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Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 26 (END)

「貫け、奴よりも速く」 (Uranuke, Yatsu yori mo Hayaku)
“Pierce, Faster Than Him”

It took twenty-six episodes, but we finally got to see the long-awaited Aussenseiter and Dygenguar “Tatsumaki Zankantou” combination attack where “real men ride one another”. It was the perfect follow-up to SRX’s Hyper Tronium Buster Cannon failing to kill something in one-shot like it’s known for, and brought about “Einst Beowulf” emerging from Stern Regisseur’s ashes.

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April 3, 2011 at 12:35 am Comments (53)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 25

「かつて在りしもの」 (Katsute Arishi Mono)
“What Once Was”

I may have familiarized myself with the Original Generation timeline a fair bit, but learning that Wendolo was possessed by the Einst all this time was news to me. That came as a surprise, as well as the very quick exchange he had with his older brother Mekibos, who didn’t stand a chance against Wendolo’s massive Dikastes.

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March 28, 2011 at 12:35 am Comments (31)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 24

「白き魔星へ」 (Shiroki Masei he)
“To the White Devil Star”

After two episodes where the quality took a noticeable dip, episode twenty-four returns on a strong note and comes with a surprisingly late second opening sequence too. A lot of it was recycled footage, but there was a handful of new scenes to go along with JAM Project’s “Shooting Star Lovers”.

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March 22, 2011 at 2:15 am Comments (34)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 23

「堕天使の心」 (Datenshi no Kokoro)
“Heart of a Fallen Angel”

With the Neo DC and School subplots coming to a close, the attention shifts to the Einst and Kyousuke/Excellen. It comes with a complete change of scenery as the war takes the Earth Federation to space, which is always a welcome development in the games so that your non-flying units aren’t hampered by terrain. Those ground units… always wasting valuable turns! (I always played SRW with minimum turns in mind.)

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March 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm Comments (26)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 22

「散りぬべき時知りてこそ」 (Chirinubeki Toki Shirite koso)
“Knowing When Not To Scatter”

The Earth Cradle chapter comes to a close both inside and out, as The School children rid themselves of their past demons and Sanger/Wodan settle their rivalry once and for all. While I already knew how things were going to unfold, that didn’t really take away from the bittersweetness of it all. I even found myself getting a little teary-eyed at the end when the emotions poured uncontrollably out of the kids.

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March 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm Comments (24)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 21

「眠れ、地の底で」 (Nemure, Chi no Soko de)
“Rest, Beneath the Earth”

Even with all the Sanger/Wodan build-up last time, it was all about the Branstein brothers’ revenge like the preview suggested. Their cousin Leona Garstein (Sakakibara Yui) was eager to help out as well, which had me eagerly looking forward to seeing Archibald get what he deserves.

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February 27, 2011 at 6:30 am Comments (25)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 20

「若き猛禽」 (Wakaki Moukin)
“Young Bird of Prey”

Once I heard Dr. Radom mention “Pattern TBS” to Arado and how he “probably” won’t get a chance to use it, I was eagerly waiting for Seolla to come around and execute Wild Wurger and Wild Falken’s Twin Bird Strike combination attack. I’ve brought up my anticipation towards seeing it on at least a couple of episodes, so naturally I was a little psyched about the moment finally arriving.

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February 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm Comments (29)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 19

「龍虎王顕現」 (Ryuukoou Kengen)
“RyuKoOh’s Manifestation”

For an episode where the title made it clear that Bullet and Kusuha were due for an upgrade, Excellen more or less stole their thunder with her sudden and mysterious arrival in the Einst-modified Rein Weiss Ritter. She had the Hiryuu Custom completely at her mercy, and probably would have destroyed it too had Kyousuke not been on board.

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February 13, 2011 at 10:55 am Comments (38)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 18

「誘う鬼火」 (Izanau Onibi)
“Luring Will-O’-The-Wisp”

Even with the foreshadowing on Daitetsu’s inevitable fate and the fact that I knew it was coming, it had a lot more impact than I was imagined. I got a little choked up during the final send-off, especially when Kyousuke showed up in his bruised and battered state to pay his respects.

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February 8, 2011 at 1:10 am Comments (37)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 17

「鋼の咆哮」 (Hagane no Houkou)
“Howl of Steel”

It’s been some time since Operation Plantagenet was mentioned, going all the way back to episode eleven, but the joint operation between the Earth Federation Army and Neo DC to retake North America from the Inspectors finally got underway.

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January 31, 2011 at 2:50 am Comments (26)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 16

「オンリー・ワン・クラッシュ」 (Onrii Wan Kurasshu)
“Only One Crash”

At last! It’s the SRX Team’s time to shine and by that I mean busting out the Variable Formation. If you want some robot combination (gattai) of epic proportions, look no further than Banpresto’s original Personal Troopers that bridge the gap between real robots and super robots. It comes complete with their trademark “One-Shot Sure Kill” Hyper Tronium Buster (HTB) Cannon too.

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January 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm Comments (28)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 15

「武神装攻ダイゼンガー」 (Bushin Soukou Daizengaa)
“War God Armament Dygenguar”

Forget Super Robot Wars OG, as this week we were watching Bushin Soukou Dygenguar episode fifteen. While the late arrival of the “dark horse” Aussenseiter didn’t lead to “real men riding each other”, there was still plenty of Zankantou action care of Sanger in the Dynamic General Guardian Unit 1. Weak male leads in SRWOG? Sorry they don’t exist. There’s only high-testosterone super robot action here.

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January 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm Comments (31)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 14

「汚れのないその瞳で」 (Yogore no Nai Sono Me de)
“Through Those Untainted Eyes”

It’s been three episodes since Operation Plantagenet was brought up, and it looks like it may be upwards to three more before we actually see the plan to retake North America from the Inspectors take action. The reason being, the fourth enemy faction has made its way onto the stage in the form of Einst Alfimi, further complicating things for our heroes.

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January 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm Comments (28)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 13

「楽園からの追放者」 (Rakuen kara no Tsuibousha)
“An Exile From Paradise”

As suspected, any sort of potential suspense or shock from Lamia’s sacrifice was short-lived, after it was revealed she survived the Ash to Ash self-destruct. Taking its place wasn’t a decisive battle between Kyousuke and Axel however, and instead an explanation on Shadow-Mirror’s origin care of one Gilliam Yeager, a.k.a. Helios Olympus.

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December 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm Comments (21)

Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector – 12

「シャドウミラー」 (Shadou Miraa)
“Shadow-Mirror”

The intermission last time was short-lived, as the battles kick into high gear against the approaching Neo DC forces before quickly coming to a crashing halt when Vindel and Lemon arrive on the scene. Shadow-Mirror’s existence is finally revealed to our Earth Federation protagonists, and it comes with the shocking revelation that they have to obey them now that Graien Grusman’s seized power.

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December 21, 2010 at 2:30 am Comments (27)

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