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The Academy Awards Condescending Move Towards Broad Appeal The Academy Awards Condescending Move Towards Broad Appeal

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is not what you would call an open group. Overwhelming old, white, and stuck in their ways they have tastes very specific to people of that type and persuasion. The difference between them and other insular groups is they give out awards for one of the most culturally…

Down the Rabbit Hole - Envisioning Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans S3 Down the Rabbit Hole - Envisioning Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans S3

I feel like I should be more surprised or hyped that Sunrise is teasing a “continuation” of Iron-Blooded Orphans one of my favorite Gundam series in recent memory. However, hype eludes me at the moment as Sunrise has not exactly been coy about bringing the series back to television screens. With new Iron-Blooded…

Ranking the DCCW Arrowverse by Season Ranking the DCCW Arrowverse by Season

While the DC Extended Universe continues to grab the headlines for both good and ill, little by little the CW has assembled a shared universe to rival even the massive MCU. On the small screen from the mind and pen of Greg Berlanti a sort of small screen Justice League has been forming for the better part of a decade.…

Eden's Zero - Chapter 3 Impressions Eden's Zero - Chapter 3 Impressions

Another week another chapter of Eden’s Zero the new manga from the creator of Fairy Tail. As the weeks pass I am starting to get the feeling Hiro Mashima is very much aware of the impression the art style of the manga is leaving with fans, allowing him to subvert expectations if he wishes to do so. This chapter had…

Eden's Zero - Chapters 1 & 2 Impressions Eden's Zero - Chapters 1 & 2 Impressions

In Shonen Manga there tends to be at least for North American fans Jump series and everything else, with the everything else rarely catching fire. However, Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail managed to win over quite a few converts and provided one of the most continually entertaining manga (and anime) for over a decade.

Spring 2018: A Season to Remember Spring 2018: A Season to Remember

The Spring 2018 Anime Season is coming to a close shortly and while there have been some hiccups (Oh Fist of the Blue Sky...) I am now confident I can say wholeheartedly this has been my favorite season in over a decade. I am not joking a literal decade. Spring 2008 to be precise; a season that saw classics like …

Shonen Jump's Greatest Villain must be Jump Force's Shonen Jump's Greatest Villain must be Jump Force's

The Jump Force announcement at E3 2018 sent shockwaves through the anime and video game community. As an anime game like Jump Force never really had the stature in North America or Europe to be featured so prominently. However, times have changed and anime games are big business especially Jump games and Jump Force …

Tokyo Ghoul:Re Manga Ending; Tokyo Ghoul:Re anime Second Season Confirmed Tokyo Ghoul:Re Manga Ending; Tokyo Ghoul:Re anime Second Season Confirmed

Tokyo Ghoul is not exactly known among fans for its sensible adaptation plans. Which is why it was a rather happy set of news today that along with the conclusion of Tokyo Ghoul:Re in three months we will also see a new season of its anime adaptation come October.

E3 2018 Wasn't Great - Next Year will Be  E3 2018 Wasn't Great - Next Year will Be 

If you were to tell me last week there would be more Japanese Role Playing Games on Microsoft’s stage then Square Enix’s I would have laughed in your face. I would have done the same had you told me Spider-Man would be Sony’s capstone to their press event. However, that was the reality of the situation and in many…

The Long and Weird Tale of Tales of Vesperia  The Long and Weird Tale of Tales of Vesperia 

On Microsoft’s big stage for E3 earlier this week a particular trailer was shown, for some it was just an anime JRPG however for others it was a confirmation they had been waiting nearly a decade for. Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is a rare remaster - one people have been begging for. To understand why this…

Star Wars Stories that Would Make Great Films Star Wars Stories that Would Make Great Films

With Solo: A Star Wars story not exactly setting the cinematic world on fire we now turn our attention to the future of the franchise and where it could go next. Disney has already been quite open with its plans for the intermediate future and where it plans on taking Star Wars. First will be Episode IX brought to us…

Solo: A Star Wars Story - What Went Wrong and What it Means for the Future (Spoiler Free) Solo: A Star Wars Story - What Went Wrong and What it Means for the Future (Spoiler Free)

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of Disney Executives suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

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…

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