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  • Joined Jul 20, 2008
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Golgo 13: The Professional

Oct 21, 2012

I have some nostalgia attached to this character, and I too played the game on the Nintendo (but enjoyed it). If you weren't alive when this was released, you probably wouldn't like the anime style. It's old, and the director uses lots of techniques from 70's cinema - psychedelic angles, etc.

Golgo's character is great! He's almost inanimate, as he should be. Even in the heat of sex, he's like a statue. Pleasure or pain, his face reveals nothing. What's he trying to express? "I wish I had some chips?" or "Oh, this is the best sex/worst pain I have ever experienced!" Nobody... See full review

3/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

Mobile Police Patlabor Minimum: Minipato

Nov 25, 2011

A short three-part series that gives supplementary information about the Patlabor series, presented as a mixture of fact and comedy. The first episode, "Roar! Revolver Cannon!", discusses the weaponry and ammunition used by the Special Vehicle Unit 2. This first part is hosted by the laconic, chain-smoking Goto. The highlight for me was a ballistics demonstation using a tiny Ota (think: Patlabor's quick-tempered & gun-happy pilot) as an ersatz bullet. Episode two, "Ah, Victorious 98 Model AV", hosted by chief mechanic Shigeo Shiba, goes into the history and considerable... See full review

6/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
6.5/10 overall