Manga, One Piece, Review

The Great One Piece Journey (Part 2): Orange Town

I'd say that this is the first proper 'arc' of One Piece. Everything before this was mostly setup with throw-away villains. Here? We get actually character growth, a fun and memorable villain that would play a larger part in the story going forward, and it does a great job of introducing one of the series'… Continue reading The Great One Piece Journey (Part 2): Orange Town

Anime, featured, Manga, One Piece, Watch This Anime!

The Monstrous World-Building of One Piece

My productivity these last few weeks has taken a serious hit. I can come up with any number of excuses for it. 'I've been depressed'. 'My jobs been kicking my ass'. 'I just wanna play that new game I bought'. But all of them would be lies. Because the real reason is quite simple. I've… Continue reading The Monstrous World-Building of One Piece

Character Analysis, Manga, My Hero Academia, The Mind of a Character

Shigaraki Tomura: When the System Fails

Manga spoilers! If you're not caught up on the My Hero Academia manga, don't read this article! There are some massive plot spoilers in this thing! Shigaraki was the first big bad introduced in MHA. But honestly, when he was first introduced, he wasn't all that impressive. The spotlight was pretty thoroughly occupied by the… Continue reading Shigaraki Tomura: When the System Fails