Soul Eater, the anime series about scythe miester Maka and her scythe-human hybrid partner Soul and her band of monster hunting friends, was one of my most influential anime series. It’s haunted aesthetic, great fights, animation, and fun characters made a giant impact on my teenage years. It was a series I watched three times in a row back on YouTube when companies would post … Continue reading Digging into Maddness (or I finally finished the Soul Eater Manga): my White Whale
Volume 8, which feels like it either just came out or I was far later and getting to than I realized, was fine. It was both better than some of the good stuff in Fairy Tail I read, but didn’t have the energy that book did. It seemed like Mashima was just going along with the flow. That was also the end of a long, … Continue reading A Volume-by-Volume Checkin of Eden Zero: Volume 9
Since the release of Disney+ they have done a total of two good things, both of which I covered. The first is making the forgotten X-Men Evolution available in full for all. The second is releasing a version of Hamilton for everyone… with the service. But there is a third thing they can do: dub and release Heroman. Oh, you don’t know what Heroman is? … Continue reading The THIRD best thing Disney+ Can Do (A look at Heroman)
FOMO – the fear of missing out, has become such a ubiquitous part of the vernacular that it has gone into being editable for new scenarios. I have come up with one of my own: FOGO – the fear of going off-the-rails (cause I want that to work real bad) So much of the best media inevitably gets bad at some point. That does not … Continue reading FOGO
Eden Zero continues to be an incredibly strange series to try and cover as someone who reads not just a lot of manga, but many books, and watches a ton of shows and movies, and track progress in a creators work by how they’ve evolved, changed, or stagnated. All of this amounts to me see Eden Zero as both the pinnacle of what Hiro Mashima … Continue reading A Volume-by-Volume Checkin of Eden Zero: Volume 8
The following covers the first 9 volumes of the manga/52 episodes of the anime (the water temple arc because that’s what Hulu has available). Black Clover feels like a series perfectly engineered to be someone’s first Shonen. It’s premise is the mix of all the then popular Shonen series. A spunky, short protagonist with special powers that makes him underestimated by everyone like Naruto, along … Continue reading Black Clover & The Power of Mediocrity
This is a wierd post, huh? Not something I usually do at all. Anyway… My eBay Link: https://ebay.com/usr/connorfahy1013 I am moving and in that process am trying to sell some of my media to clear space. This is not a cry for help or financial support (but it won’t hurt) because I am fine in that regard. Instead this is just a signal boost to … Continue reading I’m Selling Stuff!
This has been a long time waiting to come, the return to looking at Edens Zero by Hiro Mashima. The previous volume was a fun enough, and pretty self contained romp as the crew grew and learned more about Homura and search for her master, Valkyrie, the last connection to the old Demon King. Volume 7 picks up with Shiki and Homura being punished for … Continue reading A Volume-by-Volume Checkin of Edens Zero: Volume 7
The first five volumes of Edens Zero, the new manga by Hary Mashima, were fine. They were a good enough starting point for a series and gave plenty of potential. They also had plenty of worrying signs. Both elements made me interested to continue and see where this space trip takes us. Volume 6 picks up with the ship in need of repair, a reaffirmation … Continue reading A Volume-by-Volume Checkin with Edens Zero: Volume 6
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is hitting the US theaters in a couple days. I decided to go back and watch the teams first film, Two Heroes, to review. The problem is that upon rewatching it something else hit me. It should have just been a filler arc in the anime. This drive came from how standard the whole affair is. The film is a … Continue reading Should They have Made My Hero Academia: Two Heroes an anime filler arc?