Treading on the dark abyss can be a monstrous task to take. It is a never-ending ride that can only be described in the most torturous terminology imaginable. This abyss that I am describing formed around 2006 by the name of Fate Stay Night. Not the visual novel mind you, the adaptation of one of the routes contained in the visual novel. The reason it is called an abyss is because it was hated by almost everybody and their mother with its tedious and mind-numbingly boring presentation. All it would take to rationalize the problem is to realize that Type-Moon was lazy with giving its adaptation in the hands of a studio that probably didn’t have the authenticity it needed to showcase the grand scale of the Fate series. It only took Type-Moon nearly ten years to sort of revitalize this by going on a different route, literally, with Unlimited Blade Works. Continue reading
With an absurdly long title such as, “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?,” your first inclination is to think that the show is trying too hard to pander from just the title alone. With Romance, Fantasy, Action, and Comedy spliced in with an element of Harem, your anticipation going into this will probably sink into apathy. But fret not my dear friends, this anime, shortly titled DanMachi, actually has much more to offer than your prototypical otaku bait anime. That is, if you think story is important in anime that fit this description. Continue reading
When someone has an affinity towards a medium or something from that medium, they always want to express why they loved it to people around them. This what we call “word of mouth.” We share our interests towards one another in hopes that they will be interested in experiencing it too so that the product of that medium will flourish in the future in terms of economic benefits. However, a few of those people will actually try to make something of that passion and create a job out of it to influence the masses of what movie is good or bad to watch for their own money to spend. This has been a staple for people who go to the movies, read books, watch television, listen to music, and play video games with serious intent in mind. But one question still remains for nearly a decade: does anime have the same amount of importance in critical writing like in these aforementioned mediums?
There are times when surprises happen to you when you are not prepared for them. The reality is that they do not happen frequently, at least when it comes to anime shows that have no hype behind them but somehow have a huge following when word of mouth spreads around. Often than not, these surprises turn out to be positive outcomes when finished from beginning to end. Death Parade is one particular surprise from 2015 that will surely reign among the greats in this particular year. Continue reading
Have you ever watched a hentai and got instantly turned off by how saturated the whole genre has become with repetitive NTR and rape fantasies? They all certainly have their place in the medium but the party has already far reached its welcome. However, what if I told you that a hentai can not only be sexy to fap to, but can also be fun to fap to? Well, have I got a perfect gem in store for you. Continue reading