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Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) return to the world of Zero Escape as we discuss the final game in the trilogy. We breakdown each team, the wild ways this game ties into the previous ones, complex motives, and memes.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) tactically came together to see what’s up with the new Fire Emblem game. We discuss the one route we went through, the story, characters, and how AL really feels about the new game plus. Perhaps the one differing opinion on the game you will have heard thus far!
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) team up together to tackle the Nazi occupation of Paris in 1980 in the Wolfenstein spinoff. We talk about the strange gameplay changes, how the game doesn’t exactly know what it wants to be, the wild twists near the end that set up the next Wolfenstein, and how review bombs and people only playing for an hour don’t quite have the whole picture about this game.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how the seniors handle their university entrance exams while Azusa struggles to figure out when to give them chocolates.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) sees what happens when the Light Music Club tries to create a new recruitment video for the club.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how Yui goes through a bad time when she tries to change up her hairstyle for the yearbook photo and things go horribly wrong.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) kick back and relax as we get a whole dang episode dedicated to After School Tea Time’s final school festival performance.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) bare witness to the senior’s performance of Romeo and Juliet and Yui shines in her role as Tree G.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how Ritsu and Mio handle being cast in the lead roles of their class production of Romeo and Juliet.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see what happens when the Light Music Club is displaced from their club room and have to find a new place to practice.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) sees Yui get real into stickers and Azusa realize she’s becoming more like the seniors.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how the Light Music Club handles the trials and tribulations of running a marathon.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see what happens when Ritsu and Mugi hang out, try to find a way to get Mugi’s forehead bonked, and see the biggest betrayal in anime history.
It's the twenty-second episode of your favorite quarterly podcast, the Seasonal Anime Checkup! We look back at what was happening in the Spring season and look ahead to the Summer season.
Shows discussed in this episode: Senryu Girl, Josei Kausei, Fruits Basket, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Midnight Occult Civil Servants, Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu, Naruto, Wise Man’s Grandchild, Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over The Rainbow
It's the twenty-first episode of your favorite quarterly podcast, the Seasonal Anime Checkup! We look back at what was happening in the Winter season and look ahead to the Spring season.
Shows discussed in this episode: Ace Attorney, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Mob Psycho 100 II, Run With The Wind, Naruto
It's the twentieth episode of your favorite quarterly podcast, the Seasonal Anime Checkup! We look back at what was happening in the Fall season and look ahead to the Winter season.
Shows discussed in this episode: Ace Attorney, Conception, Golden Kamuy, RErideD, Run With The Wind, Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, Tsurune, ZOMBIE LAND SAGA
Kyoto Animation are known for their brilliant work in animation, but the way they are able to utilize the original soundtrack of a production is also one of their strong points. Case in point, a less than three minute scene from Tsurune that captures the feeling of relief and adulation, but quickly becomes one of heartbreak and dread. How are they able to pull off that quick and sudden change so swiftly? Click through to learn more!
A simple trip to Tokyo is at first seen as a big opportunity for Aqours, but becomes the biggest turning point of Love Live! Sunshine!!. How are Aqours able to come back from the brink of failure and how were they set up to fail from the beginning? Clickthrough to see why this arc is where the series really kicks off.
Ayano Hanesaki has been through the ringer during her journey in HANEBADO!, but how does her journey end? Does the match with Nagisa end up helping or hurting her in the long run? Will she finally break free of her mother’s chains or does the show fumble that encounter? Clickthrough to see exactly what I thought about how HANEBADO! wraps up.
2018 was a year full of personal growth and new opportunities, but still not great for society. It’s very hard to come off a banger of a year like 2017, so it’s no surprise this year was slightly weird for games and not as impactful. Even with that, there was A LOT of video games released this year and here are some of my favorites. Like most years, there might be spoilers scattered throughout, so if you haven’t played through something I write about, be forewarned.
Boy, 2017 sure was bad. Video games were one of the few bright spots of the year. As per previous years, there will be supplemental awards first before we dive into the Top 10. There will be spoilers so please beware as you read.
It’s no secret there is a divide within the entirety of the Persona franchise. A large and vocal majority came with the releases of Persona 3 and Persona 4, with even more coming in after the recent release of Persona 5. Of course, as the names of those games suggest, they are not the beginning of the series. For that, you have to go back all the way to September and November of 1996 to the release of Revelations: Persona in different regions. Both versions of Persona 2 would come even later with Innocent Sin coming in June 1999 for Japan and Eternal Punishment in June and December 2000 for Japan and America. One of the big reasons that people have a hard time going back to the first three games is that they are different than the games that would come later. The battles, demon negotiating, dungeons, and lack of social links make the split in the series a large divide. If you were like me and somewhat disappointed with Persona 5, perhaps now is the time to take a look back and see exactly what makes up the earlier games and in particular, Persona 2 Eternal Punishment.