Touch and the Perfect Portrayal of Death

Touch began its life as a sports romance series with a heavy focus on sibling rivalry. The series' protagonists, Tatsuya and Kazuya, twin brothers, were constantly competing for the affections of our third protagonist, Minami. But then, twenty-five episodes into the series came a sudden shock. Kazuya had jumped in front of a truck to save … Continue reading Touch and the Perfect Portrayal of Death

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K-On Shuffle – Manga on a Monday

This week, instead of doing the normal 1 volume manga review, I decided to change it up a little. So, what follows are my thoughts on the first chapter of the new spin-off series, K-On Shuffle. While K-On may be my favourite anime series of all time, the original manga is pretty bad. It's a … Continue reading K-On Shuffle – Manga on a Monday

Blast From the Past: In Which I Watch Every 80s Anime (1)

I'm about to do something insane. You know how I was watching every 2017 anime? Yeah, well after watching over 100 and finishing less than 10, I've decided I don't feel like doing that anymore. So, instead, I'm going to watch every 80s anime. And by that, I mean every 80s anime that's been subbed … Continue reading Blast From the Past: In Which I Watch Every 80s Anime (1)

Getter Robo Devolution – Manga on a Monday

Getter Robo was, in its original incarnation, a continuous story that spanned six different manga, published over the course of nearly 30 years. The series was one of the most influential Super Robot manga of all time, being the progenitor of the combining robots trope. Getter Robo Devolution is the newest in the long history … Continue reading Getter Robo Devolution – Manga on a Monday

Hellsing – Manga on a Monday

Hellsing is by far the most stylish thing I've ever seen. Everything about the series simply oozes style. From the character designs, to the variable line thicknesses, the posing. Even the story is some of the coolest shit ever. Vampires wearing trenchcoats using huge ass guns fighting other vampires and also Nazis. If that's not … Continue reading Hellsing – Manga on a Monday

How to Get Into Lupin III

Lupin III is one of the most influential anime series of all time. It's a classic of the 70s and 80s and has had quite the resurgence in the 2010s, with three new anime series, a live-action film, and a TV Drama. It's inspired everything from Cowboy Bebop to Raiders of the Lost Ark and … Continue reading How to Get Into Lupin III

Recommendation Culture Makes no Sense.

Hello, welcome to yet another installment of my slow downward spiral into cynicism and hatred of everything. Today, recommendation culture. Ah, recommendations. I love 'em, you probably love them too. But I have a massive problem with how they're done on the internet, more specifically, just how impersonal recommendation lists (like the one above) and … Continue reading Recommendation Culture Makes no Sense.

Captain Harlock – Manga on a Monday (Fixed)

Well, the WordPress scheduler failed me again and posted this hours before it was supposed to, so it was released unfinished. Here's the completed post. Captain Harlock is one of the most important manga ever. If you've ever seen a bad-ass mysterious "cool guy" in an anime or manga there was more likely than not … Continue reading Captain Harlock – Manga on a Monday (Fixed)

Something I Don’t Like about a Great Anime (Salty Anime Challenge #10)

Lupin III Part III is by far the best entry in the Lupin canon (followed very closely by Part IV). I love the creativity and just pure technical mastery that's present in the animation of the series, and the stories are a lot of fun. I do have a problem with it though. The first … Continue reading Something I Don’t Like about a Great Anime (Salty Anime Challenge #10)