Welcome one and all, to another one of my bi-annual public therapy sessions. You know, I love videogames. But some games are shit, and playing shit games results in a build-up of negativity - negativity which must be purged in the fires of sick journalistic burns, which I will now vomit out onto the Internet.... Continue Reading →
Scarlet Nexus may be a painfully average anime, but the game slaps hard.
When an anime and a game share the same IP, it tends to be that the anime is the original source material (which is probably based off of a manga before that) and the game is the adaptation. However, in Scarlet Nexus' case, it's the opposite way round. I watched the Scarlet Nexus anime earlier... Continue Reading →
A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) is a terrible representation of the deaf community. Let’s talk about why.
Here's a fact: the deaf community are criminally underrepresented in TV, movies and videogames. But you know what's arguably worse than being underrepresented? Being represented poorly, which deaf characters almost exclusively are, in pretty much every medium. I'm not sure why, but writers and developers across the world seem totally incapable of creating intelligent, confident,... Continue Reading →
Monster Hunter Stories 1 and 2 – Capcom should probably stick to the 3rd person action genre
The Monster Hunter franchise was always destined to jump on the monster-catching bandwagon - with so many unique and iconic monsters to tame, it was only a matter of time. I mean, who hasn't wanted to ride a Rathalos, right? I wasn't able to get my hands on Monster Hunter Stories 1 upon release as... Continue Reading →
Darling in the Franxx: 576 minutes of mechs, sex and the enduring need to love.
What is Darling in the Franxx? Boy oh boy. I have a lot to say about Darling in the Franxx. On the surface, Darling in the Franxx looks like just another generic 'mecha' anime - which wouldn't be a bad thing necessarily since who doesn't like mechs? - after all it's got all the necessary... Continue Reading →
Horimiya – a wholesome AF rom-com
What is Horimiya? Horimiya (Horisan to Miyamurakun in Japanese, really inventive name there) is a slice-of-life rom-com that aired in early 2021. It is a short, self-contained anime with 1 season and 13 episodes. It was based off of a pretty niche self-published manga series which is probably why it took more than a decade... Continue Reading →
Fire Force’s protagonist is not only a snack, but he also comes with a healthy side of positive representation for trauma survivors
Let's be honest. A lot of people start watching Fire Force because they think there's going to be lots of hot firefighters to oggle at. If that's you, then let me save you some time. Fire Force is about fighting fires in much the same way that Attack on Titan is about attacking titans -... Continue Reading →
Sorry, My Hero Academia – Black Clover is my stand-out shounen of 2021.
Shounen is the most popular genre of anime by a country mile. Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Attack on Titan, One Piece, Bleach, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Haikyuu!!, My Hero Academia, the list goes on and on. What is it that makes shounen so popular? Could it simply be because people love rooting for the good... Continue Reading →
Bungo Stray Dogs: adventures of a self-loathing werebeast and a suicidal maniac
Here's something I always wondered: why do so many anime insist on having names that have absolutely nothing to do with the actual anime. Like, you would have no idea what kind of show Bungo Stray Dogs was going solely on the name, would you? Well, while Bungo Stray Dogs may have a strange name,... Continue Reading →
Sword Art Online is not a bad anime, guys. You just don’t like it when male protagonists express their feelings.
Sword Art Online is truly a cursed series. Not because it's bad - but because it's cursed to be constantly crapped all over just for having been super popular in 2012. It's like the Nickelback of anime: nobody knows why they hate it; most people haven't even watched past the first series; but everybody else... Continue Reading →