This month marks the 10th anniversary of the cyborg assassins series, Gunslinger Girl. So to celebrate, we'll be kicking off this evening with the first two episodes of this classic.
Then we'll showcase two new anime series that finished airing in Japan earlier this year: the first episode of the slice-of-life comedy, Kiniro Mosaic and the just-released OVA for the amazing sci-fi mecha series, Suisei no Gargantia.
Finally, we will close the evening with two episodes of Macross Zero, the prequel to the original Macross series, which some of you may better remember as the first part of Robotech.
Special thanks to Arizona for agreeing to host during my absence this weekend.
episodes 1 & 2
"Henrietta" was an innocent little girl when her entire family was massacred and she was left for dead. She was rescued by a privately-owned social welfare organization and given cybernetic components over her battered body. Brainwashed by the organization, she and four other girls now work as cold-blooded assassins, doing the dirty work for the Italian government.
Kiniro Mosaic (aka KinMoza!)
Shinobu Omiya is a 15 year old girl who had once did a homestay in Great Britain when she was 10 years old. She met a blonde, extremely shy, English girl named Alice Cartalet. Once getting to know each other, and getting past the language barrier issue, the two became close friends. On Shinobu's last day in England, Alice makes a promise that she will come visit Japan someday. 5 years later, Shinobu receives a letter from Alice stating that she is coming to Japan. And on the same day of receiving the letter, Alice appears at Shinobu's school, revealing that she has transferred to her class and will be staying at her house.
Suisei no Gargantia (aka Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)
episode 14 (OVA)
While fighting an intense inter-galactic war, a mecha pilot was accidentally warped into a space-time neither he nor the computer of his mecha could recognize. After waking up from a long-time hibernation, he found himself trapped on a planet, with human residents talking in an unknown form of language, using inferior technologies, and -- most shocking to him -- naturally breathable air.
episodes 1 & 2
Taking place one year before the Zentraedi arrive on Earth, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the anti-U.N.'s newest fighter plane, ace pilot Shin Kudo finds himself on the remote island of Mayan, where technology is almost non-existent. While Shin stays on the island to heal his wounds, the tranqulity of the island is shattered by a battle that involves the UN's newest fighter - the VF-0.