Until last night I hadn’t watched any Ideon for roughly two years and ten months. Too long, I think.
The adventurousness of it all is what’s pleasing me most. I feel like the screen’s sending me messages along the lines of
- Cheer! As giant war machines clash in the depths of hyperspace!
- Gasp! At the grotesque lifeforms of a crystal world!
- Weep! For the champion killed by unthinking beasts!
There’s a lot here that comes across as pretty odd, though. For example— well, Zeta Gundam is noted for all the personal violence between characters, and that’s absurd, sure. But there’s a scene in the tenth episode of Ideon in which two characters exchange at least seven slaps to the face mechanically, like puppets. (I say ‘at least’ because it’s implied they continue after we leave the scene.)
Those messages make for an excellent template for presenting anime for recommendation purposes.
CHEER! AS I FIND THIS BLOG HAS EMERGED FROM THE NETHER WORLD.
GASP! AS I SHAMELESSLY USE ONE OF YOUR IDEAS YET AGAIN.
WEEP! AS I FAIL TO ENGAGE THE POST ON ITS ACTUAL CONTENT.
Sorry about that, I’ve only seen the Ideon movies, and it’s been two years and not a lot of it stuck. The extended play slapping does seem like something I don’t want to miss.