Dragon Half but All Comedy

In our preparation for interviewing the awesome Jessica Calvello. We are taking a look back at Dragon Half created by Production IG but back then known as Victor Entertainment back in 1993.

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The plot is simple . Mink a daughter of the one greatest Swordmasters in the kingdom and a Red Dragon. She is hopelessly in love with “Dick” Saucer a famous Dragon slayer and pop singer. To make her wishes come true she with the help of her friends search for the human human potion to make her 100% human. Meanwhile a dopey king and his selfish daughter plot to get revenge on her parents by kidnapping her to get revenge for some minor reason.

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While the story is simple it doesn’t take a lot to make this a great show. Using a great comedic timing and plenty of 4th wall breaking moments including a moment where characters watch the first episode of the show to recall a plot point .

If I was going to compare the show to anything I would compare with the likes of Slayers and Crayon Shin Chan with its use of comedy and Fantasy elements.

The only problem is I really wanted more only comprising of 2 episode OAV could done a lot more by having additional episodes.

If you enjoy some good slapstick comedy why not check it out Dragon Half

 

Event: MCM Scotland 2016 hosts Reo Kurosu as guest of honour — little anime blog

At MCM Scotland Comic Con 2016, it’s been announced that the guest of honour will be Reo Kurosu, producer of a little show called Fullmetal Alchemist. He’ll be there meeting fans on both days of the event – Saturday September 24th and Sunday September 25th – and on the Saturday he’ll also present a panel. The event is being […]

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Update on the Bella Sparkles incident

Following up on Mondays piece on the Bella Sparkles incident .

More news has now developed that the berated congoer has previously made a threat against Bella sparkles and her followers on Facebook.

Since the article has been published the followers and even international con goers have rallied together to report the meme that was shared on the Deadpool is Savage public page and his personal page from where once the image was shared in the first place

Removing the image from Facebook and giving the berated troll   a 24 ban on his personal page and his cosplay page.

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Comments have also been made that this is some sort of social justice bullshit that needs to be stopped. From this writers viewpoint it has nothing to do with social justice but just not treating other people like shit. The world is enough of a horrible place half the time with stress , bills , debt , and a sea of overly politically driven ideologies –

But there is a silver lining to this story. It’s with the efforts of the good of the international convention community and international cosplay community that has given hope and encourage to not just Bella but every cosplayer no matter what race, age , weight or personal background that they are always welcome as long you enjoy yourself and treat others with the same respect as you would give yourself.

 

Geek Eire podcast : Prison Creepers

In this week’s episode we discuss Suicide Squad , Free : Eternal Summer new medium, Batman’s Killing Joke along with a Review on Prison School

This episode was recorded prior to the event that took place over the weekend.

A update will follow some time today

 

Gakkou Gurashi! School Alive Club

Yuki is a positive upbeat and extremely dense girl who joins a club devoted to living within their school . Her friends however struggle to stay alive as the world has become infested with a large scale zombie outbreak.

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Released in the summer of 2015 had one of the most original concepts of the year . Sadly as the series went on the only survival I worried about was my own interest.

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The main character Yuki is so deep into her own psychosis as her delusion that the zombie outbreak never occurred.

Even the supporting cast has a great deal of   character development . But its main problem is the pacing as it jumps from suspense and dealing in trauma to the dog needs a bath and a swimming episode half way through out the series.

At the exact point of that swimming pool episode is when my hope and tension for the show and its characters went out the window

Other aspects of the show are animation and character are a little typical of most slice of life shows which was disappointing. For such a brilliant premise why fall short on animation and character design especially in dealing with a character driven show such as this .

Sadly I cant really recommend this show because its pacing destroyed so much potential a show like this had

The many VS the few – When Cosplay has fangs

Over the weekend one of the most gripping scenes has after taking place in the Cosplay community and has opened the can of worms on one of the biggest issues to hit conventions.

Recently a cosplayer known as Bella Sparkles has recently gotten a message from a troll of a congoer who stated she is fat and needs to exercise. Afterwards the berated con goer shared a meme out of the cosplayers picture stating When you eat the whole Suicide Squad on his personal and a deadpool fan page

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And of course this is horrendous behavior and should never be respected. But what happened was a mixture of the greatest moments of Support and vileness as both sides of body positive and Body fitness took sides fueling each others hatred.

Word had spread that death threats were sent to the troll’s account.

And for the first time in years I have been speechless on the actions of the Convention community.

does negative actions and comments deserve the same level of vileness in return ? Or have some of us been consumed by the same mob mentality that took place during the days of the Mc Carthy Trials ?

While I will stand with the Bella Sparkles she has the right to cosplay anyone she wishes to be. I will not stand with the side sending death threats to the troll he does not need that level of fame or infamy.

We should as a community fight negatives of the world and our community not with pitch forks and fire but with contempt and kindness.

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Danganronpa Tag!

So I would like to thank Matt in a hat and NYCGirls for making stumbling upon this project. The concept of series is you a student as the ultimate lucky student. In a school called Hope’s Peak Academy . A school where the top Ultimate Student’s (most talented ) have obtain a high school graduation without even attending class. Upon reaching the school you are knocked out and most of you memory is wiped clean and awaken to discover yourself in a survival competition hosted by a evil robotic bear called Monokuma. Your job is to find the killer among your class and unrevealed the true secret of the school.

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The point of the Tag is a way to share you Ultimate ability and a way for the anime blogging community to share our audiences .

My Ultimate Ability

Based on what I know about myself . I think my ultimate ability would be Adaptation.

Through my life whether its my career , or social life . I think my greatest ability is to eventually adapt to the environment. I constantly try to improve myself mentally and try to adapt myself to atmosphere.

The Game .

If there was a copy of myself in front of me it would probably be a version of myself from the past. So I don’t think it would reflect myself really well.

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My survival rate

I would live but the major problem is through my development I probably would have a hard problem keeping myself from becoming despair itself

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Anyone can compete but I nominate Pinky’s Palace 

One Hit Wonder or One hit KO – One Punch Man Review

One Punch Man is a anime developed by Madhouse based on the ongoing online comic of the same name.

The story is set a alternative world where our main character Saitama live in Z-City a city that is constantly under attack from numerous villains and natural disasters and many heroes with amazing abilities to combat them.

Saitama is easily the strongest character of the show. Flipping the role of the typical shonnen jump route. He is already bored with being a hero. As every obstacle he overcomes with no effort at all.

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Genos is disciple and partner register the Hero Association in the hopes to gain recognition for their efforts. Which is only challenged by various heroes who laugh off Saitama as weak and useless.

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For ages after its release the popularity was huge mostly due to common basis that everyone at one point in time used to be a Shonnen fan. I was hesitant not because of the popularity but due its premise. I’ve been in the trenches for way to long and have seen all the parodies for the Shonnen genre that it was almost cliched.

But one of the shows greatest strengths is tackling the topic of depression and resentment.

Saitama is bored due to his own power but its dealing with depression and boredom of moving forward is something quite unique. We all struggle with the daily routine whether if its about looking for work, keeping our employment or just living its how we deal with it that really matter and working towards a goal.

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Resentment plays a equally strong theme throughout the series. Every Hero and member of the public hates him. Blaming him for either taking credit or being a fake . This reflects a lot what everyone deals with . Whenever we achieve good things in our life whether its a job , a love life or simply gotten healthier . Misery love company and  hates competition.

But Saitama never lets it get to him because that was never the reason why he became the hero he simply became one because he was bored while he searched for employment.

But as season 2 rumours have spread over the summer it remains to be seen . Can One Punch man continue with the same pace and jokes as the first season did or literally be a one punch hit?

Well either way its something that people should be watching for . 3/5 Mosquitoes

 

 

Absolute Rubbish – Absolute Duo Review

Where to begin with probably worst anime  of 2015 . Based on the light novel of the same name created by Takumi Hiiragiboshi who’s only credit is this joke of a show takes place at a school where the student Battle each other using weapons called Blaze . Our main character Tor uses a Blaze shield which makes him an irregular user

Each student is paired with a partner that compliments their fighting style . Tor is teamed up with Julie Sigtuna a supposed a Scandinavian girl who uses 2 swords as weapons .

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This is where things end on common and entertainment as things get way to clichéd as the they throw in too cliched boring girls into this harem. The only redeeming feature being a psychotic bunny teacher who barely shows up in the series to make room for a villain group called Equipment Smiths who have a feud with one of the harem girls family’s and only want power.

But the biggest problem is bland main character . Tor is searching vengeance for his family that was killed by a mysterious group that isn’t brought up a lot in story and his goal changes to being strong enough to protect Julie

Animation is sub standard at best which is why I really need to ask why create something so crappy 1.5/5

Cult Fiction: Player 2 Rowdy Rowdy Randy – Review

It has been 2 years since we got introduced to Municipal City and the characters of Rowdy Randy , Lockheart, and Anna. Written by Irish writers James and Brendan Dwyer. This book takes a slightly different turn taking place years before Lockheart and the E-Virus come to the city. As this story comes from the self titled most awesome player Randy a troll of a player Rowdy Rowdy Randy and how he makes his way through the city from rookie to a walking powerhouse that he is today.

What makes this version so much different from its previous novel is its perspective. Taking place before the main novel in the first part the second part taking place during the main novel and the final part being the actual sequel to Cult Fiction.

Rowdy who only comes off as an asshole in the first novel . But in this novel he develops his character through his backstory and his actions as what can only be explained is a “True Hero” a player with a shattered ego only playing the role of loud mouth only because it’s the only thing he can do well . Through betrayal and development he becomes redeems all of actions and choices  he’s made in the past .

While the first novel drew major inspiration from works like Neuromancer and Ready Player One . This novel takes a very classic Hero Journey approach for Randy.

From the development of the city to new refrences to the media of the 80s,90s and 00s to comedic scenes between Randy and his female team mates . This book has definately surpassed the first novel.

But what the novel does more than tell a good story is almost give a perfect commentary on a lot of people today we see a disconnect with players and death in the game which for the most part we really don’t see alot of.

Should you read Cult Fiction : Rowdy Rowdy Randy. Absoutely 5/5 E-Viruses13612307_948254938620448_7851435590130236020_n