Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nintendo Switch Reveal Impressions

After waiting for 19 months, Nintendo has finally revealed the NX as the Nintendo Switch. Today's announcement mainly served as an introduction to the system for now as the only official info from Nintendo includes a 3.5 minute video and some press releases. With the info we know right now so far, I am definitely interested in the Nintendo Switch.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nintendo NX Prediction Challenge!

One year, seven months and two days. That’s how long it’s been since Satoru Iwata announced the existence of the Nintendo NX. Since then, the amount of info we’ve been officially given has been very sparse. But no more! It’s finally time for us to learn more about the heck this thing actually is. But before we do, I think it’ll be fun to make some predictions about the NX. And to make things even more fun, I enlisted the help of 10 of my friends! Let’s see what we predicted and eventually see who was the most correct!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

AnimeNext 2016: First It Was Anime, Then It Was Not: A History of Retro Anime Video Game Alterations

At AnimeNext 2016, I had the opportunity to do my very first panel ever, talking about anime video games that were altered when brought over to North America.

I was added to the convention at the last minute, so things went pretty well, all things considered.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: Bikini Warriors

The United States has a history of cartoons designed to promote toys. With properties like Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Mighty Max, the hope of the shows’ producers is that you buy the toys seen in the series. But there aren’t a lot of anime specifically based on any type of toy or figure line. I’m sure the producers would like you to buy a figure based on one of the characters, but more times than not the anime is based on a manga.

Which brings us to today’s subject: Bikini Warriors. It’s a short anime series based on a line of ecchi figures, which typically doesn’t instill confidence in the show’s quality. In fact, when I first saw the show’s listing on Anichart, I immediately thought show was just going to be nothing but fanservice and trash. But then I noticed that the show’s logo looks a lot like the logo for Dragon Warrior a.k.a. Dragon Quest.

“Is this show a parody?” I thought. Turns out it is. And it’s not trash.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Review: Ai-Mai-Mi Mousou Catastrophe

Last year, I wrote a review of Ai-Mai-Mi, a short length comedy series about three schoolgirls in a manga club. Except, of course the show was actually about anything but three schoolgirls in a manga club. While I thought the first half of the show was bland and uninteresting, it did start to win me over in its second half. So when its sequel Ai-Mai-Mi Mousou Catastrophe was announced, I was interested to see if the show would continue to improve.

Let’s see if that happened, shall we?