So, when I was a kid, my older cousin lent me a graphic novel to read, since it was by the same guy who did Invader Zim, which was my favorite cartoon at the time. To say this was irresponsible is an goddamn understatement, since that comic was Jhonnen Vazquez’s Johnny the Homicidal Manic, or JTHM for short, a black comedy about a mentally ill person going around murdering tons of people in horrendously graphic ways. And it ended up being one of my favorite pieces of media ever.Continue reading
So with 2019 starting off, I figured I’d take a look back one of my favorite, and sadly misunderstood shows from 2018, Goblin Slayer. It’s infamy from it’s first episode and it’s graphic content kind of overshadowed everything else in the show, leading many to pretty much just write it off as “Edgy garbage”, despite the majority of it’s content being not any “Darker” or “Edgier” than most other fantasy series. In fact, the show’s weirdly wholesome in a way.
Why? Because it’s not really about killing Goblins. It’s actually about the most shonnen-ass thing ever: Friendship and the bonds of people.
Kamen Rider Faiz is, to put it bluntly, a pretty divisive entry into the franchise for most western Rider fans. You pretty much either hate it or love it from what I’ve seen. Yet, among the Japanese fanbase it’s pretty much a near universally beloved season as far as I’ve seen. The discrepancy between the two audience’s reaction to the show I feel belongs to a major societal difference between western and eastern culture and ironically, a misunderstanding of what the show’s trying to say about it’s main theme.
I expected Studio GoHands’ next project to be bad, but I was frankly not prepared for the next level of terrible we’re dealing with here. Indeed, HandShakers is a perfect example of how excess and overindulgence can utterly destroy a show on a visual level. So let’s dive into this dumpster fire, shall we?
Bubuki Buranki or BBK/BRNK for short, ended a few weeks ago and despite having loved it for a majority of its run, I ended up feeling a bit disappointed at the ultimate conclusion to the entire thing. Despite this, it still ends up as one of my favorite shows this year, leaving me a bit perplexed as to why I ended up having these diametrically opposed feelings for it, and thus the creation of this article as a way for me to sort out my thoughts on the show.
So this is going to be my blog where I archive whatever thoughts about media such as anime, tokusatsu or moives I have to bring to the table. I don’t know how often it’ll be updated or used, but I might as well have a place to put it when I come up with something that I put effort into writing.