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Joey 01-03-2013 05:21 PM

ggFTW Anime Club January Anime Tiebreaker Vote!

Okay so NoeJeko was actually not available to respond about breaking the tie himself, so instead I'm just gonna go ahead and poll you guys for the tiebreaker. The choices for January are Howl's Moving Castle or Top wo Nerae! 1 and 2, so choose carefully!

Polls close in 24 hours.

Howl's Moving Castle:

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent flying castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell.
Top wo Nerae! 1 and 2:

In the very near future, a race of huge, insect like aliens is discovered traveling the galaxy. These aliens seem dedicated to the eradication of the human species as it takes its first steps away from the solar system, and they are getting closer and closer to Earth. Humanity has responded by developing spacegoing battleships and giant fighting robots. These robots are piloted by the best and brightest of Earth`s youth, picked from training schools around the world.

The story begins in the year 2023, not long after the first battles with the aliens, and centers on young Noriko Takaya. Although Noriko`s father was a famous Captain in the space fleet who was killed during one of the first battles of the war, her own talents as a pilot are questionable. Nonetheless, she has entered a training school. Through the series Noriko, joined by the beautiful and talented Kazumi Amano, will fight to overcome the trauma of war, the doubts of her peers, and her own lack of confidence.


While Gunbuster's final mission destroyed the space monsters' star system, the intergalactic war still continues. Earth's only hope lies in the hands of "TOPLESS", an elite mecha group with children possessing supernatural powers and new Buster Machines. Among their ranks is a rookie named Nono and the ace pilot Lal'C - whom Nono looks at as a "big sister". Together with their teammates Nicholas and Chiko they must aim for the top and protect all of mankind from the wrath of the space monsters.

Joey 01-03-2013 05:27 PM

This time around I'm voting for Top wo Nerae! 1 and 2. I've watched it before, and you can definitely see that these shows are predecessors to other really well known Gainax shows (namely Evangelion and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), as the design really lends itself to Gainax' later projects. Anyway, I'm really excited about January's show, whichever one of these we wind up going with.

Joey 01-04-2013 10:01 PM

Howl's Moving Castle has won in the poll and is set to be the show of the month for January. Threads will be updated and/or posted momentarily.

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