A Trip to Tokyo Is What Truly Defines Love Live! Sunshine!!

A Trip to Tokyo Is What Truly Defines Love Live! Sunshine!!

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.

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The End of HANEBADO!: Ayano Hanesaki's New Badminton

The End of HANEBADO!: Ayano Hanesaki's New Badminton

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.

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The 50 Year Legacy, The Fun, and The Intensity of Tiger Mask W

Professional wrestling is at times bad, amazing, fun, ridiculous, or intense. Within this year alone, there have been all time classic matches in multiple organizations, an empty arena match inside the Tokyo Dome, and the tragic loss of Daryl the cat. Yet, with everything that has happened in wrestling over the past year, my favorite thing has been a wrestling anime of all things. Tiger Mask W hit the airwaves in October of 2016 as a sequel to the original Tiger Mask series.

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A Brief Examination of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report

A Brief Examination of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report

Back in 2015, I wrote about how Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team has aged well and still holds up today. With the recent release of a new Bluray of the series, there isn’t really much to discuss regarding the series again, but rather another piece that is included in that package, the compilation film, Miller’s Report. The movie, which was released on August 1, 1998 as a double feature that included a Christmas favorite, Gundam Wing Endless Waltz, serves as a way to bridge missing story elements from the end of episode 6 to the beginning of episode 9.

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Does It Hold Up?: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

For most franchises, going back to the origin can have dire consequences. Usually, this can be seen as a cash grab or an attempt to catch fan nostalgia. When Gundam decided to go back to the events of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, it might have seemed like an odd choice especially coming off of Gundam Wing

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Why Do Certain Anime Adaptations of Manga Feel So Incomplete?

Something that has recently made its way into my nightly routine is reading various manga. Thanks to the huge screen on the iPhone 6 Plus, it’s extremely convenient to sit and read anything on it. Manga especially has become easy to read, with the art and speech bubbles being very clear to read. Most of my manga reading has come through the Crunchyroll Manga app, or by rediscovering shows I had previously watched and finally gotten around to seeing how they actually end. Which led me to the question, why do certain anime adaptations of manga only cover a fraction of a manga?

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