• One of Masamune Shiro's New Year Cards

    Happy New Year from Gears Online!  I hope you ring in the new year with family and friends.  Here’s to a bigger, better year for all of us anime fans in 2010.

    I spent the holiday week between now and Christmas reading the first 21 volumes of Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura.  I’m on book 5 now of X/1999 by CLAMP.  I’m driving in to downtown Austin today to get my badge for Ikkicon.  Ikkicon is a smaller anime convention so I’m not expecting anything like Anime Expo but it should be fun.  I’ll try to get some good photos.

    Leave a comment and tell us how you spent your holidays.

  • I watched Terminator Salvation (2009) last night after waiting for it to come out for rental.  I was pleasantly surprised.  It was a great movie. Read more…


  • My Gundam Unicorn novels arrived! The series has 10 volumes and, unfortunately, they are in Japanese so I can’t read them. I was hoping for mecha profile pages but sadly there are none. Still, the black and white illustrations throughout the novels are really nicely done. Also, each volume has a color illustration or two towards the front.  Can’t wait to get a new scanner and upload the images!


  • Promotional poster outside the mall.

    Promotional poster outside the mall.

    From October 19th through the 27th in Bangkok, Thailand a large Gundam exhibition was held in the Siam Paragon shopping mall to celebrate Gundam’s 30th anniversary. My father was on the scene to take photos. I wish I could have been there! Read more…

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