Category Archives: Strongly Worded Letters

How Anime Strike Struck Out

I like to think that Rin is actually screaming in agony over haveing to pay $160 a year for just one streaming service.

As you know, 2017 saw the inception of Anime Strike, Amazon’s anime streaming service, which was probably in response to the Crunchyroll/Funimation partnership. They’ve been streaming anime through their video service for quite a while, but they’ve eventually made it a dedicated service. And it has pissed off alot of folks who stream anime. And now they’ve crossed me by locking up a few shows that I was planning to watch. Continue reading

2016 Anime Year in Review

You know, maybe 2016 wasn't so bad after all. The Cubs did win the World Series this year. Back to the Future Part 2 was off by a year and a couple weeks. Close enough, I guess?

You know, maybe 2016 wasn’t so bad after all. The Cubs did win the World Series this year. Back to the Future Part 2 was off by a year and a couple weeks. Close enough, I guess?

On second thought,. 2016 was a fucking dumpster fire of a year and no amount of booze can make the pain go away.

On second thought,. 2016 was a fucking dumpster fire of a year and no amount of booze can make the pain go away.

Anime 2015 was a fairly decent year, but it came off the heels of a garbage year for anime. 2016 seems so much better now. I’d say 2016 was the antithesis of 2014. 2014 was a fairly good year for most media, but anime that year was garbage. 2016; fairly good year for anime, but a dumpster fire of a year, mostly because of all the celebrity deaths. We should’ve seen it coming when David Bowie and Alan Rickman passed away.

But, y’know, Leonardo DiCaprio did win his first Oscar, and the Cubs did win the World Series for the first time in 108 years, so I guess 2016 wasn’t 100% a dumpster fire. Continue reading

Seasonal Anime Reviews: Fall 2016

I mean, yeah, there were a ton of butts this season.

I mean, yeah, there were a ton of butts this season.

Seasonal Thoughts: Well, I guess the “One good season per year” curse seems to be broken for now, as this was a fairly good season. I was about ready to write it off as a bust and move on and start planning for next year, but honestly, there were a numer of noteworthy shows this season. I’m glad anime 2016 closed out this way,

So Doctor Strange was better than I imagined it to be. And so was Rogue One. I enjoyed that too, more than I did The Force Awakens. I lo Continue reading

Thoughts on Kalos League Finals (A.K.A. Why Status Quo Always Wins)

Yeah? ...What else is new?

Yeah? …What else is new?

The sky is blue, water is wet, the Earth is round, and our boy Ash Ketchum lost yet another Pokémon League. It hurts, doesn’t it? Knowing that we spent about a month riding on hopes and dreams that ultimately amounted to nothing.

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Attack on Titan (Live-Action Films) // Review

Attack-on-Titan-Live-Action-Movie-Cast“That day, Attack on Titan remembered: the terror of being dominated by rather medocre live-action movie adaptations, and the shame of being held captive in its own massive popularity.”

So the Attack on Titan movies has had their theatrical run here in America, and I saw both of them. What did I think of them?

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E3 2015 // Impressions

TL;DR version of the follwoing post.

TL;DR version of the follwoing post.

OK, I haven’t done a new E3 thoughts post in a long while, so I might as well, considering I thought this was the weakest E3 in quite some time…

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Live, Die, Bleed: OW THE EDGE of Terrible Writing

OWkameTHEEDGESo this has been bothering me for quite some time, and I’m gotten rather fed up with this new trend of action. And with Akame ga Kill! set for a Toonami airing in August after Kill la Kill wraps up, now’s as good as time as any to talk about it.

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