Visualist x 100!! – My Hero Academia Season Three: Episode 8

This is the best episode of the entire series. Hyperbole? Find out when Karandi and I discuss this week’s episode of My Hero Academia.

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By far the best episode season 3 of My Hero Academia. Kapodaco and I compare our thoughts on the episode and disagree on whether there was anything wrong with the episode or not.

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For an episode without a single fight, though there was definitely a punch thrown, episode 8 of My Hero Academia really managed to keep me engaged from start to finish. First we have the dramatic consequences and fall out of the previous trials on Midoriya. We knew he needed to stop breaking himself and this time around he did a fairly spectacular job of it. But the blunt way he is told that he may not be able to use his arms again if he does it even two or three more times is pretty sobering and hits the perfect amount of emotional impact.

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Following on from this we have the group of kids who have…

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Traveling Thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Zelda’s Memories)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

With all the preceding posts complaining about the story, the one-dimensional characters, the voice acting, and everything else attributed to the theatrical elements of Breath of the Wild, it’d be easy to assume that the side quest involving Zelda’s memories would be something I loathe. (more…)

Traveling Thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Bosses & Mini-Bosses)

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A few disclaimers before we move forward:

  • Traveling Thoughts is a means of putting down my thoughts in a bit-by-bit process that will eventually lead up to a formal review of the overall subject. These posts will be more personal than objective, though one should expect a good amount of both as is my personality of habit.
  • These posts will absolutely contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

As a small aside before we begin, for those who even remember reading along this string of posts and have noticed my multiple quips about “I’ll get to ‘blank’ later” and what-not, know that I have not forgotten about these. Unfortunately, my busyness (or you could call it laziness) has made me reconsider upholding these promised future explanations. Seeing as the game has been about for over a year now and no one other than those already slightly familiar with the game will even care about my elaboration of small tidbits, I figured I could scoot my way out of creating super short posts concerning elemental rods—promised in the very first post of this specific Traveling Thoughts thread—and such. (more…)

Visualist x100!! – My Hero Academia Season Three: Episode Seven

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Episode seven. Seven episodes in and already the biggest “twist” of the series (or so is implied by the episode title) has been foretold. What’s to make of this week’s direction? Me and my lovely ani-compatriot Karandi discuss the philosophical curmudgeon behind the aftermath of the League of Villains’ major manipulative scheme. (more…)

The Art of Anime Pretentiousness

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Welcome to the anime community. Your opinions are garbage. Why? Allow me to fill out four or five paragraphs of why that is, but first I will explain to you exactly what it means to be a “casual.” First of all,

a. person who is not nuanced within the proper context of Japanese folklore
b. only enjoys shows on a surface level, disallowing selection of art forms that present a greater conflict of sociological or psychological proportions to flourish
b. i. person does so because they are not intelligently capable enough to comprehend or too lazy to care for enlightenment
c. (addendum – 17/07/05; 13:31 P.M.) roped into anime by casual-istic titles such as Boku no Hero Academia or Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka, distilling the expectations of the medium into surface-level appeal
d. believes the medium should cater to their whims (lmao)

Get the gist? Good. Let’s talk pretentiousness in anime. (more…)

Visualist x 100!! – My Hero Academia Season Three: Episode 6

The last few times were just hype for the sake of hype, but this week’s episode really is pretty hype. Karandi and I share our thoughts on the first actual episode of My Hero Academia’s third season!

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And here it is. My Hero Academia as we remember it. Exciting, amusing, a little bit over-dramatic, but just fun to watch from start to finish. It took six episodes to get here, but season 3 seems to have finally launched. Kapodaco and I share our thoughts on Episode 6. Be sure to leave us a comment about the season so far and if you’ve missed any of our other episode reviews, check out the links below.

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What can I say? It’s more of the same.

Not so much the same as this season has been putting forth, but the same quality of excitement as this series has historically been capable of in the past. Season three has finally taken a full grip of me, pulling me around an assortment of places I rarely get the pleasure of visiting. And because of this, there isn’t much to say about…

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Entries from the Dead: Amagami SS

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(Note: All images (excluding the first) taken from IMDb.)

December of 2012: I am, at this point, fresh to the expanding medium of anime and retain that glimmer of innocence that follow those who aren’t completely familiar with the tropes and industry standards surrounding said medium. With 52 completed anime (for comparison, I now have 411), I was still willing to give dozens of different genres a shot at becoming my next completed anime, ignorant to the red flags that come from just looking at a trailer screenshot or a synopsis. Also noteworthy about this version of myself is that I was more close-minded than I am now, with a definitive interpretation of what things can and can’t be when fit into a certain category. Then comes Amagami SS. (more…)