Comics/Manga

1979 Mobile Suit Gundam (機動戦士ガンダム) – where the legend starts

This is post number 4 in the Gundam Multiverse, and it will be devoted to exploring in more detail the amazing Mobile Suit Gundam (機動戦士ガンダム), which is the original anime from where the whole franchise began. As such, it’s fundamental to…
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Where Gundam fights – locations ガンダムシリーズ

This is post number 3 in the Gundam series, aimed at helping you find your way in the complex multiverse of this amazing franchise (for the other posts, see this). As if the different timelines I have discussed before were…
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Gundam, alternate timelines – ガンダムシリーズ

Post number 2 in the Gundam series. Let’s talk today about something I have already mentioned in my introduction to this amazing anime franchise, i.e. the complicated multiverse where its adventures take place. In order to understand what’s happening and…
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The Gundam Multiverse – ガンダムシリーズ. Where to start

It is possible that, albeit you might not be a anime / manga fan, you would have still heard something about a series called Gundam (or Gandamu, as in its Japanese transliteration): and with a reason. If there’s anything comparable to the…
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The myth of Planet X

…which is maybe not a myth after all. When I have written some time ago about Nemesis, or the Death Star, in fiction and in conspiracy theories, I have briefly mentioned Planet X. Historically, this name has been given to two…
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The importance of a correct worldbuilding: Lagrangian points

Astrophysics has to make sense, especially in a SF book. When designing your fictional worlds you need to make sure things can survive on their own, short of creating an alternate physical universe – and I won’t even start imagining how difficult…
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Guardians of the Galaxy – ガーディアンズ・オブ・ギャラクシー. A review

As Steve Davison has written on Amazing Stories a while ago, Guardians of the Galaxy might well be this generation’s Star Wars, and it has some claims for this award, success included. However there are also some important differences. For instance, Star Wars…
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Guest post: Space Pirate Captain Harlock – 宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック. A review

This is a guest review on Space Pirate Captain Harlock – 宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック (2013) – the latest movie of the manga/anime created by Leiji Matsumoto in the 70s.  Some background of the original series can be found here, but previous knowledge is not necessarily…
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