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GATCHAMAN Crowds Insight – Conform or Die (Think For Yourself)

The hero we don’t deserve.

GATCHAMAN Crowds Insight may be the smartest stupid anime this season. For the first half of the season I thought it was bonkers, though I didn’t hate it—until I realized that the themes it was playing with are vital to our modern world. Watching it may make you a more moral human being.

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September 27, 2015 at 12:20 am Comments (38)

GATCHAMAN Crowds Insight – 00, 01

「inbound / contact point」

A short prologue episode gets us back up to speed, just in time for the first episode to confuse me all to hell again. Too much too fast, Tatsunoko Production!

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July 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm Comments (17)

GATCHAMAN Crowds – 12 (END)


From start to finish, Gatchaman Crowds remains an inspiring mess.

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October 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm Comments (29)

GATCHAMAN Crowds – 11


The oddly placed montage aside, GATCHAMAN Crowds is building up to it’s climax in good fashion.

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September 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm Comments (10)

GATCHAMAN Crowds – 10


Action, action, and more action. Whether or not it’s a result of reaching the climax in the show, this kind of Gatchaman is fine too.

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September 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm Comments (9)

GATCHAMAN Crowds – 09


I want to love Gatchaman unreservedly. I really want to do so, but it’s episodes like this that just get in the way of all that.

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September 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm Comments (11)

GATCHAMAN Crowds – 07, 08

「Abjection & Genuine」

One moment we’re throwing fisticuffs in a good old superhero vs supervillain showdown. The next it’s a…a PR attack?

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September 5, 2013 at 9:00 am Comments (17)

GATCHAMAN Crowds – 06


This shift towards the characters of the show was definitely more of what I wanted to see.

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August 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm Comments (13)

GATCHAMAN Crowds – 04, 05

「Kitsch & Collaboration」

Even if the show does have its problems, I can’t help but love what Gatchaman Crowds keeps trying to do.

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August 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm Comments (29)

GATCHAMAN Crowds – 02, 03

「Asymmetry & Futurism」

I think this is the fastest I’ve seen the actions of a superteam get called out on.

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August 2, 2013 at 10:21 am Comments (21)



I’m almost tempted to reuse my flavor text from Tsuritama last year, because one thing’s for sure. You ain’t gonna see anything else as refreshingly outrageous as Gatchaman Crowds this season.

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July 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm Comments (50)