Author: perseus54321

  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity First Impressions

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been my favorite game of all time since the moment I watched Link run out of the Shrine of Resurrection onto the mountain cape, surveying the great expanse of Hyrule beyond him. It is one of the most effective calls to action in gaming, managing to […]

  • Demon Slayer Knows Why You Love Shonen

    Shonen battle anime is not just a popular and defining genre of the medium, it’s a phenomenon, a formula. The shonen genre dates back more than a century in one form or another, but it wouldn’t be until series in the 1970s and 80s codified what we recognize today as shonen. Early hits like Devilman, […]

  • The God of High School: A Lesson in Disappointment

    Summer 2020 was a pretty dry season for anime due to coronavirus slowing production down drastically in the spring, but the season was not without its breakouts and returning masterpieces. Re:Zero returned in triumph, while The Misfit of Demon King Academy was a laugh riot, and Rent-A-Girlfriend was the perfect train crash in slow motion. […]

  • Haikyuu!! To The Top Season 2 Review: More Of The Same Is A Compliment

    Director: Susuma Mitsunaka Studio: Production I.G. Streaming on: Crunchyroll To be clear, I am not a fan of sports. I understand the appeal, having played them as a kid and watching the occasional local game in high school, but I can’t put myself into them fully. I think it is because professional sports rely on […]

  • Genshin Impact Review: A Little New, A Lot of Old

    Reviewed on: Playstation 4 Developer: miHoYo Release Date: September 28th, 2020 Full disclosure; I am a sucker for a JRPG. I’m still grinding through Persona 5 Royal, I haven’t stopped playing Fire Emblem Three Houses since its release date, and I’m desperately trying to find time to chip away at Dragon Quest XI. Through a […]

  • Jujutsu Kaisen Review: I Hope You Miss Bleach

    Director: Park Sung-Hoo Studio: MAPPA Streaming on: Crunchyroll Jujutsu Kaisen is the latest adaptation of a Shonen Jump manga, and the newest addition to the growing catalogue of Crunchyroll Originals. Directed by Park Sung-Hoo, fresh off the dumpster fire that was The God of High School. However, while The God of High School’s story was […]

  • Kaguya-Sama: Love is War is the Most Realistic Teenage Drama

    It’s easy to scoff at this title if you’re familiar with Kaguya-Sama, whether it is the original manga by Aka Akasaka or the stellar anime adaptation from A-1 Pictures. The so-called “Geniuses’ War of Heart and Minds’ is many things, outlandish is foremost in its qualities. The story of Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, two […]

  • Death Note: A Lesson in Disappointment

    Death Note is by almost all accounts fantastic, and a classic. For 25 episodes it presents a dark tale of two masterminds playing the ultimate game of cat and mouse, fighting not just for the lives of thousands, but the very concept of justice. It’s tightly written and plotted, and stands as a premier example […]

  • Introduction to the Otaku Exhibition

    If you’re here already, that probably means that you have an interest in anime, games, writing, or most likely all three. That’s great, and it means you’re certainly in the right place. The Otaku Exhibition is a project designed to share analysis and discussion of a lot of things, and geeky passions of mine like […]