Latest Update: 4/20/19: Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #123 - Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) have extended their lives and been reborn as they discuss the new game from some of the Danganronpa team in Zanki Zero. We discuss the parallels it shares with Danganronpa, the individual character stories themselves, whether parts of this game are actually needed.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) go back to the start of the Ace Attorney series to take a look at the very first game. With it coming up on its 20th anniversary in two years, we discuss each case in the game, the origins of all these iconic characters, and whether or not you remember the DL-6 incident.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) have two completely different subjects to talk about this week. First, we discuss the light novel and manga of I Want To Eat Your Pancreas with how the two are different, the story and what’s good about it, and what scenes we’re looking forward to seeing in the movie. After that we dive into the Pop Team Epic special episodes that came out on April Fool’s Day which continue the ridiculousness of that series.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see the comedy of errors Yui goes through during a rainy day where she tries to protect her guitar from getting wet and moldy.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see what the second years get up to while all the seniors are in Kyoto for their trip.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how the Light Music Club handles their school trip to Kyoto and what happens when you get lost on a field trip.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) sees what happens when Ritsu decides to expand her horizons with other instruments as she gets fed up with the drums.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) have to clean things up along with the Light Music Club as they clean up the club room and find an old guitar.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) begin season two of K-ON!! as we see how most of the Light Music Club handles being seniors and attempt to recruit new members to ensure Azusa has members after they leave.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) reach the final episode of season one where the Light Music Club gets their first outside of school gig! We also see the origins of After School Tea Time’s logo and how the girls deal with other bands.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how the Light Music Club try to fend off the Winter blues by spending time individually doing very different things.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) reach the season one finale and see how exactly the Light Music Club handles their big school festival performance potentially without Yui again.
Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) see how the Light Music Club deals with some interpersonal drama, coming up with a name for the band, and Yui learning how to take care of her guitar.
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.