Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020

ONE PIECE Ch. 779 Review

He’ll have to make a hard choice, if he wants to reach Doflamingo and save the people of Dressrosa.The GoodI never imagined this would be so hard to witness.At the risk of repeating myself, I had been vocal about my desire to see history repeat itself between Luffy and Bellamy once he reappeared in the early chapters of the Dressrosa Arc — not to mention looking a lot like Rowdy Roddy Piper

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Revisiting JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: ALL STAR BATTLE

The multi-media coordination is so direct (with every one of the show’s voice actors showing up) that this game is very probably giving you a years-in-advance preview of how the next three or four seasons of the show will look and sound.True 360 degree mobility differentiates it from other contemporary “2.5 D” fighters, though

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DEATH PARADE #8 — Watch & Learn

Either way, these told-in-ones (or told-in-twos) have lost enough of novelty that I’m just not interested in them unless there’s some angle that significantly connects them to the show’s macro arc.Watch this episode and decide for yourself, then read my thoughts on the previous episode. Sometimes, though, it’s hard not to snigger when characters are engaging in overwrought shone histrionics over

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The Only American Anime Artist Working in Japan Speaks

Thurlow getting chummy with Naruto at THE LAST wrap party.If you were ever confused when the name “Henry Thurlow” popped up in the credits of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, TOKYO GHOUL or other Studio Pierrot projects, wonder no longer, because the man has finally stepped up and re-introduced himself to the American otaku community.Over at BuzzFeed, Thurlow participated in a very

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BLEACH Ch. 617 Review

While Shunsui thought he was only using one key, it’s going to be revealed next week that he actually used all but three.I hope that this was all sort of some plan of Shunsui, otherwise I’ll be terribly disappointed he could be such a fool to allow himself to get tricked in this way.Verdict 4/5Now that the heroes have witnessed this vulnerability, how long will it be until Ichigo can exploit it? Back on the Soul Society, the Captains are ready to move on to the Reiokyu, and Captain Shunsui’s plan to use Aizen may have been too large of a gamble

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ONE PIECE Ch. 778 Review

A literal process of elimination.Tired of Pica targeting the weak and injured, Roronoa Zoro cuts the mountain man down to a mole hill before finally silencing his squeaking voice for good.The GoodDon’t bet the farm on that one, Pica

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY… the Anime?

You’d figured that an anime starring characters from thethird highest-grossing movie of all time would come back across the Pacificfaster than HERO MAN did but, hey, surely there’s a whole web of legal entanglementstying it up.Thus, one of the most notable East/West co-productions inanimation is going on, without much commentary here…until characters from this year’s highest-grossing movie guest star on it. While there’s always an outside-looking-in-reflected-through-a-mirror-darkly quality to projects like this, the Gaurdian’s anime ball feels that much more surreal than BAT-MANGA and the tokusatsu Spider-Man show with Leperdon because, up until a month ago, these were all C-list and D-list characters in the Marvel universe

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The Lamest JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Episode

So, gee, if something deserved the label ‘filler’…Seriously, by the time Season 3 runs its courses, and thisshow’s fanbase develops more in-jokes, this is going to be looked back on as embarrassingfootnote on the order of the guest-directed GURREN LAGANN episode and the lastEVA episode where Gainax literally ran out of money. If you miss the deadline, you don’t air thatweek.I could imagine KLK’s delays toward the end were due to Trigger over-extending itself — frantically trying to cram in as much cool shitas they could before they handed the episode over

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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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