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Cybody Tauburn


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I gave up on the show too

I gave up on the show too after two episodes I think. I do like the look of the robot though since it has the Five Star Stories/Mamrou Nagano style.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 21 June, 2011 - 15:38
Dazzling the stage, Tauburn!

I mostly really enjoyed this series, at first it was a real return to form for Yoji Enokido, who also wrote Utena, FLCL, Ouran, debuted with Sailor Moon R and co-wrote the original Evangelion TV series with Hideaki Anno. The series had a very Utena-esque vibe to it in general with added nods to the mahou shoujo genre and playing with various other anime tropes, all of which was interesting in a shounen, super robot-oriented context.

However, having watched the entire series, I felt the ending was rushed or cut short, and the general formula felt outdated, too episodic with little progression and very little sense of much at stake (despite all the oft-uttered implications of bringing the CyBodies outside Zero Time into the outside world), failing to live up to more than its surface resemblance to Utena. It was a fun ride with a few sparks of brilliance here and there, but largely a fluffy one. Nothing wrong with that, really, just it could have been a lot more than just another standard bit of anime entertainment, IMHO.

Not sure I care for this toy interpretation though. It does fairly accurate portray the lines of the Tauburn, but there's something about the Three Musketeers-esque, dandyish, dare I say "fabulous" look of the thing that really only seems to express itself best in two dimensions. The toy just doesn't exude that same presense to my eyes.

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Posted by microbry on 21 June, 2011 - 18:05