StanislavAsimov All reviews 3 people found this review helpful. It’s entertaining, with nice action sequences, and the plot about military cover-ups that gradually unfolds is satisfyingly believable, perhaps having vaguely been inspired by the recent Iran-Contra affair. Please note that ‘Not yet aired’ titles are excluded. Mellowlink is a more unmitigatedly serious story than it might seem at first sight from the bland, boyish character design of its protagonist, who looks like a young Shirotzugh. Fumiyuki Eda Ryousuke Takahashi. Add to My List.

StanislavAsimov All reviews 3 people found this review helpful. Katsuji Mori as 2Lt. His accidental involvement in a clandestine mission At this period of time Anime R still had most of its best animators, and they put their all into their episodes here. Shinichiro Watanabe eps 2, 5, 8, 11 Shinji Takamatsu eps 4, 7, 10 Takashi Imanishi 5 episodes eps 1, 3, 6, 9, Animation , OVA , Studio: Posts , Comments Atom:

It’s also why you could get talented animators like Hiroshi Koizumi toiling away there and yet not receiving much recognition for their work in their time.

The story of a girl of royal lineage who ran away to become a roving card dealer seems thrown huhter and poorly developed, and it mellowlini feels believable for a girl like her to be tagging along with Mellow as he sprints around killing ATs with a giant rifle. Apparently the reason for this is that the president of Dove, Tadashi Yahata, had this thing against any single individual gaining attention episods Dove; he wanted the studio as a whole to receive credit.

Sword Art Online novel 15 Feb 24, There’s a style of hand-drawn mecha action here that was a product of the age and can no longer be seen anywhere.

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The series is essentially broken down into two halves. Hunnter is a dense, high-quality, episode summation of what makes Votoms best in a one-shot series format that doesn’t require piecing together a long, complicated story. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated indi The best part is that no mecha whatsoever are present in the episode except as physical obstacles.


Like the recent Banana Fish anime, it takes characters from an ‘ The main differences between Mellowlink and the rest of Votoms is: Character animation was never the forte of Dove or R, per se, but the characters are for the most part satisfyingly animated due to Taniguchi’s stylish corrections, even if sometimes you wish the expressions and body language were a little more dynamic. At the final moment, he smears his face with blood, oil or whatever liquid is available and makes it a point to kill his victim not with a bullet but with the bayonet-like Pile Bunker on the end of his anti-AT rifle.

Views Features Reviews Columns. Hajime Yatate Original creator: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! This is just one aspect of the unforgiving, hard-nosed atmosphere at Dove that drove many animators away from the studio.

The death of Mellowlink’s platoon doesn’t have much emotional impact because we had never seen the characters until a minute before they’re killed, but I don’t mind this. However, for a Sunrise production, it’s largely devoid of mecha robo tomfoolery, and its tone is for the most part quite serious-minded and unadorned in a pleasing way.

Mellow is a more likeable character because he is not a superhuman like Chirico.

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His platoon was stripped of its ATs and sent to certain death armed with nothing but these mfllowlink weapons, so Mellow makes it a point of pride to kill his enemies in the overwhelmingly outgunned state in which they left him.

In episode 2 he fights in the jungle.

Mellowlink is the summum opus of the two studios behind the best of Votoms: At this period of time Anime R still had most of its best animators, and they put their all into their episodes here. The episodes from 7 onward continue with a continuing story that comes to a head with the gradual revelation of the truth behind the scandal. Carying the dog tags of his comrades and ritualistically smearing his face with blood at every battle. His expression is one of permanent glowering, he never smiles, and on the rare occasion that he speaks, it only in relation to his cause.


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Saori Suzuki as Dancing Girl B ep 6. His wits and military training are what keep him alive, not some supernatural agency.

This Week in Games – Reanimated Feb 21, No, I’m not going back on Twitter to catch up on The Discourse, because that never ends well. The episodic nature of the show makes each episode a surprise by providing Mellowlink with new terrain in which to work his battle tactics.

Moriyasu Taniguchi’s characters meanwhile are appealingly designed without being quite as idiosyncratic as SPT Layzner. None found, add some. Atsushi Ii as Becker ep 6. In true kataki-uchi samurai movie fashion, before killing his victim, he hands them the dog tag of one of his fallen comrades to drive home the justice of his revenge.

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