Overlord: Uniquely Un-Unique

Overlord has always been the Isekai I’ve struggled to get into the most. I tried three times to love it, and I couldn’t do it. Then buying the light novels and watching with friends turned me around on it. I still think it is the weakest of the Kadokawa ‘Big 4’, but it is a fun take on a well worn formula that has more than enough effort put into it. My thoughts on the anime series and several of the Light Novels are right here.

The Anime

Quick Thoughts on: Overlord Season 1: This one time, in The Great Tomb of Nazarick

Quick Thoughts on Overlord Season 2: Softcore Lizardman Porn

Overlord Season 3: Death Touching your way to World Domination

The Light Novels

Overlord Volume 1: A Funny Thing Happened on the Last Day of the MMORPG.

Overlord Volume 2: What time? Clementine.

Overlord Volume 3: Shalltear’s lousy, no good, very bad day.

Overlord Volume 4: Hardcore Lizardman Porn

Overlord Volume 5: Climbing the Stairway to Pussy

The Higurashi Saga: Blood Runs Fast in a Small Town

I’ve pretty much said everything I want to say about Higurashi. It’s a fantastic series, top to bottom and the sequel has been nothing but fun as well. With all the posts I have, I think it is high time I have an easy to access page for them all. Please enjoy the list of everything I’ve said about this bloody great series!

Series Posts

When the Higurashi Cry: My teenage horror show is pretty fucked up, as I expected.

Higurashi: When they Cry kai: Conspiracies, Parasites and other things.

Higurashi: When They Cry -Gou- First Cour: And Those Other Stories….

Higurashi: When They Cry -Gou- Second Cour: Ch-Ch-Changes!

Higurashi: When they Cry -SOTSU-: Battle of Gods

Additional Posts

Don’t @ Me: Eight of my Anime Opinions: Higurashi GOU/SOTSU Edition

Higurashi GOU/SOTSU’s Sakoto Hojo: The Certainty of Change

Sitting down with Infinite Zenith: Higurashi, When they Cry Part 1

Sitting down with Infinite Zenith: Higurashi, When they Cry Part 2

Sitting down with Infinite Zenith: Higurashi GOU and SOTSU

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: More than Meets the Eye

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is a special series in my heart. I loved it as a kid, loved as I grew up, and when I went back to see if it still held up, I still loved it. While most Gundam fans have a mixed view on the show, it remains, in my mind, a great piece of anime. A story of people thrust into a war, who either sink or swim, a story about the arrogance of humanity, the rush to perfect. And most of all, a show where awesome looking robots shoot laser beams at each other. The HD remaster brought polish to a series that, while suffering from some issues, is still able to hold up today. If you are a mecha fan, absolutely check out this show. And if you want to read about it, links to all of my posts are right here!

GUNDAM GUY: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD Remaster advance streaming begins  December 23rd!! [News via Gundam.Info]
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Black Cat: The Best at What it Does.

Last October and November, I decided to take a season long look at the manga series Black Cat. I discussed the manga from cover to cover, looked into the characters, the music and everything I could think of (cept the anime). As it was a series I always really enjoyed, I walked away respecting the manga for what it does so well: telling the story it wants, and then leaving the stage. After the cut, you’ll be able to see links to all the posts I did on the series, so I hope you enjoy!

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YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of this World: A Piece of History.

Look, I’ve pretty much said everything I can about this series, so I’m just gonna copy/paste my thoughts from a previous post.

There have been few series that have gripped me, that have pulled me so completely into their world, their characters. Stories that have kept me at the edge of my seat, that have had me thinking about them even months afterwards. YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of this World is one of only THREE series that I give that honor to. Every-time I hear the soundtrack, or think about the characters arcs, I just want to load this visual novel up and start playing it again. To surrender myself to the story of Takuya, Ayumi, Kanna, Yu-No and the rest.

YU-NO is a masterpiece, a piece of history that has shaped so much of what visual novels have become, and it earns every single iota of that praise. I cannot understate how much I loved this work, from the solid anime adaptation to this wonder of a visual novel. I could go on, and on, and on, but I won’t. This is the best piece of anime material I have watched since I started this blog in 2018, and I don’t think it will ever leave that spot. Check out links to all my posts on the series after the cut.

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Character Dives: My List

Hey guys.

For those of you who stop by the blog, you may seen now and again a post that I’ve called “Character Dives.” Recently I’ve posted two of them involving characters from both High School DxD and Goblin Slayer and they’ve gotten a rather positive review.

However I’ve also done more in the past, some that I think may have fallen under the radar during the onslaught of seasonal dives and other pieces of work I’ve done. I’m really quite proud of the work I’ve done on these character dives, and I want to share some links in case you readers didn’t catch them before. Down below is a list of some of my personal favorite character dives I’ve done, which is most of them, but whatever!

I really enjoy doing these character dives, in where I zero in on a single moment or trait of a character and talk about what makes it work, and how it affects the entire series. While I have no love for the “essay” in terms of blogging, I did start doing these in an attempt to get down my thoughts on a character without going into pages upon pages of work. Anyway, if you haven’t read some of these, here is a handy list for you! Enjoy!

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Most of these are talking outta my ass, but hey, they are fun!