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Humanity — and Gundam? — Has Declined

Anime reviews? Anime reviews! We’ve got two new ones from Shadowmage today. First up to the plate is Humanity Has Declined, a show that uses a cutesy veneer to contrast its deeply cynical point of view. The setup to the punch line can be slow and tedious depending on the episode, but once the show actually gets there, it’s almost always worth the wait.

There’s also the latest in the long-running mecha franchise, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. Like many entries in the franchise, AGE has wild peaks and valleys. The first arc starts slowly and ends strong. The second is good almost the whole way through. The third destroys just about everything good that had been built in the series up to that point.

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