Monday, July 30, 2018

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - First Impressions

Written by Shiggins

Episode 1: Mystic Madness.

So it has come to this. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have, for the first time ever, become 2-dimensional cartoons. What has science wrought?! At any rate, I watched the first episode and I have some thoughts to share. So what the hell, right? Here's a review/impression of the first episode, starring John Cena! (In the episode, not this review.) If you wish to watch it for yourself, check it out on Nickelodeon's official YouTube channel!

I'd like to take this moment to point out I'd love to see the original gory comic getting a cartoon one day.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hiro Mashima Double Review - FT 100 Year Quest Chapter 2 & Eden's Zero Chapter 5

Written by Shiggins

Time for some dragons!

As I mentioned in the previous review (Click here to read it), it looks like I'll be reviewing both Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest and Eden's Zero for now. The length of 100 Year Quest or disinterest in Eden's Zero might cause me to abandon one of them later this year, but I'll stick to giving you a double dose of Mashima-senpai goodness for now.

With this many characters, its no wonder we keep getting spinoffs? Will Jet and Droy have one next?!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Chapter 1 Review - The First Guild and the Best Guild

Written by Shiggins

Fairy Tail Z!

With storyboards, and so I assume the written story, by Hiro Mashima, and the final illustrations by Atsuo Ueda, Fairy Tail has made it's predictable but no-less welcome return! I believed the series would make a comeback after Chapter 545 left the series with an ending that was satisfying but open to possibilities. However, with the story of Acnologia and Zeref over, is there anything left for Fairy Tail to grab us with?

Chapter 545 Review: CLICK HERE

A Laxus spinoff, another season of the anime, Eden's Zero, and now this? Mashima-senpai, you are crazy!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

My Top 3 Anime of 2018 (So Far)

Written by Shiggins

Because why not?

Now that we're nearly in the 8th month of 2018, now is as good a time as any to take a look back at some of the anime of the year and discuss the best of the best so far! Of course, there are plenty of anime out there that I haven't seen, and plenty of people will disagree with my choices, but there is plenty of plentiful space in the comment section below! So give it a read, then tell me what your favourites are!

Note: Only anime that began in 2018 counts. So sorry, Dragon Ball Super. Your awesome finale isn't in this article.

MHA Season 3 is not on this list, since it hasn't finished yet. However, it is definitely the best dub of the year so far.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Dark Knight - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

10 year anniversary review!

With The Dark Knight, one of the highest-rated and most-beloved superhero films of all time, finally reaching its 10th anniversary, I decided it was a great time to go back and check it out! The second of the "Dark Knight trilogy" by Christopher Nolan (Inception, Memento), The Dark Knight was considered to be a game-changer for all superhero films. It got tons of awards, made over $1 billion, and is still talked about to this day. After ten years however, how does it hold up?

Note: Mild spoilers, but you've probably seen the film already so who cares.

Danananananananananana.... BATMAN!

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!