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Netflix's Castlevania Season 2 is a Hellishly Good Time Netflix's Castlevania Season 2 is a Hellishly Good Time

The first “season” of Netflix’s Castlevania stretched the word to the very limit of its meaning, being little more then an introductory film to the main event. Major characters such as Dracula and his son Alucard were barely introduced or left purposefully vague. It was clear from the limited run time there was more…

Explaining the Netflix-Marvel Crack Up Explaining the Netflix-Marvel Crack Up

If you are even a slight fan of pop culture you will have heard the once-charmed relationship between Netflix and Marvel has hit a rather rough patch of late. With two staples of the streaming Network Luke Cage and Iron Fist being cancelled recently. Leaving only Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and (for now) Daredevil …

Venom is a Success - A Spider-Man Free Spider-Verse May Not Be Venom is a Success - A Spider-Man Free Spider-Verse May Not Be

Sony is in a difficult situation right now. It is clear like every other studio in the business they want a shared cinematic universe, they have been trying at it for years after all. Unfortunately for them, if not the viewing public, following their previous venture into this territory they gave back their best…

Open Forum - Platinum Edition Open Forum - Platinum Edition

Did you know this past week a man was awarded the worlds most famed made up recognition for trophy Hunting? Yes, there is now a Guinness Record holder for most Platinum Trophies earned. He has well over 12,000, which would be impressive if it wasn’t also kind of sad. Myself I only have 4 and quite frankly I think that…

My Hero Academia Season Three - What Worked, What Failed, and Where to Next My Hero Academia Season Three - What Worked, What Failed, and Where to Next

My Hero Academia is an official juggernaut of an anime today. However, coming off Season Three it is clear while My Hero Academia remains a good time it is far from perfect. Season Three was especially a rather uneven season in retrospect. With Season Three in the can and Season four likely in six months, now is a…

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes A Film for the Fans My Hero Academia: Two Heroes A Film for the Fans

Among shonen anime My Hero Academia is quickly reaching heights reserved for only the most illustrious of the genre. As such with this popularity comes the inevitable film adaptation, however unlike other cinematic adaptations My Hero Academia: Two Heroes manages to capture the highs that make the series so popular.…

Gundam Blip: If any Gundam fans have missed out on the phenomenal Gundam Unicorn you can check it out on Netflix. Dubbed or Subbed. Available in N. America.

TAY Open Forum - Addicting Edition TAY Open Forum - Addicting Edition

Before this month I was very proud of myself I didn’t buy a single new release game for six months proceedings - my purchase of a Nintendo Switch in January likely contributed to that. Things were looking good I may have actually broken my Day One Addiction, the time of dropping $90.00 plus on a game (Canadian MSRP’s…

Open Forum - Replacement Edition Open Forum - Replacement Edition

You thought it was Slinker today but it was me Dio! Or... well Ishamael covering actually but we’re both the same really. One is an asshole, immortal vampire, bent on destruction and chaos and the other is well... me. Damn that description was way less cool.

The Visually Stunning (Non-Gundam) Mobile Suits of Gundam The Visually Stunning (Non-Gundam) Mobile Suits of Gundam

Over thirty plus years the Gundam franchise has become for many little more than a model factory. The anime serving as glorified commercials to show off their best suits. While the titular Gundam’s often get the lions share of the love; many of their more basic cousins are no slouches either when it comes to design.…

TAY Open Forum - My Poor Poor Wallet Edition TAY Open Forum - My Poor Poor Wallet Edition

Hey guys it is Ishamael covering for Z this fine Wednesday afternoon, hope everyone is having a good week so far. Other then the non-stop rain, lingering humidity, and just general August blah’s it has been pretty uneventful on my end. Of course its better then Toronto winters so... I’m not complaining.

The Academy Awards Condescending Move Towards Broad Appeal The Academy Awards Condescending Move Towards Broad Appeal

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is not what you would call an open group. Overwhelming old, white, and stuck in their ways they have tastes very specific to people of that type and persuasion. The difference between them and other insular groups is they give out awards for one of the most culturally…

Down the Rabbit Hole - Envisioning Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans S3 Down the Rabbit Hole - Envisioning Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans S3

I feel like I should be more surprised or hyped that Sunrise is teasing a “continuation” of Iron-Blooded Orphans one of my favorite Gundam series in recent memory. However, hype eludes me at the moment as Sunrise has not exactly been coy about bringing the series back to television screens. With new Iron-Blooded…

Ranking the DCCW Arrowverse by Season Ranking the DCCW Arrowverse by Season

While the DC Extended Universe continues to grab the headlines for both good and ill, little by little the CW has assembled a shared universe to rival even the massive MCU. On the small screen from the mind and pen of Greg Berlanti a sort of small screen Justice League has been forming for the better part of a decade.…

Eden's Zero - Chapter 3 Impressions Eden's Zero - Chapter 3 Impressions

Another week another chapter of Eden’s Zero the new manga from the creator of Fairy Tail. As the weeks pass I am starting to get the feeling Hiro Mashima is very much aware of the impression the art style of the manga is leaving with fans, allowing him to subvert expectations if he wishes to do so. This chapter had…

Eden's Zero - Chapters 1 & 2 Impressions Eden's Zero - Chapters 1 & 2 Impressions

In Shonen Manga there tends to be at least for North American fans Jump series and everything else, with the everything else rarely catching fire. However, Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail managed to win over quite a few converts and provided one of the most continually entertaining manga (and anime) for over a decade.

Spring 2018: A Season to Remember Spring 2018: A Season to Remember

The Spring 2018 Anime Season is coming to a close shortly and while there have been some hiccups (Oh Fist of the Blue Sky...) I am now confident I can say wholeheartedly this has been my favorite season in over a decade. I am not joking a literal decade. Spring 2008 to be precise; a season that saw classics like …

Shonen Jump's Greatest Villain must be Jump Force's Shonen Jump's Greatest Villain must be Jump Force's

The Jump Force announcement at E3 2018 sent shockwaves through the anime and video game community. As an anime game like Jump Force never really had the stature in North America or Europe to be featured so prominently. However, times have changed and anime games are big business especially Jump games and Jump Force …

Tokyo Ghoul:Re Manga Ending; Tokyo Ghoul:Re anime Second Season Confirmed Tokyo Ghoul:Re Manga Ending; Tokyo Ghoul:Re anime Second Season Confirmed

Tokyo Ghoul is not exactly known among fans for its sensible adaptation plans. Which is why it was a rather happy set of news today that along with the conclusion of Tokyo Ghoul:Re in three months we will also see a new season of its anime adaptation come October.

E3 2018 Wasn't Great - Next Year will Be  E3 2018 Wasn't Great - Next Year will Be 

If you were to tell me last week there would be more Japanese Role Playing Games on Microsoft’s stage then Square Enix’s I would have laughed in your face. I would have done the same had you told me Spider-Man would be Sony’s capstone to their press event. However, that was the reality of the situation and in many…

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