RWBY Volume 8 is a weird one, because when I watched the final episode, I was left feeling really unsure of how I felt about it. If you listened to the RWBY recaps on The Entertainment Dome, you’ll know that my co-host and I were otherwise enjoying it until that last episode. For a short while, I reconsidered whether Volume 8 as a whole was actually quite bad and I just hadn’t realised yet.
This meant I was very curious to rewatch it in one sitting; to see if the things I liked/didn’t like about it were as good/bad as I initially thought they were. And to figure out once and for all how Volume 8 compares to the previous ones in terms of quality.
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WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for RWBY
Too Long for Twitter may no longer be receiving regular updates, but that doesn’t mean I’m stopping these RWBY reviews. And Volume 7 was certainly an interesting one to re-watch.
I remember, on the whole, my Entertainment Dome co-host and I thoroughly enjoyed it initially, though we weren’t lacking in complaints. But with this volume especially, many aspects were hard to critique since we had no clue where the plot was going to end up. Any problems we may have had in one episode could be immediately addressed in a later one.
So, on a second viewing, is Volume 7 as solid as I remember it being? Is it maybe even better or does it being complete reveal issues I wasn’t aware of before?
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WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for RWBY
RWBY Volume 5 left me feeling quite anxious after it finished. I’ve already made my feelings on it perfectly clear, both in my review and in the episode recaps on The Entertainment Dome, but it meant that I went into Volume 6 with trepidation when it began. Would the quality of the show continue to dip or would it pick itself back up? Some of you no doubt already know the answer, but these reviews are tradition at this point so let’s just get on with it before Volume 7 comes out. Continue reading →
WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the following:
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Dragon Ball Z
I’m not the biggest Dragon Ball Z fan (in fact, I’ve never watched a single episode of any of the various anime series) but even I couldn’t help but look at Dragon Ball FighterZ – a fighting game developed by Arc System Works – and think “Damn, this game looks cool. I want it.” And so I got it, and while I’ll probably never be “good” at it, it’s still a lot of fun to play casually.
So with the recent announcement that ‘Season 2′ will begin this year, which will no doubt see more of this series’ eclectic cast of fighters join the fray (apparently starting with Jiren from Dragon Ball Super), here are ten characters that I personally would love to see make an appearance and fight against the likes of Goku, Vegeta and co. Continue reading →
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for RWBY Volume 5
We may still have over a month until Volume 6 starts but I’m not leaving this year’s RWBY review until the last minute like previous years. Yep, it’s high time I got round to reviewing Volume 5, a season that my Entertainment Dome co-host and I didn’t exactly have the highest opinion of during its initial run.
But have those opinions changed? Is Volume 5 actually a lot better on its second viewing? Or is it still deserving of all the criticism we gave it? How about we just cut straight to chase and begin the review. Continue reading →
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for RWBY Volume 4
Regular listeners of The Entertainment Dome may recall that I already discussed RWBY Volume 4 in great detail during its initial run. Almost every week, my co-host and I would talk about the latest episode and share opinions and theories as to what would come next. But while we did have fun and intend to do weekly recaps of Volume 5 once that starts, those were only first impressions.
Was this volume as amazing as I initially believed it was or does a second viewing reveal some more problematic issues I wasn’t aware of? Let’s find out together, shall we? Continue reading →
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the entire Danganronpa series
Where do I even begin describing something like Danganronpa? What even is a Danganronpa? It almost sounds like a word a one year old would make up (real talk, though, it’s actually a portmanteau of the Japanese words ‘dangan’ and ‘ronpa,’ which mean ‘bullet’ and ‘refute’ respectively. It’ll make sense later).
Bizarre names aside, though, this strange series has really made a name for itself since the first game’s initial release in 2010. Back then, it was a Japan-only PSP title that only a small handful of Western fans soon learned about. Cut to 2014 and someone, somewhere, decided that the rest of the world should be made privy to the lives of the Super High-School Level Students of Hope’s Peak Academy. And it paid off in a big way.
Following the first game’s re-release on the Vita, Danganronpa has slowly but surely become notably more well-known. While by no means a household name, it still developed a surge in popularity. Originally just two games on the PSP (a console most people don’t even acknowledge anymore), the series now consists of seven games, several re-releases, two anime series, novels and a tonne of manga (seriously, there is a lot of it).
I found myself checking the first game out almost on a whim, and ended up falling in love with it and desperate for more. It’s since quickly become possibly one of my favourite series, so (with the next game in the series arriving later this month) I’ve decided to write up a personal retrospective about my experiences with it and why I love this franchise all about the ongoing struggle between hope and despair. Continue reading →
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Remember that one article where I wrote about some of the most kick-ass moments from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders? Well, I’m doing it again, only this time, it’s about the anime’s fourth chapter that finished last month – Diamond Is Unbreakable. So, if you’re unfamiliar with the series’ premise or the concept of Stands, go read the Stardust Crusaders one first because I don’t want to repeat myself here, but I’ll give a quick rundown of DIU‘s plot.
In 1999, in the quiet Japanese town of Morioh, our new protagonist, Josuke Higashikata, is approached by Jotaro Kujo (from the previous series) and learns that he is part of the Joestar legacy and, thus, is in possession of a Stand of his own named Crazy Diamond. Jotaro is on the hunt for a mysterious bow and arrow, which is capable of granting people Stands. Continue reading →
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for RWBY Volume 3
It’s that time of year again! At the end of last year’s review of Volume 2, I was feeling slightly more confident about the future of RWBY, but was that confidence well-placed? Did Volume 3 continue to improve or did it crash and burn? Well, enough babbling. Let’s just get right to it and break down the good and the bad of RWBY Volume 3! Continue reading →
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Cardcaptor Sakura
Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about Cardcaptor Sakura and why I liked the show despite me not being the target demographic. Waxing nostalgically like that helped remind me of one of my favourite aspects of the show – the Clow Cards themselves. It’s hard to really explain but something about a set of magical cards, each with their own abilities and different themes and such just really appeals to me; so much so that I actually own a real-life deck of the cards (I have no regrets).
So, just because I want to, I’ve decided to rank all 53 of the Clow Cards, from least favourite to most favourite, in the first of a new series of articles I call Random Rankings. Continue reading →