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Sortie Break: The Big O “Enemy is Another Big!” review.

Hey all, Clawshrimpy of Appliedphlebotinum here, back after a nasty flu to get back on schedule with the second Big O Quickie review. Act. 12 Enemy is Another Big!

Roger gets tasked to give a large sum of money to a crazy guy wrapped in bandages, only to end up in a confrontation unlike any of his previous cases as we learn more about the Megadeus and what happened 40 years ago. Yes, It’s MUCH better than it sounds.

Sortie Break: The Big O: Enemy is Another Big! by Clawshrimpy

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Sortie Break: The Big O: Roger The Negotiator review

Hey all, it’s Clawshrimpy back in the video swing, along with a “quickie” video review, something I call Sortie Breaks. Where I analyze a single episode of a mecha/ sci-fi anime as a standalone story and give it a “level of reccomendation” stamp at the end.

Today’s outing is the pilot episode of mecha mystery/noir show The Big O, “Roger The Negotiator” as requested by my good friend Jack. Roger smith is a negotiator and seems to have gotten more than he bargained for, for negotiaing to release of an old wealthy man’s daughter. Also, he has a robot and fights another robot.

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Sortie Break: The Big O: Roger the Negotiator by Clawshrimpy

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GGG/TTGL Rebuttal written article version/followup

Clawshrimpy here again.

some people had asked me to produce a transcript for my audio commentary a post ago, which I can understand folks not wanting to listen to all of it as it’s nearly an hour long, so I’ve decided to do a different take on it in text format. this will not be a straight transcript though, I’ll be changing stuff around. So treat this more as my first written article. Click and read on…

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A Rebuttal: GaoGaiGar v.s. Gurren Lagann rant

Hey, this is Clawshrimpy, the next video is coming, but I’d decided to throw up a quick pece of content again, although it’s more of a rant. 😦

As some of you know, I like to occasionally like to get on a soapbox about a lot of varying issues, In this case, a reviewer at a blog called TheRossman had a review of GaoGaiGar which piqued my curiosity, as GGG fans are a bit rare and I always get excited if someone tries to watch the show for the first time (like a few people had thanks to my retrospective series, judging from e-mails.) However it was a very negative review that I felt got a lot wrong abut the show and painted a negative, misleading picture of the show….. while at the same time trying to hold up Gurren Lagann. Big. Mistake. SO I decided to do a commentary and rebuttal of his “review”

the audio file is quite long, 50ish minutes, so I’d recommend doing something else in the background as you listen. Which is why this isn’t a video.

First, here’s a link to this “review” of GaoGaiGar for relevence:

Seriously? The Carpenters are a plot contrivance? what about Spiral Energy then?

(it’s the first review you’ll see on the page.)

The Rebuttal

(if for some reason this link goes offline, e-mail me at or let me know and a backup link will be brought up posthaste. Or I’ll just send it to you if you like.)


Gundam SEED Destiny 6-10: So this is what a temporal loop looks like

Hey, this is Clawshrimpy of Applied Phlebotinum back with the Gundam SEED Destiny Opinionated Guide taking a look at episodes 6-10! Just a side note, due to technical difficulties, I’ve switched to japanese audio with subtitles, I apoligize in advance.

So Junius Seven gets broken into tiny pieces but still manages to make Earth upset to make the entire planet turn against Coordinators again (despite the fact the Earth Alliance didn’t help break it up.) ORB’s new leadership is questionable, and we meet Durandal’s Lacus impersonator.

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GaoGaiGar Retospective Opinionated guide: Episodes 4-6

Hi there, this is Clawshrimpy of Applied Phlebotinum back from a VERY long hiatus, mostly relating to Real Life and some orginizational stuff, along with a technical snags involving my camera (Why I’ve switched back to voice-only) and something I’ll bring up when I upload the next SEED Destiny video. Sorry for the wait.

Today we’re looking at GaoGaiGar episodes 4-6, Mamoru now has a big responsibility, but can he handle it? He also proposes a preventionary plan but is warned of the danger, but a big red robot stands up for him. Also, a tanker Zonder made from an absorbed captain who hates technology, and also the introduction of two Artificial Intelligences learning about teamwork. Fun times!

The GaoGaiGar Retro9spective: TV 4-6 by Clawshrimpy

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Claw’s Soapbox: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE controversy

Hello everyone, Clawshrimpy here with a bit of in-between content as promised! I talk about the controversy surrounding Gundam AGE and my own attempt to try and address some of the naysayers and stupididy deriding it based on a trailer and some magazine scans. Also, a few annoucements toward the end.



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