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...

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. ...

Yohjo Dissimulator

Andrew in Steamland: Yohjo Dissimulator     Yohjo Simulator (not to be confused with Youjo Senki, an anime I reviewed earlier this year that should be above such comparisons, nor Yandere Simulator, which, although of similar quality, will never be released) is a game so bad, it was...

Why We Can’t H...

Dean Talks Anime(?): Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Part Two: Television By Christopher Kinsey   So, last time we looked at why animation has been a medium shunned by people trying to tell a story aimed at adults, but television has had a rich history of adult animation ultimately...

Why We Can’t H...

Dean Talks Anime(?): Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Part One: Animated Films By Christopher Kinsey Recent events in the animation industry serve to remind me of the constant rut animation in the USA has been continuously in since the turn of the century. Kids’ animation has always...

Hamming it Up

Andrew in Steamland: Hamming it Up     Years ago, Max recommended a certain game to me, which I slotted into the “sometime this century” section of my backlog. It’s a horror-themed RPG Maker game that leads with a warning about the “scenes of violence and grotesque imagery” it...

You Like Castlevania...

Andrew in Steamland: You Like Castlevania, Don’t You?     Recently, I had the uncomfortable realization that all the games to catch my attention this year are, in some way, remakes, re-releases, or reimaginings of games I’ve already played: Sonic Mania Plus, Genso...