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What to Watch Tonight – February 1st

Posted on: February 1, 2010

Yus!

The weekend is over, and that means that the usual suspects are up on the official streaming sites – the new One Piece is up on FUNimation’s side, Fairy Tail and Sora no Woto on Crunchyroll, and InuYasha: The Final Act on Viz. The new One Piece is interesting, since it’s one of the few times you’ll ever see Luffy utterly beaten, while Fairy Tail has a lot of topless Gray for your fangirl pleasure.

There are two older shows that deserve your attention, though: first, Crunchyroll has decided to get people ready for the upcoming Gundam Unicorn by posting the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, and while it’s incredibly dated, it’s still worth seeing as a historical piece. The second is Buso Renkin, a series that has old-school action sensibilities and perhaps the most awesome opening theme in the history of anime.

Out of the two, I’d suggest skimming Gundam for a few minutes as a historical frame of reference, but you really should go back and watch Buso Renkin because it’s actually way more fun in anime form than it was in manga form.

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1 Response to "What to Watch Tonight – February 1st"

ANN just put up Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam as well on their viewer. Haven’t watched it, but people seem to think it’s one of the best in the series and is the sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam, so its part of that timeline.

Busou Renkin has a fantastic OP, but I thought the series itself was kind of mediocre. Moonface is still one of the best villains ever.

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