Pointlessness is Not a Point: The Last of Us Part 2’s Greatest Weakness

Major SPOILERS for The Last of Us Part 2 Vengeance is a hollow goal that only spreads more pain. It's a common theme in fiction of all kinds, and is the central focus of The Last of Us Part 2. There's nothing wrong with exploring a commonly used theme, but the key to making it … Continue reading Pointlessness is Not a Point: The Last of Us Part 2’s Greatest Weakness

Crunchyroll Feature-Khun is the Anti-Hero Bam Needs in Tower of God

For my latest CR feature, I took a look at Khun's role in Tower of God, and how the nature of the Tower's challenges makes having a schemer like him on your side a necessity. Tower of God has consistently impressed me with its understanding of how to write an engaging shonen, so I strongly … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Khun is the Anti-Hero Bam Needs in Tower of God

Den-noh Coil Complete Collection Blu-ray Anime Review

Originally published on The Fandom Post The future of augmented reality What They Say: When Yuko “Yasako” Okonogi wears her digitally-augmented glasses to view e-space, she sees an amazing series of images, information and programs laid on top of the “real” world around her. But when her family moves to Daikoku City, Yasako discovers that … Continue reading Den-noh Coil Complete Collection Blu-ray Anime Review

Crunchyroll Feature-With the Wano Arc, One Piece is Finally Nearing its Endgame

For my latest CR feature, I returned to One Piece to write about Wano's significance in the broader story. Weird as it is to imagine, One Piece might just be ending soon(ish). We've still got a ways to go, of course, but with everything going on in Wano, it's hard to deny that the story's … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-With the Wano Arc, One Piece is Finally Nearing its Endgame

Crunchyroll Feature-How Tower of God’s Top-Notch Atmosphere Makes the Show

For my latest Crunchyroll feature (I know this post is two weeks late, blame forgetfulness and law school) I took a look at Tower of God's use of atmosphere to hook the audience in its first episode. I was a little hesitant about the show at first, but the mood and atmosphere it set was … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-How Tower of God’s Top-Notch Atmosphere Makes the Show

Crunchyroll Feature-Why In/Spectre’s Kotoko Would Make A Perfect Lawyer

For my latest article on Crunchyroll, I use my experience as a law student to look at why Kotoko's skills as a goddess of wisdom would translate just as well into the practice of law. Kotoko's a fun character to write about, and the fact that she's actually going to law school is just icing … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-Why In/Spectre’s Kotoko Would Make A Perfect Lawyer

Burn the Witch One-Shot Manga Review

Originally published on The Fandom Post Creative Staff Story/Art: Tite Kubo What They Say:  Noel Niihashi and Nini Spangle work as witches for Wing Bird, a group dedicated to protecting the population of London from dragons and keeping their existence secret from the normal population. From their base in Reverse London, the two are dispatched … Continue reading Burn the Witch One-Shot Manga Review

Crunchyroll Feature-10 Bleach Fight Scenes That Make the Anime Unforgettable

It's been awhile since I last revisited Bleach, so it was fun getting to go back and count down my ten favorite fights from the series in anticipation of its upcoming announcement (whatever that might be). For all it's flaws, Bleach was one of the early shows that helped get me interested in anime in … Continue reading Crunchyroll Feature-10 Bleach Fight Scenes That Make the Anime Unforgettable