Friday, 25 Sep 2020
Month: May 2019

Comparing DRAGON BALL to JOJO’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE

While I opted tocombine these episodes for a double write-up because there isn’t a ton of plotbetween them, I was still highly entertained, and that’s chiefly due to that added character intrigue.There’s even further intrigue for each drill, too, because Roshi willact differently (either as the sage or the letch), depending on whether Launchis around, and then Launch will act quite differently depending on whether she’ssneezed or not, and so on. More importantly, if you put him in a given situation, there’sno guessing how his response will differ from Jotaro, Joseph, Polnareff orAvdol

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BLEACH Ch. 595 Review

If he won’t accept it, perhaps his zanpakuto will.The GoodA lesser character would already be dead.I may be in the minority on this, but there’s just something I enjoy about watching as the super-serious Byakuya is forced to contend with such an oddity as Pepe

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ONE PIECE Ch. 759 Review

I know full well that Doflamingo isn’t out of this battle so easily, but doesn’t it feel good to finally see that smirk wiped off his face?This brawl between the arc’s main players has only just begun, and from that is the promise in that finale for the arc can’t be too far off. Just think of this chapter as the opening curtain for the final act for this story.Follow along with the latest ONE PIECE chapters yourself, tune in for the SJ Podcast, and check out the free starter pack sampler at ShonenJump

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AKAME GA KILL! #10 — Kill the Show!

The fact that she hasfallen in love with Tatsumi (for some reason) and aggressively pursues sex with him adds undeniable S&Movertones, and yet Tatsumi nobly resists gettin’ some in order to remainuncompromising in his principles — which only makes Esdeath want him more.He’s so manly he managesto out-dominate the dominatrix. in one word, it would haveto be one I just made up: “Liefeldian”

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NARUTO Ch. 691 Review

IfKakashi losing Sharingan means I never have to see him again, then I’m all for it.The second of the conversations filling out the chapter is focused on some closure between Madara andHashirama as they ruminate on the futility of trying to accomplish their goals on their own instead of passing on the torch to the new generation. That guy hasn’t been relevant in years, and would make a questionable choice for a series finale

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RAGE OF BAHAMUT #3-4 — Catch-Up

Murphix kept asking how a blatant cash-grab like this couldbe so good, and I think the answer’s the same as it was for BLADE & SOUL.The crew’s used the funding to tell a good story, and have cleverly managed thelicense requirements so they only take up a minimal amount of screen time.The only time BLADE & SOUL broke down was when it had tostart “world building,” and I suspected those scenes were bad because the crewwas reluctant about them – – their hands noticeably forced by the licensors

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ATTACK ON TITAN Live-Action Movie Cast Photos

We’ve still yet to see any trailer (beyond a covert car commercial, of course) but anybody wondering how this epic spectacle’s going to look in motion should probably take a gander at the PARASYTE movie trailer, and prepare for some admirable-for-what-it-is-at-least CGI work.Now, what do you Vicers think? And the casting actually does look quite spot-on to the characters’ personalities.However, the compositing with the scenery, and the fact that the exact same lens flare has been inserted into every single photo, doesn’t instill a ton of confidence in how the effects will be handled in this two-part feature

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BLEACH Ch. 605 Review

The Soul Society struggles to find their footing after the most recent turn in the war, and Yhwach faces the heavy handed tactics of one of the Zero Squad’s best to enter the Reiokyu.The GoodIchibe is like the Babe Ruth of Soul Reapers.I was actually pretty surprised by the way this battle between Yhwach and Ohso (Ichibe Hyosube) has played out this week

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DRAGON BALL — Does the Tournament Arc Hold Up?

The humor lies in how Goku just keeps stubbornlybouncing back from whatever obscure, deadly art Roshi throws at him, until blowing up the Moon doesn’t even help (though, I’ll say it was funnier when Piccolo did it in DBZ).I’ve always interpreted the success of DBZ as being due to Toriyama treating it like a parody strip, and not having qualms of giving his readers more wish fulfillment (pun intended) than the stodgier strips were willing to. Goku gets away with being this perfect ass kicker, and not having any weakness or flaws, because he’s more of a force of nature that these other jokers are revolving around

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PARASYTE – THE MAXIM #7 — Watch & Learn

Shinichi’s still more like Peter Parker than EddieBrock, but the added comparrison brings up another angle I’ve wanted to talkabout…For me, the parasite’s more ‘benign’manifestations in Shinichi’s hand and this new fella’s jaw are actually moredisgusting than the flashier transformations when the blades start flappingaround. Think of our pal, Venom.There’s the same conceptual lineagein Japan, I think, but the key difference is that Japanese demons have alwaysseemed more like distorted humans, with features that’re creepy for how they’reonly incrementally different from normalpeople’s

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