Monday, June 19, 2017

One Piece - Why It's Not Perfect

Written by Shiggins


You know, it's a funny story but I was actually planning to write a positive article about One Piece for once, hoping to balance out how I've been towards One Piece fans since this blog began... then they pissed me off. You see, over the past few weeks in comment sections and clickbait articles and even chapter releases of Fairy Tail on manga websites, I have noticed that no fan can admit to any flaws of this series, yet will also shit on Naruto, Bleach, Fairy Tail and many others from their self-appointed throne. So because of this, the "Top 10 One Piece Villains" I had planned to release has been delayed... time for another nitpicking article instead! This one has been a long time coming and I am glad to share it today! Finally actually because I've been considering this one for months...

Why does Franky look like he's trying to eat me? And why does a pirate crew need an archaeologist like Nico Robin anyway? Is it because she's hot? I bet it's because she's hot.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 540 Review - Harmony

Written by Shiggins

Slayers assemble!

Now this feels like the set-up for a final battle! It was a bumpy road to get here and even the destination itself is probably going to have some troubles, but it was hard not to at least feel some blood pumping during this big reunion of badasses!

Um... Cobra? Can you just swap places with Rogue? They need to be together, ta.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hunter x Hunter - Why It's Not Perfect

Written by Shiggins


Hunter x Hunter is returning... again... for now!

So to celebrate the temporary return of one of the best Shonens of all time, created by the controversial Yoshihiro Togashi, I have been requested by Kudakwashe Timba to add Hunter x Hunter to my WINP schedule. So here it is, another nitpicking article by a bastard! Enjoy, comment below and try not to spit!

I'm not mentioning the hiatuses. That's a door I am tired of knocking.

Note: Some SPOILERS ahead.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapters 538 & 539 Review - When The Flames Die & World Collapse

Written by Shiggins

Now this feels more like a final battle!

I am back from my break and ready to continue, and it is hard for me to deny a slight fanboy delight at what we got. Yes, there were flaws and of course I am going to go over them without mercy, but I couldn't help but smile while thinking about these two chapters overall. Sue me, I'm feeling optimistic for once!

Ah Tenrou Island. The arc that brought FT to a surprisingly great level of fun.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Berserk - Why It's Not Perfect

Written by Shiggins


Once again, WINP returns with our eyes set on hit dark fantasy series Berserk and what keeps it from reaching 10/10 perfection! So join me as I commit the sin of nitpicking something amazing, and you all decide to hate me for it! Links to previous WINP articles will be posted below, so please click and enjoy and hate! It's time for us all to go... Berserk!

As a side note, we aren't even going to acknowledge the 3D animation of a certain anime...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Defending the Devil: A Kickass Character Analysis of Arba

Written by: Micha

Cunt™. That’s the most accurate word to describe Arba, from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic.

Arba is perhaps one of the most controversial characters in this manga. She is a creation of David made to babysit Solomon well into his youth but somehow ended up as an influential villain who fucked shit up even after her “death.”

I will not hide the fact that I have, on separate occasions, licked my computer screen when she came on weekly updates. But for this article, I will leave my gay feelings at the door, and briefly list  her significant contributions, the collective fandom’s opinion of her as a character, and provide my opinions and the rating at the end. It’s all very simple.

And even though many of us may not view her with great fondness, like all characters, she deserves her day in court. And I will lawyer up to defend her honor.

Except this. I can't defend this.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 537 Review (For Real This Time) - The Power of Life

Written by Shiggins

When one thing ruins perfection...

I'm serious. I freaking adored this chapter until that came up! That one moment completely broke it apart and while it isn't enough to erase all the goodwill built up by this breathtaking chapter, it really did for a lot of other people. If you want to hear absolutely zero praise for this one, don't click today. I'm going to be talking about both beauty and piss this week.

Goodnight, sweet couple. And flights of fairies sing thee to thy rest.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 537 Review - The Power of Life

Written by Shiggins

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

QUICK FIX: Origin Dragon and the World Before Alma Torran

Written by: Micha

A billion years ago, I made up a theory that Origin Dragon could have been a God from another universe. And considering the trajectory Magi is currently heading towards, I suspect we will be talking about universes a lot nowadays.

For some reason, even after 2 years, this theory has survived the test of time, most probably because we don't get to hear much from the Origin Dragon as we are currently in deep shit with Sinbad. So enjoy me going on a brief trip to lunacy as I explain why Origin Dragon was the God of the world before Alma Torran and his relationship with Il Ilah.

Why are dragons drawn pretty, what is even this manga??

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 536 Review - Savage Dragon Fire

Written by Shiggins

SON OF A BITCH!

No. No introduction this time. Let's just jump in to the good and the bad while I scream because we only have TEN MORE CHAPTERS LEFT!

Deja Boo Hoo!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 535 Review - The Greatest Power

Written by Shiggins

SAYING THINGS!

SAYING THINGS WHILE PUNCHING THINGS!

...I don't need more of an introduction than that really. Let's just get going.

(sob) The translation is in the review...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Top 10 Anime Cyborgs

Written by Shiggins

Lao Tzu once said "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step". What he failed to mention however was that sometimes you can't use your own feet, and instead must use a robotic one that you got from a mechanic or a mad scientist. And today, we're going to celebrate the people who had no other choice but to do so! 


For those of you who don't know, cyborgs are living people with mechanical limbs, organs, skin or whatever else. If a character has a metal arm instead of a living one, they can be considered for the top 10. So sit back, relax, and enjoy God's greatest creation in fiction... the cyborg!

Note: This list is only counting anime series, not movies. So, there is no Ghost in the Shell.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 534 Review - The Door of Vows

Written by Shiggins

No, only hurt the man! Not the woman!

Another chapter that did some things predictably and other things unexpectedly. Hopefully, we're still going the route I've been desiring this entire time, but we're currently in Schrodinger's Chapter. Next week could either go brilliantly or be a major disappointment. Let's focus on right now though.

Who wore it better?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Alma Torran Arc Review

Written by: Micha.

[Note: These reviews are a part of a series of me reviewing each and every Magi arc. Since it's ending soon, this is how I pay my respects to this precious manga. I will review each arc, give my analysis at the bottom, and the ratings.]

Fuck, man. My entire existence has led up to this. Reviewing the Alma Torran arc. This is what I want to be remembered for.

The Alma Torran Arc is huge, and we have a lot to unpack here. Long story short, it’s about Solomon, an animal rights activist, and his gang overthrowing David’s regime of intolerance towards non-human species, which later results in the birth of a new world. It’s all good, uncomplicated stuff. And you will read my analysis of this arc later in this review.

I will tell you the story of Alma Torran in 7 segments I believe are important: 1. Rescue of Sheba, 2. Origin Dragon Introduction3. Solomon Becomes King, 4. Ugo’s Magic Research, the 5. Final Fight, the 6. Aftermath of War, and finally the 7. Epilogue.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapters 532 & 533 Review - The Love That Cannot Be Seen & Zeref, the White Mage

Written by Shiggins

Two feels for the price of one!

Yes, it has been a while since Fairy Tail gave me a touch of the feels but I'm happy to say that it got my heartstrings plucked this time. Clearly, I just needed a double-dose of action and tragedy to make me write a properly positive review again. And if the series is about to take the route I've been hoping for, we could be in for a lot more positive reviews in the near future.

One of my favourite images of all time.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 531 Review - Pegasus vs Acnologia

Written by Shiggins

Everyone was right!

Who could have predicted a plan that would have ended the series in a supremely easy and cheap way wasn't going to work? All of us. All of us predicted this, so I'm just thankful they decided to end this stupid plan right away instead of waiting weeks to bring it out as a cheap attempt at tension. This is one of those times I'm so glad Fairy Tail loves a fast pace.

LET HER TRY ANYWAY, HIBIKI!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Danganronpa V3 Controversy - Should We Be Pissed?

Written by Shiggins

I love Danganronpa.

I own all the games. I have like ten waifus from the series alone, including Nagito Komaeda, Chihiro Fujisaki and even Peko Pekoyama, who has a very silly name but wears a thong and could slice me open with ease! I love this series so much, from its characters and plot twists to its themes and references, I adore the thing... but now something has come up.

Note: SPOILERS AHEAD! If you wish to avoid spoilers, do NOT click this article!

Another group of gorgeous fuck-ups.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 529 & 530 Review - Teacher & Neo Eclipse

Written by Shiggins

Well, that reveal could have been a lot worse...

Fairly obvious to be fair, as we all guessed who it was almost immediately so hiding it for a week felt like a waste of time, but the discovery of who last week's mysterious woman was gave me some relief. I was expecting to be raging the entire time, but thankfully they kept things decent enough. No wasting time. No Layla. Instead, this person is (hopefully) not angel dust incarnate.

Wendy's expression matches my own.... I mean uh... "yay"... tsk.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fuck You, Ino is the Best

Written by Shaggins

Time to tell you why you're an idiot!

That's right, I'm sick of this bullshit where people argue that Naruto should be with Sakura or Hinata or Sasuke. Guess what, they all suck. You know who doesn't suck? Ino Yamanaka. Ino is the best girl... no, the best character of Naruto. So shut up and read why Ino is the fucking best, and then go to hell once you're done because you won't admit I'm right and you're wrong. As always.

You read it on the internet, so it must be true.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Classic Anime Review - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Written by Shiggins

10 years today!

In honour of Gurren Lagann's 10th anniversary, I am releasing my first "Classic Anime Review", where we look back at anime that have debuted at least 10 years ago and judge the hell out of them with today's standards. This review has been a long time coming and I'm giddy just thinking about writing it. Let's talk about what makes Gurren Lagann so fantastic to watch, while brutally stomping on even the tiniest flaws. It's review time!

Note: Minor SPOILERS.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapters 527 & 528 Review - Emotion & Dragon of Magic

Written by Shiggins

Um... I have questions.

I was hesitant to even write this review because of the amount I have to deal with in my real life and how confusing some moments were, but then I remembered I have you people to talk to me and help me out. So while I try to guess and fumble about in this review, you can all scoff and correct me since you're oh-so superior to me.


Speaking of things that are superior to me, holy shit!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 526 Review - My Name Is...

Written by Shiggins

The fan theories were right!

I never like it when the internet figures out the secret beforehand, because it gives them a right to brag and act like they're superior to the series. I only like it when I make a prediction beforehand, and I was starting to notice it myself this week as well, so I suppose the main thing I want to say here is... I was right and that's all that matters.

Cana has a point, and the fandom hates him for this.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Digimon Adventure Tri Part 4: Loss Review - What a Wonderful Digital World

Written by Shiggins

Part 1 Review - CLICK HERE

Part 2 Review - CLICK HERE

Part 3 Review - CLICK HERE

Note: This review is as SPOILER-FREE as possible.

We're back for the episode that literally debuted on my birthday! It's Part 4 of the Tri saga, and finally we're starting to get some real answers. While not perfect, Part 4 gave us plenty to discuss, praise, criticise and shudder in utter disgust because OH MY GOD, HE LICKED HER FACE!

Between this, Next Order, Cyber Sleuth, the original series... Digimon definitely love their metal dinosaur of death.

Fairy Tail Chapter 525 Review - Why Was His Majesty's Child Not Loved?

Written by Shiggins

Hi Larcade. Bye Larcade.

No wasting time here, let's get right into it! Gildarts is pissed and August is grinning like a madman who just discovered what a bidet does, which is just making Gildarts even angrier. Ignoring Cana's warning, Gildarts charges and the two clash. August asks Gildarts why, even though parents are meant to love their children, that Zeref doesn't love his own child.

........Brexit? (Sorry, I couldn't resist. The joke was too easy)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 524 Review - Black Future

Written by Shiggins

WHAT THE FLYING FUCK DO YOU MEAN "LAST ARC"?!

No, I'll talk about the chapter in a moment since it was actually pretty awesome and gave me an actual shock, but let's focus on the recent reveal that this is supposedly the final arc of Fairy Tail. Apparently, there is an official website for the upcoming Fairy Tail movie "Dragon Cry", that is to celebrate the series' 10th anniversary. And on this website, they say that the manga is in it's final arc. I WANTED E.N.D, NOT END!

Natsu is gonna be in the movie? Fucking spoilers, man.

The Truth About Saitama Fighting Anyone

Written by Shiggins

Since the anime adaptation of "One Punch Man" was released in 2015, the fandom community has essentially been on fire due to their burning passion for the gag-like shonen series about a bald man who is so powerful he can defeat all his enemies with one single punch. Thanks to the stellar animation by Madhouse, the amazing soundtrack that fits perfectly with the crazy action scenes, and the comedic monotone of the protagonist Saitama, the anime was a hit and One Punch Man has enjoyed plenty of success even to this day two years later.
Me trying to look like I don't care about One Punch Man for... supremely childish reasons.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapters 522 & 523 Review - Gray's Trump Card & Will Fate Burn?

Written by Shiggins

Double the content, double the fun?

Yes, Mashima gave us two chapters in one week. And yes, it was a mixed bag. And yes, I am here to review them. We got twice the amount of chapters to get through, so let's not waste time and get started. It would be mighty.... ice.... of me to do so!

Why does this feel like one of two times I've seen Gajeel this week?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 521 Review - The Mightiest Mage

Written by Shiggins

Not the fight we needed, but the one we deserved.

Finally, I can be more positive for once... This war arc really does feel like it has been going on for a while now, but the end is clearly getting closer as we wrap up almost all the encounters with the Spriggan 12 and move to focus on the remaining foes, although I have my doubts if August is really the only one left to be a factor in this arc.

The second-best scene of the chapter.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 520 Review - Dragon Or Demon

Written by Shiggins

I'm not sure, but I think this was a cliche...

That's actually going to be a running theme this week, as I attempt to actually figure out exactly what happened, why it happened and what will happen next. It's a confusing chapter this week, but you're here reading it so you expect me to make some sort of sense with this nonsense, don't you? Sigh... Fuck it, here goes!

Yeah, after the events of last week, I need a hug too.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

No, Yuri on Ice is Not Fujoshi Bait, You Walnut.

Written by: Micha. 

Gather around, kids. We have a new fish to fry.

It started on Crunchyroll.

Actually, it probably started before Crunchyroll annual anime awards, but the awards are a good checkpoint. Yuri!!! on Ice! won every category it was nominated for, and naturally some folks got a little bitter and ranted about their anime being sidelined by YOI. That’s fine. That’s normal. I not got a problem with that.

What I do have a problem with, though, is spewing bullshit.

Such as the ill-informed opinion that Yuri on Ice is fujoshi bait. And the only reason YOI became so popular is solely for this reason.

When people rage about YOI upstaging their anime.

Top 10 LGBT Characters, Redux

Written by: Pomelote 

[Note: this is a follow-up to Otaku Nuts' Top 10 LGBT Characters article - don't forget to give the original some sugar]

Gay and lesbian people! Bisexual people! Transgender people! Intersex people! Maybe you've been hearing a lot about the great diversity of human experience lately and you're interested in hearing a little more. Or maybe you aren't. Maybe you're just here for the Yuri!!! on Ice fan-gushing.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 519 Review - Show Me Your Smile

Written by Shiggins

It was worse than I thought it would be...

After saying that, I've pretty much set the tone for this review. While it doesn't top the "because she's Erza" disaster of 2014, back in Chapter 404, this is still a piss-taker. And the sad part is that it would have been so easy to fix this and give us a modest yet satisfying chapter. Instead, we got something that had me literally calling Irene a liar.

Irene's screams matching my own.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 518 Review - Master Enchantment

Written by Shiggins

Goku did it!

Well, here we are in the chapter I was scared to even read, and it's been a while since a chapter has had me on the edge of my seat as I prepare to run away in agony and tears. Well, I'm glad to report that it didn't turn out to be the shitshow I was expecting... next week might be, but we're fine for one more week!

Has this ever worked, in the entire history of fiction? Does the villain just expect the hero to go "oh okay then" and stop suddenly moving?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 517 Review - Wendy Belserion

Written by Shiggins

Like my ex would say if I ever had one... well, that was quick!

Irene has gotten her dream body! A tiny one, but then again she might not be picky about it. Erza stands in shock as Irene examines the wounds on her body that she received during this war, and I just want to say that I totally called it because there is indeed a tit joke!

Ha! See? I knew it! Little boobs! What's that? You say anyone could have predicted it? Well, I'm not anyone!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fairy Tail Chapter 516 Review - The Truth About Enchantment

Written by Shiggins

Irene is so lucky. I want to be a loli too!

Yes, no big intro this time. Let's just get right into this by talking about how Erza now has a new(?) bunny armour and is about to fight her mother, Irene. Irene is staying a delightfully cold bitch by feeling complete indifference to Erza, and we get more explosions and fighting from the two hot redheads. Sigh... I love redheads.

Why did she choose the rabbit-eared armour to go against someone with such a mad hat...? Oooooooooooh!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Top 10 Anime Series of 2016

Top 10 Anime Series of 2016
Written by: ClayDragon & Shiggins

Well, it’s that time again. Another year has ended, and a bunch of new anime shows are about to start airing any day now. So for our final retrospective article of 2016, let’s have a look at the best series that graced our screens over the past year. And whilst there may have been less hype for some of these shows compared to 2015’s series, our entries this year were more than enough to keep us satisfied. As with our other lists, only shows that started airing in 2016 are eligible.

Side note: Whilst we made an effort to watch lots of shows that started airing this year, we couldn’t see them all. So if there’s a series that you think should be on this list but isn’t, then it’s probably because we never got around to watching it, as opposed to us not liking it.

As is this the case with many of these lists, SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Top 10 Anime Moments of 2016

Top 10 Anime Moments of 2016
Written by: ClayDragon & Shiggins

When people think of an anime series, they tend to have one single scene in mind; a moment that perfectly encapsulates the show and what it’s about. These moments can be epic or subdued, heartwarming or tearjerking, hilarious or terrifying, but the key point is that they are the highlight of the show. And just like any other year, 2016 gave us a surplus of perfect moments. It was difficult, but we eventually manages to whittle them down to our Top 10.

Side note: Whilst we made an effort to watch lots of shows that started airing this year, we couldn’t see them all. So if there’s a moment that you think should be on this list but isn’t, then it’s probably because we never got around to watching it, as opposed to us not liking it.

As is this the case with many of these lists, SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Top 10 Anime Characters of 2016

Top 10 Anime Characters of 2016
Written by: ClayDragon & Shiggins

It’s sometimes said that an anime is only as good as its characters. The animation can be perfect and the fights can be glorious to watch, but if the characters aren’t engaging then the whole series just falls apart. Luckily for us, we were blessed with a huge amount of great characters this year, and being the obsessive-compulsive fans that we are, we just had to make a list of the 10 best ones. Please note that we've only considered characters who made their first appearance this year, regardless of when their show actually started. 

Side note: Whilst we made an effort to watch lots of shows that started airing this year, we couldn’t see them all. So if there’s a character that you think should be on this list but isn’t, then it’s probably because we never got around to watching it, as opposed to us not liking it.

As is this the case with many of these lists, SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Top 10 Anime Fights of 2016

Top 10 Anime Fights of 2016
Written by: ClayDragon & Shiggins

For a lot of people, fighting is an important aspect of anime shows. Fans will debate endlessly over which series has the best battles, or what the best fight in any individual series is. So, we’ve decided to once again weigh in on this topic with a list of what we consider to be the best anime fights this year. Because who doesn’t like seeing someone get beaten to within an inch of their life?

Side note: Whilst we made an effort to watch lots of shows that started airing this year, we couldn’t see them all. So if there’s a fight that you think should be on this list but isn’t, then it’s probably because we never got around to watching it, as opposed to us not liking it.

As is this the case with many of these lists, SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Top 10 Anime Openings of 2016

Top 10 Anime Openings of 2016
Written by: ClayDragon & Shiggins

Let’s not mince words – 2016 was an absolute shitshow. Far too many great people died, there were huge political divides in both Britain and the USA, and we only got one new episode of Doctor Who. Despite this, the anime side of 2016 was pretty good, and so over the next few days we’re going to be looking at some of the best aspects of anime that came out this past year. For this list, we’re focusing on openings – as long as it debuted in 2016, it’s eligible for this list.

Side note: Whilst we made an effort to watch lots of shows that started airing this year, we couldn’t see them all. So if there’s an opening that you think should be on this list but isn’t, then it’s probably because we never got around to watching it, as opposed to us not liking it.

As is this the case with many of these lists, SPOILER ALERT. You have been warned.