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Folding Paper Flowers

There are many shows that claim to be a parody or a play at irony the moment they fail at something they were genuinely attempting to be.  Martian Successor Nadesico is very much a silly, over-the-top robot anime, but it is also a genuine parody that comments on the absurdity of the genre.

On the more “serious” side of things is Japan’s impression of a shounen action Michael Bay movie Read or Die.  It’s an action spectacle that’s flamboyant but nonetheless immensely satisfying.

5 Responses to Folding Paper Flowers


  1. Comment by cosplay costume | 2012/09/08 at 21:55:42

    thanks for the review!

  2. Comment by CupONoodos | 2012/09/11 at 14:30:32

    I could never really get into R.O.D.; both the OVA and TV. There was something about it that I just didn’t really enjoy. Granted that was years ago. Maybe I’ll try rewatching it and see if it’s really as interesting as Kaikyaku makes it. James Bond meets X-Men? Very interesting…

  3. Comment by Kaikyaku | 2012/09/11 at 18:51:56

    I would say it’s more of a fun watch than anything else. I gave it a 7 because I felt it was good enough to recommend, but not anything truly amazing. The James Bond and X-Men idea was because you have a group of people with a variety of special abilities forming a secret government organization, so there are parallels.

  4. Comment by CupONoodos | 2012/09/12 at 08:33:55

    Ah, I see. I haven’t watched an action anime in awhile so I’ll probably pick this one up and give it a go. It’ll be a nice break from all the drama and slice of life I’ve been indulging in for months. Thanks Kaikyaku!

  5. Comment by James Pares | 2012/12/26 at 01:09:51

    I haven’t watched this..ill try to check it out on the web..i want more activities while its cold at home..sometimes when im indulge watching action movies i try to seek for anime..while making origami..

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