The Heart of Hunter x Hunter

In a genre known for tough guys eager to duke it out for the sake of it, drawn-out tactical fights that can last episodes, power-levels, and edge-lords, the acts of love and understanding which denote Hunter x Hunter’s (2011) narrative climaxes seem somewhat out of place. As a shonen anime, Hunter x Hunter has aContinue reading “The Heart of Hunter x Hunter”

The Sins of Professor X (Part Two)

Hey, did you miss me? Well I missed you! Welcome back to: The Sins of Charles Xavier! (Part Two) Let us jump in right where I left off on the good Professor, with… 4. Danger! So the X-Men’s training room is pretty cool, right? For some reason Xavier saw fit to build a work-out chamberContinue reading “The Sins of Professor X (Part Two)”

The Sins of Professor X (Part One)

Let me roll off some key features of a comic book character and see if you figure out who I’m talking about: Kindly father figure, symbol of peace and tolerance, wheelchair-bound, teacher, bald, eyebrows like the wings of an eagle, enjoys the letter X, disagrees with his more violent buddy, named a school after himself,Continue reading “The Sins of Professor X (Part One)”

Jessica Jones and the Mechanics of “Post-Series Depression”

Warning: The following content contains spoilers. While I should have been studying for exams, I finally gave in to the hype and watched the first episode of Jessica Jones… and then the second episode, quickly followed by the third. Several days later, I found myself finishing the entire first season and dealing with that strangeContinue reading “Jessica Jones and the Mechanics of “Post-Series Depression””

Anybody Can Be a Hero

“Heroes never die!” – Mercy Released in May 2016 by Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch is a team-based first-person shooter (FPS) that has quickly taken centre-stage in the gaming world. In a landscape already saturated with FPS games, what makes this one so different? Perhaps a successful new IP was to be expected from the developers ofContinue reading “Anybody Can Be a Hero”

Swamp Things and Singing True: a Review of the comic Bayou

If you’re going to build a world with words, look at Jeremy Love’s comic book series Bayou for inspiration—you can’t go wrong. What began as a web comic is now printed in two beautiful volumes that you need to read. Southern swamps have never looked so beautiful. I have to warn you though, Bayou is notContinue reading “Swamp Things and Singing True: a Review of the comic Bayou”

Seven Anime That Require Your Viewership in 2017

I’m just going to say it: 2016 was a good year for anime. New titles like Re:Zero and Mob Psycho 100, and sequels such as Haikyuu and Assassination Classroom were everything that we could have asked for and more. Yes, there were a few disappointments (we’re looking at you, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress), butContinue reading “Seven Anime That Require Your Viewership in 2017”