Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Vinland Saga First Impressions - Victory for the Vikings

Written by Shiggins

Rowing my boat.

I was originally going to title this "Attack on Viking", but then I discovered that this series was actually adapted by Wit Studio, the studio behind Attack on Titan's colossal takeover, and I decided against it since it just made me look like a smug jackass. The reason I'm telling you this is because I want it on record that Vinland Saga is as beautiful, awesome and worthy of your time as Attack on Titan, and I figured that out all myself. In the end, I still sound like a smug jackass!

Note: This is a quick mostly-spoiler free article about the first three episodes, and not a look at the series as a whole. However, there are inevitably some light spoilers ahead.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

Goes down swinging.

The Infinity Saga is finally over! 23 movies, tons of tv shows (the best of which are cancelled because of stupid business decisions), games and cartoons inspired by the film designs, and way more to come. It's finished. And what better character to end on than the one Sony is refusing to give up to Marvel Studios, the icon of Marvel Comics and my personal all-time favourite... Mysterio Spider-Man!

Note: This is a spoiler-filled review. If you read this review, you will get full spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far from Home. You have been warned.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Fruits Basket (2019) First Impressions - Aged like Wine or Squash?

Written by Shiggins

Romancing a cat.

If you're like me, your first instinct when starting your anime obsession was to search online for what's recommended for newcomers, and you came across a few names repeated on every single list. Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, and of course Fruits Basket. The shōjo series that ran from 1998 to 2006 was a big success and is often seen as a staple of its genre, spawning an anime adaptation in 2001 and again this year. And it's the latter that I'll be looking at it here.

Note: Minor spoilers for episodes 1 to 13.

I really am curious about Japan's obsession with school. Is it just because of their target audience? Or is it.. A CONSPIRACY?!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Toy Story 4 - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

Thinking outside the toy box.

Toy Story 4 does not need to exist. I think that's something we can all agree on, since Toy Story 3's ending was absolutely perfect and a great sendoff for the franchise that started Pixar's monarchy over animation. Doing a sequel after an ending as exemplary as that goes against everything I believe as a writer, so Toy Story 4 needed to do a lot to convince me this wasn't an awful money-grabbing idea... which it did.

I wonder if we'll ever reach Toy Story Infinity... and beyond!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapter 27 Review - Wood God Dragon Aldoron

Written by Shiggins

Another good arc has begun to sprout?

Yes, wood you believe that we're finally at the next God Dragon already? I woodn't have believed it myself, since I wood have thought that Mashima-senpai wood like to spend some more time barking up another tree for a while. But oak course we had to get to the root of our story eventually, and so here we are.

Mahogany.

Alright, I'm done with the puns. For now.

Why woodn't he look at you, Juvia? You're great!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Top 10 Bleach Girls

Written by Shiggins

I really miss Bleach.

For the longest time, Bleach was considered one of "The Big Three". It was able to stand alongside Naruto and One Piece due to it's popularity in the West, but it eventually lost favour and had an ending more rushed than the Flash's medical exam. However, I want to remember Bleach whenever I can, despite it's final chapters, so here are the top 10 female characters of the entire Bleach series. Both anime and manga, but canon only!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapters 23 to 26 Review - Knock on Wood.

Written by Shiggins

From end to beginning.

A strange review this time, with half of it focusing on the end of the Mercuphobia arc, and the other half focusing on a very strange repetition (and possibly homage) to Edolas. It might feel like it's taking forever to progress, but at least we have a fun time until then, and we're getting some much-needed character development too, so can't be too upset with it.

Juvia, that umbrella is going to break.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Pokémon Detective Pikachu - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins


The very best, like no-one ever was?

If you had asked me ten years ago what I would have wanted to see from the first ever live-action Pokemon film on the big screen, I can assure you that this isn't the answer you'd get. Justice Smith pairing up with a Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds, who is also a detective. No Red or Ash, no Gym Leaders, and not even any of the famous regions that Pokemon are known to explore. What's even stranger than this however? Well... I think they made a very wise choice.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Weekly or Monthly - The Difference between Manga Releases

Written by Shiggins

Something for readers to digest.

So a friend asked me what the big difference between the two really is, and it started quite the discussion. What better reason did I need to write up an article about it, and ponder which of the two is preferable for long and short-term reading? Which is more helpful for us, the reader, and for the story itself? Does it even matter? (Yes, it actually does.)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Avengers; Endgame - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

A Marvel.

22 films, 11 years, over $4 billion spent, with a box office of $19 billion (and rising), Marvel have created the most absolutely successful movie franchise in history, by adapting all these heroes of classic comic books and bringing them to the big screen, most of them for the very first time. From Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame, I've watched every single entry, and now I'm here to review the ultimate finale. In the end, did it succeed? Did Endgame truly give us an ending worthy of wielding the Infinity Stones, the hammers, and whatever other item you could find in this film?

Note: FULL SPOILERS AHEAD! EVERYTHING IN THIS ARTICLE IS A SPOILER!