w/ diecast TF, and got mad about the show’s 4th season w/ a short end, but still love the toys so you got PM Prime with no diecast and the comics but no show. Then it gets irritable when Hasbro replaced TF w/ those crappy Action Masters toys, and walked off w/ something else like TMNT….

Then you had a nostalgic period in your early 20s and rekindled your love for TFs,but learned the shocking truth that the cartoon really didn’t get cancelled in season 4, it continued in Japan. that new TF toys like Metalhawk and Galaxy Shuttle got produced but weren’t distributed in the US except the Asian world.I mean the Asian kids got their God Ginrai in the 80s while Hasbro gave us a crappy PM Prime. Wouldn’t you be upset about being cheated and mislead?

Me: ….Wow.

And that, ladies and gents, is why I’m glad I’m not a full-fledged Transformers fan.


The First Trailer for Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiba: Climax Deka just aired and is up on Youtube!

In addition, we’re getting ANOTHER variant of Double Action:

After the release of Double-Action Wing Form on March 26th, and for the release of Ore, Tanjo !’s Director’s Cut version, a new Double-Action will come out : Double-Action Climax Form ! Thus we could hear the main song from the next OVA : Climax Detective. It will be sing by the Quintuple-Action group as known as Momo, Ura, Kin, Ryuu and Deneb !

Toei and Bandai: We’re Going To Bleed Your Wallet Dry.