Author Archives: Gundam Jack

A TRUE man

In response to Mecha Guignol’s brave stand against the imposter Kamina: Long before TTGL, there was Martian Successor Nadesico. And long before Kamina, there was Gai Daigoji. He was born as humble Jiro Yamada, but within him was the spirit … Continue reading

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Sneaky first-hand peak at the 3DS

Sometimes life gives you little surprises. At the moment I’m doing work experience with a certain national newspaper (who shall remain anonymous). One of the perks of working for a broadsheet is that you get invited to stuff; in this … Continue reading

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Fire Emblem: Shin Monsho no Nazo is out!

…or rather, it was released yesterday in Japan. As you may be aware, we only learned of this game’s existence two months ago. Given how quickly it got a JP release, hopefully this bodes well for a possible US release … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Harvey Pekar

Today, a great artist has passed away. Harvey Pekar proved that the graphic novel medium wasn’t just for science fiction and superheroes. His critically-acclaimed American Splendor showed that it could depict the individual experience of life just as well as … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Season Five: Closing Thoughts

The beauty of the BBC’s iPlayer is that I can write this post with the finale freshly viewed two weeks after its original airdate. Now my laziness can be justified! We’ve come to the end of the fifth reboot series … Continue reading

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Germany beats Argentina 4-0

Last night, Germany beat Argentina 4-0. I don’t particularly follow football (and if you do prefer that sort of thing, try Lower Mid-Table) but I did get a little warm feeling inside when Germany won. It also lessened the pain … Continue reading

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An elegy to the Aestivalis

This post was inspired by my final push to finish Martian Successor Nadesico, a mecha show involving rather more harem hi-jinks than mechs but which manages to be consistently awesome. I would make the modest proposal that the Aestivalis is … Continue reading

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