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Revisiting Bleach: Going Round and Round in Circles

Why is it called Bleach, anyways? Is it because they need to wash all the blood out of their clothes after every fight? I don't get it. It still feels weird to me that the days of the Big Three are over. One Piece has survived, but it isn't as influential as it used to… Continue reading Revisiting Bleach: Going Round and Round in Circles

Anime, Character Analysis, Haikyu!!, The Mind of a Character

Why Hinata Shoyo is the Best Shounen Protagonist

When it comes to Shounen protagonists, they're all pretty cookie-cutter. Just take Goku's personality, come up with a different but distinct design and power set, and you're pretty much done. Luffy, Naruto, Tanjiro, all of these characters are similar in many ways. Haikyu!!'s Hinata Shoyo is yet another of these characters. He's a friendly kid… Continue reading Why Hinata Shoyo is the Best Shounen Protagonist

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

Gentle Criminal: The Modern Day Gentleman Rogue

I'll leave My Hero Academia alone after this, I promise. At least until either a) I catch up with the manga or b) season five happens. Whichever one comes first. MHA villains are typically very... villainous, for lack of a better word. Shigurake and all his goons are clearly evil and menacing, All For One… Continue reading Gentle Criminal: The Modern Day Gentleman Rogue

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My Hero Academia Season 4: A Season Without Consequence

I'm all caught up on the manga now! I can write this with confidence! Don't worry, I won't spoil anything. I know that I reviewed every episode of season four already. But today, I'm going to look at the season as one, complete package. Specifically, I'm going to look at why the narrative felt lacking.… Continue reading My Hero Academia Season 4: A Season Without Consequence

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Spring Anime 2020: Love is in the Air

Seriously, there are, like, seven romance shows this season. Hyperbole? Maybe. Not gonna lie, I wasn't all that excited going into this season. I knew we were getting another season of Kaguya-sama, but that was pretty much the only thing I really cared about. Everything else just seemed... meh. I figured this would be the… Continue reading Spring Anime 2020: Love is in the Air

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Kill La Kill: Unabashedly Insane

In the world of anime, there are a few legendary names that everyone should know. Ghibli is the obvious one; if you don't know them, what the fuck are you doing? But there are several others that, while not on the same level as that legendary name, are notable. Studio Bones, Madhouse, Kyoto Animation, and… Continue reading Kill La Kill: Unabashedly Insane

Anime, Fullmetal Alchemist, Review

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Returning to a Masterpiece

A few months ago now, I reviewed the original Fullmetal Alchemist series. While I did have praise for the presentation department and the early episodes, I can't say I particularly enjoyed revisiting it. I tore it apart for the complete collapse of the writing in the ladder half of the series. It was a huge… Continue reading Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Returning to a Masterpiece