An entity of unknown origins. A species that fluctuates forms to its will.
In early April, I had a nostalgic hankering for Animal Crossing—the OG title, not New Horizons. Searching the category on Twitch, I saw an unusual symbol: a striking “S” with a jagged exterior. Intrigued, I clicked and was met with another striking image: a cute little white dog in an Eastern-style bowl. From this dog came a voice; a booming, powerful voice unlike those I’ve heard before.
It fished. It ran around. It hit things with reckless abandon. By the end, it was only a taste, yet the alluring presence of this mythical being ended up pulling my hand towards the follow button. It didn’t even do anything; the player played and the viewer viewed. As it should be.
Introducing MrSkysenGames. (← Link to their Twitch channel.)
Continue reading “Twitch Streamer Shoutout: An Ode to MrSkysenGames”
Yeah, I watched this. Apparently this has something of a cult following? And is actually good? I was intrigued—cautiously, but intrigued all the same.
Continue reading “Day Twenty-Four: Josie and the Pussycats (MotM 2021)”
I’m proud of myself, readers. Not only did I finish a shounen series, I finished one of the most memed anime series of the current generation. While it only consisted of the debut 26 episodes, I have now familiarized myself enough with the material to understand internet culture just a little more. My lifelong goal as an internet historian/archivist is ever-so-slightly closer to being achieved.
Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime 2020: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)”
Coincidentally, there’s a whole lot of unknown going on in the world at present. I wanted to take this short space to wish people a safe and comfortable quarantine during these interesting times. I have been informed from my employment that they will be following the public tide and I have been laid off for the next three weeks. That should allow me plenty of time to watch films to end the month of March. Continue reading “Day Eighteen: Unknown (MotM 2020)”
There are a large number of ways I could start this review.
- “Hey, I used to really like Seth Rogen for some reason. He played a large part in why I bothered with this in the first place.”
- “Hey, just wanted to clarify that I’m actually not that fond of superhero films. Ever since the Marvel takeover in cinema (Scorsese forgive me) circa late-2000’s, they’ve just gotten boring to me.”
- “Hey, despite the previous point, I’ve actually seen and kind of cherish various superhero films I’ve seen during my younger days, such as The Incredibles and the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy. Despite this, I don’t care for, not have I ever cared for, comic books or the heroic topics that typically define the medium.
Instead, I’ve decided to start with this: I watched this around the time of its DVD release and gave it a barely-passing grade. Now, to my utter shock, I watched it and gave it a below-passing grade. All above things considered, however, it could have been worse, so it has that going for it. Continue reading “Day Two: The Green Hornet (MotM 2020)”
It only seems appropriate for me, as compartmentalized my mindset is, to indulge myself in extravagant lists of opined flavor. I’ve seen numerous publications do “decade lists” that note the best of various subjects throughout this soon to be disintegrated ten-year stretch. That essence of finality is intoxicating to me, so I decided I want to do it, too. What better way to start than with the medium I have paid careful attention to (to various degrees over time) for the last seven-plus years? These are the twenty anime series I consider to be better than the rest. And as always, this is a personal list and I have not seen every anime ever. If an omission upsets you that greatly, make your own list. Continue reading “Top 20 Best Anime of the 2010-19 Decade”
Sometimes, there are things you wish to review, but the expectations set by the topic itself make it difficult to reciprocate equal treatment. There have been plenty of games in the past that I’ve come to cherish, games that showed that luscious glimmer of spirit I saw prior to experiencing it. As a reviewer, these are the things I write for, in order to experience that same enthusiasm and passion for the creative process. It can be rare, for a chap as cynical as I, to let that feeling override the mental process. You don’t think about how much something means to you after the fact—you just know. Continue reading “Iconoclasts Review”
A friend of mine, who shall remain nameless, met with me in our secret chat chamber and said to me, “Kopo, ya gotta check this out.” They slid the cover for this OVA through the metaphorical table that divided us; its wretched, beautiful eye ravishing me in all sorts of pre-logical emotions. “What is this?” I ask, never having heard of such a thing before. “I’m not sure,” my friend explains, “I happened upon it while browsing around. Reviews for it make it seem like trash. I know you like trash.” They smile at me, expecting me to return to my glory days of indulging in abominations to assert my sense of superiority. “It’s tempting,” I respond while digging deeper into the series. After a time, I felt it was something to add to my prestigious collection of viewed anime. “I’ll watch it whenever.”
I watched it twenty minutes after they gave me the idea. Continue reading “TWINKLE NORA ROCK ME!!!!!!!”
This series really climbed up. I’m proud of its commitment to excellence. For those unaware, as this series was airing, its place on the MAL forums put it right around the top-thousand in terms of average rating. As of now, it’s nearing the top-three-hundred. That’s quite the jump from currently airing to finished airing. Continue reading “Thoughts on Asobi Asobase”