Sunday, May 17, 2020

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer - Final Chapter Review

Written by Shiggins

A beautifully bizarre choice.

I know I haven't reviewed the manga or the anime before, but I'm a human being (technically). And because I'm a human being, I fell in love with Demon Slayer last year. I read the entire manga as soon as I saw the first season, and I have no shame in saying that it is easily one of Shonen Jump's greatest. So because of that, I want to talk about the final chapter that has come up.

Note: FULL SPOILERS for the final chapter, and the complete manga. Do not read past this sentence unless you have read all of the manga!!

To avoid spoilers for the anime-only watchers, here is the cover of Volume 1 instead!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Scoob! - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

Ruh-roh!

I always loved Scooby-Doo, and I probably always will. I grew up with reruns of the 1969 original and I've always made sure to at least check out some of the newer iterations over the years, including What's New, Scooby Doo? and Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated. On top of that, I still own my favourite movie of the franchise, Scooby Doo and the Zombie Island, and I think I have the old Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase PS1 video game lying around somewhere, so it's probably safe to say I've got some nostalgia for the franchise. And that is very much to the film's benefit... and determent. 

Note: Some light spoilers.

Awful title, by the way. Awful.

Friday, May 8, 2020

BNA: Brand New Animal - Anime Review

Written by Shiggins

Prohare? Infurno Cop? Little Wolf Academia? I can go on.

Trigger is back with 12 episodes of their own animal-people anime, which coincidentally came out just a few months after the debut of Beastars. So either there is a trend starting in Japan focusing on anthropomorphic people, the furry community has gotten stronger than we realised, or we have a Antz/Bugs Life scenario going on here. Well, I don't know about any of that but I do know I've now seen both and BNA... well, it's certainly no Beastars.

Note: This is a spoiler-free review.

Despite the title swapping the NBA letters round and the big orb on the poster, basketball is never relevant. Ever. Weird, right?

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapter 55 Review - Fate of Death

Written by Shiggins

Kick some grass.

Have I used that pun before? Probably. Am I going to use it and many more again? See previous answer. Maybe reading them will bring some joy to you all during this difficult time, just like saying them does to me. Probably not so let's move on and wonder if this entire arc about fighting trees is secretly a metaphor for how humanity is giving in to progress, and how nature will fight back if we continue to abuse and mistreat it... It's not a metaphor for that but imagine it is anyway.

I suddenly realised that, no matter what happens in this sequel, I am never going to fear for their lives. I mean, even less than before.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

How I Came to Hate the Ōtsutsuki

Written by Shiggins

It's been a while since I bitched about something, hasn't it? Sure, I've made complaints in some Fairy Tail reviews recently but that's just some light griping about the current situation of a manga I truly enjoy. No, this article is not that. This is me sitting down and not being gentle, devoting an entire article to being negative. Recently, I was super-positive about Jiren. Now it's time to be super-negative about the Ōtsutsuki clan.

Warning: Spoilers for Naruto and Boruto ahead.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Chapter 54 Review - God Seeds

Written by Shiggins

One-Elemental Four?

If your story is in trouble, you can have worse ideas than bring in new faces to cause trouble for a one-time encounter. Make them big, design them well and you'll end up making the road to the conclusion a lot easier. It worked when the Ginyu Force came along and, for the most part, it looks like it's worked here too. Hooray! Positivity!

Eden's Zero's king plus wood... I shall name him Twiggy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Why I Love Jiren

Written by Shiggins

I prefer "Grey" over "Gray" but whatever...

Let's not mince words here; Jiren seems to be nobody's favourite Dragon Ball antagonist. In fact, he's often seen by many as one of the least impressive in every area except power level. And speaking as a huge fan of the franchise, that's never sat right with me, but I've never been able to understand why... until today. So take a read, fellow geeks and nerds, as I decide to dive into the mental world of Jiren the Grey and see if there really is more to the muscled Area 51 resident than we all initially realised, or if he is just a "wall" that Goku has to overcome.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapters 52 and 53 Review - Mind-Reading Trees and Precious Curse

Written by Shiggins

Aldowrong?

It's a real shame these chapters are as long as a typical weekly chapter, since it really renders my reviews shorter than I feel is right for a double-review. I suppose it makes them easier to review, but for the sake of pacing and development, I think I'll always be wishing for longer chapters until we go back to weekly, if that ever happens again. Anyway, no point going on about that yet again. If you remember, I wasn't very positive in my last review and this time I'm... not as bad.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

First Impressions - Spring 2020

Written by Shiggins

You can't go out, so stay at home and watch anime.

Despite the issues in the real world, anime doesn't take a break and has saw fit to bring out the new anime of the season. And like I did with Winter 2020, let's take a look at everything Spring 2020 has brought out. Some are great, some are... what's the opposite of great? Oh right, Tamayomi.



Saturday, March 28, 2020

Marvel Cinematic Universe - The Infinity Saga Ranked

Written by Shiggins


Disney+ has finally arrived in the UK, I'm trapped in my house, so I might as well take this time to finally write the article I was originally going to release alongside Black Widow, but then every film got delayed and so here we are... 23 movies, starting 2008 and ending in 2019, all about the world of Marvel and the heroes created in it to take on the massive gallery of villains. From Iron Man to Spider-Man: Far from Home, let's figure out which was the best and which was... the least-best. I like them all!


Obvious note: Some spoilers ahead, and only films are included. So no Daredevil here, sadly.