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Windaria is the happiest animated movie of all time! The vibrant colours, the celebrated atmosphere and the smile everyone has on their face will warm your heart till you think that your life is so wonderful because Windaria is such a cheerful film.

If you haven’t heard of Windaria, it is this family friendly happy tale about people living in a peaceful and beautiful country. The whole 100 minutes consist of happy things like sweet romance and people living life happily ever after. There are no hint of evil and no one dies during the whole 100 mins. It’s as cheerful as the most cheerful children cartoon out there .

People living in the Windaria world are all happy farmers who live happy life. There are no worries, no war and nothing bad ever happen. It’s the depiction of paradise and the epitome of happiness.

Now after watching this cheerful and happy movie, it became my ritual to watch this film every festive season to cheer myself up. I will watch it whenever I have a downer to remind myself how happy life can be. So what are you waiting for? Watch Windaria now to be the happiest person you can ever be!

You see! Happiest film ever.

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It had been really long since I wrote anything. So in order to rub some oil on the gear of my rusty writing skill which is always rusting in the first place, I will write some short snippets of thoughts I have.

#1 I don’t like the idea of romance harem series taking the route of doing episodes that separate every girl’s arc and restart it after every arc ends. I rather they converge everything together like how they did it in the past. The previous formula of converging every routes at least has this tiny hint of decency where the guy choose only one girl and stay faithful to her. That’s the only redeeming value you can squeeze out from this genre but now they destroyed it by doing the 4 episodes per girl’s arc. This genre is really taking a huge dive with this when they are already falling so hard  in the first place. But why do I care, I pretty much have outgrown this genre and is not willing to try any of it any more.

#2 The more I think about it, the more I dislike Haruhi the movie. Yuki Nagato is definitely the silent moe pandering type but at least she was quite a badass with her crazy skills. So what the movie did to her? They pretty much gave her feelings where she felt angst to show that she’s becoming a human. That’s all right actually but they render her into this helpless girl and strip all her badassness off like how you strip of a helpless loli. Pathetic.

Now I am ok with the notion of damsel in distress and being weak in the first place because we know that girls are almost always useless so it at least is a reflection of  true life but I dislike the idea of  letting someone strong becoming weak for lousy reason such as upping the moe factor for a character. The whole movie felt like an excuse to show us the cute blushing of Yuki Nagato and her alternate persona of helpless moe.

#3 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 aka First Gundam is really an influential piece. I know because so many episodes are so boring and generic  because other subsequent real robot series  clearly ripped off tropes from it, hence rendering the First Gundam to this uninspired “I have seen it” robot series .

Due to that, I guess I should give shit to all the subsequent real robot series instead but it still remain as a fact that the first Gundam does not hold up well because you probably have already seen similar plot else where, that is unless you are not familiar with your usual mecha anime.

Other problems I have with Gundam is its shitty romance where people fall in love with one another with not build up. The Mirai X Steggler case for example was just awkward and I can’t help but feel like it is a cheap attempt to make Steggler’s death more spectacular.

Speaking about deaths, there are lots of cheap deaths in Gundam. The worst I have seen is Garma’s fiancé’s death. She died after slipping off a ship because she trembled too much. Matilda’s death isn’t any better. She crashed into a Dom for no reason and guess what, the Dom killed her of course. Slegger and Ryu deaths are the few that actually make sense and work.

Of course, there are also lots of positive for Gundam such as its brilliant comedy. I particularly like Dozle Zabi because he is one of the funniest character in Gundam. There is this one instance where the enemy is attacking him and he got really hype up and command his troop to advance. Pretty standard stuff but that’s not good enough for the magnificent Dozle Zabi . For someone as badass as him, you just need to end your commands by asking for more coffee. Yea, coffee. I agree with him that coffee  is definitely the thing you should be thinking of during a life and death matter because you definitely can enjoy it when your ship is shaking due to enemy attacks.

Now talking about comedy, what about episode 14 where your enemies are so friendly, they can wait for you to deactivate the bombs they planted and act as civilians to say hi after that because they are so enamored by your skills? Brilliant, just brilliant.

Not to mention, the G parts bullshit is very useful and hilarious as well because it allows the  creators to mock you by wasting your time because they know you definitely cannot do without the Gundam transformation/separation scene when it will be totally all right if the Gundam is already separated from the G parts in the first place.

Well, that’s the 70s for you but I do have to say that the final few episodes where they reveal the New Type super saiyan shonen powerup awesomeness were very interesting. Some of the manly scene from the Zabi’s families and others where they fought to their bitter end were well done as well. The robot fights are surprisingly spectacular even with its dated animation.

As for those who are interested in the Gundam Franchise, I really recommend you to stick with the Trilogy movies  as 43 episodes can be really gruesome to plow through.  Not to mention, the movie touched up a lot of retarded problems I mentioned above. They also discard the whole G parts bullshit as well. Generally, it’s accepted that the movies are better but they do discard some really great episode such as episode 8 so well, you decide.

With that, I will end off by saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

IWICSYI

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