Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hero's - Manga Review

Written by Shiggins

On your left.

Crossovers are a lot of fun, aren't they? Characters you've enjoyed in their own worlds finally meeting each other in a unique situation, their personalities and egos clashing to create conflict, and depending on the story, they either team up to take on the other enemies that probably caused their meeting in the first place, or they fight to the death. In this 10 chapter series, Hiro Mashima decided to give us his own crossover, with his three biggest series Rave Master, Fairy Tail, and the currently-running Eden's Zero. It's a very cute and charming idea, but did he possibly make a mistake?

Note: Spoilers ahead.

The use of that apostrophe really upsets me...

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

A chick(en) flick! Birds!

With the exception of some casting choices remaining the same throughout the movies, I think it's safe to declare the DCEU officially dead. And honestly, it's clearly for the better. Movies like Aquaman, Shazam, Wonder Woman and now Birds of Prey are great proof that sometimes, it's better to have a solo adventure and ignore the complications of being part of a larger universe. Especially since a story like this would raise so many questions otherwise, such as "Where is Batman during all this?" or "Why would this Harley Quinn ever stoop so low as to date Jared Leto's Joker?"

Gotta say though, I really don't like the posters.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Eden's Zero Review - The Sun Jewel Arc

Written by Shiggins

An arc that shines?

Spanning from chapter 49 to 68, the Sun Jewel Arc almost feels like the conclusion of Eden's Zero's first major quest; Finding the four Shining Stars. We've had Witch, Sister and Hermit, with Hermit easily taking the prize for best arc so far at this point, so I think most of us was expecting another "Do the thing to get the person on our party" arc. Instead we got... something better, I'd say.

Note: SPOILERS for the Sun Jewel Arc.

That's just an assault on the eyes.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Chapter 48 Review - Fifth Generation Dragon Force

Written by Shiggins

Ghost in the... girl?

Yeah, I couldn't think of a decent pun there so I just gave up. Hopefully, that's the only disappointment you experience in this review, as we take a look at returning faces, scary faces and faces getting a surprising amount of violence brought upon them. So sit back, relax, and get your face ready.

Did we ever get to see Wendy train in martial arts? Was it Roshi or Jiraiya? Or... Yamchaaaaa?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Chapter 47 Review - The Tyrannic Sticky Dragon

Written by Shiggins

Crazy for coocoo.

As I take a break from my catch-up of Eden's Zero, my attention turns to Fairy Tail once again. And no, the result was not a giant spider of death. What we instead got was a very strong and brutal series that reminds me just how hard Hiro Mashima can get when he's basically got no restraints. It makes me wonder how he'd do without any rules whatsoever. For some reason, I'm picturing a Mashima-style Berserk...

I would make a joke about the internet going on fire over this, but Smash Bros had a reveal today so that job is already done.

Monday, January 13, 2020

First Impressions - Winter 2020

Written by Shiggins

It's cold outside. So stay in and watch anime.

When it comes to first impression articles, I rarely get a chance to actually publish them because I'm needing to earn some money and work and deal with the crippling issues inside my head that I'm too scared to properly confront and manage... Anyway, I finally got to sit down and watch the first episode of a few new anime of 2020 that appealed to me for whatever reason, and here are my immediate thoughts on them. Let's see if I can do this for every season of the year! And if there's any I missed that you'd recommend, don't hesitate to let me know!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Chapter 46 Review - White Will

Written by Shiggins

2020 begins with a bang.

As we all struggle to write down 2020 instead of 2019, which I did as I wrote this very sentence, let us all make a resolution to keep reading this manga series and hope I get the Gajeel-Levy-daughter spinoff I always deserved. Oh and let's talk about the new chapter, because these Diabolos guys are really keeping things fun.

I'd like to put this in for the first 2020 meme.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Best of 2019 - Anime

Written by Shiggins

The final victories of the decade.

2019's anime was quite a great bunch, wasn't it? We had shonen, sports, seinen, comedy, and more isekai than was bloody necessary. And this year, I'm putting down my favourite ten! This list is in no particular order, as I just wanted to celebrate the anime we got and not care about any rankings or whatnot. And of course, only anime seasons that started in 2019 are eligible for this list. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Best of 2019 - Movies

Written by Shiggins

Opinion of the year!

Just like last year, I've decided to do my Best Movies list, and just like last year, I will be following the same rules. Several categories, three films per category, everything here is purely my own opinion, and I encourage you to share your own favourites down below too. We had a very busy year full of successes and bombs, and it's time to celebrate them! Oh and just so you know, these aren't in any order whatsoever.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Star Wars Episode XI: The Rise of Skywalker - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins


Star Wars began in 1977 with one of the most popular and quotable sci-fi movies to this day. After that, The Empire Strikes Back came out and, to this day, is still considered one of the greatest sequels of all time. We had awful prequels with great ideas but poor execution, spin-off movies, tv shows, board games, video games, books, costumes, a rabid fanbase, a lovely fanbase... so if you're going to finish the entire story of Star Wars, you better be prepared to bring out as much creativity as you can to make the final entry worthy of such a legacy... So why didn't you, guys?

Note: This is a spoiler-filled review. Full spoilers ahead.

I gotta admit, I'll never tire of these posters though.