Archive for the ‘Baxinger’ Category

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 16

April 22, 2014

Galactic Gale Baxinger 16.mkv_snapshot_21.23_[2014.04.22_10.06.48]

In this episode of Baxinger we get a little more mecha combat than usual, for reasons explained in the notes. And no, I have no idea what’s with the last 3 minutes either, beyond the fact that My Soul Journey is the best insert song of the series.

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Notes for this episode.

The part with the death of an Anglais commander and the ensuing war is likely based on the Namamugi Incident, also known as the Kanagawa Incident or the Richardson Affair, which resulted in the death of a British subject at the hands of a samurai from the Satsuma Domain. (Gowahand is based off Satsuma). The Royal Navy attempted to extract compensation, as the Bakufu paid compensation but Satsuma Domain itself didn’t, but were fired at by the coastal batteries of Kagoshima (a port at the southern end of Satsuma Domain and the island of Kyushu), resulting in the Bombardment of Kagoshima, aka the Anglo-Satsuma War.

Igo Moccos is based on the Satsuma samurai Saigō Takamori, who was a very influential player in Bakumatsu politics.

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 15

April 8, 2014

The hazard's of Layla's clothes

In this episode even the script comments on some really blatant subtext, the Gale prove they really are a dysfunctional family, the ‘aliens’ show up in person and one of the BGMs should sound familiar to Brygar fans.

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Notes for this episode.

The artificial planet Ofus seems to be based on a mix of Dejima, an artificial island off Nagasaki, and the ports opened to foreign trade by the Harris Treaty of 1858 (Kanagawa, Kobe, Nagasaki, Niigata, and Yokohama).

Ozma Drago is based on Sakamoto Ryouma who was a player in the Anti-Bakufu movements who turns up in Japanese popculture a lot.

In other news the new J9 project is to be called Ginga Jinpu (Kamikaze) Jinraiger, same writer as the original trilogy.

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 14

April 1, 2014

Riding into the sunset

This episode’s mainly a Stecken one with the much beloved sub plot of robot anime involving a fated love. And Ai No Riding Machine gets used to provide a padding sequence again.

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Also new J9 project announed for 2016

Before anyone asks about Layzner, episode 25 is being a bitch and taking longer than expected.

There’s no April fool’s joke because I was too lazy to do one.

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 11-13

March 4, 2014

Sepia always means flashbacks

Episode 11 brings us some good old fashioned juristriction friction between the toffs and the more down to earth heroes over who polices the planet/city and a plot straight out of Les Miserables, only with less time in a prison.

Episode 12 involves fun with a conspiracy of arsonists and spy work to find the bomb before it explodes, though the ethics of the intelligence gatherers is certainly suspect.

Episode 13 brings lots and lots of cherry blossoms and is based on a historical event that happened 4 years before the events of episode 12 (and references a war done 2 years after episode 12). Yay continuity. Also the bikes get an insert song.

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Notes below the break due to spoilers (especially for the end of 13), and length.
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[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 10

February 18, 2014

And this is why both me and Crinn call this the bikini epThis episode we get Layla in a bikini for some reason involving sneaking about and backstory exposition.

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Notes for this episode:

Tolsa is based on the Tosa Domain, and Gowahand is based on the Satsuma Domain, also known as the Kagoshima Domain, though I’m not sure how Gowahand relates to Satsuma as a pun.

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 09

February 11, 2014

Gloomy sunset

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Notes for this episode:

Key Maron is based on Kido Takayoshi, who was a liason between the government of the Choshu Domain (what Longoo is based on), and the radical samurai that were pro-Emperor.

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 08

February 4, 2014

Sniping with a rocket launcher

This episode we get a morality tale on having loyalty to your sworn brothers rather than your girlfriend and proof that the villains are honourless bastards.


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Notes for this episode.

Mori Arwin is based on Matsudaira Katamori, the lord of Aizu.

The heads of the Gale squads are also based on the squad leaders of the Shinsengumi, the 1st to 3rd squad members have gotten mentions before, 4th squad leader Inogen Rom is based on Inoue Genzaburo, 5th squad leader Teddy Bain is based off Todo Heisuke, and the Vice Commander Juro Minami is based off Yamanami Keisuke.

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 07

January 6, 2014

Galactic Gale Baxinger 07.mkv_snapshot_18.21_[2014.01.06_11.27.46]

In this episode of Baxinger we discover that Stecken’s true calling is that of a lawyer, and the friction between the 2 groups in Kyolark continues to grow.

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Still waiting on a QC report for Layzner 33, the QCer said it should be done today or tomorrow…I hope. Waiting on QC reports for 34 and 35 as well.

Notes for this episode:

Nii Mikki (Carmo Ducks’ second in command) is based off Niimu Nishiki

Rule 3 of the Shinsengumi did indeed forbid raising money for their own wants.

The second half of the episode is also loosely based on this, except with a pro wrestler rather than a sumo wrestler and a bank rather than a silk warehouse.

The Battle of Shell Gate is loosely based off an incident on September 30 (lunar calendar August 18) 1863, where the Choshu clan (Longoo), were forced out of Kyoto (Kyolark) by the proto-Shinsengumi who guarded the gates to the Imperial Palace.

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 06

December 30, 2013

PLANETS OCEAN

Have another episode of Baxinger, in which we get plenty of much needed infodumps. Post will be prettied up when I have access to something that isn’t a smart phone on tetchy wi-fi.

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Notes for this episode:

If you’ve been paying attention you’d know how the J9-II crew are based on the Shinsengumi, this episode is where they actually form the Special Defence Force for not!Kyoto.

The outer space fleets of Merika, Rance and Englais are rather obviously based on America, France and England/GB, who did indeed engage in some gunboat diplomacy with Japan in the 1850s.

Barnard’s Star is a red dwarf (it’s cold outside there’s no kind of atmosphere…) 6 light years from Earth, and the nearest star visible in the northern hemisphere, so it’s a popular star in sci-fi. Also, if I’m remembering correctly, Barnard’s Star was the direction of the space pioneers going Fly By at the end of Brygar…

Longoo are based on the Choshu Domain (which is a terrible pun, ‘long’ in English is 長 in Japanese, which is the first character of Choshu)

[X-nebula-/m/subs] Baxinger 04 & 05

December 24, 2013

J9 robots

Have a little double bill of Baxinger, with an extra sprinkling of SPACE POLITICS.

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Layzner’s probably not gonna be quite out for Christmas due to one of the QCers being overworked, but it there should be a double bill for new year, or at least the end of the 12 days of Christmas.

TL notes after the break, I may have gotten slightly carried away on the Japanese wiki article for the show.
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