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

Character Analysis, Final Fantasy, The Mind of a Character

Discussing Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s New Characters

*Spoilers ahead! You should really play Final Fantasy 7 Remake before reading this!* Gee golly, I wonder what I'm gonna review tomorrow! What could it possibly be?! The suspense must be killing you guys! Final Fantasy 7 Remake does something that so few remakes have the balls to do: it dramatically changes the story from… Continue reading Discussing Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s New Characters

Character Analysis, Persona 5, The Mind of a Character

Kasumi Yoshizawa: Sisterly Love and Grief

Spoilers for the new content in Persona 5: Royal are ahead! Read at your own discretion! The list of changes made in the Royal version of Persona 5 are far too numerous to count. Some are extremely subtle, like the various adjustments to combat and the flow of time in-game. Others are in-your-face obvious, like… Continue reading Kasumi Yoshizawa: Sisterly Love and Grief

Character Analysis, Persona 5, The Mind of a Character, Video Games

Ryuji Sakamoto: Hoist the Flag and Wreak Havoc

Guys! Help! Persona 5 has consumed my life again! Send a rescue team! I had wanted to talk about the two new Royal characters the next time I discussed Persona 5. Unfortunately, there are two problems with that. One: they only play a small role in the game for the majority of the game, with… Continue reading Ryuji Sakamoto: Hoist the Flag and Wreak Havoc

Anime, Character Analysis, The Mind of a Character

Father: The Dwarf in the Flask (The Mind of a Character)

I have had a productive time in self-isolation! I've blasted through several short games, finished editing on several chapters of Energia, and picked up a book I dropped a while ago. But most of my time has been spent rewatching some of my favorite shows for future reviews. Starting with one of my all-time favorite… Continue reading Father: The Dwarf in the Flask (The Mind of a Character)

Character Analysis, Persona 5, The Mind of a Character, Video Games

Makoto Niijima: The Queen of the Phantom Thieves

Persona 5: Royal has been out for a few days now. I can't say whether or not it's better than the original, as I'm writing this well before it comes out. But knowing me, I'll be playing way too much of it around the time this article comes out. So much so that I might be… Continue reading Makoto Niijima: The Queen of the Phantom Thieves