So, at the request of a favorite reader, I'm bringing back a series of posts from my old blog. It's relevant, as well, because the subject of the series has a big year coming up. His next big game's in development, he's the star of a stellar-looking kart racer, and hey, that Hollywood movie's finally … Continue reading I Really Hope Y’all Like Sonic
I suppose with all the hemming and hawing I did about people's perception of Yoshi's Crafted World as it pertains to "value," it's a worthwhile game for me to review, hm? Yoshi's Crafted World is the latest in Nintendo's dark horse platformer franchise - a series that I'd argue is slight more maintained than Donkey … Continue reading One Man’s Trash Is A Yoshi’s Treasure – A Review of “Yoshi’s Crafted World” (2019)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Out came out recently. I'm enjoying it quite a bit! The gameplay is a fascinating evolution of Souls combat, infused with overt Tenchu influences, resulting in what is likely the most compelling stealth-action hybrid I've played. There's also an interesting compromise between From's signature in-world storytelling and cinematic ambitions, making the narrative fun to watch and to immerse one's self … Continue reading Entitlement In Fandom, Or Something
Hey, all! I'm working on a few reviews at the moment, as well as two different articles about "elevated horror" and some more musings on anime. In the meantime, why not listen to the new episode my podcast, Rocketto Punchi? In this week's episode, we talk smutty anime, "CalArts" style, Noah Centineo as Shinji Ikari, … Continue reading New Podcast Episode! It’s Bad! Listen to It!
The top three best-selling manga of all time are all titles you'd probably expect. Naruto comes in third, with around 235 million units sold, Dragon Ball squeezes in second with anywhere between 250-300 million units, and One Piece wins by a nautical mile with a whopping 451 million units so far. But in the top … Continue reading Detective Conan’s Western Popularity Case!: Why Case Closed Hasn’t Caught On In America
I regret to inform you that my anime podcast is back. Episode 28, "James Cameron's Corkscrew Dick," is now live! You can download it here.
This piece is dedicated to Fred Patten, a personal hero and inspiration who passed late last year. Arguably the first Western anime journalist, his writing on the medium and the culture that surrounded it had a profound impact on the way I approached my own fandom. When I shared a correspondence with him, in around … Continue reading Fear and Loathing In Anime Fandom