The Nekopara Experie...

The Nekopara Experience By Andrew Erickson Where did the first half of 2019 go? Why haven’t there been any reviews? What happened? Aside from trying to put a novel together by the end of the year, I suppose what’s kept me from plunging into the pile of atrocious games and assorted...

Hi Score Girl Aug31

Hi Score Girl

Hi Score Girl by Christopher Kinsey Romance anime!  The confusion, the misunderstandings, the idea that you have to stretch out attraction to a mythical point of a love confession is just… just terrible.  I know some people like to be strung along like this, mostly because my wife is a...

Violet Evergarden Aug30

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden By Christopher Kinsey War is an interesting topic with the current creators of anime.  Creators who bore witness to the events of WWII firsthand, or were the children of those who did, had a varying energy, but mostly drifted towards showing war as a complicated thing. It is...

Garzey’s Wing

  For our next entry in my study of Tominology, I’m going to look at an OVA series which at times defies description and is simultaneously so bad it’s good. I, of course, am talking about Garzey’s Wing. Trying to explain Garzey’s Wing leads to the great question, “where do I start”?...

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers OVA By Dennis Fitzsimmons So, let’s talk about something weird, the 6-part OVA adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s famous novel Starship Troopers. Yes, there exists an anime adaptation, and it has nothing to do with Paul Verhoeven’s film of the same name. Unfortunately, this OVA...

House of Weebs

Umineko: Based and Red-Truthed May11

Umineko: Based and R...

Umineko: Based and Red-Truthed By Max-Vader and Andrew Erickson   He just told a really funny joke. Everyone laughs.   It’s hard to know where to begin with Umineko, an eight-part murder mystery visual novel series that dwarfs War and Peace. Featuring a core cast of over thirty...

Attempting to Understand The Laws of the Universe Part 0 Apr28

Attempting to Unders...

Attempting to Understand The Laws of the Universe Part 0 By Slack One of the secrets to successfully building a cult is finding a supply of new and dedicated members to feed the operation’s financial stomach. Through tight organization, successful marketing, and the continued exploitation of...

Japan And Superhero ...

Dean Talks Anime: Japan And Superhero Comics By Christopher Kinsey   There have been a lot, and I do mean a lot, of great superhero style shows coming out of Japan recently.  It makes sense that there would be some mega trends leaning some anime and manga to go with superhero stories. ...

The Rising of the Shield Hero Mar30

The Rising of the Sh...

The Rising of the Shield Hero By Christopher Kinsey So here we are, yet another isekai story. There have certainly been a lot of these cropping up, probably due to the proliferation of MMORPGs over the last 15 years or so and the rise of web novels in Japan giving young writers a chance to be...