Latest Update: 6/22/19: Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #132 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) return to their yearly look at JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure as we now are in 1999 and the town of Morioh. We breakdown the whole season, the great aesthetics, how it blends slice of life and action together, and where this part ranks amongst the rest of JoJo.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) dive deep into the weirdness of 2019’s edition of E3. We breakdown each press conference, discuss what we got excited for and what was rough, and then get very excited about that Breath of the Wild sequel announcement.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) return to the world of Erebonia to see what’s happened in Trails of Cold Steel II. We discuss the game as a whole, what’s new in the sequel and PS4 release, what we enjoyed and the problems with the ending, and what we think will happen in Trails of Cold Steel III. Before that, we dive into our predictions for E3 2019.
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.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see their first deviation in episode order with our machete cut of season two as we go to the very end of the season with the last bonus episode that ties into the movie. Yui tries to teach the rest of the group self defense and they get their passports.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see what happens when Azusa has some bizarre dreams that she believes are reality.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) look to enjoy the beginning of summer as the Light Music Club goes a big musical summer festival.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how the Light Music Club learns more about their teacher and her Light Music Club before turning into a metal band.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) reach the finale of Love Live Sunshine by talking about the movie and seeing how it compares to the rest of the series.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) sees how the Light Music Club deals with exams and the debut of YuiAzu in a local talent contest.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how Yui tries to figure out what she wants to do after high school and Yui and Ritsu thinking they don’t need to learn English, while speaking English.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) go to a tea party that revolves around Mio’s strange fan club that she has to deal with.
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
It's the nineteenth episode of your favorite quarterly podcast, the Seasonal Anime Checkup! We look back at what was happening in the Summer season and look ahead to the Fall season.
Shows discussed in this episode: HANEBADO!, Hi-Score Girl, My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia)
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.
The debate between subs and dubs will rage on until we are long gone. In reality, it is an absolutely silly fight as you should watch which version you are more comfortable with and will enjoy better. When I decided to get back into anime in 2013, one show I constantly saw gifs of on Tumblr was of the 2009-2010 series, K-ON!. For whatever reason, I decided upon the Sentai Filmworks English dub of the series (not to be confused with the other English dub that preceded Sentai) and breezed through both seasons and the movie. The performances of the cast are good on their own and accentuated the show for me in many ways. Looking at the cast of the dub today, it is clear that the K-ON! dub should be viewed as an all-star cast and perhaps one of the best dubs of the 2010s.
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.