Jormungand Jonah

We here at oprainfall don’t just love video games: we’re big fans of anime, too. So in celebration of the medium, we’re here to give you our thoughts on what we’ve been watching each week as we watch it. Old, new – anything goes.

Currently Airing:

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

The Witch from Mercury Eri

The fights start almost immediately as the episode starts. Suletta attempts to talk to Eri and lets her feelings out for her family to no avail. One thing in the series that was a bit in the air as it progressed was Prospera and her real feelings toward Suletta. The feelings between the three make it quite a sad situation. On the other end we see Guel take on Lauda. Guel is good pilot and while it’s probably easy to assume he’s the better of the two, Lauda’s Gundam really takes the edge. I was kind of on the fence on the design of the Schwarzette from the few views we saw of it previously, but in action it was pretty impressive. The conclusion of their fight had a nice surprise. Miorine and the others round off the rest of the episode, which included some interesting Haros. As things seemingly started coming to its conclusion, a new threat is thrown in and ends with what could happen next in the air. With the next episode called “Final Episode” there’s a bit that needs to be tied up. Personally, I would think they would need another season. There was quite a lot built up and I feel there still things that such as characters and plot lines that still could be addressed. Either way it goes, I’m hoping for the episode to give some sort of good conclusion. – Walter

— You can watch Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury on Crunchyroll.

Anime of the Past:


Jormungand Jonah

Going back to watch the series again has been on my mind for a while. There was a lot I remembered from it and the manga, and wanted to see how it would hold up now. The series follows an arms dealer named Koko Hekmatyar and her group of bodyguards, which includes its newest member Jonah. Jonah is a child soldier who through some events now works under Koko, though he states a number of times much how much he hates weapons, the users, and the dealers of them. Most sales do not go very smoothly and the episodes where there isn’t a deal being made are usually made up of assassins and hitmen targeting Koko. The world, let alone Koko’s job, is shown to be a very dangerous one. One of the biggest highlights of the series is easily the action. The gun fights and Valmet’s knife fighting are fast and violent and fit very well with the type of world they exist in. The music also might not be what you might expect, but I still think it fits with the action. This is also one of a few shows where I personally think the dub can stand with the original audio. I also like the characters, with much of the focus being thrown on Koko and Jonah. Koko is definitely an interesting character, especially when it comes to her motives. Jonah, while being a former child soldier who’s been through a lot, still at times acts like a kid. A negative I do have with the series is that a majority of the team don’t get as much time in the spotlight or have more go into their backgrounds. Valmet is the only who really gets some extra attention, but I’m not going to complain about it. There’s some issues here and there, but I can still easily say I’m still a fan of the series. – Walter

— You can watch Jormungand on Crunchyroll & Funimation.

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