October 23, 2014

Ducks In Anime: Iwo Jima Edition

-Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Ep07
During my recent enforced vacation from the internet, I decided to give Arpeggio of Blue Steel another try.  If you don't know, the show is about humanity's fight against "The Fleet of Fog," robot aliens that model themselves after warships from WWII.  Their computer systems take the form of young women... that's cruiser Takao on the left, and main character submarine I-401 on the right.

I have some reservations about this show.  I'll get into them in detail in a different post, but suffice to say that I was pretty unhappy with the overall package.  But it's got a duck.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 11:09 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 That is one enormous duck (save the one that tends to visit seaports).

Unless that's the personification of the one that visits seaports....

Posted by: Mauser at October 24, 2014 04:52 AM (TJ7ih)

2 I await with glee your official tearing-into of "Arpeggio of Blue Steel". (You already know some of my thoughts...) I forgot about the duck, though. My bad.

In my defense, my eyes may have been rolling at high enough RPMs during the beach episode(s) to have missed it.

Posted by: GreyDuck at October 24, 2014 07:43 AM (CUkqs)

3 In between building all kinds of defenses and an underground base, Hyuga seems to have spent a lot of time terraforming that island. I didn't think it had so many trees! or that it was so green...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 24, 2014 03:09 PM (+rSRq)

4 Of course, I could be wrong. I just took a look at it with Google Earth, and it looks like most of the island is covered with trees.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 24, 2014 03:12 PM (+rSRq)

5 I don't think they're trees, exactly, but greenery at least.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 24, 2014 03:58 PM (jGQR+)

6 i look forward to any thoughts on The other ship anime, KanKolleCollection.  Just finished Arpeggio of Blue Steel and it was mostly because of all the KanKolle talk on the internet.  I agree that we learned very little about the other human crew members, would have loved to know more about the sonar operator and wrench wench.  

Posted by: Tom "Dreamshadow" Tjarks at October 27, 2014 01:44 PM (yar5s)

7 i look forward to any thoughts on The other ship anime, KanKolleCollection.

I think I'll be able to manage an episodic writeup for Kantai Collection.  Really, it's either gonna be great or it'll be a trainwreck.  Perfect fodder for me, either way.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 27, 2014 09:34 PM (jGQR+)

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