Gatchaman Crowds, a series that offers a really quirky, unique spin on the sentai genre, opens with the rather happy-go-lucky teenager Hajime being abruptly inducted into the ranks of the Gatchaman, a group of superheroes dedicated to protecting the earth from extraterrestrial attacks. In particular, they’ve been locked for some time in a conflict with… Read More Reflections Upon The Viewing of Gatchaman Crowds
In the first completed arc of Fist of the North Star, Kenshiro’s primary enemy is Shin. Shin was a former friend of Kenshiro’s who, due to his obsession with Yuria, the latter’s fiance, turned on Kenshiro and gave him the seven scars upon his chest. Shin then used the power of the South Star style… Read More Newman’s Nook: King Shin, the Saul of the Post-Apocalypse
Two weeks ago on Newman’s Nook, I spoke of Hanesaki from HANEBADO!. This time, I want to take a different view and talk about Nagisa Aragaki. A fantastic badminton player, Aragaki is the first to the practices and last to leave. She lives and breathes badminton, thinking of almost nothing else as an incredibly focused athlete.
One of my favorite video game-centric YouTube channels, Extra Credits, recently put out a video about “The Three Pillars of Game Writing – Plot, Character, Lore“. I definitely recommend watching this video, especially if you love video games. It explains how “video game writing” is actually split into three “pillars”: plot, character, and lore or… Read More Plot Twists, Character Designs, and Worldbuilding: Writing in Anime (and Other Media)
I’ve recently gotten around to playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You know, the one everybody’s been frothing at the mouth over. And it’s indeed a great game, perhaps my new favourite in the series (even if it isn’t exactly the flawless diamond that a lot of people seem to think it… Read More Storytelling and Myth in Breath of the Wild
Our last post for the Fate Apocrypha series is on the “Holy Maiden” Jeanne d’Arc. Her character may seem familiar to you in that, like Amakusa Shirou Tokisada, she also goes astray of the Christian faith. And while It may seem a bit confusing to say Shirou is wrong because he esteems the spiritual and… Read More Fate Apocrypha: The Holy Maiden and What it Means to be a Saint
In Episode 6 of Fist of the North Star we are introduced to…God Army. What is “God Army?” It’s a group of soldiers who believe that they are doing the will of their god. Their god is revealed in a later episode, but what they basically believe in is power over all else. They take… Read More Newman’s Nook: The God Army