April 21, 2006


This is shocking! Completely and utterly shocking! I still can’t believe it, but it’s true. As far as I am concerned, this is just the greatest news in all of human history!

You see, people would often ask me what my favorite anime is. Now, I have a lot of favorites, so I usually will just say whichever series I happen to be into the most at the time. But I would do this knowing that if I were to say the name of the one series that ranks above all others in my mind, I would receive a blank stare of confusion. My all time favorite anime is a series that is mostly obscure to the general North American anime fan population, but those who truly know their stuff herald this show as the greatest robot series ever created. My exposure to this show comes from badly translated bootlegs I bought from a Singapore based eBay seller, but even through all the broken English in the subtitles I could see how awesome this series really is.

And yet, dispite how great it is, most people would never know about it because it’s almost 10 years old and has never been officially released outside of Asia. Most of the fans have resolved themselves to how this series would never see a legitimate release in North America. And that is what makes this news so bloody hard to believe! But thanks to Media Blasters, the same company that is bringing us Voltron, it is happening!

Finally, one of the the most awesome animated series of all time has been licensed for distribution in English!


That’s right, according to Anime on DVD, King of Braves: GaoGaiGar is coming to R1 DVD this August!

Never heard of GaoGaiGar? Let me explain. It’s an incredible show with hotblooded heroes, gigantic robots, and lots of ass kicking! It’s a return to the roots of anime, without any of the angsty pretty boy nonsense that has plagued the medium for so long. This is a show where the good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, and the volume is turned all the way up. Don’t believe me? Just watch this and you’ll see what I mean.

This show is so awesome, and I can’t wait for legitimate copies to finally be available on the shelves. Then, when people ask what my favorite anime is, I can proudly exclaim that it’s GaoGaiGar, the greatest robot series ever created!




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