The newest anime I’ve watched so far, Keijo!!!!!!…is… Well, it can best be summed up in two words- boobs, and butts. Set in an alternate world where a sport named Keijo is extremely popular, the story revolves around one Nozomi Kaminashi, and her quest to become a professional Keijo player. What is Keijo? Simply put,Continue reading “Keijo!!!!!!!: A Review!!!!!!!”
Monthly Archives: January 2017
My Top Five Favorite Antagonists in Gaming!
“A Hero is only as good as his villain.” This general thought, often attributed to Batman and his villains gallery, is profound in how we look at the villains of stories throughout time. Although the thought may not be 100% true 100% of the time, the threat that the villain poses certainly plays a hugeContinue reading “My Top Five Favorite Antagonists in Gaming!”
Sin, the Book of Genesis, and Playing God: a Death Note Analysis!
WARNING: Religious topics, particularly those discussed in the book of Genesis, will be used in this analysis. If that’s not your cup of tea, skip the post and move on! What would YOU do, if you had a book that would kill anyone whose name was written in it? This is the dilemma presented toContinue reading “Sin, the Book of Genesis, and Playing God: a Death Note Analysis!”
First Thoughts: Orange Eps. 1-2
About time I started a new anime.
The Disney Hack’n’Slash Adventure: Kingdom Hearts!
If you would have told anyone 16 years ago, that a hugely beloved franchise could spawn by combining Final Fantasy and Disney into a hack’n’slash adventure game, I’m certain many people would just think, why, and how? What kind of strange concept IS that? Well, in 2002, such a game was released: Kingdom Hearts.
eSports Controversy, Pokemon Outta Nowhere, and The Shogakukan Awards: RB Weekly News #2
Yo guys, what’s good, Ayron here, with another week of Reading Between News. This past week has been admittedly, a bit dry, but some rather interesting events HAVE indeed happened in the worlds of anime, manga, and gaming. Between some big awards, the announcement of a new anime season, and *gasp* a new Pokemon game,Continue reading “eSports Controversy, Pokemon Outta Nowhere, and The Shogakukan Awards: RB Weekly News #2”
A War of Trickery – Liar Game (2005-2014)
A little secret about me- I love any series that focuses on mental trickery, the psychology of people, and the moral nature of humans in general. They tend to be thought provoking, challenging, and provide scenarios where you can’t help but wonder, “what would I do in that situation?” As far as manga goes,Continue reading “A War of Trickery – Liar Game (2005-2014)”
My Top Five Narratives in Anime!
Anime has the potential to be many things. It can be pure entertainment, it can provide social commentary, and can spark extreme amounts of emotion. It can be many different things, but one of the things I’ve loved seeing the most has been a good, strong, narrative. Narratives have often been associated with literature- epic,Continue reading “My Top Five Narratives in Anime!”
The Legend of Zelda: Death in Majora’s Mask
Majora’s Mask is one of my favorite games of all time, and by a sizable margin, my favorite Zelda game of all time. Not to say that the other games aren’t technically better- it’s just that Majora’s mask confronts topics and introduced mechanics that no other Zelda game has been able to replicate. Among saidContinue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Death in Majora’s Mask”
Throwback Gaming: Kirby Air Ride!
Kirby Air Ride was one fun game, am I right, or am I right? Hey guys, back again for a Throwback Thursday, this time I’m gonna talk about a game that doesn’t have any narrative value whatsoever, but holds a place in my heart as one of my favorite party games- Kirby Air Ride!