Tag: manga

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part One: Phantom Blood Retrospective

    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a special manga, where the enjoyment is somehow irrevocably tied to the meme culture that surrounds the series. No one familiar with anime has completely escaped JoJo, and indeed most people on the internet have failed to dodge the phenomenon. When my concept of anime began and ended with Pokemon and […]

  • Chainsaw Man Review: The New Devilman?

    Written & Illustrated by: Tatsuki Fujimoto Published by: Shonen Jump Shonen manga, particularly the most popular magazine of the genre, Shonen Jump, has been on a bit of a roll lately with horror action manga. I’m not sure what is in the water over at their publishing offices, but they have been putting out success […]

  • Mob Psycho 100: Coming of Age with ESP

    Mob Psycho 100 is one of the strongest written anime series in recent memory. It balances the strong comedy chops with hard-hitting emotional moments like the very best of Fullmetal Alchemist. Very few series can bounce between slapstick comedy and legitimate gut-wrenching grief with this level of agility, and Mob makes it look easy. On […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]