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.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Onward - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

More of Pixar's magic.

As every movie out there is getting delayed and we're entering the new Dark Age of Doom, I can do nothing else for you except recommend that, if you do gather your courage enough to see something in the cinema, make sure you see Onward. It might sound ridiculous to say this but... Pixar, you did it again! Again-again-again.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Chapter 51 Review - Roaring Earth

Written by Shiggins


With Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest going back to fortnightly-monthly releases, I suppose a chapter like this was inevitable. Not only does it try to kill the fun story we've been enjoying so far, but now we're going to have for literal weeks to continue it! Oh no, are we stuck in another Mercuphobia situation already?!

That broom has officially had more screentime than Romeo. And I hate that.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest Chapters 49 and 50 Review - The Last Orb and The Wood Dragon God's Secret

Written by Shiggins

Well... she ain't no Fire-God-Senku.

It's crazy to realise this, but this arc on top of a giant wooden dragon is still going! And I've enjoyed it for the majority of it's time on this grey Earth, but it's certainly been a long one. We've fought Fairy Tail members, dragon eaters, witches possessing Exceeds and we've still got more to go! I might be the only person in the world to say this, but I hope we get some good downtime filler after this arc ends because the pace is crazy today!

Oh please don't lead into a Zou arc...

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!