100 Posts: Why I Write, And Moving Forward

Holy shit. Hey guys, Aaron here, and well, this is the 100th article, or post, on Reading Between.  I just wanted to talk a bit, reflect, on why, and how, exactly I started this blog, and what I want to do in the future regarding it.

The Sales, Reception, and Popularity of Pokemon!

Pokemon is one hell of a franchise. The second-best selling video game franchise of all time, only behind Mario, Pokemon has become a legitimate worldwide phenomenon, known to essentially anyone and everyone.  It’s a huge franchise, released to positive reception with every new title, and one that everyone knows is going strong, but really, howContinue reading “The Sales, Reception, and Popularity of Pokemon!”

RB Weekly News #14: ESports at the Olympics, and an Attack on Titan Planetarium Show

What’s up.  Bit late, but ya know.  Life happens. RB Weekly News back again, this time with some rather interesting news regarding ESports, the new Pokemon anime, and of course, yet ANOTHER form of Attack on Titan media!

Reading Between Reviews: Your Name

Okay, so I’m hopping on the anime bandwagon with this one, sorry, but it’s gotta be done. Kimi No Na Wa has been making HUGE waves ever since its premiere in Japan, in July of 2016.  From that beginning, it’s outdone the Miyazaki classic, Spirited Away, to become the most profitable anime movie of allContinue reading “Reading Between Reviews: Your Name”

Some of My Favorites: Five Great Plot Twists of Video Games!

The ability of a video game to pull off a good, old-fashioned plot twist is an indicator that it’s gonna be something pretty memorable. I mean.  Plot twists are a common thing nowdays, but oftentimes, you don’t get the best ones.  You think to yourself, “Psh, I knew that would happen,” or, “Well, what wasContinue reading “Some of My Favorites: Five Great Plot Twists of Video Games!”

Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood: A Theological Analysis of The Homunculus, Alchemy, and The Truth

Now, now, now, I know what you’re thinking.  Symbolism?  You mean like those cool tattoos the homunculi have?  The seven deadly sins?  Father’s Jesus symbolism?  We’ve seen that before! No way, that’s simple stuff.  Here on Reading Between, we got bigger fish to fry. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood has received critical acclaim from many sources,Continue reading “Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood: A Theological Analysis of The Homunculus, Alchemy, and The Truth”

3 Ridiculously Fun Rhythm Games!

Okay, so I know I love stories in gaming, stories in anime, all that good stuff, but I’d like to take just a moment to appreciate how stupidly fun Rhythm games are. Maybe I’m alone in that, but I just love the feeling of steady improvement you get, I love being able to play aContinue reading “3 Ridiculously Fun Rhythm Games!”

RB Weekly News #13: Typhoon Studios and “Kimi No Na Wa’s” Opening Weekend

Hello friends, back again with RB Weekly News, bringing you the latest and greatest from the anime and gaming worlds.  Today, we’ve got some info regarding the creation of a new gaming studio, the anime movie, Your Name, and yet MORE controversy regarding Gamestop.

My Top Five Metroid Games!

The Metroid series is without a doubt, one of my absolute favorite franchises in all of gaming.  It’s a shame that there hasn’t been any new, great games as of late, but the series remains one of my personal favorites.  The feeling of exploration, of traversing an unknown, strange world, and the feeling of growthContinue reading “My Top Five Metroid Games!”