Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Eden's Zero Chapter 4 Review - Nouma

Written by Shiggins

I think I just got whiplash.

If Hiro Mashima-senpai's goal was to shock me in every chapter as if he put cattle prods in the pages, then he's certainly achieving that goal at the very least. Not only that, but the chapter gets even better because I can't make any unfavourable comparisons to Fairy Tail this time!

....I wish to marry her.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

Horror holiday!

Unlike most critics, I find myself rather adoring the Hotel Transylvania series. I acknowledge that they aren't as deep as Pixar's masterpieces, or as hilarious as your favourite cartoon series on TV (which I assume is Rick & Morty) but the characters were charming and the animation by legendary cartoon director Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory) is absolutely top-notch. However, the newest entry in the series fallen under the same curse that Spider-Man, The Godfather and many other "thirds" in films usually do?

I am aware that America have a different sub-title. But ours is better.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Eden's Zero Chapter 3 Review - Adventurers

Written by Shiggins

Heavy meta(l).

After last week picked up this story, helping Eden's Zero forge a new identity, I was looking forward to today's continuation. However, Eden's Zero is already starting to take a step backwards and can't help but keep bringing up the past. At least we got to see some new faces along with the old.

Damn, I just love gravity powers! (And yes, I'm aware that this is a very specific power to adore.)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Top 10 Sports Anime

Written by Shiggins

Summer sports!

The summer of 2018 is here, and so I decided to celebrate the fact I can't enjoy the cold rain on my boiling face by writing a Top 10 all about the various sports that anime has written about over the years. From the realistic to the ridiculous, anime has done it all. Sadly, card games don't count as sports but you might get a few surprises on this list, so read, comment, like, subscribe, and other things that make you hopefully like me!  All the anime on this list are focused heavily on the sports themselves, so sadly Hunter x Hunter's amazing dodgeball battle is not here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Eden's Zero Chapter 2 Review - The Girl and the Blue Cat

Written by Shiggins

Now we're getting good!

After last week's opening chapter, which I admitted had a few flaws like many other beginnings in fiction, it was up to Chapter 2 to decide if Eden's Zero was able to live up to the Mashima-senpai name or if it would be a slog to get through and not worth my time. Thankfully, it looks like we have a winner!

Gold star for this design, Mashima-senpai!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Who I Want in Jump Force

Written by Shiggins

Fighting dreamers!

While Super Smash Bros Ultimate definitely stole the show when it came to fighting games this E3, there was another crossover battle extravaganza announced and that was Jump Force! A game featuring several different Shonen Jump characters duelling it out in a 3D environment, with locations such as New York to give the game an extra taste of pizzaz! So I decided to write out which characters I'd love to see make an appearance as a playable character in the upcoming game!

Note: There is a maximum of three per franchise, to keep the roster from going too big.

Characters that are already confirmed are Goku, Frieza, Luffy, Zoro, Naruto and Sasuke. (Light and Ryuk are in the trailer but probably not playable. We'll see.)

It turns out that there is such a thing as too much detail.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Eden's Zero Chapter 1 Review - In a Sakura-Filled Sky

Written by Shiggins

I missed you, Mashima-senpai!

After the end of Fairy Tail, I tried writing some My Hero Academia reviews but I lacked the heart and motivation to keep them going. Thankfully, Hiro Mashima isn't done writing and now we have his next big project, Eden Zero! However, does it manage to live up to the legacy he has created so far, with Fairy Tail and Rave Master? And more importantly, what about Plue?!

So many mixed feelings in this one image!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Why Deku is the Best Protagonist Right Now

Written by Shiggins

I need a hero!

With My Hero Academia Season 3 currently airing, and doing a splendid job of adapting the source material if I do say so myself, now is the best time to talk about the anime protagonist Midoriya Izuku, also known as Deku, and why he is arguably the best hero that Shonen Jump has to offer in this day and age, now that we no longer have Naruto or Ichigo or Light. 

Note: Very minor spoilers for My Hero Academia follow.

Well first of all, he's soooooo cute!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

This series isn't extinct yet!

After 2015's Jurassic World finally brought the franchise back in a meaningful and fun way that the previous sequels had failed to do so, it was inevitable we would get another one. And I applaud that, because Jurassic World's setting is too full of routes and ideas that not exploring them would be a criminal. So does the 2018 entry into one of the greatest movie franchises of all time actually revolutionise the series, or just keep it dragging on?

Note: This is a SPOILER-FREE review.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Why I'm Worried About Star Wars; Episode 9

Written by Shiggins

This one will probably get people angry.

It's impossible to even mention Star Wars these days without someone bringing up The Last Jedi and the divisive opinions it created. Some despised it and will literally call it the worst movie ever made, while others enjoyed it. As I noticed yet another section of Facebook comments complaining about how Rian Johnson has personally killed their families by directing the movie, I started to ponder on the future of Star Wars. Both the movies and the franchise as a whole.

Why no love for the purple lightsaber?!