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E3 Speculation Spectacular Sound Off E3 Speculation Spectacular Sound Off

It is Friday before a long weekend and things are looking pretty nice going forward. Especially with the big look into the future that is E3 2018 only a few weeks away. However, in the lead up to that we all start getting that speculation/hype itch as the potential of our hopes and dreams becoming a reality rears up…

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Better Than The Original? Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory Better Than The Original?

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker’s Memory wears its status of a side story on its sleeve. With every chapter being entitled “Just Another Side story” making the player acutely aware you are not the star of the story, you are merely a participant going along with the flow.

How to Discuss Anime Online - Without being Insufferable  How to Discuss Anime Online - Without being Insufferable 

As anime becomes more mainstream there will be more discussions of varying quality online regarding the medium. As such there are more chances for people to makes themselves look bad that hopefully you will come to regret. As such here are some friendly scenarios, rules, and suggestions on how to discuss our favorite…

The BFGs of the Gundam Universes  The BFGs of the Gundam Universes 

With Gundam looking to have a big year in 2018 with multiple stories potentially including Gundam OO surprising potential sequel. I thought it would be a fun time to take a light hearted look and lighten things up and talk less about the war is hell side of Gundam and instead talk about the other draw to the series…

My Hero Academia: Understanding One For All My Hero Academia: Understanding One For All

My Hero Academia has quickly become one of the most popular anime around. Fully embracing the history and tropes of the shonen genre it has become a consistently entertaining anime well deserving of its praise. However there are some elements of the show that seem to illicit confusion among both fans and detractors…

Question of the Weeb: Jumping into the Unknown Question of the Weeb: Jumping into the Unknown

I have been watching a lot of anime recently as I continue to try to keep my New Years Resolution to not keep watching the same favorites over and over again. Luckily for me the back catalog of great anime is effectively infinite as there is no way a person can watch everything. As such there will always be a gem…

Dragon Ball Supers Dark Ending a Theory Explained

Generally as a rule I try not to speculate on rumors or theories that are running around the fandom. As they tend to be born of want more then actual information. However with Dragon Ball Super ending in a couple weeks one theory has always intrigued me as honestly it would be so gutsy to do it it could flip Dragon…

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 9 Impressions - Sakura and the Nostalgia Trip Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 9 Impressions - Sakura and the Nostalgia Trip

This episode like the Cardcaptor Sakura episodes of the past it aims to emulate is divided into two very clearly seperate parts. The absolutely adorable slice of life section focusing on Sayoran and Sakura’s first date and the second section focused around the battle to seal a card. Despite this divide the episode…

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - Episode 8 - Down the Rabbit Hole we Go Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - Episode 8 - Down the Rabbit Hole we Go

After the fanservice filled episode seven, Episode Eight Sakura, the Clock, and a Hide-and-Seek Game was a sort of return to form for the series. As the main plot returned to crystal clear focus for the duration of the episode. Including a long awaited scene, a new character, and a revelation that hints at something…

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - Episode 7 - Tsubasa Reservoir Sakura? Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - Episode 7 - Tsubasa Reservoir Sakura?

Holy Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles Sakura that was unexpected. I was planning on doing a double write up to catch up with the anime, however Episode 7 - Sakura and a Game of Tag in the Garden proved a bit too interesting to short change like that. As such this will be a standard one episode write up followed by Episode…

Premier Blip: Fist of the Blue Sky - Regenesis will air April 2nd exclusively on Amazon Prime. Interesting as Polygon Pictures a notable Netflix collaborator is producing.

The Most Bingeable Anime on Netflix - 2018 Edition

Since I last did this exercise in July of 2016 a lot has changed. Most notably, Netflix has gone from a tertiary player in the anime market then to one of the most intriguing players to watch from a Western perspective now. With new “Netflix Original” series popping up monthly and older well regarded series remaining…

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - Episodes 5 & 6 - Double Impressions Spectacular! Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - Episodes 5 & 6 - Double Impressions Spectacular!

Hello and welcome back after this unfortunate (and ongoing) delay, however with any luck next Sunday with Episode 8 we shall be back to our regular schedule. On my end things have been hectic and my writing have taken a hit because of it. However, Card Captor Sakura is still airing so I will be doing my best to catch…

Netflix Producers Don't Get Sword Art Online - That is a Good Thing Netflix Producers Don't Get Sword Art Online - That is a Good Thing

Reading the news earlier today of a Sword Art Online live action series produced by Netflix, my first thought as often is the case was “why?” The answer is obvious of course: money. However as I continued to read the interview with the producer a dawning realization came to me, this person does not know what they were…

Civilization VI: Rise & Fall - Greater than the Sum of its Parts Civilization VI: Rise & Fall - Greater than the Sum of its Parts

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall the first expansion to 2016's massive strategy game has released. From the outside looking in Rise and Fall did not appear poised to replicate Civilization V: God and Kings success at remaking the game; the changes were less drastic, the features more subdued. However, despite these…

TAY Open Forum - Meme Time! TAY Open Forum - Meme Time!

I saw this meme last week from Vice Canada and it got my friends and I talking. Which lets be frank is kind of the purpose of the Open Forum so my first question is of course which two and why!

Netflix, Studio I.G, BONES, and Wit Studio Partnership Announced Netflix, Studio I.G, BONES, and Wit Studio Partnership Announced

In recent years Netflix has made huge waves in the anime licensing and distribution business. While Netflix never releases viewer numbers, it is quite clear from their actions the experience with anime has been positive. Since Knights of Sidonia first made Netflix a name in anime, the distributor has become far more…

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - Episode 4 - Sakura and the Lovely Transfer Student Impressions Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card - Episode 4 - Sakura and the Lovely Transfer Student Impressions

Following off on one of the most action oriented episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura ever, we come to a much quieter episode. Well quiet except for my laughter, as honestly this episode was a laugh riot at times. Focusing more on the slice of life aspects of the series then the mysterious magical elements.

On Dragon Ball Super "Ending"  On Dragon Ball Super "Ending" 

You have likely woken up this morning or found out sometime yesterday when the news broke Dragon Ball Super has been “cancelled”. For fans of Dragon Ball this is likely alarming news and justifiably so as for all its flaws Super is a lot of fun. It seems also quite strange as Dragon Ball Super is very popular all…

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