Category: Anime

  • One Piece Film: Z is (Mostly) Awesome

    One Piece Film: Z is (Mostly) Awesome

    So… do we have to talk about ‘that’ Sanji scene? I’d really rather not. Don’t care what you tell me, Sanji creeping on kid Nami is one billion percent not okay. Let’s just pretend that didn’t happen. Of the One Piece movies I’ve watched so far (which isn’t all that many, being honest), Z is […]

  • Kazuya Kinoshita: Nobody’s Favorite Rom-Com Protagonist

    Kazuya Kinoshita: Nobody’s Favorite Rom-Com Protagonist

    Writing a good harem rom-com anime is an incredible challenge. How do you justify this one person earning the affections of more than one love interest? How do you make them likable and memorable? How do you properly juggle the romantic chemistry of ever member of the harem to keep the audience guessing? If executed […]

  • Ainz Ooal Gown: Oops, I Conquered the World

    Ainz Ooal Gown: Oops, I Conquered the World

    Isekai protagonists are a dime a dozen. And they’re pretty much all the same. An overpowered guy that every woman in his new world wants to get with. There are a few notable exceptions, but the overwhelming majority are simply copy-pasted wish fulfillment. Then there’s the master of the Great Tomb of Nazarick: Ainz Ooal […]

  • One Piece Film: Strong World is Really Fun

    One Piece Film: Strong World is Really Fun

    I’m not going to do the movies in order. Mostly because this one and Z were on Netflix and none of the others were. So… sorry if that bothers you. When it comes to canon, the One Piece movies are strange. The events of the films themselves are not canon to the manga. But some […]

  • Thorkell: The Warrior Who Regrets (Vinland Saga)

    Thorkell: The Warrior Who Regrets (Vinland Saga)

    *Spoiler alert for Vinland Saga Season 1. Also, I haven’t read the manga yet, so no spoilers for anything beyond the first season of the anime, please. Got it? Everyone on the same page? Cool. Let’s go.* As you might expect from a story all about Vikings, Vinland Saga’s first season is all about war. […]