Anime Abandon - Gall Force

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  • Ladette
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    I thought the title looked familiar, I saw this back when I was a kid, hope it's as stupid as I remember it being...Yep, still stupid as it always was. Although I remember liking it for that reason.

    Oh God dat Sonic OVA. I remember watching the hell out of that when I was younger. Based on your reaction i'm expecting something awesome next time.
  • Vausch
    Bizarre and goofy but enjoyable. Loved the part with Sonoda!

    Oh come on Sage, if the bible is allowed to get away with it then why can't a scifi story? Besides, they at least gave a slightly plausible explanation there, maybe the cross-breed guy causes some kind of anti-incestual problems for the future generations? Yeah I don't buy it either.

    I've seen the Sonic movie. In Japanese, not so bad, goofy and enjoyable if you can put aside the usual obvious problems. In English, not so much. Have fun, you poor guy.
  • ladydiskette
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    Somehow that Adam and Eve thing isn't that far off. Also, technically you could say that in the book of Genesis, Adam and Eve were in a way brother and sister, or related to a lesser degree. So I could buy that.
  • Sockpuppet
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    It doesn't matter if Adam and Eve themselves are related, every succeeding generation would be. (Though according to the bible, Eve was "cloned" from Adam's rib, so yeah.)

    The problem with this to ME is-- It's only the biggest damn cliche in science fiction. The TWILIGHT ZONE did it at least 3 times, and the original premise of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA was basically the same idea. Yawn.
  • Falconfly
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    Actualy, the Bible at least reduces the incest somewhat, as the original hebrew indicates that humans before Adam and Eve were created.
  • Sewblon
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    Did that information make it into any modern English translations?
  • Sewblon
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    I am baffled by the pointless nudity in this show. Is it supposed to be sexy? funny? both? Because it is just awkward and disturbing.
  • LikaLaruku
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    As a little girl, I never noticed it, nor the Loli thing. Now that Sage has brought it up, it gives the anime a locker room feeling.
  • webfox100  - SONIC!
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    Doing Sonic next? That gives me a big smile. XD
  • otakursed666
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    C'mon, Sage, it's O-A-V, not OVA. Next you'll tell me dubs are preferable to subs . . . and on that note, if you want to experience some truly painful dubbing, check out AnimEigo's version of Sonoda's Riding Bean. Oy freakin' vey. And any chance Streamline Pictures' Lensman will be making an appearance on AA? Just had to ask.
  • Yohko86
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    I sorta remember not specifically this Gall Force movie, but another one (the Earth Chapters I think). Well anyway, I don't recall much from that once since I was pretty much board all the way throughout it.

    And I can't tell you how happy I am that your doing the Sonic OVA! I don't remember much from first watching it except from the fact that I REALLY didn't like Sonic's voice. It just sounded so...weird and out-of-character-like.

    @otakursed666

    Both OAV and OVA are acceptable as they mean the same thing (OAV = Original Animated Video, OVA = Original Video Animation). Although I will admit that it was sometime in the 2000s that only 'OAV' was exclusively being used unlike back in the '90s where both were used interchangeably.
  • LikaLaruku
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    Original Video Animation / Original Animated Video.
  • Fiang
    I was going to argue that the 'third party to end the war' was nothing more than a Messiah motif introduced solely to add aestheticism to the story, but naw. I like this ending. I do! I've never seen an anime do that before. It's in the future---JUST KIDDING! You're the future!
  • Sockpuppet
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    "3rd party to end the war", or rather the concept of warring parties marrying to create an alliance is very old, but it makes very little sense to have a fucking MONSTER do it and the other parties not KNOW it's happening.
  • Bloodrealm
    Haha, I c wut u did thar! You used clips exclusively from Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (pronounced "Double Zeta, for anyone who doesn't know) when talking about MSG because you went on to talk about loli characters!
  • ColossalChaos
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    I was wondering when he would get to the Sonic OVA. I'm not saying it is on the same level of stupidly bad as the rest of the junk he reviews, but it does have its flaws and I'm looking forward to how he'll tear it apart. Mostly because I'm starting a pool to see how many jokes he'll use will be the same as from the Youtube series Sonic Bastardized. So far I got takers who have debs on the Great Mighty Poo song and the 1960's Batman theme.
  • ladydiskette  - reply to ColossalChaos
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    lol, I loved "Sonic Bastardized", I am sure if Sage himself has seen it, it could happen, you can't really watching the movie itself without sprouting off the quotes/jokes from the YT series now can you?
  • SSH
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    YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!11111
  • SKRen
    Sage, just be glad you're not reviewing Sonic X.
  • LikaLaruku
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    Yeah Sage, if you are, you should review the Engrish Hong Kong fansubs. It will at least keep you laughing through the melodrama. Fans say Chris is bad, but it was Rogue & Amy that had me grinding my teeth.

    Swear to god every episode was subtitled by a different person, & they don;t get any of the characters' names right.
  • LikaLaruku
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    Some say that Gall Force could be linked with this other anime I can't remember the name of where men & women consider eachother different species & live on different planets & reproduce through cloning, which would explain their reaction to the baby.

    The original Gall Force trilogy is one of my favorites. Always watch it back to back with Lily C.A.T.

    Gall Force is the first, well, anything I've seen that kills off most of the cast.

    It's probably the last video in the trilogy that I remember the most. It's baffling, but I loved it.

    Remember that guy at the beginning of every Manga Corps release who pronounced both halves of the company name wrong? He'd say "Maynguh Korps."

    Ooh, Gunsmith Cats. I always watch that back to back with Original Dirty Pair. Actually, the tomboy in this trilogy reminds me of Dirty Pair's Kei.

    Redhead has Lina Inverse's voice.

    There's a remake? *_*

    I used to be a huge Sonic fan, but the pervy furry fans, amerime art, cancellation of Knuckles' series, & intrusion of Sonic Adventures characters into the comics ruined Sonic for me. & all the games after Sonic 3D Blast sucked.
  • Sockpuppet
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    That does make sense, because no one seemed to have any idea what a baby WAS, or a male. (Though even clones start out as BABIES, so let's not strain ourselves analyzing.)
  • astrakhan
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    That anime you're thinking of is probably Macross, in which a pop star making out with her skeevy cousin/manager ends up destroying a whole fleet.

    Macross/Robotech was awesome.
  • Geminosity  - I know that one :3
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    Lika, the anime you mentioned with male and female humans as different races: Would it be Vandread by any chance? I loved that series back in university XD
  • Paranormal Rob
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    Oh geeze Sonic the Movie... I reviewed that waste of time a while back. Good luck dude!
  • ladydiskette  - Love the cameo by Suave. XD
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    I don't know why but this movie is giving me Avengers #200 flashbacks. o.O


    Oh he is going to review the Sonic Hedgehog movie. This should be interesting.
  • Kawau_the_troll
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    You know when he started about starbuck, my thought was this isn't the alien rip off that ends with the alien and ripley of the story being adam and eve is it? Yep it was, I can never remember the name of this thing, I saw it when I was in middle school, and more of my life has gone by having seen this thing than not having seen it. it's still as cheesy as I remember which is to say its not as cheesy as Venus wars, or as I call it that movie with combat monocycles.
  • Eyeshot
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    You have to give Gall Force some credit: Star Trek has never shown toilets on the Enterprise.
  • Sockpuppet
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    But they're always talking about the Captain's LOG!
  • Tom Smith
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    Is it me, or does Starbuck kinda look like that Rainbow Pony?

    And yes, this is a WAY better humanity origin story than Prometheus. And that makes me sad.
  • YukoValis
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    I actually have a VHS copy of this, wow it's been so long since I saw it. Sorta a re-telling of Adam and eve space opera style. It's old anime, but good anime. Where the ending makes you smile. Oh and she could just be sitting on the toilet :p doesn't mean she is using it. It's a good place to be alone. Other then that... yay Loli.
  • BB Shockwave
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    She'd not have her pants down if she wasn't...

    It always annoys me how a lot of anime makers just take EVERY excuse to show titties. Do they need 'it' so badly, the have to insert porn into basically every anime ever?
  • name93
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    I laughed my tits off when he pulled out Sonic :D
  • Schwarzer Ritter
    Come on, the Sonic Movie is not too bad.
    At least in comparison to The Adventures of Sonic the Hedeghog cartoon.
  • Mothmouth
    Heh, you're gonna do the Sonic OVA.

    Is this gonna be the only anime you do that's for kids? 'Cause it seems like it.
  • BB Shockwave
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    Considering the Sonic anime includes breast-groping, fantasies about pregnant women and a Mecha Sonic looking up girl's skirts, I'd be cautious about saying "kid's anime".

    I always wondered what Japanese kids were like, considering they grow up on stuff like this... I mean, I certainly don't remember Gummi Bears or Duck Tales teaching us to be perverts.
  • FunkyM
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    Oh Boy... Sonic OVA... Dis gon be good! :)
  • HylianHeroLOZ
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    Oh man i remember seeing this way back when on sci fi channel (maybe it was on the international channel, i cant remember). But yea it was pretty much meh. Great Review though as always sage

    I nearly died laughing when the loli girl randomly eats a sausage out of no where lol. Freaking classic
  • Kano
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    Why do you keep pronouncing "Sonoda" as "Senada"...?
  • Bennett the Sage
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    For the same reason why a Japanese person would pronounce my last name "Why-Tuh".
  • Cythraul
    I could see introducing a "third race" to end a war making sense if the intent is to use it as a buffer state.
  • Cythraul
    (Awww, no HTML in comments? Here's the link - http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Buffer_state )
  • L2
    Silly Sage, of course you can marry an anime character. It's called having a waifu.

    >As soon as I see it's Sonic
    Yeesss
    Yeesssss
    YYYYEEEEESSSSSSSS!
  • QuietOne  - RE Cythraul
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    pretty much, that's the plot - the two races simply can't get along with each other, due to their differences (solnoids being cloned female humanoids, the paranoids a sentient protoplasmic goo that 'pours' itself into its mecha). the oav pretty much states the only reason the plot came into being is that both sides developed a a weapon capable of destroying stars, and people near the top on both sides realized if the war continued they would wipe each other out in a very short space of time.

    Its interesting to note this spun off a bunch of articles in a Japanese hobby magazine, where the characters and mecha were represented via scratch-built models. This may haave given more context and character building, and the oav may well have assumed the fans seeing it would already know all this.
  • PlasticFrogCG
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    Wow, I have not seen Gall Force in a loooong time. I also liked it back in those early days of anime just making it's debut in America. Looking at these clips I'm not sure if I still would. Guess I'll have to find it and see!

    Other honorable mentions from those early days: Lilly Cat and Venus Wars!
  • Moomoof
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    Fuck you gall force for the adam and eve bullshit

    Also was it needed to kill off the other people just for making a new species? if they two sides agreed?!!? wtf!
    God this reminds me of eyes of mars bullshit

    Sonic woooooooo!
  • Fan_the_Flames  - Marrying an Anime Character
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    Yes Sage, I have heard of this...I believe it's called a Waifu
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