A Collection of Anime OPs/EDs I Actually Like (Volume One)

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This is not going to be like my normal posts here on VV. Normally, I have something to say about a particular topic and express it with the most pretentious vocabulary. Instead, today will be a sort of “show off” post where I simply list some anime EDs/OPs I’ve found myself bopping my head to since anime corrupted my soul. I’ll link to each theme so the viewer can also take a listen while I offer short descriptions of the track and what I like about them. (more…)

What Makes Something Perfect? – One of Many Personal Predicaments

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Someone I follow on Twitter recently insinuated that a 10/10 game should not exist. He elaborated on this claim somewhat by stating that “absolute zero” is the extreme polar opposite of a 10/10, perhaps perceiving the label as one only reserved for games with no flaws whatsoever (which is, as implied, impossible). This mindset is one that I feel is more on the pragmatic alignment of criticism, which finds more value in the “objective” rather than the “feeling,” where one cannot help but never see anything as a 10/10 because that would imply it is perfect, an accolade impossible to achieve. (more…)

Wholesome Versus Profound – One of Many Personal Predicaments

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I may just turn this into a series of posts to come out periodically; a collection of things that I find within indulging in visual media that have become popular think pieces for me over the years. This post’s topic is something that plagues me—and likely many others—on a regular basis. (more…)

A Long Overdue Review of Ignis Avis Venatio

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To those looking at the title of this post and thinking “Did Kapodaco ever promise that he was going to review this? I don’t even know what this is,” it’s understandable that you would think this. After all, I mentioned to almost nobody that I was playing this game, much less reviewing it. Almost nobody. Back in late March, I told my co-workers at KeenGamer that I would review this game at some point when I was done with it. When I finally did finish it up, I didn’t write the review. Why? I don’t know. I just didn’t. Can’t really give a valid reason now because it was nearly half a year ago. I don’t remember why. Nevertheless, I don’t want this game to fall within the cracks; I’ve played plenty of games for KeenGamer ranging from good to bad, and this game is definitely deserving of at least some attention. (more…)

Top 10 Anime I Watched… for Some Reason

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If you’ve been watching anime for a long time, it’s likely that there have been some choice titles that you look back on and think, “What was I thinking?” The wonderful world of anime has a number of different shows of different genres and quality, but there are some where those who develop a certain palate for anime look back on and realize that they wouldn’t touch it with a seven-foot bamboo stick in their current state. This list is dedicated to my personal journey with this colorful medium, where I look back on titles I watched in my early years and can only question why I even bothered. That said, expect a lot of poor, or at least average, titles to make up a majority of the list, as anything with a positive impression would likely have a valid reason for my taking a chance on it (a la “It looked good.”).

And as always, a disclaimer: how I view these titles and what I say about them are just my opinion. They aren’t bad or average or whatever because I say they are. It’s my opinion. (more…)