BONUS EPISODE – Gundam Thunderbolt: Hope, Despair, Sakuga

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In what can only be described as the most self-indulgent thing I’ve ever done, I have created this audio essay on Gundam Thunderbolt, the 2015-16 ONA from Sunrise.  There are roughly three sections: (1) the thing Thunderbolt does best (2) the unforgivable things it does (3) I tie my criticisms of the deification of narrow, empirical, Sakuga-based analysis of anime to how that method cannot speak to what is wrong with this ONA.

Special thanks to Tamerlane and Josh Dunham for inspiration.

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Playlist:

Michael Kelly/Garoad – Every Day is Night

Oneohtrix Point Never – Power of Persuasion

Michael Kelly/Garoad – Hopes and Dreams

Michael Kelly/Garoad – Welcome to VA11 HALL-A

Magic Sword – In the Face of Evil

Yuzo Koshiro – Into the Storm

Falcom Sound Team – After School Hours

Michael Kelly/Garoad – CALICOMP 1.1 Shutdown

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