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Summoning is Stupid

Summoning is the video game equivalent of calling over your big brother to fight for you on the playground. There’s neither skill nor honor. Fight for yourself you pussy. Summoning is a gimmick that’s been taken too far. While I […]

Mob Psycho 95/100

The following three things almost always make anime suck: Spirits Crappy jokes Intentionally ugly character design Mob Psycho 100 not only survived these abominations but thrived despite them. Written by the same author as One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100 […]

Asshole or not? You decide.

Akame ga Kill is finally over. The last two times I talked about it, I projected a +++. Regrettably, it fell short. Manga Grade: ++ Anime Grade: + My biggest miscalculation was predicting four years ago that the manga would […]

The Filler Before The Storm II

Even if you’re blind and suck at Japanese, taking a whole year to finish a visual novel generally means it’s terrible. Muv-Luv Unlimited was no exception. Muv-Luv Unlimited picked up where Muv-Luv Extra left off—and went little farther. Our main […]

The Greatest Match in Sports Anime History

The greatest match in sports anime history isn’t Haikyuu’s Karasuno vs. Shiratorizawa. It’s the football version of the exact same match from a decade earlier: Eyeshield 21’s Shinryuuji vs. Deimon. From pre-game to post-game, Eyeshield 21 took 9 episodes, one […]

Kimi no Na wa: Excellent, for a Movie

Nothing has 99.8% a satisfaction rating. Nothing. Well, this is new. I usually review anime long after it’s faded into irrelevance. This time I’m reviewing a movie within a month of its Japanese release. Spoilers actually matter. Proceed with caution. […]

Most of Bleach wasn’t Good

I designed my ratings flowchart to give a + to long-running shounen anime that had fallen from grace. I gladly gave it to Naruto, but it’s with a heavy apathetic heart that I can’t do the same for Bleach. Despite […]

Don’t vote for Hillary

Your voting preference should be as follows: Third-party/independent/write-in Don’t vote Trump Hillary Everyone knows that Trump’s a shitty candidate, albeit for reasons as lazy as “he’s a racist!”, or as shallow as “his name was actually Drumpf!”. However, if you’re […]

Guess the Arslan Senki Personality

Hot-blooded shounen hero Average Joe dragged into a larger-than-life scenario against his will Guy (or possibly a girl) whose true strength comes from within Benevolent dictator Merciless warlord Incompetent buffoon Benevolent dictator Merciless warlord Incompetent buffoon Obsequious lackey Guy whose […]